Jessica Lyn Middendorf



Jessica is an Associate in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Lexington office and first joined the firm in 2012. Her practice focuses on bankruptcy, non-bankruptcy workouts, and creditors’ rights, as well as commercial and business litigation in Kentucky state courts and in federal courts inside and outside of Kentucky. She is licensed to practice in Kentucky as well as Tennessee, and Jessica’s background includes serving as a law clerk to the Honorable David W. Houston, III, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. Jessica is a member of the Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice as well as the Business Litigation practice.


American College of Bankruptcy Sixth Circuit Fall Meeting CLE, “The Crossroad of LLCs and Bankruptcy,” co-presenter Thomas Rutledge, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, and Daniel I. Waxman, Wyatt, Tarrant Combs LLP; Lexington, KY, 2016

International Council of Shopping Centers’ OH, KY, IN, MI, & PA 2016 Retail Development & Law Symposium, “What Really Happens When You Go to Court,” panel member; Columbus, OH, 2016

Third Annual IWIRC Day at the Races CLE, “A View from the Bench: Case Law Update and Professionalism Issues,” panel moderator; Lexington, KY, 2016

Bankruptcy Update for Utilities Counsel, co-presenter with Lea Pauley Goff and Joseph M. Scott, Jr., Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC; Louisville, KY, 2015

Fayette County Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section CLE, “The Absolute Priority Rule in Individual Chapter 11 Cases: Recent Developments and Emerging Trends,” co-presenter with Adam M. Back, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC; Lexington, KY, 2013

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
  • Business Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
859-309-5447  Phone
(859) 231-3986  Phone
(859) 246-3422  Fax
University Attended:
University of Kentucky, B.S., cum laude, 2007
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
Year of First Admission:
Kentucky; 2011, Tennessee; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky


•American Bankruptcy Institute
•American Bar Association
•Executive Leadership Team Member for March of Dimes Greater Bluegrass Chapter, 2017-2018
•Fayette County Bar Association
•FCBA Women Lawyers' Association, Past Mentoring Chair
•Junior League of Lexington, Past Member
•Leadership Lexington Alumni Association Steering Committee, 2017-present
•Leadership Lexington, Class of 2017


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