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


Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., 1989

University of Northern Colorado
B.S., Marketing, 1981

Clark University
M.B.A., Finance, 1984

  • Massachusetts, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1990 Colorado, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1992
  • New Hampshire, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1990
  • Maine, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine, 1997
  • Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, 2006
  • Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2006
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Law Clerk to the Hon. James F. Queenan, Jr. of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, September 1989 – 1990

Reported cases include:

  • CPC Livestock, LLC, et al. v. Fifth Third Bank, Inc., et al., No. 1:12-cv-00204-JHM, 2013 WL 1411222 (W.D. Ky. Apr. 8, 2013)
  • Richard, et al. v. Spradlin, Trustee, et al., No. 12-127-ART, 2013 WL 1571059 (E.D. Ky. Apr. 12, 2013)
  • Williams, et al. v. THC Kentucky Coal Venture I LLC, No. 7:11-cv-45-KKC, 2011 WL 6027722 (E.D. Ky. Dec. 5, 2011)
  • Turner, Trustee v. J.P. Bolduc, et al. (In re Crowe Rope Industries, LLC), 307 B.R. 1 (Bankr. D. Me. 2004)
  • Northeastern Graphic Supply, Inc. v. Net 2 Press, Inc. (In re: Northeastern Graphic Supply, Inc.), 2003 WL 22848944 (Bankr. D. Me. Dec. 2, 2003)
  • Carrier v. JPB Enterprises, Inc., 2001 WL 1646673 (D. Me. Dec. 26, 2001)
  • City of Saco v. Pulsifer, 749 A.2d 153 (Me. 2000)
  • Handy Boat Service, Inc. v. Professional Services, Inc., 711 A.2d 1306 (Me. 1998)
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith v. Bennert, 980 F. Supp. 73 (D. Me. 1997)
  • Northeast Office & Commercial Properties, Inc. v. Smith Valve Corp. (In re Northeast Properties & Commercial Properties, Inc.), 178 B.R. 915 (Bankr. D. Mass. 1995)
  • Big & Tall of America, Inc. v. Den Norske Bank A/S (In re Big & Tall of America, Inc.), 167 B.R. 1 (D. Mass. 1994)
  • Continuing Legal Education Award, Kentucky Bar Association, 2013 and 2014
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2016)
  • Michael J. Gartland and J. Wesley Harned, Overview of H.R. 2533: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Venue, Vol. 9., No. 1, ABI Legislation Committee Newsletter (Feb. 2012)
  • Michael J. Gartland and J. Wesley Harned, Overview of § 3545: The Family Farmer Bankruptcy Tax Clarification Act of 2012, Vol. 9., No. 4, ABI Legislation Committee Newsletter (Dec. 2012)
  • Michael J. Gartland, Excusable Neglect: A Trap for the Unwary, Vol. 10., No. 2, ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee Newsletter (May 2013)
  • Michael J. Gartland and J. Wesley Harned, speaker, The “Big Six” Admissibility Questions, National Business Institute (NBI), The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit(Aug. 2014)

About Mike

Mike Gartland evaluates every aspect of a case with an eye towards obtaining optimal results for his clients. He believes that every detail is vital and deserves his attention, and he never loses sight of the big picture. Mike applies this perspective to every stage of litigation, remaining devoted to his clients’ desired results in a case and keeping them abreast of all developments from beginning to end. Mike’s thorough case preparation and tireless attention to details throughout the life of a case helps to achieve optimal results and has served his clients well for almost three decades.

He focuses his practice on civil and commercial litigation, debtor and creditor rights, including bankruptcy law, and has an active appellate practice. Mike represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of matters across industry lines, including oil and gas, coal, commercial contracts, and disputes among business owners.

Outside of the office, Mike likes to spend time with his wife and two children. He is an avid bicycle rider and buyer, seller and trader of high-end billiard cues, the captain of an eight ball team and one of the top players in the Bluegrass BCAPL.