Support Staff Bios

For a complete listing of our support staff department listings and descriptions, see our main Support Staff page.

Sarah Butler

Ms. Butler graduated cum laude from Sullivan University with a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies in 2008. While in school, she served as a paralegal intern in the Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Unit at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. The internship developed into a full time position. In 2010, Ms. Butler successfully completed the KPA certification exam and became a Certified Kentucky Paralegal. Ms. Butler is a professional member of the Louisville Association of Paralegals, Kentucky Paralegal Association, and the Louisville Bar Association. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Louisville Association of Paralegals, as well as First Vice-President, and Membership Chair. Ms. Butler is currently assigned to the Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Unit.

Sally Fangman

Ms. Fangman came to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in March of 1999. She is currently assigned to the Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Unit. Before coming to the Commonwealth, she served as the Legal Justice Team Leader in the Court Advocacy Program, Crisis Counselor, and Court Advocate at The Center for Women and Families in Louisville. Ms. Fangman has extensive training and experience in the field of domestic violence. She frequently attends community events regarding domestic violence prevention and awareness.

Shana Farmer

Paralegal for the Violent Crimes Unit. Shana graduated from U of L with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Police Administration. Post-baccalaureate in Paralegal Studies, Sullivan University; Retired detective with LMPD Financial Crimes; Retired from Kentucky Army National Guard 615th MP Det (CID); Member of River City Lodge #614; Assistant Chapter Commander, Greater Cincinnati Team (KY, OH, IN) Sheep Dog Impact Assistance; Secretary on the Board of Directors for The Coopers, support group for Louisville City FC; Certified Peer Mentor for Active Heroes.

Valerie Wagner

Valerie Wagner Graduated from the University of Louisville in 1989 and has been employed by the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney since 1992. She current works as a paralegal for General Trial Division A and for the Grand Jury. Ms. Wagner also serves as the NCIC TAC for the Office.

KaBrenda Warfield

KaBrenda Warfield graduated from the University of Louisville in 2012 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Administration with a Minor in Communication. She joined the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in 2013 as a Victim Advocate in the Domestic Violence Unit. And in late 2014 KaBrenda became a Paralegal for General Trial Division A. She will graduate from the University of Louisville in 2015 with her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies.