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January 1, 2022

Krieg DeVault is pleased to announce that Partner Kay Dee Baird has been named as the firm's new Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Practice Group Chair.  Ms. Baird has been with Krieg DeVault since 2009, became a Partner with the firm in 2016, and will now lead the firm’s growing efforts in this area.  

Ms. Baird advises clients who are involved in creditor/debtor disputes, and often participates in bankruptcy proceedings, foreclosure proceedings, receivership proceedings and other collection matters. Ms.Baird primarily works with creditors, however, she advises both individual and institutional creditors and also represents receivers. In the area of litigation, she assists clients in various types of civil litigation depending on the needs of the particular client. Ms. Baird's litigation experience ranges from small litigation matters to class action litigation and includes topics such as overdraft litigation, lender liability claims, FDCPA litigation and shareholder disputes. She has assisted a wide array of clients in such litigation, including individuals, institutional clients, and nationally known corporations. In addition to work in Creditors' Rights and Litigation, Ms. Baird also has experience in transactions involving commercial law and experience in rendering non-consolidation opinions and true sale opinions for lending transactions. She has also testified before the Indiana legislature with regards to legislation which affects financial institutions and collaborated in the drafting of such legislation.

Throughout her career, Ms. Baird has been actively involved in numerous professional and civic organizations.  She currently serves as Central States Bankruptcy Workshop Board Member for the American Bankruptcy Institute and is a Board Member for Shelbyville Central Education Foundation.

Ms. Baird has previously been recognized as an Indiana Rising Star by Indiana Super Lawyers. 

About Krieg DeVault LLP  
Krieg DeVault LLP is a diversified law firm representing a wide variety of local, regional and national clients.  It is a business-focused law firm with offices in Indiana, Illinois, Georgia and Florida.  The firm’s attorneys have significant experience in key areas that address the needs of a diversified client base.