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Peter J W Brackney

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Lexington, KY

4.9   29 reviews

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    20%
    Peter Brackney helps Kentucky individuals, families and businesses navigate through difficult financial times.

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    20%
    Peter Brackney helps Kentucky individuals, families and businesses navigate through difficult financial times.

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    20%
    Peter Brackney helps Kentucky individuals, families and businesses navigate through difficult financial times.

  4. Estate planning
    20%
    Peter helps his forward-looking clients to ensure that that their wishes are followed with regard to medical decisions, property division, and selection of who will be the guardian of any minor children through the preparation of last wills and other end-of-life documents.

  5. Probate
    20%
    Peter Brackney grieving individuals navigate the probate process after the loss of a loved one.

A Professional, Compassionate Approach

 

Peter strives to handle each of his clients with respect and compassion. “Most people don’t approach bankruptcy willingly and they are usually at their wits end. I try to understand their situation before laying out their options and hopefully laying out a path toward the fresh start they deserve,Nothing is more rewarding than watching a client realize they are nearing the end of their debt trap.” says Brackney.

 

Peter takes the same approach with his estate planning clients. Most individuals don’t like facing their own mortality, but doing so can bring peace of mind for both themselves and for the loved ones left behind.

 

Peter also represents Kentucky businesses from startup to wind down, and at all stages in between.

 

Beyond the Law

Peter was born in Ohio, but he grew up in Lexington and calls central Kentucky home. As a double alumnus of the University of Kentucky, he bleeds blue! He married his high school sweetheart and together they have three children. When he isn’t practicing law, Peter is a big history buff. His award-winning website, kaintuckeean.com is about Kentucky’s rich history. He even wrote a book, Lost Lexington, about places in Lexington, Kentucky that have been “lost” to history. Peter is active in his community as well; he currently serves on the boards of both South Elkhorn Christian Church and The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Licensed for 13 years
State KY
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2009
Updated 09/20/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Peter

