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Brittany Riley At just 31 years old, London attorney Brittany Riley has already welded a va- riety of experience in the legal arena as well as community service. The daughter of Jack Riley and Chris- tine Riley, she is one of five children - John Riley, Heather Riley, Jessica Riley Hicks and Kaitlyn Riley - she grew up in Laurel County and wants to see her hometown grow and thrive. She graduated from Transylvania Uni- versity in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in political science and art history. She then earned her law degree from the University of Kentucky in 2013 and was admitted to the Ken- tucky Bar that same year, being licensed to practice law in the state of Kentucky, including the United States District Court of Eastern District of Kentucky. She began her career in law with the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) in 2013 in the 27th Circuit by serving as staff attorney under Laurel/ Knox Circuit Judge Greg Lay. A year later she joined the law practice of Hai- ley Scoville Bonham PLLC, Attorneys at Law where she practiced for four years. Last year, she became a partner with Sco- ville-Bonham & Riley, PLLC, Attorneys at Law. She is dedicated to her hometown and has been involved in numerous organiza- tions since returning to London in 2013. She has served as President of the Laurel County Bar Association, where she cre- ated "Something to Call My Own." "That is an initiative where the Bar collected backpacks, blankets and toilet- ries for children who have been removed from their homes and/or placed in foster care in Laurel County," she said. "I re- ceived an award from Saint Joseph Lon- don hospital for that." She is also a board member for London Downtown and the committee chair for the Design Committee for the board, and was appointed to the Downtown London Incentive Committee by Mayor Troy London’s Living Treasures Banquet 2019 Rudder. Riley also was appointed by the Ken- tucky Supreme Court as a Trustee for the Kentucky IOLTA Fund (Kentucky Interest On Lawyers' Trust Accounts), a program established in 1986 by the Kentucky Supreme Court. This or- ganization pools client trust funds to gen- erate interest on service fees and admin- istrative costs. These funds are then used to offset legal aid programs for those un- able to pay an attorney, for local pro bono program and other projects. She is an alumna of Phi Mu fraternity and serves as enrichment honor special- ist, or as a national/are officer for Phi Mu Fraternity. She also graduated from the 2018 class of Leadership Tri-County, an organization established to inform and educate local leaders in the needs of their communities and how teamwork can ac- complish goals for improvement in spe- cific areas. Currently she is involved in keeping fit and teaching others to do the same. "I am in process of being certified to teach barre fitness classes (in May) and will be teaching at Elevate Fitness in London," she added. "I'm currently co- teaching and training." Despite her busy schedule, Riley re- mains dedicated to her community and her family. She and her companion, Jay Fleenor, are often seen at local events, showing their support for her hometown. "I am passionate about being involved in the community so that I can repay Laurel County for the opportunities and support it provided me in my youth," she said. "However, I continue to be involved so that I can help shape our community into a place which young people want to return, build careers, get involved and raise a family." 41