By Rhonda Smyth, CV&T News Editor
University of Kentucky Law School graduate Brad Fletcher, 26, has recently joined the Davis Law firm in Irvine and is already busy.
Fletcher said he met Rodney Davis in February after sending letters to a lot of law firms.
“I really like Estill County,” he said. “I wanted to be here.”
Originally from Louisville, Fletcher graduated from Male High School and majored in economics as his undergraduate course of study at Berea College.
Fletcher passed the Kentucky Bar exam on Oct. 9 and was sworn in by Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Mary C. Noble on Oct. 12.
“When I was a law school student I worked for Justice Noble and she was kind enough to arrange for the swearing-in early,” Fletcher said. “The large ceremony will take place later this month, but I wanted to get started to work early.”
He said he shadowed Davis and another associate, Jennie Haymond, beginning early in September but couldn’t do any real legal work until he got the letter saying he passed the bar exam.
Fletcher became a lawyer because law school appealed to him because it is a general skills area.
“I wanted something challenging, and I studied whatever I thought was interesting,” he said. “And I like the process of being a lawyer.”
He said that right now he is working mostly with real estate and title searches.
He and his wife, Carrie, who works at Snug Hollow Farm, currently live in Berea but are looking for a home in the Irvine area. They have a seven-year old son, Tzuried.