PRESTONSBURG — Newly elected Floyd County Bar Association President Lacey Yegan says she is excited to tackle her new position and hopes to preside over a new era of growth for the organization.
A Maryland native who only moved to Floyd County last year, Yegan currently works as a staff attorney with the Prestonsburg office of the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund. She says she is honored to have been chosen for the position.
“I just moved here a little over a year ago, and I’m excited to get out in the community and meet people,” Yegan said, pausing to smile before adding, “and maybe promote AppalReD a little bit.”
In 2006, Yegan obtained a bachelor’s degree in government and politics from the Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C., before attending the University of Baltimore School of Law. It was in Baltimore that she met and fell in love with her fiance, Brian Fitzpatrick, which ultimately led her to his hometown of Prestonsburg.
Since moving to the area and beginning to practice law, Yegan says she has found the experience and advice of her colleagues to be invaluable. She said everyone she has met in the legal community has been helpful to her, with each person offering her advice she has found useful.
Now, as Bar president, Yegan hopes to reciprocate the assistance she has received by presiding over a more active bar association. To that end, Yegan says she hopes to organize events that will be useful for local attorneys, such as monthly continuing legal education classes and social gatherings.
“I really enjoy practicing with all the attorneys and I’m really looking forward to restarting the monthly meetings and CLEs,” Yegan said. “It’s really an honor to be elected Floyd County Bar president.”