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I'm inspired by helping our clients resolve financial challenges they encounter.  After analyzing the situation, we work together to consider the options and potential outcomes, then work on getting results.  The flexibility exists for clients to be as "hands-on" as they want to be, taking cost considerations into account.


In my spare time, I'm active in Lexington's evolving arts community and I run and cycle to stay fit.


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 60%
    29 years
  2. Debt Settlement: 25%
    11 years
  3. Foreclosure: 10%
    20 years
  4. Debt Agreements: 5%
    13 years



Hourly ($335-395/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Julie A Butcher

    Dean Langdon knows this area of the law backwards and forwards. Not only is he smart, skilled and knowledgeable as a lawyer, he is a great guy who constantly gives back to his community.


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Contact info

200 North Upper Street
Lexington, KY, 40507


KYAuthorized to practice law198408/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer - Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor RightsBest Lawyers2013
Continuing Legal Education AwardKentucky Bar Association2012
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2012
Consumer Bankruptcy Law CertificationAmerican Board of Certification2012
Outstanding Mediation ServicesMediation Center of Kentucky1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberDelCotto Law Group PLLC2004 - Present
PartnerMapother & Mapother, P.S.C.1994 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2009 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1990 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Knowles, 253 B.R. 412 (Bankr. E.D. Ky. 2000)Replacement value starts with retail
In re Smith Mining & Materials, LLC, 405 B.R. 589, (Bankr. W.D. Ky. 2009)Judgment for approx. $85,000
In re Micek, 473 B.R. 185Attorney fees in domestic relations case granted domestic support obligation status.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Consumer Bankruptcy Practice in Kentucky: Chapter 7 PracticeDomestic Relations Issues in Bankruptcy2012
Consumer Law in Kentucky, 2d Ed.Bankruptcy Law2011
Kentucky Bench & BarIndividual Chapter 11 Bankruptcies: Powerful Tools and a Few Pitfalls2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kentucky College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1984
Centre CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women's Law Association LuncheonApplying Mediation Principles in Practice2013
Lunchtime CLE SeriesBankruptcy Issues for the Family Law Practitioner2013
11th Biennial UK Consumer Bankruptcy Law ConferenceChapter 11 for Individual Debtors2012
Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line WorkshopMeans Test/Chapter 13 Workshop2011
Negotiating Real Estate Loan Terms and Workout OptionsNegotiating Loan Documents/Ethics in Lending2010
Means Test 101 TeleconferenceBankruptcy Means Test2010
Judge Joe Lee Bankruptcy InstitutePractitioner's Problems with the BAPCPA2009
Family Law InstituteIssues in Bankruptcy for the Family Law Practitioner2009
Collection Law from Start to FinishImpact of Bankruptcy on Collections2009