Andy 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.
Andy is the son of Steve and Jane Beshear. Andy’s dad, Steve, worked his way from humble beginnings to become the current Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Along the way, he instilled in Andy the teachings of Andy’s grandfather, a Baptist minister from Dawson Springs, Kentucky. These teachings include the values of family, faith, and public service. That’s why, as Attorney General, Andy will work to make Kentucky the safest state for both our children and our seniors.
After law school, Andy worked at White & Case, an international law firm based in Washington D.C.. Most important, he met his wife Britainy during this time.
Andy and Britainy returned to Kentucky where Andy continued his legal career at Stites & Harbison, where he’s been 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. He has won several multi-million dollar jury verdicts for clients, including an $11.4 million verdict in Bullitt County, the largest decision ever rendered there. Andy has also tailored his practice to represent non-profit youth organizations. In that role, Andy helped implement background checks and other protection procedures to keep kids safe.
Andy’s success led to him become one of the youngest partners in his firm’s history and to be selected, in 2010, as one of Business First of Louisville's "Forty Under 40," which highlights leaders who are making a difference in the community.
Andy is deeply involved in his community, serving as a board member for Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky. His passion for improving the state's educational opportunities extends to his current service on the Board of Overseers at the University of Louisville and the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program, and his past service on the Board of Trustees at Spalding University.
Andy served as co-chair of Louisville's Host Committee for the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games, the largest sporting event held in the United States that year, and on other boards including the Louisville Zoo's Glacier Run Project, the Louisville Science Center, and the Audit Committee of Greater Louisville, Inc., Louisville's Chamber of Commerce.
Andy and Britainy have two small children – Will and Lila, and are both involved in the children’s school. The family attends church at Beargrass Christian, a Disciples of Christ church.