• Phone: 859-231-5800
  • Fax: 859-281-1179
  • jharris@dlgfirm.com

Experienced KY Attorney

  • Represented telecommunications company in sale of its assets pursuant to chapter 11 plan
  • Represented trucking companies in Eastern and Western District of Kentucky in obtaining confirmation of chapter 11 plans of reorganization
  • Obtained cramdown confirmation over bank objection in real estate chapter 11 case
  • Represented numerous small business owners, physicians, and other professionals in individual chapter 11 filings in the Eastern and Western District of Kentucky
  • Experience representing chapter 11 debtors under new SBRA law
  • Served as special conflicts counsel in chapter 11
  • Creditor representation in obtaining dismissal of individual chapter 11 case filed in bad faith as litigation tactic
  • Obtained DIP financing approval during Covid-19 pandemic for restaurant
  • Represents debtors in small business chapter 11 bankruptcy in industries including mining, real estate, construction, healthcare, and restaurant/hospitality
  • Obtained chapter 12 plan confirmation for operators of cattle and hog farms
  • Routinely represents family farmers in chapter 12 bankruptcy
  • Represents creditors in chapter 12 on valuation and plan confirmation issues
  • Represents individual debtors and corporations in chapter 7
  • Represents Trustees in lien avoidance litigation
  • Defense of nondischargeability actions
  • Creditor representation in chapter 7 and chapter 13 including stay relief and objection to confirmation
  • Negotiate personal guaranty releases and settlements for small business owners
  • Represents debtors in commercial litigation and foreclosure
  • Civil fraud defense and settlement

Accomplishments

Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
J.D., 2003

Centre College
B.A., History, cum laude, 2000

  • Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2016
  • Fayette County, Kentucky Bar Association
  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education (C.A.R.E.) Volunteer Presenter
  • Junior Achievement Volunteer
  • Lexington Young Professionals Association
  • IWIRC, Member
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2016
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers 2017-2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2015-2021
  • Co-author and speaker, Insolvency and Workout Issues from the Creditor and Debtor Perspectives, UK 5th Biennial Collection Law Conference, March 2019
  • Speaker, The Pros and Cons to Filing an Individual Chapter 11, Northern Kentucky Bankruptcy Law Seminar, May 2017
  • Co-author and speaker, FDCPA Compliance in Kentucky, National Business Institute, June 2016
  • Author and speaker, Introduction to Bankruptcy: The Different Chapters, Tax Professional Training Day, November 2015
  • Co-author and speaker, Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line Workshop, National Business Institute, June 2014
  • Co-author and speaker, Collection Law From Start to Finish, Pre-Bankruptcy Workout Strategies, National Business Institute, May 2014
  • Co-author and speaker, Chapter 11 Individual Reorganization, Bankruptcy Law Seminar, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, June 2013
  • Author and speaker, Tax Issues and the Bankruptcy Code, Tax Professional Training Day at Rupp Arena, November 2012
  • Co-author and speaker, Ethical Obligations of Debtors’ Counsel, National Business Institute, June 2012
  • Co-Author and speaker, Chapter 13 Issues, Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law, National Business Institute, June 2009 and June 2010
  • Speaker, Déjà Vu: Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Issues in Today’s Troubled Economy, KY Law Update, London, KY, 2009

About Jamie

Jamie Harris’ practice is guided by a desire to find effective cost-efficient strategies that work for businesses and individuals dealing with financial distress. Jamie respects the uniqueness of each and every case and strives to tailor her solutions to the individual needs of her clients. Through passionate advocacy, communication, and accessibility, Jamie works in partnership with her clients to obtain results and implement financial strategies.

Jamie’s practice focuses on consumer and commercial bankruptcy and workouts. She has experience in filing Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcies. In her Chapter 11 cases, Jamie has represented companies from many different industries including healthcare, nonprofit, trucking, construction, commercial real estate and telecommunications.

Outside of work, Jamie enjoys volunteering for organizations like Junior Achievement and C.A.R.E. (“Credit Abuse Resistance Education”) that promote financial literacy and awareness for young people. Jamie also enjoys reading books, attending University of Louisville sporting events, target practice, and bowling.