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  • Education
    • J.D., magna cum laude, Washburn University, 2018, Washburn Law Journal, Notes Editor 
    • B.S., University of Kansas, 2015
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Kelsey Hodgdon is an associate in the Financial Services Litigation practice group. Kelsey assists lenders with maximizing their return on distressed commercial mortgage debt. Banks, loan servicers, life insurance companies and private equity firms nationwide rely on Kelsey to help protect and preserve their collateral, enforce their rights as creditors and maximize their recovery.

Kelsey has experience in resolving distressed loans by:

  • litigating and collecting on debt instruments;
  • defending lender liability claims;
  • conducting UCC sales;
  • representing creditors in bankruptcy;
  • foreclosing collateral;
  • obtaining receiver appointments; and
  • negotiating and closing forbearance agreements, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure agreements, and loan sale agreements.

Kelsey understands the value of providing practical solutions to lenders enforcing their rights in a timely and cost-efficient manner. In addition to her financial services litigation practice, Kelsey represents lenders in a variety of Chapter 11 cases. Whether she is working with a commercial lender or a creditor in bankruptcy, Kelsey relies on her ability to understand her clients’ businesses, developing solutions that achieve strategic financial and business objectives. 



text icon Publications & Presentations
Washburn Law Journal Student Publication
The Feared Feres: The Tenth Circuit Broadens Sovereign Immunity at Children’s Expense [Ortiz v. United States, 786 F.3d 817 (10th Cir. 2015)], 56 Washburn L.J. 151