Brian R. Pollock
Brian is a member of the Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group working from our Louisville office.
Brian's practice focuses on representation of creditors in bankruptcy court, lender liability matters, commercial and residential foreclosures, defense of avoidance and preference actions, real estate litigation, and commercial litigation. Brian has also represented creditors pursuing derivative claims in bankruptcy. Brian edits and contributes to Creditors' Sidebar, a legal blog focused on bankruptcy and creditors' rights issues.
Keeping up with the Changing Landscape of the FDCPA
Creditors' Sidebar blog, April 20, 2021
Proofs of Claim and Adequate Protection
Webinar, June 19, 2020
Hot Bankruptcy Decisions of 2019
Webinar, June 10, 2020
Did I Forget to Turn Off the Stove? What Can Happen If You Forget to Dismiss a Settled Case
Ensuring that Security Agreements and Financing Statements are Valid
Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church, Trustee
Cedar Ridge Camp, President (2013); former Board Member; Volunteer
Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
magna cum laude
University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
University of Louisville Law Review, Bluebook and ILL Editor, Member; Note: "Pillaging the Land: Consideration of Judicial Control of Damage Awards to Prevent Windfalls at the Expense of the Environment," 48 U. Louisville L. Rev. 419 (2009)
Journal of Animal and Environmental Law, Founding Member, Executive Editor
Environmental Law & Land Use Society, Treasurer (2007-10)
National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, Quarterfinals, Awarded Best Oralist (preliminary round) (2009, 2010)
University of Virginia
Habitat for Humanity, University of Virginia Chapter
Cavalier Road Runners, Treasurer
O'Hill 5K, created and organized race for Habitat for Humanity
Prior to joining the firm, Brian served as a federal judicial law clerk for the Honorable Thomas H. Fulton of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky. Before embarking on his legal career, Brian directed the educational and special events programming at the Filson Historical Society for five years, including the bicentennial commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Brian is an active member of Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church, currently serving on the Board of Trustees. A former President of the Cedar Ridge Camp Board, Brian continues to work with the Camp to further its mission. Brian regularly volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, mainly with the construction crew, building multiple homes a year.
When he and his wife are not enjoying time with their two daughters, Brian likes to work on projects, whether it be construction, landscaping, home maintenance, or woodworking. Brian is an accomplished baker who enjoys celebrating his co-workers’ birthdays with a cheesecake.
Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2022-23)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2018-20)
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Publications
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 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.
Local Bankruptcy Rules: Kentucky (E.D. KY)
Bankruptcy attorneys Brian Pollock, Chrisandrea Turner and Elizabeth Thompson discuss Kentucky bankruptcy rules in this Practical Law Practice Note.
Local Bankruptcy Rules: Kentucky (W.D. Ky.)
Stites & Harbison attorneys, Brian Pollock, Chrissie Turner and Corey Dunn recently published an article for Thomson Reuters focused on local bankruptcy rules for the Western District of Kentucky.
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.
Amendments to the Bankruptcy Code Impact Lessors Post COVID-19
With available vaccines and lifted restrictions, restaurant capacities have increased, moratoriums are ending, and handshakes abound. This return to normalcy comes along with the need to address the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and legislation enacted in response. For example, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act’s amendments to the Bankruptcy Code will have an impact through at least December 2022.
The Draconian Statute Rears Its Head Again
While a colleague has likened Kentucky’s guaranty statute to Lewis G. Carroll’s Jabberwocky, the statute that frightens us more is Kentucky’s failure to release statute. It is a statute that comes with draconian penalties ($500/day plus attorney’s fees) and a lack of judicial interpretation.
Keeping up with the Changing Landscape of the FDCPA
Due to foreclosure and eviction moratoriums, voluntary forbearances, or the influx of government stimulus, the anticipated wave of creditor actions as a result of the pandemic have been held at bay.
I Mailed It . . . But Can I Prove It?
The U.S. Postal Service has seen increased demands on its services over the last year. In fact, the majority of us have had an experience with a piece of mail that took a little longer than expected to get to its destination.