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Joy’s practice focuses on corporate restructuring and creditors’ rights matters, including bankruptcy and insolvency-related litigation as well as out-of-court workouts. She serves on the Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Committee of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Joy served as a term law clerk for the Hon. Elizabeth L. Gunn of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia, where she drafted judicial opinions and managed an active docket. During law school, Joy was president of Kentucky’s LGBTQ law student association, OUTLaw, and served as an extern for the Hon. John K. Bush of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Other Info About Joy


Law School

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2021

Undergraduate School

Northern Kentucky University, B.S., Political Science, 2017, cum laude


Joy served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia, Hon. Elizabeth L. Gunn

Extern, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Hon. John K. Bush

Bar Memberships

Joy is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 2021

Ohio, 2023


Joy is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bankruptcy Institute

International Women’s Insolvency Confederation (IWIRC)

workOUT Professionals

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

University of Kentucky College of Law

Production Editor, Kentucky Journal of Natural Resources Law

President, OUTLaw

Major Publications

Joy is an author or contributor to the following publications:

“The Expiration of the Increased Subchapter V Debt Limit and Its Impact on Small Business Debtors,” ABI Journal, March 2024

“No Longer Rolling the Dice: Third Circuit Clarifies the Classification of Gaming Licenses,” XL ABI Journal 10, 18-19, 49, October 2021

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