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Thomas W. Frentz concentrates his practice in civil litigation, with particular attention to bankruptcy and business cases in Kentucky and Indiana. He has been involved in complicated litigation with insurers, financial institutions and governmental agencies. These cases have ranged from the failed Kentucky Central Insurance Company to multimillion dollar bond disputes with privately owned nursing homes. 

Mr. Frentz was a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee for 21 years. His bankruptcy practice evolved from his appointment by the United States Justice Department as a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee in 1988. He also served as law clerk to Judge Thomas A. Ballantine, Jr. (U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky-1977 to 1979) and to Judge Boyce F. Martin, Jr. (Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals-1979 to 1980). 

Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers® 2010 - 2017 in Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Louisville Magazine's Top Lawyers in Bankruptcy Law and Divorce Law
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2015 - 2018

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Professional & Community Activities

  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Heuser Hearing Institute, f/k/a Louisville Deaf Oral School, Former Board President
  • Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church, Session Member (2012-2015)
  • Kiwanis Club of Louisville, Board Member and Past President
  • The Chamber, Jeffersontown, Education Committee Chair and Board Member (2015-2018)
  • Louisville Vanderbilt Club, Past President (1980)


  • Judge Thomas A. Ballantine, Jr., U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1977 - 1979
  • Judge Boyce F. Martin, Jr., Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979 - 1980 


  • Kentucky
  • Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana


University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 1976

Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1973

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