Our Partners & Attorneys in Kentucky & West Virginia

Learn more about our experienced and dedicated law firm partners and attorneys in Kentucky and Virginia from their curriculum vitae. We provide our clients with effective legal advice to address any concerns. Contact us for more information about our team.

Ronald J. Pohl - Managing Partner

Education

  • B.A., University of Louisville, August 1982
  • J.D., University of Louisville, December 1986
  • Admitted to Kentucky Bar, April 1987

Work Experience

  • Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Division of Special Fund, 1985-1986
  • Law Clerk
  • Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Division of Special Fund, 1986-1987
  • Staff Attorney
  • Mills, Mitchell & Turner – Louisville, 1987-1989
  • Associate
  • Ferreri & Fogle – Louisville, 1989-1990
  • Associate
  • Ferreri & Fogle – Lexington, 1990-1997
  • Associate – 1990-1992
  • Partner – 1993-1997
  • Ferreri, Fogle, Pohl & Picklesimer, 1997-1999
  • Partner
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C., 1999-Present
  • Partner

Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association, 1987-Present
  • Workers’ Compensation Section of Kentucky Bar Association, 1989-Present
  • Louisville Bar Association,1987-1990

Honors

  • Selected as a University of Louisville Law School Moot Court Mentor, 1987
  • Selected as a Member of the University of Louisville Law School Alumni Council for Term 1996-1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Kentucky Law Update, District Bar, Education Program, Louisville, KY, 1989
  • Topic: Recent Changes in Workers’ Compensation
  • Chase Workers’ Compensation Seminar Sponsored by Salmon P. Chase, School of Law, Covington, KY, June 23, 1989
  • Topic: Case Law Update
  • Labor and Employment Law Seminar Sponsored by N.B.I., Inc., Lexington, KY, January 24, 1991
  • Topic: Workers’ Compensation Challenges
  • Workers’ Compensation Section of Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention, Seminar, Prestonsburg, KY, May 17, 1991
  • Topic: Case Law Update
  • Bluegrass Chapter of International Facility Management Association, September 8, 1992, Lexington, KY
  • Topic: “Workplace Injuries: Cost and Control”
  • Kentucky Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section Seminar, Freeport, Bahamas, March 1992
  • Topic: “Reopenings in Workers’ Compensation”
  • The Travelers Seminar on Workers’ Compensation, Louisville, KY,
    May 31, 1995
  • Topic: Pre-Hearing Conference Demonstration
  • Advanced Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky, Sponsored by N.B.I., Inc.,
    Lexington, KY, April 12, 1996
  • Topic: General Overview of Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Practice and Procedure
  • Kentucky Law Update Sponsored by Kentucky Bar Association, Lexington, KY, September 9, 1997
  • Topic: Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update
  • Kentucky Law Update Sponsored by Kentucky Bar Association, London, KY, October 30, 1997
  • Topic: Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update
  • Advanced Workers’ Compensation Sponsored by National Business Institute, Inc., Lexington, KY, December 4, 1997
  • Topic: Changes in the Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Annual Holiday Seminar Sponsored by Ferreri, Fogle, Pohl & Picklesimer, Louisville, KY, December 1996, 1997, and 1998
  • Topic: Medical Expense Issues & Procedural Issues
  • Workers’ Compensation Update Sponsored by Council on Education in Management, March 29, 1999, Lexington, KY
  • Topic: ADA and Workers’ Compensation Issues, Retaliatory Discharge
  • Lecturer at Numerous Seminars & Training Sessions Sponsored by the Firm To Benefit Carriers, Employers, and Third-Party Administrators, 1999-Present

Published Works

  • National Business Institute, Inc. Handbook: Advanced Workers’
    Compensation in Kentucky, 1996
  • Co-Author of “Medical Issues and Their Role in the Complex Workers’ Compensation Claim”
  • National Business Institute, Inc. Handbook: Kentucky Labor and
    Employment Law, 1991
  • Co-author of “Workers’ Compensation – The Challenges and Opportunities”
  • Council on Education in Management Handbook: Workers’ Comp Update, 1999
  • Author of “Avoiding Retaliation Suits by Developing Effective Techniques for Termination” & “Ensuring That Employees on Modified Duty Do Not Reduce Productivity”

