Jennifer McVay Martin was born and raised here in Lexington Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BA in Management and a minor in Spanish and obtained her Juris Doctorate from the UK College of Law. Following her admission to the Kentucky Bar Association she opened her law practice located on Main Street in Lexington. Since that time Jennifer has focused her practice on Family Law and all that entails. She has represented clients in Divorce Cases, Custody Cases, Child Support, Paternity Court, Domestic Violence Court, Adoption proceedings, and Dependency, Neglect and Abuse Proceedings. Jennifer serves as Court Appointed Counsel for parents and children in Dependency, Neglect and Abuse Court. In her capacity as Court Appointed Counsel she has represented children who have been neglected or abused and has also represented parents who have been accused of abuse or neglect of their children. Jennifer also does work for the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Project and represents victims of domestic violence in Family Court cases. She also handles pro bono cases in Family Court.
In 2010 the Supreme Court of Kentucky adopted the Rules of Family Court Rules of Practice and Procedure which regulated Family Court Rules across the state. Following the inception of those rules Jennifer was on the committee to rewrite the Fayette County Rules of Family Court Rules of Practice, to ensure their compliance with the Supreme Court Rules of Practice and Procedure. Jennifer has been actively involved in teaching Family Law topics to other attorneys for Continuing Education Requirements. Her experience makes her the best Candidate for Family Court Judge.
Jennifer and her husband have been married eleven years and have two wonderful children, Connor (8) and Reagan (6). Family is extremely important to Jennifer and she currently practices law with both her husband and sister! In her spare time Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family who mostly reside in Kentucky including her parents, sister and her husband, nephew, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and numerous cousins.