Jackie L. Steele Jr.

Commonwealth Attorney, 27th Judicial Circuit, Commonwealth of Kentucky, and Vice Chairman, Operation UNITE Board of Directors
• Moderator Heroin Track: Origins of the Heroin Crisis
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
• Moderator Law Enforcement Track: Investigating Homicide by a Prescribing Doctor
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm
• Moderator Heroin Track: Community Responses to Heroin: Huntington, WV, and Camden County, NJ
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm

Steele_Jackie_L-lgJackie Steele, JD, earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University in 2001. He practiced civil law prior to accepting a full-time position as Assistant Commonwealth Attorney and, in 2008, was appointed Commonwealth Attorney for the 27th Judicial Circuit. He has handled hundreds of felony cases ranging from theft, embezzlement, rape, drug trafficking and murder. Mr. Steele was named “Outstanding Commonwealth’s Attorney” in 2011. In addition, Mr. Steele has been recognized by Drug Court staff for his exceptional support to the Drug Court program, the Kentucky Narcotic Officers’ Association for outstanding support and commitment to drug enforcement efforts in the state and for going above and beyond to support legislative efforts, and received the “Sword of Justice Award” from the Kentucky Commonwealth Attorneys’ Association for ceaseless dedication to the pursuit of justice. Mr. Steele is Past-President of the Kentucky Commonwealth Attorneys’ Association, a member of the Laurel County and Kentucky Bar Associations, the 27th Judicial Circuit Drug Court Team, and the Laurel and Knox County Child Abuse Response Teams. He has served as a Board Member for Operation UNITE since January 2012 and is currently Vice Chairman.