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McBrayer, W. Terry

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201 East Main StreetSuite 900Lexington, KY, 40507 -2001
Phones: 502-650-8862 / 859-554-4414 / 866-218-5040 (Toll Free)
Fax: 859-231-6518
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W. Terry McBrayer is the senior partner for the McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland law firm. He is a native of Greenup, Kentucky, and a graduate of Morehead State University and the University of Louisville School of Law. He has held numerous leadership positions in state government: Terry was an elected member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, serving in the leadership roles of House Speaker Pro Tempore and Majority Floor Leader during his tenure; and he also served as chief...

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W. Terry McBrayer is the senior partner for the McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland law firm. He is a native of Greenup, Kentucky, and a graduate of Morehead State University and the University of Louisville School of Law. He has held numerous leadership positions in state government: Terry was an elected member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, serving in the leadership roles of House Speaker Pro Tempore and Majority Floor Leader during his tenure; and he also served as chief executive officer for a former governor. He has served as Chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party, and is still heavily involved in the Party, recently being elected to his fourth consecutive four-year term as the Democratic National Committeeman from Kentucky and a superdelegate at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Terry is past chairman of the State Capital Global Law Firm Group and was recently named the Outstanding Alumni of the University of Louisville School of Law.

Terry has served in numerous public service roles, including as a member of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, the Chandler Medical Center Board, eight years on the Kentucky Council on Higher Education, seven years as Chairman of Kentucky Education Television, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Commerce, Chairman of the Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals, and Chairman of the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce.

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Practice Areas
Government RelationsAdministrative LawHealth Care LawGaming Law
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Kentucky, 1962U.S. Court of Appeals 6th CircuitU.S. Supreme Court
Other Affiliations
Department of Commerce (Commissioner) Economic Development Commission (Member) Kentucky Development Finance Authority (Member) Kentucky Housing Corporation (Member) Kentucky Port and River Development Commission (Member) Kentucky Film Commission (Member) Kentucky Convention Center Advisory Board (Member) Labor-Management Advisory Council (Member) Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce (Past Chairman) Kentucky Department of Commerce, 1977 - 1978 (Commissioner) State Capital Group (Past Chairman) Kentucky Supreme Court (Special Justice) House of Representatives (Member) Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals, 1989 - Present (Chairman) Directed Transition Team for Administration of Governor Julian M. CarrollGovernor Julian M. Carroll, 1975 (Chief Executive Officer) Greenup County, 1966 - 1975 (State Representative) Greenup County Bar AssociationBoyd County Bar AssociationKentucky Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationFayette County Bar Association, 1962 - Present American Association for JusticeGreenup Jaycees (Past President) Greenup Lions Club (Past President)
Honors
The Best Lawyers in America, 2013AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®Inducted into Junior Achievement’s Bluegrass Business Hall of Fame, 2012Voted Outstanding Alumnus by Morehead Alumni AssociationHonorary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration, Morehead State UniversityVoted Outstanding Legislator in the Public Interest by the Capitol Press Corps.Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Louisville School of LawDelegate to NATO Conference, German, Belgium, FranceJohn F. Kennedy Award for Outstanding Young DemocratMajority Leader , 1970 - 1972One of the Three Outstanding Young Men in Kentucky by Selected by the Kentucky Jaycees, 1969Speaker Pro Tempore, 1968 - 1969
Pro Bono Activities
Past President, Greenup Lions ClubGreenup Volunteer Fire DepartmentChairman, Greenup County Boy ScoutsChairman, Greenup County United FundKentucky Fish, Game and Wildlife ClubGreenup Parent-Teachers' OrganizationGreenup Merchants AssociationEast Greenup County Boys ClubDeacon, Greenup Christian ChurchGreenup County Park BoardGreenup County Development Association and Ashland Area Chamber of CommercePresident, Morehead Alumni AssociationState Government Chairman, United Way of the BluegrassBoard of Directors, Bluegrass Association for Mental Retardation, Inc.Board of Directors, Bluegrass Council of The Boys Scouts of America, 1977 - 1978Deacon, Tates Creek Christian ChurchCo-Chairman of The Fund Drive, Central Kentucky Blood CenterBoard of Trustees, University of Kentucky, 1979 - Present Vice Chairman, Kentucky Council on Higher EducationPast Chairman, Kentucky Educational TelevisionChandler Medical Center BoardSalvation Army BoardCenter on AgingPast President, Young Democrats Club of KentuckyDemocratic State Central Executive CommitteeDelegate, Democratic National Convention, 1968 - 2008Past Chairman, Kentucky Democratic PartyDemocratic National Committeeman, 1988 - Present
Past Positions
Greenup County, Kentucky, Attorney, 1963 - 1975U.S. Army, Kentucky National Guard, 1962 - 1968
Education
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1962
LL.B.
Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa
Honors: National Leadership Society
Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, 1959
B.S.
Major: Business Administration
Fraternities and Sororities
Phi Alpha DeltaSigma Alpha Epsilon
Office Information
Address
201 East Main Street
Suite 900
Lexington, KY 40507-2001
Phone
502-650-8862859-554-4414 866-218-5040 (Toll Free)
Fax
859-231-6518
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