Tireless Legal Advocates: Creative Solutions For Our Clients.

DelCotto Law Group provides professional legal guidance and advocacy for businesses, business owners, and individuals that need creative assistance with their unique financial or litigation obstacles. Our clients know that the DLG team will work collaboratively with them from beginning to end, analyzing all the variables involved to quickly determine and discuss the viable options.

Moving quickly and thoughtfully through the situations that our clients face, often with angry creditors at the doorstep, is a hallmark of what we do. Whether working with clients in bankruptcies or other litigation and negotiation settings, from the smallest to the most complex, DLG provides strong legal counsel and advocacy for all of our clients.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Collections
  • Credit Repair
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Foreclosure & Alternatives

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for relief under the Bankruptcy Code. Viewing or contacting DelCotto Law Group via our website is offered as a convenience and not as a method of providing legal advice. E-mailing us does not create an attorney-client relationship or make you a prospective client. Call 859-231-5800 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Laura Day DelCotto

Bar Admissions:

  • Kentucky Supreme Court, 1986
  • United States District Courts:
    • Eastern District of Kentucky, 1986
    • Western District of Kentucky, 1991
  • United States Court of Appeals
  • Sixth Circuit, 1988
  • United States Supreme Court, 1993
  • Southern District of Indiana, 2002

Education:

  • University of Kentucky College of Law
    • Juris Doctorate, with distinction, 1986
    • Honors: Colvin Rouse Best Note Award, 1986 Member, Kentucky Law Journal, 1984-86 Order of the Coif
  • The University of the South at Sewanee
    • Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, 1983
    • Honors: Order of the Gownsmen Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Fayette County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1999-2002
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Chair, Bankruptcy Section, 2002-2003
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • IWIRC Central KY Chapter, Co-founder and Chair, 2013
  • NAWBO, Board of Directors and Chair, Public Policy Committee, 2013-2016
  • Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification *
  • Joint Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee for Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky; ED Bankruptcy Court Local Rules Committee (2011)
  • Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, Life Member
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, Life Member
  • Fayette County Bar Foundation, Founding Fellow and Founding Firm
  • Leadership America, Class of 2011
  • American Heart Association, Board Member
  • Mary G. Copeland Home, Board Member
  • Bellewood Presbyterian Home for Children, Board Member
  • Ordained Elder, Presbyterian Church
  • Central Kentucky Section of the Credit Abuse Resistance Education Program, Volunteer Presenter
  • Don Jacobs Financial Literacy Program, Volunteer Presenter
  • National Association of Professional Women

Attorney Michael J. Gartland

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1990 Colorado, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1992
  • New Hampshire, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1990
  • Maine, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine, 1997
  • Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, 2006
  • Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2006

Education:

  • Georgetown University Law Center
    • J.D., 1989
  • University of Northern Colorado
    • B.S., Marketing, 1981
  • Clark University
    • M.B.A., Finance, 1984

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Attorney Dean A. Langdon

Bar Admissions:

  • Kentucky and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1995
  • Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification
  • Bankruptcy Mediation Training – St. John’s University/ABI

Education:

  • University of Kentucky
    • J.D., 1984
    • M.S.L.S., 1992
  • Centre College of Kentucky
    • B.A., 1980

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Fayette County and Kentucky Bar Associations
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 1996–1999, served on the Board of Directors of the Mediation Center of Kentucky, Inc. (Chair, 1999)
  • 1997-2008, 2011-present, Lexington Art League Board of Directors, Past President
  • 1984–present, volunteer arbitrator and mediator with the Central Kentucky Better Business Bureau
  • 1992–2008, volunteer mediator with the Mediation Center of Kentucky, Inc.
  • Speaks regularly at bankruptcy seminars, including the Consumer Bankruptcy Law Conferences presented by the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention
  • Member, Versailles Midway Woodford County Human Rights Commission (2005-2008)
  • 2008-2013, member of the Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival Committee
  • Founding Fellow, Fayette County Bar Foundation
  • President, Kentucky Bar Association Bankruptcy Section 2013-2014

Attorney Jamie L. Harris

Bar Admissions:

  • Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2016

Education:

  • Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
    • J.D., 2003
  • Centre College
    • B.A., History, cum laude, 2000

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Fayette County, Kentucky Bar Association
  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education (C.A.R.E.) Volunteer Presenter
  • Junior Achievement Volunteer
  • Lexington Young Professionals Association
  • IWIRC, Member

Attorney Heather G. Pennington

Bar Admissions:

  • Kentucky and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 2000
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2002

Education:

  • University of Kentucky College of Law
    • J.D., 2000
  • Dartmouth College
    • B.A., magna cum laude, 1995

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Raoul Wallenberg Scholar–one of 10 Americans selected for a one year graduate study scholarship at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Awarded the Gayle A. Mohney Scholarship to UK College of Law
  • Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law, Staff Member

Attorney Heather M. Thacker

Bar Admissions:

  • Kentucky, 2016
  • Ohio, 2009
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 2016

Education:

  • Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
    • J.D., Cum Laude, 2009
  • University of Notre Dame
    • Bachelors of Business Administration in Accountancy, 2006

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Kentucky Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2016
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers 2017-2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2015-2021 

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Louisville, KY 40202
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Danville, KY 40422
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