Brian H. Meldrum

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Creditor Debtor Rights Attorney in Louisville, KY

Kaplan Johnson Abate & Bird LLP
 | 710 West Main Street, 4th Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-509-6962
Fax: 502-540-8282
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (60%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (20%)


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Attorney Profile

Brian H. Meldrum is an attorney at the law firm of Kaplan Johnson Abate and Bird LLP in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Meldrum concentrates his practice on business litigation and commercial law and serves clients in the Louisville region and throughout the state of Kentucky.

Mr. Meldrum has more than 10 years of experience representing borrowers, creditors, examiners, lenders, receivers and trustees. An adept litigator and arbitrator, he has several corporate clients and appears in state and federal courts on their behalf. He handles complex matters involving bankruptcy litigation, insolvency, receiverships and workouts.

Mr. Meldrum has received numerous honors and awards over the course of his career, including an AV Preeminent* rating by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2016, Louisville magazine named him one of the top lawyers in bankruptcy law and “The Best Lawyers in America” included him in its list of top bankruptcy, creditor/debtor rights, insolvency and reorganization lawyers and also named him “Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year” in those areas in 2017.

Before joining Kaplan Johnson Abate and Bird LLP, Mr. Meldrum practiced for more than 10 years as a partner at a regional law firm. Before, he practiced for seven years at a Chicago-based law firm. He endeavors to provide each client with high-quality, efficient legal services while strongly advocating on their behalf.

Mr. Meldrum received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, graduating with the highest distinction. He earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and holds a law license in Illinois and Kentucky.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Creditor Debtor Rights
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 20%Bankruptcy


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020

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About Brian Meldrum

Admitted: 2007, Kentucky

Professional Webpage:


  • Martingale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rater
  • Louisville Magazine top Lawyers, Bankruptcy Law, 2016 
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers, 2013-2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2015-2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2017

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, B.A., with Highest Distinction, 1997
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Office Location for Brian H. Meldrum

710 West Main Street
4th Floor
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: 502-509-6962

Fax: 502-540-8282

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Last Updated: 12/18/2018

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