Chrisandrea L. Turner

Chrisandrea (Chrissie) Turner of our Lexington office is a bankruptcy and creditors’ rights litigator focusing on corporate bankruptcy and restructuring and adversary proceeding defense. Ms. Turner regularly represents lenders, trade creditors, lessors and lessees, sureties, and large creditors in Chapter 11 matters and complex bankruptcies around the country. Her litigation practice includes receiverships, preferential and fraudulent transfer defense in bankruptcies, nondischarge of debt adversaries and foreclosure. Chrissie's discipline of practice touches areas beyond bankruptcy, including environmental actions, healthcare matters and corporate transactions. Working closely with multiple Stites service groups, Chrissie is able to advise our clients on issues they face both inside and out of creditor-oriented matters.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Bankruptcy Primer for In-House Counsel

Kentucky Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section, Lunchtime Webinar Series, November 9, 2021

Ritzen Gives Bankruptcy Attys Comfort with Final Orders

by Vince Sullivan,, January 17, 2020

Working Parents

panel speaker, presented by Women's Law Caucus, University of Kentucky College of Law, March 27, 2019

Fair Debt Collection Procedures Act - What you Need to Know

National Business Institute Seminar, June 5, 2018

Fair Credit Reporting Act - Advice to Businesses

National Business Institute Seminar, June 5, 2018

What to do when the Subcontractor is financially troubled, or worse, files bankruptcy?

Construction Seminar, September 13, 2017

How to Effectively Use Outside Counsel and Save Attorney Fees

Without Consent of Skipped Creditor

Money Back Guarantee?

American Bankruptcy Institute, Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, July 2016

What it means when your Subcontractor files bankruptcy

Construction Seminar, March 18, 2015

Recovering Your Goods From a Bankrupt Buyer

The Goods, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, February/March 2015

Collection Law from Start to Finish

National Business Institute, Lexington, Ky., May 6, 2014

Protecting Creditors' Rights

speaker, Sterling Education Services, September 2013

Recent Bankruptcy Ruling on Unrecorded Mortgage Gives Bank Win Over Trustee

Non-wage Garnishments to Set-off

Financial Institutions seminar, Keeneland, April 2013
Recent Assignments
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 Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Firm Recruiting Committee, Member

Lexington Office Recruiting Committee, Chair

American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
Women Lawyers Association
Leadership Kentucky, Board of Directors (2015-19); Alumni Association
International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
Community Involvement

Leadership Kentucky, Board of Directors (2015-present)

Women Leading Kentucky, former Chair (2015-18)

More Than Stites & Harbison

Upon graduating from law school, Chrissie clerked for Hon. Judge Joseph M. Hood, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, and Hon. Judge Eugene E. Siler, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She began her bankruptcy practice in 2001, and has litigated bankruptcy matters in Kentucky, Delaware, Connecticut, California, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri and New York.

Chrissie is active in the American Bankruptcy Institute and previously served as Chair of Women Leading Kentucky. She has served as a member of the board of directors for Leadership Kentucky since 2015.


Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy (2018-22)

Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers (2020)

Turner Best Lawyers 2022
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