Attorneys and Staff

Phone: 859-523-1606 ext. 223
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Lisa J. Oeltgen is an attorney practicing primarily family and probate law and is the managing partner at Oeltgen & D’Ambruoso, PLLC. Lisa received her B.A. degrees from the University of Kentucky and her J.D. degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in Northern Kentucky. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, the Fayette County and Madison County Bar Associations. In addition, Lisa has an extensive background in property law and worked in this field until making the complete transition to family law in 2004, where she has found that her knowledge in property analysis serves to complement her work as a family law attorney.

Lisa’s practice includes both uncontested and complex dissolution actions, adoptions, custody, child support, grandparent rights, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, family mediation, wills, trusts, and appeals. Lisa has been recognized by the Fayette County Bar Association for her commitment to pro bono work and has been an instructor for the National Business Institute at several continuing legal education seminars.

Phone: 859-523-1606 ext. 224

Born and raised in Montana, Ann received her BA from Transylvania University and was inducted into the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society. After graduating from Transy with honors, Ann worked as a field archaeologist before entering law school. Ann graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2007, where she received the CALI award for her writing in Comparative Law. Ann served as a law clerk for the Family Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit of Kentucky before going into private practice.

Ann was a founding member of Oeltgen & D’Ambruoso in 2011. Her current practice focuses on divorce, grandparent rights, adoption, custody, probate, and child support issues, as well as appellate work in those fields. Ann is licensed to practice law in the state courts of Kentucky, as well as the Federal Courts of the Eastern District of Kentucky. She is a member of the American, Kentucky, and Fayette County Bar Associations.

Ann has been recognized for her extensive pro bono efforts, and also volunteers with the Grandparents As Parents (“GAP”) annual conference planning committee, Lexington Humane Society, and Fayette County Citizen Foster Care Review Board.

Rachel Yavelak, Esq.
Phone: 859-523-1606 ext. 222

Rachel Yavelak is an attorney who focuses her practice in the areas of criminal, family and probate law. She has been a partner at Oeltgen & D’Ambruoso, PLLC since 2014. Rachel obtained her B.A. and graduated summa cum laude with honors from Georgetown College. She earned her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law where she was a member of Moot Court and the technical editor for the Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law.

Rachel is a member of the Fayette County Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association, and she is licensed in U.S. Federal Courts for the Eastern District of Kentucky, for the Southern District of West Virginia, and for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is also licensed in state courts in Kentucky and West Virginia.

Rachel has over 16 years of experience in criminal, family and probate law. Her practice involves handling federal and state felonies and misdemeanors including drug and gun cases as well as assault, theft, fraud, and other complex criminal matters. She recently won a not guilty verdict in federal court in a gun case, and she also won a reversal in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Her practice also includes both contested and uncontested divorce and custody cases, adoptions, child support matters, domestic violence issues, wills, estate matters, and appeals.

Phone: 859-523-1606 ext. 225

Jamie Kristen Stewart joined Oeltgen & D’Ambruoso as an associate in March of 2014. A native of Southeastern Kentucky, Jamie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies and graduated with honors from Georgetown College in 2004. Jamie worked as a legal assistant for the law firm of Lynn, Fulkerson, Nichols, and Kinkel prior to entering Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2007. While at Chase, she served as the vice president of the Student Bar Association, secretary of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, chairperson of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and as an instructor for the Street Law Program. Jamie received her Juris Doctor in May of 2010, with a pro bono distinction, and was admitted to practice law in Kentucky that same year. She served as staff attorney for the Family Court in the Fourteenth Circuit from 2011 until 2014.

Jamie concentrates her practice primarily on divorce, custody, timesharing, child support, grandparents’ rights, and adoptions.

Phone: 859-523-1606 ext. 231

Allison Dailey graduated cum laude from Eastern Kentucky University in 2006, where she received her B.A. in Paralegal Science and was inducted into the Lambda Epsilon Chi paralegal honor society. She has been employed as a paralegal since 2004 and employed in the area of family law since 2005. She previously worked as a paralegal in the area of workers’ compensation law. Allison grew up in Fayette County and now resides with her husband and daughter in Scott County. Allison is a member of the Greater Lexington Paralegal Association and frequently volunteers with the Fayette County Pro Bono Program’s Pro Se Clinics.


Amanda Cheek, paralegal
Phone: 859-523-1606 ext. 227

Amanda Cheek is a former Deputy Clerk for the Fayette Circuit Court. For the past six years, she has been employed as a paralegal, and she has worked primarily in the areas of federal and state criminal law as well as in family and probate law. Amanda is very dedicated to the clients that she assists in helping. Her experience gives her a unique perspective regarding the difficulties and the turmoil that clients face in dealing with issues that affect their family and/or their freedom.

Amanda grew up in Fayette County, Kentucky, and she presently resides in Jessamine County with her children.