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Brian M. Bennett

Brian is an attorney in the Louisville office, where he is a member of the Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group.

Brian's practice focuses on lender liability actions, contested mortgage litigation, consumer protection litigation (TILA, RESPA, FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA), commercial foreclosure, forcible detainer & eviction and other real estate disputes, residential and commercial compliance, and general commercial litigation in state and federal courts.

Brian has served on the Louisville Office Recruiting Committee since 2011 and served as the Louisville Office Summer Associate program coordinator during summer 2017. He is also a member of the firm's Diversity Committee.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

FDCPA Scope and Coverage: Mistakes the CFPB Is Looking For

Avoiding Current FDCPA and Foreclosure Compliance Mistakes, NBI Seminars, March 14, 2022

CFPB and FDCPA Compliance Issues in Foreclosure

Avoiding Current FDCPA and Foreclosure Compliance Mistakes, NBI Seminars, March 14, 2022

Update on Bank Litigation

Speaker, Conference on Legal Issues for Financial Institutions, October 23, 2020

Collecting a Judgment

Webinar, July 8, 2020

Asset Recovery Orders/Replevin Overview & Local Rules

Webinar, June 30, 2020

Other Consumer Protections

FDCPA and Collection Law, National Business Institute Seminars, Louisville, KY, June 8, 2018

What Bankruptcy Attorneys Should Know About RESPA and Mortgage Servicers

co-presenter, 14th Biennial Consumer Bankruptcy Law Conference, UK Law Continuing Legal Education, Lexington, KY, March 22, 2018

Regulatory Climate Under the Trump Administration

Mentoring Works with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Bar Briefs, Louisville Bar Association, February 2017

Are you subject to the FDCPA?

The FDCPA & CFPB: What Debt Collectors Must Know for 2017!, National Business Institute seminars, Webcast, December 27, 2016

The FDCPA and CFPB's Role in 2017

The FDCPA & CFPB: What Debt Collectors Must Know for 2017!, National Business Institute seminars, Webcast, December 27, 2016

Our Money is on: Compliance Issues - A Tip Sheet for 2016

Legal Descriptions

and "Title Insurance Dissection - Real-World Examples," Legal Descriptions, Title Insurance and Surveys in Real Estate Transactions, National Business Institute Seminars, April 4, 2016

An emphasis on experience: Law firms have the seasoned talent today's business clients demand

by Robert Hadley, The Lane Report's 2015-16 Market Review of Central Kentucky, November 2015

2015 Regulatory Racecard

Continuous change expected as lawyer's career progresses

Business First of Louisville, March 20, 2015

Enforcing Forum-Selection Clauses Under Federal and Kentucky Law

co-author, Bar Briefs, August 1, 2014

Recovering Runaway Collateral (Even Across State Lines)

Recent Developments from the Dodd-Frank Act

Creditors' Rights Conference, Keeneland, April 2014

Kentucky Mortgage Loan Companies and Mortgage Loan Brokers

a chapter of UK/CLE Real Estate Law and Practice Handbook, 4th ed. (2013), co-authored with Richard A. Vance

CFPB and the Dodd-Frank Act

with Katherine A. Bell, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Seminar, Keeneland Creditors' Rights Conference, Lexington, KY, April 2013

Kentucky Attorney General offers protection for secured lenders

Case Law and Legislative Update

Old Republic National Title Insurance Company 2012 Kentucky Agency Seminar, June 19, 2012

Federal law forces banks to reassess their garnishment procedures

Bankruptcy Claims Trading: Mechanics, Strategies, and Ethics

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Indiana
Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Diversity Committee, Member

Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, former Member

Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Community Involvement

The Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court, Brandeis Inn of Court, Barrister member

March of Dimes, Greater Louisville Market, Board Member; 2020 Event Chair for the Greater Louisville March for Babies (Bennett Family, including Bennett’s wife & triplet sons, to serve as the Ambassador Family)

Capital Access Corporation-Kentucky, Board Member

Louisville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Vice Chair (2014); Chair (2015)

Legal Aid Society, Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, Volunteer Attorney (2012-2016)

Leadership Louisville Center, Focus Louisville, Graduate (2014); Ignite Louisville, Graduate (2015)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, Volunteer Big Brother (2006-present); Big Leadership Team, Vice-President (2016-17)

Credit Abuse Resistance Education (C.A.R.E), Presenter

Beargrass Christian Church, Young Adults Committee; Legal Committee

Sigma Chi Fraternity, Iota Lambda Chapter, House Corporation President

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Mr. Bennett has a passion for mentoring and has served as a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana since 2006. He is also a board member of Capital Access Corporation-Kentucky. Brian is an avid runner and a lifelong fan and supporter of the University of Louisville. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Chelsea, and his triplet sons, Aiden, Bryson, and Theo. A Louisville native, Mr. Bennett participated in the firm's summer associate program in 2009 and also clerked with the firm during his final semester of law school.

Accolades

Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2022)

Best Lawyers in America®, Ones To Watch, Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Antitrust; and Litigation - Bankruptcy (2021)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2021)

Bennett Super Lawyers
Bennett Best Law Ones Watch2021
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Events

Avoiding Current FDCPA and Foreclosure Compliance Mistakes

Date: 3/14/22
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Webinar

Attorney Brian Bennett will be a speaker at this NBI seminar on March 14, 2022 and it will be available for OnDemand Video by March 17, 2022.

Brian M. Bennett March 07, 2022
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2021
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 41 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2021 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 21, 2020
Presentations

The Coronavirus and Beyond: Strategies for Creditors During Uncertain Economic Times

In this recorded webinar, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy attorneys Elizabeth Lee Thompson, Brian M. Bennett, Chrisandrea L. Turner and John S. Wathen discuss the latest legal issues impacting businesses during these uncertain economic times.

by Elizabeth Lee Thompson, Brian M. Bennett, and Chrisandrea L. Turner November 13, 2020
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2020
Client Alerts

GSEs Announce New Fee for Consumer Residential Loan Refinances: Lenders Brace for Added Costs and Potential Compliance Concerns

On August 12, 2020, the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”) delivered a harsh blow to lenders and consumers in the residential mortgage market when they announced they would impose a .5% fee (i.e., a 1/2 “point” in mortgage finance parlance) on refinance mortgages purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after September 1, 2020.

by Brian M. Bennett August 18, 2020
Press Releases

Brian Bennett Appointed to Greater Louisville March of Dimes Board

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Greater Louisville Market of the March of Dimes has appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Brian Bennett to its Board of Directors.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC March 30, 2020
Press Releases

Brian Bennett named to 2020 Bingham Fellows Class

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2020)—Leadership Louisville recently announced that Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Brian Bennett is one of 44 community leaders selected for membership in the 2020 Bingham Fellows class.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 29, 2020