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Cara Jarrell has a diverse practice with a primary focus in the area of business litigation. Ms. Jarrell plays a vital role in litigation matters through her experience with the review, identification, and analysis of electronically stored information. 

Participating in the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Ms. Jarrell has experience providing services to a variety of local and regional nonprofits, providing start-up advice, policy and procedure development, litigation avoidance counseling, board governance, and being a trusted advisor when day-to-day legal questions arise. Ms. Jarrell is the former Executive Director of the Department of Revenue, Office of Property Valuation for the Commonwealth of Kentucky where she directed and managed employees in all types of personnel matters.  She also assisted in drafting regulations and reviewing proposed legislation.

Memberships & Awards

Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Brandeis Law Journal

Key Experience

Assisted nonprofit clients with issues related to governance, including board member education regarding legal duties and responsibilities, conflicts of interest guidance, and adherence to bylaws
Directed nonprofit organization management on day-to-day issues, including the development and enforcement of employment policies
Assisted nonprofit organization in its initial formation, including all required state, local, and federal document submissions

Work Experience

2014 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2008-2014 Frost Brown Todd
2007 Executive Director, Department of Revenue, Office of Property Valuation, Commonwealth of Kentucky
2006-2007 Director, Department of Revenue, Division of State Valuation, Commonwealth of Kentucky
2005-2006 Assistant Counsel, Commerce Cabinet, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Commonwealth of Kentucky
2003-2005 Assistant County Attorney, Jefferson County Attorney's Office
2002-2004 Isaacs & Isaacs, PSC