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Judicial Nominating Commission announces nominees for Fayette County circuit judgeship


The Judicial Nominating Commission, led by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. has announced nominees to fill the judicial vacancy on Fayette County Circuit Court. Fayette makes up the 22nd Judicial Circuit and the vacancy is in the circuit’s 4th Division.

The three nominees for the Circuit Court judgeship are attorneys John Edwards Reynolds, Erin Celeste Sammons and Thomas M. Todd, all of Lexington.

Reynolds served as a Fayette County Circuit Court judge from January 23, 2018-Nov. 21, 2018, after having been a solo attorney in private practice for 18 years. He earned his juris doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Sammons has been an attorney in private practice with Landrum & Shouse since April 2011 and has been an assistant adjunct professor in litigation skills at the University of Kentucky College of Law since fall 2011. She earned her juris doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Todd is a member attorney in private practice with Kinkead & Stilz, where he has worked since September 2007. He earned his juris doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

The judicial seat became vacant when Judge Pamela R. Goodwine was elected to the Kentucky Court of Appeals in November 2018.

From Administrative Office of the Courts


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