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Gregory Lee Padgett

Probate Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Greg Padgett, Gregory Padgett


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About Gregory

Learn Gregory’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    70%
    Handling contentious and difficult probate administration matters is an important part of our work. Executors must follow the law and treat all beneficiaries equally, not favoring their own interests or those of certain heirs.

    28 years, 275 cases

  2. Trusts
    30%
    Trust litigation and claims is a key part of our practice. We have for many years represented beneficiaries in claims against Trustees, and just as often have been engaged to defend Trustee decisions.

    24 years, 200 cases

I limit my practice to Estate and Trust Litigation.  Most of our clients are individuals, but I also represent banks, corporate fiduciaries, non-profits and others in disputes over inheritances.  These include will contests, trust contests, claims in estates, breach of fiduciary duty claims, contested accountings and other estate, probate and trust matters.

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Licensed for 38 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 1988
Updated 01/04/2023
State IL
Status Retired
Acquired 1984
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Gregory

Padgett Law
3755 E. 82nd Street
Suite 110
Indianapolis, IN, 46240

Reviews

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Posted by Randall | November 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate litigation
I was advised by my business attorney to hire Greg to co-represent with him, my children and I as we challenged my deceased wife’s family estate. It was an ag related situation. The co-council approach was found to be successful as Greg specialized in estate litigation cases and the business attorney specialized in ag law. Greg’s knowledge and experience was definitely beneficial to the outcome. His rates were reasonable. He was personable and always available to address concerns by reply in a timely fashion. Greg’s level of professionalism and approach in dealing with the opposing council was excellent. He truly outclassed the opposing council . I would highly recommend Greg without hesitation for your estate and trust litigation needs
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Posted by Robert | March 2, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Greg is a true advocate and attorney.
I have had the honor of having cases with and against Greg over many years. He is very knowledgeable and articulate. He is very hard working, and honorable, trust worthy, ethical and always acting in the best interests of his clients. It is always a pleasure to work with him, regardless of his position or who he represents. Make no mistake, he is diligent and a tremendous competitor. I do not hesitate to recommend him.
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Posted by Heather | February 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch
Hired Mr. Padgett to assist with dissolution of irrevocable trust - previously unsuccessful with other legal counsel. Because of his professional, competent help, the judge ruled in my favor. He is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2015
Outstanding
We used Greg to help to settle the estate of our recently deceased father. There were several complications due to a poorly structured trust. Greg was able to quickly process through everything and gave us a very clear and common sense path to liquidating the trust. There were a few other peripheral issues involved that Greg was also able to counsel us through in a very professional way. We had spoken to several lawyers before Greg and no one was even close to him in knowledge and counseling skills. I would highly recommend Greg and his services.
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Posted by T | April 24, 2015
Made it an easier process for me
Possible life insurance lawsuit being filed against me. Greg took a common sense approach and remained calm while other lawyers I talked to tried to put me in panic mode immediately. Would recommend him highly.
Posted by Richard | May 28, 2013
Best Trust & Estate Lawyer
We had a sibling who gained control over our mother and had her give him and his son total control of all family assets through power of attorney while living and for 99 years after her death via a trust. In just a few weeks Mr. Padgett had them dissolving this trust and everything being equally divided among the 6 heirs. Furthermore he managed to do this without increasing family hostility. If one needs to solve an unfair trust or estate problem, I do not think anyone can surpass him. I say all of this without ever personally meeting him and even living in a different state.
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Posted by Ralph J. Secoy | April 21, 2011
Excellent
As a business owner and estate/trust beneficiary, I have worked with well over 25 attorneys. If a good man is hard to find, an honest lawyer is even more rare, and Greg Padgett is that man. He is the only attorney I've used with high integrity, excellent working knowledge, and very good results. If your circumstances require estate and/or trust expertise, I've tried so many other lawyers I can say that you would be fortunate to work with Greg.
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2009
Responsive
Greg was dedicated to our needs and responsive to our requests. I respected his ability to simplify the intensity of the legal system through a personal approach. His promptness to my needs was highly commendable.
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2009
Great Attorney!
I have worked with quite a few attorneys in the last 15 years. I can honestly say, without a doubt that Greg Padget was the most responsive and honest of all of them. Most of the other attorney's that I have hired did not keep me informed, and I often wondered if they were even looking at my file. Many times felt that they took my money and I did not get anything for it. This was not my experience with Greg Padget. Greg called me when something came up, and he always kept me informed. I did not need to call him several times to get a response to a question, he always called me back. He was very responsive and honest. This was so important to me because after losing a loved one, the last thing you want to worry about is if your attorney has your best interests at heart. I would recommend Mr. Padget to anyone needing assistance with an estate or planning of one. I can not say that about any other attorney that I have worked with in the past.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Counsel
  • Barnes & Thornburg
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Partner
  • Johnson, Hall & Lawhead
  • 1992 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Baker & Daniels LLP
  • 1989 - 1992
  • Associate
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • 1984 - 1988
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Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • DePauw University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude
  • 1981

Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • SuperLawyer Trust and Estate Litigation
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2014
  • SuperLawyer Trust and Estate Litigation
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • 2010
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)
  • Tips for Trust Contests
  • 2010
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Recent Developments, Estate Litigation
  • 2009
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)
  • Changes of Beneficiary
  • 2009
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)
  • Undue Influence in Will Contests
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • 2010
  • Estate Litigation
  • Changes of Beneficiary
  • 2009
  • Probate Litigation
  • Undue Influence in Will Contests
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
Endorse Gregory
Probate Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Greg is a true professional. He knows the probate litigation area well and I have referred cases to him."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As an estate planning attorney (33 years) I need to refer clients and prospects to an experienced will/trust litigator from time to time. In Indiana, there are only a handful of attorneys who, in my opinion, have the requisite skill set and experience to handle estate and trust-related litigation. Attorney Gregory L. Padgett is always my first choice of litigator for Indiana-based disputes. Greg achieves good results for his clients, whether through discovery and depositions, mediation or trial."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Greg works with integrity and has your best interests in mind."

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Indianapolis Probate Lawyer Gregory Lee Padgett
Gregory Lee Padgett
Probate Attorney
Indianapolis, IN
Licensed for 38 years
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