Joel W. Aubrey - Senior Partner

Education

  • B.A. University of Kentucky College of Business, 1985
  • J.D. University of Louisville College of Law, 1989
  • Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 1989
  • Admitted to North Carolina Bar, 2002
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, Eastern & Western Districts of Kentucky

Work Experience

  • Hopkins County Attorney’s Office, 1990-1990
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Ferreri & Fogle, 1990-2000
  • Associate 1990-1995
  • Partner 1996-2000
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C., 2000-Present
  • Partner

Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Workers’ Compensation Section of Kentucky Bar Association

Honors or Awards

  • Rated “AV” for Very High to Preeminent Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America
  • Selected for Inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers®
  • Dean’s List
  • Honors Graduate
  • Law Review – Journal of Law and Education
  • Moot Court
  • Who’s Who of American Law Students
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Responsibility

Speaking Engagements

Frequent Guest Lecturer to Attorneys, Claims Adjusters, & Employer Representatives

Kelley D. Gray - Senior Partner

Education

  • B.S., West Virginia University, 2003
  • J.D., Northern Kentucky University, 2007
  • Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 2008
  • Admitted to Ohio Bar, 2007
  • Admitted to United District Court – Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Admitted to United District Court – Western District of Kentucky
  • Admitted to United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Work Experience

  • Arnzen, Wentz, Molloy, Laber & Storm, PSC, 2007-2009
  • Associate
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C., 2009-2016
  • Associate
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C., 2016-Present
  • Partner

Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Frequent Guest Lecturer to Attorneys, Claims Adjusters, & Employer Representatives Including University of Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Annual Conference

Brian D. Wimsatt - Senior Partner

Education

  • 6 Credit Hours, British Politics & History, Oxford University, Oxford, England, 2000
  • B.A., Spalding University, 2001
  • J.D., University of Louisville, 2004
  • Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 2004

Work Experience

  • Ferreri & Fogle, 1999-2000
  • Law Clerk or Runner
  • Law Offices of Joseph Maloney, 2001-2002
  • Law Clerk
  • Ferreri & Fogle, 2002-2003
  • Law Clerk
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C., 2003-2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C., 2004-2016
  • Associate
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C., 2016-Present
  • Partner

Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors

Recipient of English-Speaking Union Society Scholarship

Presentations

Presenter at 6th Annual Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation, March 2013

P. Gregory Richmond - Senior Partner

Education

  • B.A., Transylvania University, 2001
  • J.D., University of Kentucky, 2004
  • Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 2004

Work Experience

  • Todd & Walter, 2003-2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C., 2005-2016
  • Associate
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C., 2016-Present
  • Partner

Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association

Honors

Dean’s List

Brandon L. Rosen - Senior Partner

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D. May 2013
  • Centre College, Bachelor of Arts in Government, 2009
  • Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 2013
  • Admitted to West Virginia Bar, 2016

Work Experience

  • McCulley, Eastham & Associates, 2013
  • Safety Technician
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C., 2013-2016
  • Associate
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C., 2016-Present
  • Partner

Membership

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association

Honors or Awards

  • Certified Industrial Hygiene Manager
  • 40-hour mediation training

Jeremy D. McGraw - Partner

Education

  • B.S., University of Louisville, 2007
  • J.D., Appalachian School of Law, 2010
  • Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 2010

Work Experience

  • Smyth County Commonwealth’s Attorney, VA, 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Buchanan County Commonwealth’s Attorney, VA, 2009-2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C., 2010-Present
  • Associate

Membership

Kentucky Bar Association

Honors or Awards

  • Dean’s List
  • Trustee’s Scholar
  • Honors Graduate
  • Law Review – Appalachian Journal of Law
  • Who’s Who of American Law Students
  • Book Award – Family Law Practicum; Advanced Torts
  • Virginia Bar Association Family Law Section – Top Family Law Student

