My Role @ Bunch & Brock
Tom and his brother, Matt, grew up as children of lawyers. Both parents, Tom and Gail Bunch, are attorneys. The Bunch family remains committed to providing top-quality legal advice and exceptional client service.
Tom Bunch II began practicing law with his father’s law firm in 1989. After graduating from Henry Clay High School in 1982, Tom went to Wake Forest University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986. Upon graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Law, in 1989, Tom joined his father’s law firm, Bunch & Brock, where he has been practicing law for almost 30 years. Tom is married and has 4 children.
“I like helping people, and I appreciate the trust that they place in me. Because both our parents are attorneys, the law permeated our childhood. We saw dad in court. After school, we did our homework in the law firm conference room, and I carried my homework in a briefcase just like Dad’s. The law was conversation at the dinner table. We understood from a young age that we had to represent clients to the best of our ability.”
Tom is a well-rounded attorney who can bring his experience to bear upon circumstances as presented by a client. Tom practices in Debtor and Creditor Legal Issues arising in Bankruptcy (with extensive experience in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 cases, aka Personal Bankruptcy and Corporate Bankruptcy) and non-bankruptcy matters (loan workouts and foreclosure defense, debt relief and debt settlement).
“We give individuals a fresh start in their financial lives and help businesses reorganize their debt while maintaining day-to-day operations. We help bring people and businesses back into the economy in a productive way.”
During the last several years, Tom has played an increasing role at Bunch & Brock in Estate Planning (drafting Last Wills and Trusts, Power of Attorney, Designation of Heath Care Surrogate and HIPPA Releases) and Estate Administration (Probate cases). Finally, Tom enjoys consulting for small and new businesses, incorporations, contract drafting (covenant not to compete, trade secret and non-disclosure agreements), and lease drafting and negotiations. Tom is the Co-Author of “Using Social Science Methods to Improve Voir Dire and Jury Selection” in A Handbook of Jury Research, published by the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association (also known as ALI-ABA), in 1999.
Tom also represents creditors in bankruptcy cases to protect their rights, including landlords, secured creditors, heavy equipment lenders and even billboard sign companies. Having practiced debtor cases for many years, Tom has the experience and insight to obtain the best results for creditors caught in a bankruptcy case.
Tom was admitted to practice law before the Kentucky Supreme Court on November 3, 1989; admitted to practice law before the United States Court of Appeals on November 30, 1989; admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky on January 11, 1990; and admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on April 25, 1991. Tom is an active member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Fayette County Bar Association.
high profile cases
Tom has participated in numerous high-profile Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. The following list of corporate reorganization cases does not include Chapter 11 cases filed by individuals:
Karst-Robbins Coal Company, Inc.
Brenda Faye Coal Sales Company, Inc.
Sanymetal Products Co., Inc.
Burnett & Associates, Inc.
East Kentucky Lumber Company, Inc.
Appalachian Racing, Inc.
DataStream Imaging Systems, Inc.
Foodtown Supermarkets of Ky, Inc.
Computrex, Inc. (this was a complex Chapter 7 case)
Epitome Health & Hospital Corporation (Chapter 7 case)
Cook & Sons Mining, Inc.
Earnest Cook & Sons Mining, Inc.
Stardust Yachts, LLC
Samaritan Alliance, LLC d/b/a Samaritan Hospital
Associated Physicians Services of Lex, LLC
Associated Healthcare Systems of Lex, LLC
Integrated Health Plus, LLC
Kentucky Internal Medicine Group, PLLC
Dawahares of Lexington, LLC
Appalachian Fuels, LLC
Appalachian Premium Fuels, LLC
Kanawah Development Corporation
Appalachian Coal Holdings, LLC
Southern Eagle Energy, LLC
Dressed 4 Drinks, LLC
Johnson County Gas Company, Inc.
MERV Properties, LLC
T&T Energy, LLC
Fortress Resources, LLC
Blackjewel, LLC (represented creditor)
Dura Automotive Systems, LLC (represented creditor)
Borden Dairy Company (represented creditor)
- Kiwanis Club of Lexington (past president, 1994-1995)
- Volunteers at a local elementary school as part of the club’s service project and assisted with the fundraising to build a playground for the children
- Awarded the “George F. Hixson Fellow” in October 2000 by Kiwanis International
- Recognized as a member of the “Legion of Honor” for 25 years of community service
- Bluegrass Sportsmen’s League, Inc. (past board member)
- Lakeview Estates Lake Association (board member)
- University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, J.D. – 1989
- Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, B.A. – 1986
associations / memberships
- Kentucky Bar Association, Member
- Fayette County Bar Association
- Kentucky, 1989
- U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1991
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1990
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1989