Peter J W Brackney
709 Millpond Road
Lexington, KY, 40514

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great attorney!
Peter Brackney was great to work with and truly cares about the families he is helping. Would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Kirk | March 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Matters
I hired Peter to handle estate matters related to my late wife's estate. It was like a life line had been thrown to me. Peter handle all issues dealing with her estate. Peter is personal in consulting with clients. Peter's planning is very pragmatic. And finally I noticed that Peter was highly professional in the work he did.
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Posted by Diana Cromer | September 1, 2020
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The Law Office of Peter Brackney
I highly recommend The Law Office of Peter Brackney for estate planning. Mr. Brackney is personable and truly cares about his clients. He took the time to explain, in detail, the steps that I needed to include and answered all my questions along the way. I found him to be thorough, trustworthy and respectful. I will always confer to Mr. Brackney and his legal expertise in the future. He was pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend the The Law Office of Peter Brackney!
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Posted by Justin | July 24, 2020
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Epidemiologist
Peter went above and beyond the basic services typically offered. He made sure everything regarding my case was complete, accurate, and punctual. Peter took the time to explain to me every step of the pertinent legal process so there were no surprises. Overall, the entire process was relatively smooth sailing. Your future self will thank you. I highly recommend Brackney Law Office.
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Posted by Craig | April 30, 2020
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Bankruptcy
Me Brackney was wonderful to work with he was able to give me all the information need to file for bankruptcy and was able to file that same day when I paid him
Posted by John | January 31, 2020
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Kind, Caring, and Compassion Attorney
Our daughter was born into our family with a world of medical complexities. As we navigated through the challenges of seeing her overcome the medical obstacles placed before us, my wife and I simultaneously faced the personal financial challenges overflowing from costs of prescriptions, medical bills, leaves from work, and much more. As the dust settled and our daughter was fixed, we faced a daunting financial outlook. Life happened and we felt helpless. After sitting with Mr. Brackney of Brackney Law Office, we were immediately put at ease with his compassionate approach and professional legal advice. He listened and understood, as we talked through our journey leading us to him. As humbling as it was to walk into his office, Mr. Brackney brought optimism and energy in seeing what steps were available and how to systematically move forward. I never once felt overwhelmed and left feeling very relieved. I would highly recommend Peter Brackney. He is kind and understanding. He brings a unique approach to your unique situation. Words simply do not provide justice in describing how incredibly thankful we are for his practice.
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Posted by Larry | February 14, 2019
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Uniquely different. Not only listens but hears and tailors his communication back to you.
Professional and personal. Truly cared about helping to create an environment to advise and help solve my challenges and threats. Others I know agree he gives you more than just your money's worth.
Response from Peter Brackney February 15, 2019
Thank you, Larry. I strive to make sure that my clients have been well advised and don't feel short changed. I am glad that your representation was positive and appreciate your trust.
Posted by Erin | October 25, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A lawyer you can trust
I got in touch with Peter about a difficult family situation involving an estate dispute. Peter was very understanding and compassionate as he took the time to talk me through the different scenarios and actions he would take on my behalf to help resolve the situation. When things took a turn, Peter referred me to a litigation attorney and didn’t take a dime from me. Thank you for your honesty and generosity. I can’t say enough about how appreciative I am that I found someone trustworthy during this difficult time.
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Response from Peter Brackney October 26, 2018
Thanks so much for the review, Erin. I hope that you are able to get the estate dispute resolved!! Best of luck!
Posted by Steve | October 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peter Brackney does superb work
Peter Brackney handled my estate case in excellent fashion. He knew how to resolve problems and cleared them away quickly. He stayed in touch with me throughout the process and clearly explained the sequence of steps and how much time each one would take. He also provided detailed billing and stayed within the costs expected for the case. Mr. Brackney is a very capable attorney and I would certainly recommend him.
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Posted by Nancy | September 7, 2018
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Professional
I spoke with Mr. Brackney over the phone regarding a landlord issue. Mr Brackney was very knowledgeable and professional.
Posted by DEB | September 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart. Helpful and Respectable.
I felt he knew what he was doing from the beginning, he didn't lie to me and he gave me a lot of advice and attention. Always responded to me and always kept me informed to the very end. I would recommend him to anyone in any financial situation in any other kind of situation.
Posted by Nancy R | June 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Peter is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend him! He helped me witPeter made these emotionaly difficult decsions easy for me. We had a great discussion at our initial meeting. He soon sent me a draft and answered all my questions. h my estate planning: last will and testament, power of attorney, and health directives. He is intelligent, kind, and a good listener.
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Posted by Paradise Services | May 5, 2018
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Problem solver
Mr. Brackney helped us speak with our property management company - he can help you too. He is quite knowledgeable. We recommend his services.
Response from Peter Brackney May 8, 2018
Thanks so much for the kind review. If you need any help in the future, do not hesitate to contact me!
Posted by Laurie | March 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
We hired Peter to handle our bankruptcy. He made the whole process easy, simple and quick. Peter answered any and all questions I had in a manner that I could understand. He really did go above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable with our decision to file. Peter is an excellent attorney and we would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice!
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Response from Peter Brackney March 13, 2018
Thank you for the kind words - it was my privilege to represent you both! I wish you both the very best!!
Posted by Erica | March 1, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Very pleased!
I am very pleased with the legal consult and services I received from Peter recently. He is professional and very knowledgeable. He took his time explaining legal matters I did not understand in a way that made sense to me. His rates were very reasonable too! Highly recommend for legal services and will definitely come back if we need additional legal advice or services in the future!
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Posted by Denver | February 28, 2018
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Highly Recommend
Mr Brackney was wonderful to work with. He explained things along the way and was always willing to answer questions. He made a hard time easier. I spoke with him recently and he was sincerely happy that I was able to turn a dark time in my life into a wonderful success.
Posted by Kathy | November 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
We hired Peter for Estate Planning advice and he was very helpful and professional. He went over and above what was expected and his rates were reasonable. We would highly recommend him to anyone!!
Response from Peter Brackney November 30, 2017
Thank you Kathy! It was a privilege getting to know you both and to assist you all in formulating an estate plan. I wish you both the very best! Please let me know if I can ever be of further assistance!
Posted by AH | September 13, 2017
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Paramount Attorney
I hired Peter Brackney for a complicated Landlord-Tenant case. He put my concerns in perspective and explained my case and how we needed to proceed explicitly. He is fair and honest; and, a good person. He guided me through a stressful situation with expertise; and, to top it off ... with compassion. I recommend Peter Brackney without hesitation.
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Response from Peter Brackney September 14, 2017
It was my pleasure assisting you! thank you for your kind words!
Posted by Tara | June 16, 2017
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Great Attorney
Mr. Brackney was very knowledgeable and professional. He researched the case thoroughly before providing me with legal options. Thank you for your assistance!
Posted by George | May 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
We found Mr. Brackney through the Avvo service and were extremely pleased with the care he provided in helping us prepare the legal documents we required. He clearly explained the legal terms we needed to understand and covered all the options we needed to consider in our matter.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Brackney Law Office, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Bunch & Brock
  • 2009 - 2015

Education

  • University of Kentucky
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Kentucky
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • A Visit to the Hospital
  • Documents Prepared
  • Small Business Owner
  • Discharge Granted

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Business - Bankruptcy Lawyers in Lexington
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2018
  • Christianos Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Lexington Christian Academy
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Bankruptcy Excellence for the Future Award
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2008
  • Medal of Excellence
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • 2008
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Food for Thought Luncheon (Kentucky Historical Society)
  • Lost Lexington
  • 2015
  • Robert E. Hemenway Writing Center Speaker Series (University of Kentucky Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Design Department)
  • Lost Lexington & The Writing Process
  • 2015
  • Line-by-Line Workshop
  • Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcies
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is the man in Central Kentucky when it comes to bankruptcy. He's who I refer trusted clients to. Give him a call."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is an excellent lawyer and a hard worker. He takes good care of his clients and he really cares that they get the best job done possible. I recommend him without reservation for estate planning, business entity creation and bankruptcy-related matters."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is a positive force for the citizens of Lexington. He is kind, thoughtful, and exactly the person I would want on my team if I had a bankruptcy issue."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is a very bright and capable lawyer who is respected by his peers. Aside from his skills as a lawyer, Peter is a great person."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have seen Peter handle complex matters with skill and expertise. He is very tech-savvy and capable of representing a client in the most difficult situations."
Bankruptcy and debt
Criminal defense
Chapter 11 bankruptcy