FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) -- A Lebanon attorney has been appointed to the vacant seat on the Kentucky Court of Appeals by Gov. Matt Bevin.
Jonathan Ray Spalding, 45, has practiced as an independent lawyer for 20 years and is currently the city attorney for Bradfordsville, Kentucky. In addition to running his private practice, he regularly appears before the juvenile court system as a court-appointed parent advocate or guardian ad litem for abused, neglected and dependent children.
Spalding is a 1998 Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and a 1995 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Campbellsville College.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Governor Bevin for the opportunity to serve,” said Spalding. “I will do my best to do credit to the trust given to me by the Governor and I will do my utmost to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth."
Spalding will serve until after the November General election and says he will not seek election to remain on the bench.
He is filling the vacancy created when Court of Appeals Judge Debra Hembree Lambert was elected to the Kentucky Supreme Court last November.