Chad began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge John M. Rogers on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. After his clerkship with Judge Rogers, Chad then clerked for Judge Amul R. Thapar on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Chad is one of the few lawyers in Kentucky to have clerked for both a United States district judge and a United States circuit judge.
Following his clerkships, Chad entered private practice with the law firm of Frost Brown Todd, LLC, in Louisville, Kentucky, where he practiced in the litigation department until joining Ransdell & Roach.
A native of Leitchfield, Kentucky, Chad earned his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University in 2004, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He then attended the University of Kentucky College of Law as a Combs Scholar, which is the highest scholarship given to a student by the College of Law. During law school, Chad was Treasurer of the Student Bar Association, President of the Federalist Society, Articles Editor for the Kentucky Law Journal, and a member of the Moot Court Board. He earned his J.D. in 2007, graduating summa cum laude and Order of the Coif.
Chad and his wife, Rebekah, are the parents of twins named Ben and Grace.