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Law Grads Nominated for U.S. Attorney Posts

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 4, 2010) President Barack Obama recently nominated five individuals to serve as U.S. attorneys, two of them are graduates of the University of Kentucky College of Law. Kerry Harvey, who graduated in 1982 and David Hale, a 1992 graduate, have been nominated for four-year terms and must be confirmed by a majority vote of the U.S. Senate.

"For their intellect, diligence and aggressive pursuit of justice, I have nominated these five outstanding men and women to serve as U.S. attorneys in their states," Obama said. "They will be distinguished public servants and I am greateful for their willingness to advocate on behalf of their fellow Americans."

Kerry Harvey is the nominee for the Eastern District of Kentucky. He has been the general counsel and acting inspector general of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services since 2008. Prior, he was a partner in Owen, Harvey and Carter from 1991 to 2008 and worked as an attorney in Marshall county from 1986 to 1994. Harvey graduated from Murray State University in 1978 and the UK College of Law in 1982. 

David Hale is the nominee for the Western District of Kentucky. Hale has been an attorney at Reed, Weitkamp, Schnell and Vice, PLLC, since 1999 and was made partner in 2002. From 1995 to 1999, Hale served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. Hale graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1989 and the UK College of Law in 1992.