Executive Staff


Rob Du​ncan | Deputy Attorn​ey General

Rob acts as chief operating officer ​​and oversees the office's litigating, appellate and investigative functions.  Prior to joining the Office, Rob was in private practice with Dinsmore and Shohl in Lexington, representing clients in civil, criminal and administrative matters. From 2017-2021, Rob served as the 23rd Presidentially appointed United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Rob is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law (2003) and Centre College (2000).​

Wil Sch​​roder​ | Senior Counsel

Wil manages external relationships for the Office, including engagement with the Kentucky General Assembly, Kentucky's Federal delegation, Commonwealth's and County Attorneys and the different national attorneys general organizations. Prior to joining the Office, Wil most recently worked at one of the Commonwealth's largest full-service law firms. Wil proudly served the public as both a Kentucky State Senator and as an assistant prosecutor at the Campbell County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.​

Kevin Grout​ | Communications Director and Senior Advisor

Kevin leads the Office's communications strategy and oversees its daily operations and scheduling. He previously worked at RunSwitch PR in Louisville and served as speechwriter to U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. 


Rewa Zakharia |​Criminal Chief

Rewa oversees the Office's Criminal Division, and she previously served as Director of the Special Prosecutions Unit. Prior to joining the Office, she served under Ray Larson and Lou Ann Red Corn as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the 22nd Judicial Circuit, where she tried the first-ever labor trafficking case in Kentucky. Born and raised in Hamat, Lebanon, Rewa graduated from the Charlotte School of Law and earned her bachelor's degree in Business Finance from Transylvania University. ​


Richard Ferretti | Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Commissioner

Rich's responsibilities include the direct executive oversight for the strategic management and operational, administrative and budgetary activities of DCI. He began his career with the U.S. Secret Service as a Special Agent assigned to the Columbia Field Office, later serving in the Washington Field Office and the Presidential Protection Division under Presidents William J. Clinton and George W. Bush. Rich held numerous supervisory assignments, including Resident Agent in Charge of the Albuquerque Resident Office and Special Agent in Charge of the Louisville Field Office. In 2019, he was selected by the Secretary of Homeland Security to serve as the Federal Security Coordinator for a SEAR event, the 145th Kentucky Derby.

Matt Kuhn | Solicitor General

Matt oversees all civil and criminal appeals involving the Commonwealth. Since joining the Attorney General’s Office, Matt has argued in the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Kentucky and the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Before joining the Attorney General’s office, Matt served as Deputy General Counsel to the Governor of Kentucky. Prior to that, Matt worked in private practice at Jones Day in Washington, D.C., and Stoll Keenon Ogden in Louisville. Matt served as a law clerk for Judge Raymond Gruender of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Matt is a graduate of Furman University and Columbia Law School.​


Justin Clark | Civil Chief

Justin manages the Office's Civil Division. He previously served as a litigator in the Attorney General's Office, where he brought complex cases, including against the manufacturers and distributors of deadly opioids. Along with almost two decades of private practice in a large Kentucky law firm, Justin served as the General Counsel of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and as Commissioner of the Kentucky Boxing & Wrestling Commission.​


Christopher Thacker | General Counsel

Christopher provides strategic and legal counsel to the Attorney General and his Office. Prior to joining the Office, Christopher  practiced law with the Billings Law Firm and Stoll Keenon Ogden in Lexington, with a focus on civil and appellate litigation.  In his private practice, Christopher represented individuals and businesses--from family-run "mom and pop" businesses to Fortune 500 companies--in venues ranging from the state district court to the U.S. Supreme Court. Christopher previously served as Chairman of the Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission and was appointed to serve as a Special Justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court. Christopher graduated from Yale University and the University of Kentucky College of Law. 


Vic Maddox | Counsel to the Attorney General for Special Litigation

Vic litigates matters involving strategically important policy and constitutional issues affecting the lives of Kentuckians across the Commonwealth. Previously, he served as Deputy Attorney General. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s office, Vic was engaged in the private practice of law for 38 years. He also served as a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice and served as Counsel on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee for Senator Mitch McConnell, where he provided legal and policy advice to the Senator.  ​


Amy Burke | Interim Chief of Child Support Services​

​Amy  oversees the transition and implementation of the Commonwealth's child support services operation from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services into the Office of the Attorney General, as directed by the General Assembly. Most recently, Amy served as the Assistant Deputy Attorney General over the Criminal Division of the Office of Attorney General in Daniel Cameron’s administration.  Before starting her work with the OAG, Burke was the Chief Prosecutor in the Kenton County Attorney's Office, where she specialized in prosecuting cases involving serious injuries to children, dependency abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and sexual assault. 


Stacy Woodrum | Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Stacy leads the Office's administrative services, management and budget operations. She has spent nearly two decades in senior roles in state government, including in the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and the Kentucky State Police.