As Kentucky’s 50th Attorney General, Andy Beshear is committed to strengthening the quality of life for families and communities across the Commonwealth. Under his stewardship, the Office of the Attorney General has a specific mission of preventing and prosecuting child abuse, protecting our seniors from scams and abuse, better addressing Kentucky’s drug epidemic and seeking justice for victims of rape.
As the “people’s lawyer,” the Attorney General represents the citizens of Kentucky in roles that range from ensuring violent criminals stay behind bars to making sure Kentuckian’s utility bills are fair. As the state’s chief legal authority, the Office of the Attorney General plays an important role in protecting the state’s most vulnerable citizens. By partnering with local, state and federal leaders, Attorney General Beshear and his dedicated and experienced staff are working tirelessly to protect all Kentuckians from crime, abuse, scams, price gouging, corruption and other threats.
Andy spent more than a decade in private practice where he was recognized as the nation’s top consumer lawyer by Lawyer Monthly; as one of the “Best Lawyers in America;” and as a Rising Star by the publication SuperLawyers and Benchmark Litigation. Attorney General Beshear has spent over a decade trying some of the biggest and most complex cases, and managing large teams of lawyers to successful rulings.
He has won multi-million-dollar jury verdicts for clients, including an $11.4 million verdict in Bullitt County, the largest decision ever rendered there. Attorney General Beshear also tailored his practice to represent nonprofit youth organizations. In that role, he helped implement background checks and other protection procedures to keep Kentucky kids safe.
Andy and his wife Britainy have two small children, Will and Lila. The family attends church at Beargrass Christian, a Disciples of Christ church, where both Attorney General Beshear and Britainy are deacons. Britainy serves on the board at Maryhurst and the entire family volunteers with Family Scholar House.
Attorney General Beshear grew up in Fayette, Franklin, and Clark counties and graduated from Henry Clay High School. He graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, where he was elected Inter-resident Hall (student body) president, and from the University of Virginia School of Law where he was a Dean’s Scholar.
He is the son of Steve and Jane Beshear. Andy’s dad, Steve, worked his way from humble beginnings to become the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky from 2007-2015. Along the way, his father instilled the teachings of Attorney General Beshear’s grandfather, a Baptist minister from Dawson Springs, Kentucky. These teachings include the values of family, faith, and hard work. It’s these values that drive him every day to serve the needs of his family and the families of Kentucky.