Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Appoints Jeffrey Brock as District Judge for the 26th Judicial District

Press Release Date:  Thursday, August 17, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Judge Brock  will serve the Harlan County district

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher today appointed Jeffrey Brock, of Harlan, as District Judge for the 26th Judicial District, which covers Harlan County.

Judge Brock replaces Judge Phillip A. Hamm, who retired. The appointment is effective immediately.

“Judge Brock’s prior legal work in the Harlan District Court has given him a great understanding of the district,” said Governor Fletcher. “He will do an exceptional job in this new position.” 

“I am honored and humbled by the confidence Governor Fletcher has shown in me by appointing me to this important position,” said Judge Brock. “As District Judge, I look forward to doing the best job I possibly can for the people of Harlan County.”

A native of Harlan, Brock has practiced law in his hometown for more than 18 years since his admission to the Kentucky Bar Association. Brock received an associate’s degree from Southeast Community College in 1982, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in 1984, and his juris doctorate from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 1987. Brock has most recently been a solo practitioner. He is past vice-president of the Harlan County Bar Association. Brock also serves as a member of the Harlan County Extension Council, a member and past vice-president of the Harlan County 4-H Council and a member of the Harlan Rotary Club and the Harlan Lions Club.

Brock and his wife, Michelle Brown Brock, have two children, Jeffrey and Meg.