After 24 years of service, Judge Shake is retiring from the circuit court bench. Judge James M. “Jim” Shake graduated from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 1980. Judge Shake has been the judge in Jefferson Circuit Court, Division Two, since March, 1993. Elected to three terms as Chief Circuit Judge in Jefferson County and Chief Regional Judge for the Metro Region, he was named Judge of the Year by the Louisville Bar Association in 2003, Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 2007, and the Henry V. Pennington Outstanding Trial Judge by the Kentucky Justice Association in 2009.
Judge Shake served on the UofL CJ Alumni board for many years and been a huge supporter of CJ.
We congratulate Judge Shake on his long distinguished and honorable career.