Tyler Powell


Tyler has nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, loan modifications and restructuring, and commercial litigation. Over his career, he has represented both debtors and creditors in commercial and consumer bankruptcy cases, and this experience provides clients with a unique insight into what to expect in whatever cases they have.  This work has ranged from representing utilities and other creditors in large chapter 11 cases in New York City and Delaware, defending and bringing preference and fraudulent conveyance cases, and obtaining stay relief in a consumer case here in Kentucky. 

Tyler’s courtroom experience is not limited to bankruptcy court; for the better part of his career, Tyler has represented national and regional lenders in matters in state courts.  Tyler has appeared in dozens of Kentucky state courts with his practice encompassing foreclosures, collection actions (garnishments, writs of possession, and post-judgment asset discovery), and lien priority disputes between creditors on real property or personal property pursuant to Article 9 of the UCC.  Tyler also recognizes that his clients may need to resolve issues without litigation, and he has substantial experience reviewing client loans for issues or defects and documenting agreements as part of loan workouts or forbearances, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, or other agreements between debtors and their creditor.  Tyler has been asked to speak or present to numerous groups to share his knowledge. 

Tyler also serves as the primary outside counsel to a local video game company.  In his time working with the company, it has grown from a start-up to a successful and well known studio that has released multiple games that have sold millions of copies.  His diligence allows his client to focus on what it does best – making games.

Prior to joining Dinsmore, he clerked for Bankruptcy Judge James Massey in Atlanta, Georgia and then entered private practice in central Kentucky. Most recently, Tyler was the primary outside counsel in the area of creditor’s rights for a large regional bank.  Tyler received his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.  


  • Washington University, St. Louis  (J.D., 2003)
  • University of Kentucky  (B.A., 2000)
    • History

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky


  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Lexington Montessori School - Parent Board of Directors 2022