Dan Egbers to be Assistant General Counsel
Frankfort, KY – Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence, Justice Cabinet Secretary, is pleased to announce that Dan Egbers has joined the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet as an Assistant General Counsel. Egbers has more then twenty years of legal experience in state government.
"I am very pleased to be a part of this terrific team," says Dan Egbers. "I look forward to helping out the legal staff in any way I can. I appreciate the Cabinet’s confidence in my abilities."
Egbers was with the Personnel Cabinet for fifteen years, the last six as General Counsel. Before that, he spent eight years as the lead attorney for the Cabinet for Human Resources on employment issues, that cabinet is now known as the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. He was the City Solicitor in Newport for five years, where he also maintained a private practice.
"Dan is a great addition to our cabinet," says Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence. "His years of experience in dealing with personnel issues will be a tremendous asset for us. Dan is well respected and knows the law. We’re glad to have him on board."
Egbers joins four former federal prosecutors, a former Assistant Attorney General, another state prosecutor who has personally tried 139 cases and another lawyer who spent thirteen years in private practice.
Lawyers with an expertise in various areas of law are being assembled at the Cabinet level in order to create a Justice and Public safety law firm. The ultimate goal is to save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars by ending most personnel services contracts for outside legal help.
"By ending most of the personal service contracts for outside legal help, we are living up to our promise made by Governor Ernie Fletcher and myself, " says Pence. "We told taxpayers we would look for better ways to use their money, and by creating this in house legal team we are doing just that."