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Lawyer

Sandra Motte Varellas, American lawyer. Bar: Kentucky 1975, Florida 1976, United States District Court (eastern district) Kentucky 1975, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1976, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1978. Named Outstanding Young Democratic Woman, Kentucky Young Democrats, Frankfort, 1977, Outstanding Former Young Democratic, Kentucky Young Democrats, 1983.

Background

Varellas, Sandra Motte Daughter of James E. and Helen Lucille (Gilliam) Motte.

Education

Bachelor, Winthrop University, 1968. Master of Arts, University Kentucky, 1970. Juris Doctor, University Kentucky, 1975.

Career

Instructor Midway College, Kentucky, 1970-1972. Adjunct professor University Kentucky College Law, Lexington, 1976-1978. Instructor department business administration University Kentucky, 1976-1978.

Partner Varellas, Pratt & Cooley, 1975-1993, Varellas & Pratt, Lexington, 1993-1997, Varellas & Varellas, Lexington, since 1998. Fayette County judge executive, Kentucky, 1980-2010. Hearing officer Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet, Frankfort, 1984-1988.

Board trustees Lexington Network 1994-1998, 2002-2004, secretary, 1994-1998.

Achievements

  • Bar: Kentucky 1975, Florida 1976, United States District Court (eastern district) Kentucky 1975, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1976, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1978.

Membership

Committeewoman Kentucky Young Democrats, Frankfort, 1977-1980. President Fayette County Young Democrats, Lexington, 1977. Board directors Kentucky Democratic Women's Club, Frankfort, 1980-1984, board directors, Bluegrass Estate Planning Council, 1995-1998.

Graduate Leadership Lexington, 1981. Chairwoman Professional Women's Forum, Lexington, Kentucky, 1985-1986, board directors, 1984-1987, Aequum award committee, 1989-1992. Member development council Midway College, 1990-1992.

Co-chair Gift Club Committee, 1992. Member public service sector committee United Way of Bluegrass, 2004. Member Kentucky Bar Association (treasurer young lawyers division 1978-1979, long range planning committee 1988-1989), Florida Bar, Fayette County Bar Association (treasurer 1977-1978, board governors 1978-1980), League of Women Voters (nominating committee 1984-1985), Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce (legislation affairs committee 1994-1995, bd.d irs. council smaller enterprises 1992-1995), The Lexington Forum (board directors 1996-1999), Lexington Philharmonic Guild (board directors 1979-1981, 86-2006), National Association Women Business Owners (chairman community liaison/governmental affairs committee 1992-1993).

Clubs: Creative Camera Club (board directors 2008-2010).

Connections

Married James John Varellas, July 3, 1971. Children: James John III, David Todd.

father:
James E. Motte

mother:
Helen Lucille (Gilliam) Motte

spouse:
James John Varellas

child:
James John III Varellas

child:
David Todd Varellas