Giving Clients A Helping Hand For Over 25 Years

Hayden & Butler, P.S.C. was established in 1991 and Ronald E. Butler has over 25 years of experience in consumer bankruptcy law. Hayden & Butler, PSC is an experienced, dedicated firm with its administrative office in Lexington, Kentucky, and three satellite offices located in Owingsville, London and Madisonville. The attorneys and their staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and accessible.

We Offer:

  • Free Consultation
  • Emergency Filing
  • Payment Plans
  • Night & weekend appointments available by request
  • Call our Panic Line at (859) 576-6932*
    (9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week)
    *First time inquiries only

We offer a flat rate fee for Chapter 7 Filings which includes filing fees, attorneys fees, and the two court-mandated debt counseling sessions. Call for details!


  • Creditor calls
  • Repossessions
  • Home foreclosure
  • Wage garnishments
  • Lawsuits


  • Protect and keep your vehicle and home
  • Protect co-signers
  • Arrange payments to fit your income (only applies to Ch. 13 cases)
  • Catch up house payments, taxes & child support


Ronald E. Butler

Ronald E. Butler

Mr. Butler is the Firm's founding partner and a member of the Kentucky Bar Association for over 40 years. Born in Madisonville, Kentucky, he is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.
He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in 1965 and earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1971. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Blanton Collier Sportsmanship Group and is an author of Christian-themed historic fiction, including The Success Equation and The Gate Beautiful.

Anthony (Tony) Barber

Mr. Barber is an of counsel affiliate who works in the Mount Sterling office. He was admitted to the Kentucky Bar Association in 1986 and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky. He graduated from Transylvania University in 1981 and earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1985.

Sherry Rankin

Mrs. Horn is the Senior Paralegal of the Firm who has worked for Mr. Butler for over 18 years. She is the owner of Bankruptcy Administrative Resources. which provides administrative bankruptcy services to Hayden & Butler, P.S.C. She previously worked for the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Midway College in 1991 where she graduated with honors.

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