David J. Hale (Vanderbilt University, University of Kentucky College of Law ) is nominated to be U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. He would replace David L. Huber, who was the district’s U.S. Attorney from 2003 until January 2009. The district’s current U.S. Attorney is Candace G. Hill.
- Born in Ft. Campbell, Ky., in 1967.
- Has worked at Reed Weitkamp Schell & Vice PLLC in Louisville, Ky., since October 1999, first as counsel and since January 2002 as a partner.
- Was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Kentucky from January 1995 to 0ctober 1999.
- Worked as an associate at Brown, Todd & Heyburn (now Frost Brown Todd LLC) in Louisville, from August 1992 to December 1994. Was a summer associate at the firm in 1990 and 1991.
- Was a summer associate at Greenebaum Treitz in Louisville, from May 1991 to July 1991.
- Worked as a runner and office assistant for Miller, Griffin & Marks, PSC in Lexington, Ky., from June 1989 to August 1989.
- Volunteered on a few political campaigns including Jonathan Miller for Governor (2007), Ben Chandler for Congress (2008, 2006, 2004), Jonathan Miller for State Treasurer (2003, 1999) and Ben Chandler for Governor (2003).
- Has tried approximately 13 cases to verdict. Served as sole counsel in eight trials, co-counsel in four trials and associate counsel in one trial.
Click here for his full Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.
UPDATE: On his Senate Judiciary financial disclosure he reported assets of $856,300 mostly from his personal residence valued at $550,000. Hale also reported liabilities of $385,500 for a net worth of $856,300.
On his Office of Government Ethics financial disclosure Hale reported his law partnership income for 2008 and most of 2009 to be $464,152.