Steven L. Kimbler - Attorney

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D. May 2013
  • University of Ohio, M.A., Philosophy, 2010
  • Western Kentucky University, B.A. Philosophy & Psychology, 2008

Work Experience

  • Professor John Bender, University of Ohio, 2008-2010
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Brad Dowden, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2011-2012
  • Writer and Copy Editor
  • Judge Tracey Wise, 2011-2011
  • Summer Extern
  • Judge Glenn Acree, 2012
  • Spring Extern
  • Tooms & Dunaway, PLLC, 2012
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • Deputy Chief Justice Mary Noble, 2012
  • Fall Extern
  • Professor Allison Connelly, 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Judge Catherine Rice Holderfield, 2013-2014
  • Staff Attorney
  • Health Business Navigators, 2014-2015
  • Account Manager
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C. 2015-Present
  • Associate

 Membership

Kentucky Bar Association

Honors or Awards

  • Paul VanBooven Fellowship
  • Winner of the American Classical League National Greek Exam
  • Campus Crusade for Christ Leader
  • Philosophy Club Member

S. Michelle Enoch - Attorney

Education

  • University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, J.D. May 2016
  • Indiana University, B.A. in Political Science & Criminal Justice, 2013
  • Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 2016

Work Experience

  • John Kmetz and Associates, 2014-2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger, 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C., 2016-Present
  • Associate

Membership

Kentucky Bar Association

Honors or Awards

  • Journal of Law and Education
  • Highest Grade Award: Secured Transactions
  • Dean’s List: Fall 2011 & Fall 2012
  • Indiana University Pell Promise Award
  • Magna Cum Laude Graduate

Christine M. Haunsz - Attorney

Education

  • University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, J.D. May 2017
  • Bradley University, B.S. in Accounting, May 2014
  • Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 2017

Work Experience

  • Fayette County Circuit Court, 2015
  • Intern
  • Deatrick & Spies, PSC, 2015-2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Kendra L. Rimbert, 2016-2018
  • Law Clerk, Associate Attorney
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C., 2018-Present
  • Associate

Membership

Kentucky Bar Association

Honors or Awards

  • Dean’s List – Five Semesters
  • Presidential Academic Scholarship
  • Sigma Kappa Sorority, VP of Finance
  • Rho Lambda, Treasurer
  • Journal for Animal and Environmental Law
  • Business Law Society
  • Kentucky Innocence Project

Brandon L. Slone - Attorney

Education

  • B.S., Transylvania University, 2017
  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, 2020

Work Experience

  • Webb, Hoskins, Brown & Thompson, P.S.C, 2016-2017
  • Runner
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, 2018
  • Legal Research & Writing Department Research Assistant
  • Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, 2019-2020
  • Law Clerk & Head Law Clerk
  • University of Kentucky Legal Clinic, 2020
  • Certified Legal Intern

Membership

Kentucky Bar Association

Adam P. Houk - Attorney

Education

  • B.S., University of Kentucky, 2017
  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, 2020

Work Experience

  • Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, 2018-2019
  • Legal Intern

Membership

Kentucky Bar Association

R. Tyler Hurst - Attorney

Education

  • B.S., University of Louisville, 2015
  • M.A., University of the Cumberlands, 2017
  • J.D., Michigan State University, 2022
  • Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 2022

Work Experience

  • Kentucky Refugee Ministries, 2013-2014
  • Intern
  • Lewis County School District in Kentucky, 2015-2019
  • Teacher
  • Municipal Employees’ Retirement System of Michigan, 2020-2021
  • Legal Intern
  • Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, 2021-2022
  • Law Clerk
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C., 2022-Present
  • Associate Attorney

Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Workers’ Compensation Section

Honors or Awards

  • Dean’s List
  • University of Louisville Student Government
  • Kent School of Social Work Student Government
  • Summer Research Opportunity Fellowship Recipient

