JUDGE (RETIRED) TIMOTHY FEELEY currently serves as a Senior Status Judge for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. His professional experiences are wide and varied. Tim was an Army officer from 1978 to 1989, then served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky until 1996, at which time he established his own private law practice. Concurrently, he became involved in local politics and was elected to one term on the Oldham County (Kentucky) School Board, then four terms as State Representative for the 59th District. In 2005, Judge Feeley was appointed to the 12th Judicial Circuit court as a family court judge, a position to which he was twice re-elected.
In early 2016 Judge Feeley was selected by Governor Bevin to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, during which time he supervised the state’s behavioral health division, the Department of Aging and Independent Living, the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs, and several other state programs. In this capacity, Judge Feeley was instrumental in establishing a WINGS program to the state. Judge Feeley has been married for 37 years to Dr. Sue Feeley, who maintains a private dental practice. They have four adult children and, at last count, two spoiled grandchildren.
JUDGE JENNIFER LEBSON has served since 2014 as District Court Judge for the 30th District , 5th Division in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Previsouly she was a prosecutor with the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office specializing in elder abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and guardianship. She is co-author of the book Kentucky Practice: Elder Law. She was a founding member of the Kentucky Guardianship Association. When she is not busy rescuing animals, Judge Leibson is active in the community and sits on several non-profit boards in Louisville/Jefferson County.
ROBERT McCLELLAND JD, LLM, CELA, a Lexington attorney with McClelland & Associates, PLLC, is a 1972 graduate of the University of Charleston, a 1983 graduate of Salmon P. Chase College of Law and Northern Kentucky University and in 2013 was awarded a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in Elder Law from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, FL. Robert is a Certified Elder Law Attorney. Robert has focused his practice to counsel families of aging clients and special needs families on legal issues affecting asset protection in long term care and public benefits, guardianship, financial exploitation and abuse. As former President of the Kentucky Guardianship Association and a member of the National Guardianship Association, Robert is personally a court appointed guardian and "special needs” Trustee in multiple cases for aged or special needs clients.
JUDGE JOHN DAVID SIMCOE has been District Judge for the 9th Judicial District, Division I, Hardin County since 2000. From 1992 to 1999, he served as 1st Assistant Hardin County Attorney. Judge Simcoe received his J.D. from the University of Kentucky and his B.A. from Centre College. His civic involvements include Hardin County Drug Court & Mental Health Court Judge, Kentucky Citizen Review Board Outstanding Judge 2004, Juvenile Detention Alternative Judge, Kentucky Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Advisory Board, Co-Chair District Judge Association Legislative Committee and Crisis Intervention Team Member Lincoln Trail Region.
BECKY SMITH, NCG, MSSW, CSW is a licensed social worker and a national certified guardian. She was educated at the University of Louisville receiving her Master in Social Work from the Kent School of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Since 1998 Becky has worked for the Kent School of Social Work in many capacities. Currently she is an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Kent School supervising MSSW students in their practicums and a faculty liaison between the school, the student and the agency supervisor. She also teaches the Gerontology Lab for students in the Gerontology specialization. She was appointed to serve as a conservator for a minor child and consults for a local attorney on case management activities for selected clients who need supervision and/or assistance. Among Becky’s many community activities, she is a founding member and past president of the Kentucky Association of Gerontology and a founding member, Board Member and past treasurer of the Kentucky Guardianship Association. In her “retirement”, Becky loves to be with friends and travel. She comes home to her two cats.
MARY TROTMAN is a litigation consultant with the Eastern District of Kentucky’s United States Attorney’s Office. Mary graduated from the University of Florida in 1984 with a B.A. in Sociology. She also graduated from the University of Detroit Law School in 1988. In 1981 Mary became an FBI agent where she worked a variety of cases including, White Collar Crime, Child Pornography, Civil Rights and Public Corruption in Washington DC, Ohio and Kentucky. In 2005 Mary moved to Kentucky and currently serves as Chief Division Counsel for the Louisville Office from 2012-2015. Mary retired in September 2016 and was hired by US Attorney’s Office in October 2016 to focus on the Opioid/Heroin Problem and Elder Justice Initiative. She also did some investigative work with the Civil Division. Mary currently lives on a farm in Scott County with 2 horses, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a very supportive husband.