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.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Local Bankruptcy Rules: Kentucky (W.D. Ky.)

Amendments to the Bankruptcy Code Impact Lessors Post COVID-19

Keeping up with the Changing Landscape of the FDCPA

Creditors' Sidebar blog, April 20, 2021

I Mailed It . . . But Can I Prove It?

Proofs of Claim and Adequate Protection

Webinar, June 19, 2020

Hot Bankruptcy Decisions of 2019

Webinar, June 10, 2020

Ensuring that Security Agreements and Financing Statements are Valid

Protecting Creditors' Rights, Sterling Education Services, September 10, 2014
Bar Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Community Involvement

Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church, Trustee

Cedar Ridge Camp, President (2013); former Board Member; Volunteer

Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer

Before Stites & Harbison

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.

More Than Stites & Harbison

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.

Besides Stites & Harbison

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)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2018-20)

Pollock Best Lawyers 2022
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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.

by Brian R. Pollock, Chrisandrea L. Turner, and Corey Dunn May 16, 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
Client Alerts

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.

by Erika R. Barnes, Brian R. Pollock, and Jackson B. Sanders, 2021 Summer Associate July 13, 2021
Creditors' Sidebar

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.

by Brian R. Pollock and Calesia Henson July 06, 2021
Creditors' Sidebar

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.

by Brian R. Pollock April 20, 2021
Client Alerts

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.

by Brian R. Pollock and Chadwick A. McTighe January 28, 2021
Creditors' Sidebar

Automatic Stay Does Not Mean Debtors Get Their Cars Back Automatically

The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the “mere retention of property does not violate § 362(a)(3)” of the automatic stay.

by Brian R. Pollock January 19, 2021
Client Alerts

New Bankruptcy Law May Increase Small Business Filings

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 creating a new Subchapter V for small-business debtors (less than $2,725,625 in debt) becomes effective. The purpose of this act is to eliminate some of the costly elements of a business bankruptcy reorganization and streamline the procedures.

by Brian R. Pollock, Erika R. Barnes, Eric J. Breithaupt, Elizabeth Lee Thompson, and Stites & Harbison February 18, 2020