Photo submitted Justin Crocker receives Assistant Commonwealth Attorney of the Year. He is pictured (right) being given the honor by Rick Boling, Commonwealth Attorney for Christian County.

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Justin Crocker receives Assistant Commonwealth Attorney of the Year. He is pictured (right) being given the honor by Rick Boling, Commonwealth Attorney for Christian County.

Justin Crocker was recently named Outstanding Assistant Commonwealth Attorney of the Year by the Kentucky Commonwealth's Attorney Association at its annual winter conference Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Lexington. Crocker was nominated for this prestigious honor by Rick Boling, Commonwealth Attorney for Christian County.

Crocker is getting the impressive accolades for the hard work and dedication he showed during his 14-month appointment as Special Prosecutor for the 7th Judicial Circuit serving Logan and Todd Counties. Crocker took over a massive workload in 2017 after Commonwealth Attorney Gail Guiling was charged with several crimes that caused her to temporarily leave her elected position. All charges were eventually dropped in her case.

"It was a nice recognition in consideration of everything I went through during the 14-months," said Crocker

Crocker worked seven years as Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for the 7th Judicial Circuit. He is currently working as Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for the 49th Judicial Circuit serving Allen and Simpson Counties. He has also recently opened a private practice in Russellville off the square at 138 North Main Street.



Prior to working as Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Crocker was a staff attorney with the Department of Public Advocacy from May of 2008 to November of 2011, providing criminal defense to indigent juveniles and defendants in Logan and Todd District and Circuit Courts. He was also a victim advocate for Barren River Area Safe Space from January of 2006 to March of 2008, providing legal advocacy and support to victims of domestic violence.

Crocker went to the University of Kentucky for his undergraduate degree and then attended law school and received his law degree from the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Va.

Crocker is married to Kristi Lynn Crocker. The couple has three children. He continues to work on the family dairy farm in Middleton.