Daniel E. Hitchcock


How do you achieve success for clients?

I achieve success for my clients by first understanding their goals, then guiding and directing them toward accomplishing same using all the resources available at Wyatt.

Practices and Industries
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights

Daniel Hitchcock is a member of the Firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Service Team. He concentrates his practice in the areas of state creditor rights and bankruptcy, representing creditors and trustees in Chapter 11, 7 and 13 cases and adversary proceedings.

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  • Representation of Fruit of the Loom and Union Underwear in preference litigation under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code for amounts in excess of 1 million dollars.
  • In re Soards and In re Morrison, 344 B.R. 829 (Bankr.W.D.Ky.2006). Post Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 litigation involving vehicle purchase money security interests and applicability of U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Till v. SCS Credit Corp to determine what interest rate creditors are entitled to under Chapter 13 plan. United States Bankruptcy Court for Kentucky agreed with creditor’s position that contract interest rate is irrelevant in determining present value of plan payments as mandated under the Bankruptcy Code and Till still remains good law.


  • Washington Mutual
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Toyota Motor Credit
  • CIT Group
  • Union Planters
  • Chicago Title Insurance
  • Stewart Title Insurance
  • Countrywide Home Loans
  • State of Florida
  • Chapter 13 Trustee Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Chapter 7 Trustee
  • Fruit of the Loom

(NOTE: the above list excludes certain material financial institutions clients whose policies prohibit specifically naming them in this context)


J.D., University of Louisville School of Law, 1996

B.A., with honors, University of South Florida (Philosophy), 1993


  • Kentucky
  • Florida
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • Fayette Country Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association


  • University of Louisville School of Law member of the Journal of Law and Education
  • University of South Florida member of Arts and Sciences Honor Society
  • University of Miami member of Philosophy Honor Society


  • Associate attorney in Tampa, Florida for national creditor rights firm under LOGS, Law Offices of Gerry Shapiro
  • Law Clerk for General Electric, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Law Clerk for Hillsborough County Clerk of Circuit Court, Tampa, Florida


Florida and Kentucky Bar Associations


  • Pro bono work for indigent through local agencies
  • Youth sports coach baseball, football and basketball


Animal causes, including fundraising for The Humane Society