Finance Advisory Board Member

James H. Frazier, III

Managing Member, McBrayer PLLC

James H. Frazier, III, has served as Managing Member of McBrayer PLLC since 1993.  Mr. Frazier’s practice focuses on real estate, bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate practice with special emphasis on mineral and energy law, with a particular passion for commercial real estate development. Alongside the firm’s planning and zoning department, he has represented several national student housing developers in the acquisition and development of real estate for projects located in Lexington, Louisville, and Richmond, Kentucky, as well as in West Virginia and South Carolina. He was involved in these projects from the beginning with acquisition of real estate, re-zoning of property, and development plan approval through the successful lease negotiations with railroad companies, allowing the developers to provide pedestrian bridge access across railroad property to college campuses from the student housing facilities.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Frazier serves as Master Commissioner of the Fayette Circuit Court.  Prior to being appointed Master Commissioner in 2008, he held the office of Chief Deputy Master Commissioner of the Fayette Circuit Court from 1992-2008.

Mr. Frazier is passionate about serving the community and has been an active member of the boards at Transylvania University, the Lexington Parking Authority, the Downtown Lexington Management District and Commerce Lexington.  He served on the Transylvania University Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2020 and chaired numerous committees. He was elected Chairman of the Lexington-Fayette County Government Parking Authority in 2011.  During his service at the parking authority, the team has worked diligently to take over the operations for the city’s parking structures and refurbish them to today’s standards and uses, winning several awards for the refurbishment of the Helix Garage located on Main Street.  Lastly, Mr. Frazier serves as Chair of the Downtown Lexington Management District, an organization that uses collected property taxes to foster economic development to create a flourishing downtown for both visitors and locals to enjoy.