By Beth Musgrave
FRANKFORT — Two northern Kentucky lawyers and an administrative law judge from Prospect have been nominated to fill a vacancy on the state Court of Appeals.
The Judicial Nominating Commission, a non-partisan panel led by Chief Supreme Court Justice John D. Minton, on Tuesday selected Allison Emerson Jones of Prospect, Mary Kathleen Molloy of Crescent Springs and Justin Sanders of Fort Wright as nominees for the 6th Appellate district seat. The seat was vacated when Gov. Steve Beshear appointed former Court of Appeals Judge Michelle M. Keller to the state Supreme Court in April.
Beshear will appoint one of the three to the Court of Appeals, Kentucky’s second-highest court.
The 6th Appellate district includes 21 counties in the northern Kentucky area.
Jones is an administrative law judge for the Department of Worker’s Claims. The University of Kentucky law school graduate also previously served as an attorney for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.
Molloy is a partner in the law firm of Arnzen, Molloy & Storm. She received her law degree from the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law.
Sanders is a partner in The Sanders Law Firm. He received his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in California.