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Tyler Yeager



Areas Of Practice

  • Financial Restructuring and Chapter 11
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate Governance and Formation
  • Corporate Finance

Tyler re-entered private practice after serving as a trial attorney in the Office of the United States Trustee, where he represented the U.S. Department of Justice's interest as "watchdog" of the federal bankruptcy system. While at the U.S. Trustee's office, Tyler litigated matters of fraud and abuse, consumer protection, and corporate reorganizations. Prior to his stint with the government, Tyler represented individuals and businesses of all sizes in financial workouts, liquidations, and restructuring under the Bankruptcy Code. In the course of his legal career, Tyler has counseled borrowers, lenders, trustees, committees, shareholders, vendors, and landlords in nearly all aspects of chapters 7, 9, 11, 12, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code, and related matters of commercial litigation.

In addition to the bankruptcy expertise he brings to the firm, Tyler advises clients on matters of business formation and planning, corporate finance, and contracts. His clients benefit from his empathic advocacy, careful planning, and attention to detail.


  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Tennessee


  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    • J.D. - 2008
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Major: Journalism, General Editorial

Honors And Awards

  • Kentucky Super Lawyer Rising Star (2013-2014)
  • Legal Aid Society Outstanding Volunteer Attorney (2013)
  • Louisville Bar Association Leadership Academy (2013)
  • Sigmund J. Beck Award for Outstanding Bankruptcy Scholarship (2008)

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Former Vice Chair and Chair of Louisville Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section (2012-2013)
  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) Committee Member (2013-Present)
  • Legal Aid Society, Volunteer Lawyer Program (2012-2015)