•Born & raised in Owensboro; Daviess County is HOME
- Youngest son of Rudy & Lee Vallandingham
- Modest, blue-collar upbringing
- Proud alumnus of Owensboro Public Schools
- Married to Adrienne (Allen), a Daviess County native
•Strong work ethic
- Roofed houses during Kentucky summers
- Worked my way through EKU & UK College of Law
- Co-owns & co-manages Sexton & Vallandingham, PLLC
- Teaches at Brescia University as adjunct professor
- Officiates local high school sports
•A Christian with true Conservative values
- Called to love God & love others
- Seeks justice, loves mercy, & walks humbly
- Believes all are created equally & bestowed with dignity
- Values individual freedoms & good government
•Actively involved in the community
- Serves on three non-profit boards
- Leadership through service to others
- Parishioner of Owensboro Christian Church
My life experience enables me, as your next Family Court Judge, to relate to anyone that comes before the Court.
As Family Court Judge, I will:
•Transform Daviess Family Court by doing the right things the right way for the right reasons, every day in every case for every family
- Know & follow the law
- Listen to the parties & consider all the evidence
- Treat everyone equally, with dignity & respect
•Run Daviess Family Court Efficiently, Effectively, & Ethically, to better serve the needs of children & families
- Demonstrate patience & a calm temperament
- Engage with people honestly & straight-forwardly
- Render supported & well-thought-out decisions
•Use my extensive firsthand experience, as a Family Court Staff Attorney & Private Practitioner in Family Court, to provide justice for Daviess County families; this includes over a thousand family law cases (every type of case that comes before the Family Court) from all perspectives
•Stabilize Daviess Family Court to minimize negative impact on our families, children, & community
•Tirelessly work towards every child having a stable, secure, safe, & supportive home
In both my personal and professional life, I have unequivocally demonstrated my heart for our beloved community, the families that comprise it, and the children who grow up here.
I was born and raised in Owensboro - the youngest son of Rudy and Lee Vallandingham. I’m a proud product of Owensboro Public Schools. After graduating from OHS (’05), I earned a degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University (’09) and my Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law (’12).
After I was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in Fall 2012, I worked as a staff attorney for a Family Court Judge for three years. In November 2015, I went into private practice with Rob Sexton, as co-founders of The Law Firm of Sexton & Vallandingham, PLLC. In my practice I assist families and children as they navigate the legal process through adoptions, custody disputes, divorces, domestic violence situations, neglect and abuse, termination of parental rights, and more.
In addition to my law practice, I enjoy teaching as an adjunct professor at Brescia University. When not in a courtroom or classroom, I’m usually on a high school baseball or soccer field as an umpire and
referee. I also serve as the Third Region Soccer Assigning Secretary with the KHSAA.
Humbly, I serve on the Boards of Directors at New Beginnings Sexual Assault Support
Services, the H. L. Neblett Community Center, and MentorKids Kentucky,
wonderful organizations doing important work in our community.
God blessed me with my wife Adrienne (Allen); we met at Owensboro Christian Church where we are actively involved. Adrienne is a violin teacher and works at the Owensboro Symphony. Both she and I have deep roots in Daviess County, a passion for teaching, and a heart for service.
It’s this dedication to our community and fellow neighbors that compelled me to run to be your next Daviess Family Court Judge.
I would greatly appreciate your vote in the upcoming election.