James T. Carey, II - Attorney

Education

  • B.A., University of Dayton, 2005
  • J.D., University of Louisville, 201

Work Experience

  • Kentucky Refugee Ministries, 2013-2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Jefferson County Attorney’s Office – 2015-2023
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Carey & Carey – 2019-2023
  • Associate Attorney
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C. – 2023-Present
  • Associate Attorney

Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Admitted to United District Court – Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Admitted to United District Court – Western District of Kentucky

Honors or Awards

  • Fischer Award Scholarship Recipient
  • Book Award – Basic Legal Skills (Legal Writing)
  • Journal of Law and Education

Thomas Toland Lacy - Attorney

Education

  • B.S., Transylvania University, 2018
  • J.D., University of Louisville, 2022
  • Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 2023

Work Experience

  • Appalachian Research & Defense Fund – 2021
  • Law Clerk
  • Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerson Law Clinic – 2021
  • Student Attorney
  • Wise Law and Associates – 2022
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Aid Society – Louisville – 2023
  • Associate
  •  Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C – 2023 – Present

Membership/s

  • Kentucky Bar Association

Honors or Awards

  • Selected as member of University of Louisville Law School Journal Animal and Environmental Law 2020 – 2021
  • Selected as Member of University of Louisville Law School Student Board of Directors 2021 – 2022
  • Selected as Member of University of Louisville Law School Labor and Employment law moot court team, 2021 – 2022

Crystal L. Moore - Attorney

Education

  • J.D., University of Kentucky, 2003
  • BA, Pikeville College, 2000

Work Experience

  • Pohl & Aubrey, PSC – 2003 – 2007; 2010 – 2013
  • Attorney
  • Jody Moore, Inc. – 2016 – 2022
  • Secretary/Treasurer/CFO
  • Shelton, Branham, & Halbert – 2019 – 2021
  • Attorney
  • Kriz, Jenkins, & Prewitt – 2021 – 2023
  • Attorney
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, PSC – 2024 – Present
  • Attorney

Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Western District of Kentucky
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Community Leadership

  • EJHS Track & CC Boosters – 2021 – Present
  • President
  •  East Jessamine School District – 2015 – Present
  • Volunteer, various capacities
  • SCC – 2013 – Present
  • Volunteer, various capacities

Elijah D. Donohue - Attorney

Education

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2023
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Miami University, 2020

Work Experience

  • Franklin County Circuit Court – 2022
  • Judicial Intern
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, PSC – 2023-present 
  • Associate

Member

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Pending Membership to Kentucky Bar Association

Honors/Awards

  • National Merit Scholar
  • Dean’s List, Miami University
  • President’s List, Miami University
  • Dean’s Award: Top Student in Financial Reporting for Lawyers
  • Dean’s Scholar: Boston University School of Law

Austin F. Sprinkles - Attorney

Education

  • B.A., History, University of Kentucky, 2017
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Kentucky, 2017
  • M.A., Public Administration, University of Kentucky, 2021
  • J.D., University of Kentucky, 2021

Work Experience

  • Council of State Governments – 2017
    • Graduate Fellow
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office – 2018 
    • Intern
  • Kentucky Senate President’s Office – 2019 
    • Intern 
  • Kentucky Department for Public Advocacy – 2022
    • Intern
  • Belcan Engineering – 2022-2023 
    • Trade Compliance Officer
  • Pohl Aubrey Gray, P.S.C. – 2023-Present
    • Associate Attorney

Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 

Honors or Awards

  • Dean’s List
  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate
  • Holman Hamilton Fellowship (UK History Departmental Honor)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society
  • Kentucky Law Journal – Source & Cite Awards for Books 1 & 4, Volume 108 and Book 4, Volume 109; Best Third Year Source & Cite, Volume 109; Stoll, Keenon, Ogden Outstanding Service Contribution Award
  • University of Kentucky Honors College – Raymond Betts Crystal Award for Service to the University of Kentucky Honors College – Senior Peer Mentor
  • University of Kentucky Chellgren Fellow
  • Belcan Wings of Success Award