Christopher D. Hunt, Attorney at Law
Christopher D. Hunt, Attorney at Law, PLLC is a client-focused firm, with an office in Lexington. I serve clients throughout all of Central and Eastern Kentucky, as well as the Louisville and Northern Kentucky areas.
Every person's legal issues are unique, important and require individualized attention. Clients do not meet with secretaries or paralegals, but make sure that all consultations, meetings and phone calls are handled by me.
Initial consultations in all cases are always free and I encourage you to contact me by phone or email to discuss your case and set up an appointment. I realize that it is hard for people to get away from work and other responsibilities during traditional business hours, so evening and weekend appointments are available when necessary.
My philosophy is simple: businesses, creditors, and the Government are all represented by attorneys, and the people of Kentucky deserve to have attorneys fighting on their behalf.
I realize that one of the biggest concerns people have with any legal case is trying to find a firm that they can afford. I am dedicated to working with my clients to find payment arrangements that are flexible and affordable.
I represent clients in state, federal and bankruptcy courts throughout Kentucky, and will pursue appeals in both state and federal court.
For more information on my areas of practice, please visit my website at www.christopherhuntlaw.com.
465 East High Street, Suite 103
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Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
I offer affordable, tailored fees for my clients needing to file bankruptcy or defend against creditors attempting to foreclose or collect on other debts.
9 to 5, M-F and by appointment
I practice extensively in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
When people get in a financial situation where bankruptcy is a potential option, there are a lot of things to consider before filing, and it is important to speak with a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible. It is vital that you make sure to avoid Common Bankruptcy Mistakes.
Causes of Consumer Bankruptcy
There is no single cause of bankruptcy. Major factors that cause a lot of consumers to seek bankruptcy assistance are:
1. Medical Expenses
3. Job Loss
4. Major Unforeseen Expenses (fire losses, accidents, etc.)
5. Increased Interest Rates
In recent years, the foreclosure crises, predatory lending, and rising unemployment have caused more and more people to seek bankruptcy protection.
What Can Bankruptcy Do?
Bankruptcy laws help people who can no longer afford to pay their debts by either liquidating non-exempt assets (Chapter 7) or by creating a repayment plan (Chapter 13).
While every case is different (and it is important that you speak to an attorney about all of your options) bankruptcy may make it possible for people to:
1.Discharge liability for most or all of their debts and get a "fresh start." When a debt is discharged in bankruptcy, the debtor has no further legal obligation to pay the debt.
2.Stop foreclosure actions on the debtor's home, and allow them a chance to catch up on missed payments.
3.Prevent repossession of a car or other property, or force the creditor to return property even after it has been repossessed.
4.Stop wage garnishment and other debt collection harassment.
5.Restore or prevent termination of certain types of utility service.
6.Lower the monthly payments and interest rates on debts.
7.Allow debtors to challenge the claims of certain creditors who have committed fraud or who are otherwise trying to collect amounts they are not entitled to.
There are certain limits on what debts can be eliminated, please check the FAQ page on our website for more information about these debts.
How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?
Christopher Hunt grew up in Pike County, Kentucky and graduated from Elkhorn City High School.
He attended Georgetown College and the University of Kentucky where he earned a degree in Political Science.
Chris' first career was as a journalist, writer and editor, working for small Kentucky newspapers and also for the Council of State Governments.
Chris graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2006. During law school, Chris served on the staff of the Kentucky Law Journal, where he had an article on bankruptcy published and also served as Notes Editor for KLJ's symposium on bankruptcy. He also served on the college's mock trial team, where he made one of the school's national tournament teams, competing in his third year.
After graduation, Chris' first job was serving as law clerk to the Honorable Judge Edward B. Atkins, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Chris has been married to his wife since 1991; they live in Lexington with their daughter.
- Bar Number: 91775
Kentucky , 2007
- University of Kentucky College of Law
Kentucky Law Journal, Symposium Notes Editor
Mock Trial Team