Brenda Dinkins Allen
Educational Professional Standards Board
1024 Capital Center Drive, Ste. 225
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Brenda Dinkins Allen considers it a great honor to have been chosen to represent the Office of the Attorney General in the Fourth Class of the Governorís Minority Management Trainee Program. Brenda began her career with the Office of the Attorney General in October 1999 as an Assistant Attorney General in the Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Division. In that position she worked to prosecute cases of provider fraud committed against the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid). Additionally, she was responsible for prosecuting cases of patient abuse and neglect in Medicaid funded facilities throughout the Commonwealth.
In October 2000, Brenda transferred to the Civil and Environmental Law Division of the Office of Attorney General, where she currently serves as Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Litigation Branch. In that capacity, Brenda is responsible for litigating complex administrative, state and federal court claims in the areas of employment law, civil rights, property, health and family law. She serves as counsel of record for a number of state agencies and universities. She is also responsible for researching and drafting Attorney General Opinions.
Brenda is a native of Louisville where she was educated in the Advanced Program of the Jefferson County Schools. Brenda was selected to participate in the inaugural class of Kentucky Governorís Scholars. Brenda graduated from the Advanced Program at Pleasure Ridge Park High School, with honors and accepted a scholarship to the University of Kentucky, where she earned a place on the Deanís List and obtained a Bachelorís Degree in Tele-communications with minors in Sociology and Psychology.
After graduation, Brenda spent the next several years working for the federal government in Kirch-Goens, West Germany as well as the state government in Kansas. Eventually, she returned to the University of Kentucky, to attend the College of Law on a full academic scholarship. At the College of Law, Brenda quickly excelled, placing in the top third of her law school class after only one semester. Brenda earned a reputation as a skilled litigator by placing first or second place in all law school trial competitions in which she competed, and earning a trip to New York where she competed nationally.
After graduation, Brenda began her legal career by very successfully performing plaintiffís work in the areas of education, civil rights, constitutional and employment law at a small Lexington law firm before being recruited by the Office of the Attorney General.
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