Molly B. Cassady

Molly B. Cassady

Ashland, Kentucky

Molly Cassady comes to the firm from Louisville, Kentucky, where she served three years as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney responsible for prosecuting all levels of felony charges.  As a result of her work as a prosecutor, Molly was recognized as an up-and-coming member of the Louisville Bar and nominated to serve as a Barrister in the American Inns of Court alongside esteemed members of the legal community, including Justice Hughes of the Kentucky Supreme Court.

While criminal justice remains an area of intense interest, Molly's desire for trial advocacy of a broader scope led her to seek opportunities in civil litigation.   She is happy to have found those opportunities with VanAntwerp Attorneys in the region of her family’s deep roots.  She looks forward to putting her courtroom experience to work for clients with whom she shares Ashland as home.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kentucky, Molly pursued her Juris Doctor from Salmon P. Chase College of Law and was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 2012.   During law school, she served as an extern for Justice Will T. Scott of the Kentucky Supreme Court, and she practiced law with a limited license in Kentucky and Ohio at the Cynthiana Public Defender’s Office and the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office.   Molly volunteered with the Street Law Program, teaching a required course for juveniles participating in a criminal diversion program.  She also served two terms as a Vice Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, an international organization focused on community building and charity fundraising.

In 2013, Molly received an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C., where she studied with prominent practitioners who used their own high profile cases to teach specialized, skill-based courses.  She contributed her time to the school’s award-winning mock trial program by playing the part of various witnesses and opposing counsel during practices, coaching her own team, and judging in competitions.  Molly also served as a pro bono attorney for the Public Defender’s Office in Alexandria, Virginia and the Office of the Attorney General in Washington, D.C.

Molly is a professional member of the Kentucky Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law & Divorce
  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2017


  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M. - Masters in Trial Advocacy - 2013
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 2012
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 2008
    • Honors: University of Kentucky Honor Program
    • Major: History
    • Minor: Classical Civilizations


  • Juvenile Diversion Course, Street Law Program, 2008

Honors and Awards

  • High Grade Award - Advanced Trial Advocacy Seminar, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, 2013 - 2016

Pro Bono Activities

  • Washington, D.C. Office of the Attorney General, Juvenile Unit, 2013
  • Alexandria, VA Office of the Public Defender, 2012


  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Delta Delta Delta