Pat focuses her practice in Estate work for Meinhart Smith Manning . She has... more
Pat focuses her practice in Estate work for Meinhart Smith Manning . She has successfully probated thousands of Estates and minor Guardianships. She is licensed to practice in both Kentucky and Indiana. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Indiana Bar Association, and the Louisville Bar Association.
I am licensed in both Kentucky and Indiana and actively practice in both states.... more
I am licensed in both Kentucky and Indiana and actively practice in both states. Prior to focusing on estate planning and elder law, I had an extensive background in litigation, having handled cases in trials, and on appeal, in both states. This background allows me to help fully protect my client's interests when necessary.
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