About Us

Nicole Prebeck

Lead Lexington Counsel

My name is Nicole Prebeck. I graduated in 2002 from the University of Kentucky with a BA in Psychology and then from Salmon P. Chase College of Law with a JD in 2007. Attending UK was a dream of mine and I was thrilled to receive my undergraduate degree in 7 semesters and have some time off before attending law school.

I was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in October, 2007. Upon graduation, I served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. JoAnn Wise, Chief Judge, Fayette Family Court until August, 2008. Since 2008, I have practiced in the area of domestic relations/family law. I am also certified as a Family Law Mediator by the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts. In order to obtain such certification, I took a 40 hour mediation course, taught by AOC, and then co-mediated with a certified mediator for 15 hours.

Additionally, I am a trained parenting coordinator. My training was completed at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. In addition to practicing family law, I serve as the co-chair to the Fayette County Bar Association’s Domestic Relations Practice section 2011-2012. I also serves on the Fayette County Bar Association’s Modest Means Panel, which is a service that helps people gain access to an attorney at a reduced rate (sliding scale) when they could not otherwise afford legal counsel.

I’ve known since the age of 8 that I wanted to be an attorney and practice family law because my parents divorced when I was very young, and they were involved in the legal system regarding custody/visitation/child support for most of my childhood. My mother’s attorney was a big influence, as was the judge (Former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice, James Keller) who presided over my parents’ case, in my desire to become an attorney.

I have called Lexington home for over 18 years. I have experienced many sides of family law, as a child of divorced parents who were in and out of the court system which has complimented my family law practice. I have worked as a judicial law clerk and now understand the human aspect as a private family law attorney. With such unique experiences in my background, I can provide valuable insight and compassion when assisting clients through the legal process in family court.

In her spare time, I like to travel (calling places like San Francisco, CA and Paris, France among my favorite cities) and visit with friends. I have 2 dogs whom I spoil rotten.

 

Brad Berry

Managing Attorney

Hello. My name is Brad Berry. I grew up in Toledo, Ohio and have been a resident of the greater Cincinnati area for the past 15 years. I earned my undergraduate degree from Ball State University as a national scholar athlete.

I attended Xavier University Criminal Justice Masters Program and then completed my Juris Doctorate at Salmon P. Chase College of Law in Northern Kentucky while working as a Commonwealth Detective for the Prosecutor’s Office. I am licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio.

As an Assistant Prosecutor, I handled hundreds of juvenile cases and child support prosecution. My primary objective was to locate the responsible parent, investigate their financial viability, and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law to hold a parent accountable for the support of their minor children.

During my first two years in private practice, I advised insurance companies during the investigation and civil prosecution of high dollar insurance fraud arson cases. I deposed insurance claimants to uncover financial misconduct, and then utilized forensic accountants to prove motive or estimate the financial well being of a company or individual.

For the past 7 years I have devoted my practice to family law. As a litigator there is nothing I have found more rewarding than protecting my client’s parenting rights. I understand the end result of a family law matter will have a profound impact on the financial security of my client.

I truly believe my prior experience as a detective, prosecutor and insurance fraud investigator provide me with a unique set of skills to aggressively advocate for the best interests of my family law clients.

I would be pleased to assist you or a family member with any of the following:
For additional practice areas I can help with, visit our home page and scroll down.

  • Divorce, dissolution
  • Child custody and visitation, and child support
  • Division of marital assets and alimony (spousal support)
  • Father’s rights, grandparent’s rights
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Paternity
  • Adoptions, step parent, private
  • Post-decree custody, visitation, and support matters
  • Hiring of forensic accountants, business evaluation, financial planning
  • Premarital agreements
  • Property transfers, including retirement benefits and real estate
  • Collaborative divorce/dissolution
  • Estate planning, wills and trusts
  • Real estate transfers

I am a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, Hamilton County Bar Association, Butler County Bar Association, and the Volunteer Lawyer Project of Cincinnati.

 

Joe Suhre

Firm Principal

Joe Suhre is the owner and principal of Suhre & Associates, LLC.

Joe’s method for handling cases is simple and straightforward: treat the client the same way the attorney would want to be treated if the attorney were on the other side of the table. And, do the very best job that you can. This methodology is used not only by Joe, but also by all of the Suhre & Associates attorneys. It is the way the firm practices law and is a main driving force behind the firm’s success.

The other main driving force is the people. Whether it is a legal secretary, paralegal, administrative assistant, or an attorney – everyone at the firm is dedicated to performing at 100% of their ability and to treating each client with dignity, courtesy, and respect. The law firm is made of people, its clients are people, and those people are vital to its success.

Joe and the attorneys built Suhre & Associates, LLC as an aggressive law firm. Part of the firm culture requires that the attorneys leave no stone and no defense option unturned.

Joe is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio, Kentucky, and the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He is a graduate of Xavier University and the Cincinnati College of Law. He is married and has three sons.

 

Rock Lee

Associate

My name is Rock Lee. I am originally from Cincinnati, OH where I attended St. Xavier High School before moving on to The Ohio State University where I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics.

I then enrolled at the University of Cincinnati where I received my Mater of Arts in Economics. Then furthered my education at the University of Cincinnati College of Law where I received my Juris Doctorate.

After graduating from law school, I entered the business sector, where I applied my knowledge of economics in the field of business valuation. Subsequently, I returned to the field of law, where I am currently licensed to practice in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, as well as a multitude of Federal District Courts.

I am a member of the following professional organizations:

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

 

Dan Carman

Of Counsel

Before entering private practice, Mr. Carman served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jennifer B. Coffman, United States District Courts for the Eastern (Chief Judge) and Western Districts of Kentucky. Prior to the clerkship, he served as a judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps. As a Captain, he served as a criminal defense attorney, where he defended those charged with rape, possession and distribution of drugs, possession of child pornography, larceny, hazing, obstruction of justice, and many other crimes. Mr. Carman also worked as a prosecutor, as well as a legal assistance attorney, during which time he assisted hundreds of clients with their problems in areas of domestic relations, consumer fraud, collections, landlord-tenant matters, and estate planning.

During his tenure in the Marine Corps, Mr. Carman served as in-house counsel for an infantry battalion — 1st Battalion, 2d Marines — with whom he deployed to the Anbar and Ninevah Provinces, Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

Mr. Carman graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2005, where he was a member of the Kentucky Law Journal, achieved the distinction of “Best Brief” in his writing club, served as President of the College of Law’s Chapter of Federalist Society, and worked at a Lexington law firm. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Davidson College in 2001 with a Major in Political Science, and served as Vice-President of the Kappa Alpha Order and Captain of the College’s Division I wrestling team. Over time, Mr. Carman has held jobs as diverse as sea kayak guide, ranch hand, and English teacher in Budapest, Hungary.

A native of Lexington, Kentucky Mr. Carman graduated from Henry Clay High School. He is a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son, fishing, making music, and following University of Kentucky athletics.