Shelley D. Chatfield
After receiving her B.A. at Washington University in St. Louis, Chatfield began work for U.S. Sen. Wendell H. Ford in Washington, D.C. In 1990, she returned to Kentucky to attend the University of Kentucky College of Law. After graduation, she served as the first law clerk for the Honorable Jennifer Coffman and then joined the staff of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Chatfield took a decade off from the practice of law to raise three children and moved from New York to Seattle to Chicago to Belgium. A member of the Kentucky and Illinois bars, she returned to Kentucky and joined the Bowling Green firm of English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, specializing in education law. From there, she moved to her current position as general counsel for Fayette County Public Schools. In 2016, she received the UK College of Law’s Professional Achievement Award. To keep her sanity, Chatfield also teaches indoor cycling classes.