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

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
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, Member

Diversity Committee, Member

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

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.


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Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2021)

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