Jeffrey S. Ainsworth
Attorney at Law
Jeffrey is an attorney with BransonLaw PLLC who practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors' rights, and dischargeability issues. He has represented individual debtors, corporate debtors, unsecured creditors, committees, secured creditors, and trustees. Over his career he has resolved hundreds of millions of dollars in debt for both businesses and consumers.
When Attorney Jeffrey S. Ainsworth takes on a case, he brings the wealth of knowledge he has obtained throughout his career. He has earned a reputation in the Central Florida legal community as being a fierce advocate for his clients. He is known as a zealous advocate for his clients, with a passion for finding innovative ways to resolve complex issues.
He is not afraid of litigation and enjoys the challenges that ensue in heavily litigated cases. In a recent decision he was able to successfully discharge over $500,000,000.00 in debt after a multi-day trial. As of May 2021, he had filed approximately 30% of all the Chapter 11 Subchapter V cases filed in the Orlando Division of Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Court. He has led the charge to find unique ways to navigate Subchapter V for the best results for his clients.
Jeffrey strives daily to provide excellent, cost-efficient representation to his clients, but his dedication to fighting for the rights of those needing legal assistance does not end there. He assisted with the foundation of the Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Pro Se Clinic, assisting unrepresented debtors. He has also assisted many low-income debtors pro bono over his career.
U.S. District Court — Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court — Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court — Southern District of Florida
American Bankruptcy Institute
Orange County Bar Association
Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association — Board Member, Treasurer
Jeffrey was chosen as a Next Generation Participant by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, and was listed in Best Lawyers Ones to Watch.
J.D. — Florida State University
J.D 2008, Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law
B.A. — University of Central Florida
B.A. Political Science 2004
Professional and Other Public Service
Jeffrey is also a frequent speaker on a variety of topics in bankruptcy, having spoken at the Orange County Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute and Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association.
He is also on the Endowment Committee and Stewardship Committee for the First United Methodist Church of Orlando.
When he isn’t exploring exciting novel ways to represent his clients, Jeff is enjoying time with his wife, Chelsy, and two daughters.