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Karl Nelson Truman

Personal injury Attorney at Jeffersonville, IN

4.9   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Kentucky - KY 30 years
    Indiana - IN 36 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1993
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2015
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1987
    Active in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2014

About Karl

Learn Karl’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Plaintiff personal injury litigation including automobile accidents and premises liabilitiy.

    35 years

  2. Social Security & Disability
    Social Security Disability and Veterans Disability Claims

    35 years

  3. Workers compensation
    Work injuries including Longshore and Jones Act Claims

    35 years


Karl Truman Law Office
420 Wall St
Jeffersonville, IN, 47130-3428
Karl Truman Law Office
332 West Broadway
Suite 300
Louisville, KY, 40202
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Posted by Melissa | May 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied client
After my accident, I wasn't sure where to turn. A family member suggested I contact the Truman Law Office. From the beginning and throughout my case they remained helpful and informative, always contacting me to keep me updated on the status of the case whether the news was good or not. They did a lot of research to make sure every avenue was covered, never giving up on getting me the best possible outcome. Correspondence and calls to the office were always returned, and every question I had was always answered. I highly recommend the Truman Law Office.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2016
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Veteran's Disability Claim
Truman Law Office recently handled my Veteran's Administration (VA) disability claim. The professional and knowledgable staff at Truman Law provided assistance in evaluation of my personal medical records which included assistance in the formulation and presentation of my claim to properly mesh within the VA's schedule of ratings so that a proper and approvable claim could be filed. During the "hurry up and wait" VA claim process, staff at Truman Law were exceptional at keeping me informed of the VA review and approval process. I highly recommend Truman Law to professionally handle your VA disability claim!
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Posted by Connie Norman Howard | March 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mark Webster, Attorney, Truman Law
I have had the fortunate experience of having Mr Mark Webster protect my legal rights in 2 injury cases and my SSA approval. Mark is one of the most honest, honorable Plaintiff Attorney's you will ever know. Highly qualified, experienced, compassionate to a Plaintiff's injury, health issues. He makes himself accessible to communicating with you the injured. A very honorable person, highly ethical, and just an overall great person and Attorney,,,, and gets you results !
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Posted by Jeanine | June 1, 2015
Kennedy Bridge Crash
I want to thank Mr. Truman and my paralegals, Jessica Batman, Stacy Garrett & Nicole Schulz. The Karl Truman Law Office has helped me with my case in a timely and professional manner. Thank You, Jeanine
Posted by Dennis | April 1, 2015
Highly Recommended
I used the Karl Truman Law Office for my case and got a great outcome. The staff was professional, caring and really went the extra mile. I would highly recommend this office!
Posted by Darren | March 29, 2015
Outstanding Service
My family and friends have all used The Karl Truman Law Office for help with automobile collisions and social security claims. This office has had outstanding service and always gets the job done. I would recommend this office to all of my family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2015
Review on Karl Truman Law Office
Although I have not had to use his firm, I am familiar with Mr. Truman's office and some of the staff. I really think it is wonderful that he is one of few attorneys in this area that help with VA Claims. It is also admirable that he works with the Honor Flight Program.
Posted by Marissa | March 29, 2015
Genuine team
Mr. Truman and his entire team seemed genuinely concerned about my case. My calls and emails were always answered and I received patience with all of my questions and compassion with all of my concerns. I really appreciate their kindness and honesty.
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  • Contingency 33%-33%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2015.

Reciprocal - Public Reprimand issued in KY, 2015
updated on 03/31/2017

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Kentucky.

Public Reprimand issued in IN, 2014
updated on 03/31/2017

A reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Karl Truman Law Office
  • 1991 - Present
  • Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Clark County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1988 - 1991


  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law At The University of Louisville
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Kentucky
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1983


  • Top American Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Organization of Veterans' Advocates
  • sustaining member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • sustaining member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • contributing member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1997 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy
  • National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy
  • 2012
  • Consumer Advocate of the Year
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2002
  • Trial Lawyers Care 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2002
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2002
  • Diploma in Trial Advocacy Skills
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 1989
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  • Word Association Publishers
  • Fight the VA and Win
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Network Affiliates Spring Conventin
  • Current issues in marketing and managment
  • 2017
  • GLM MasterMind Conference
  • Current Marketing Topics
  • 2017
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • T.R. 35 Medical Examinations
  • 2006
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Brown Water Navy Introduction to Longshore Claims
  • 2002
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Deduction of Case Expenses
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (12)
Endorse Karl
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Friend
"I have known and worked with Karl Truman for more than ten years. I know him to be honest and trustworthy. He is meticulous and thorough and cares about his clients and their families. I endorse him without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karl is an honest and dedicated attorney. He truly cares for his clients. I highly recommend him for any personal injury matters."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Truman is an honest, and intelligent attorney. He does not back down and will fight for his clients and is well respected by his fellow attorneys. I endorse Mr. Truman."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Karl Truman is a determined, intelligent lawyer who cares about his clients. His board certification demonstrates that he has been rigorously tested and fully approved."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Karl Truman is an outstanding advocate for clients and is diligent and meticulous in doing everything that he can to advance their interests. He is not only conscientious in taking care of his clients but also invests time out of the office attending seminars and programs that keep him current with the latest in law firm management best practices. I endorse Karl Truman as an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Karl and respect his abilities as an attorney."
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Jeffersonville Personal injury Lawyer Karl Nelson Truman
Karl Nelson Truman
Personal injury Attorney
Jeffersonville, IN
Licensed for 36 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2015. See details

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