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About me

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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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 20%
    6 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    6 years
  3. Medicaid & Medicare: 15%
    6 years
  4. Trusts: 15%
    6 years
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 



Hourly ($195-225/hour), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

1212 State Street
New Albany, IN, 47150

1939 Goldsmith Lane
Suite 145
Louisville, KY, 40218



INActive In Good Standing199207/03/2016
KYAuthorized to practice law199207/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Continuing Legal Education AwardKentucky Bar Association2004
President's AwardAmerican College of Legal Medicine2003
Continuing Legal Education AwardKentucky Bar Association2003
Pro bono Service AwardLouisville Bar Association1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole Practitioner/ OwnerBrightwell Probate & Elder Law1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember of Editorial Board, NAELA Law Journal2010 - Present
American Bar Association, TIPS Appellate CommitteeMember1997 - Present
Louisville Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Kentucky Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Indiana State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Order of the BarristersMemberN/A
Louisville Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm SectionChair1997 - 1998
Louisville Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionChair1996 - 1997
Louisville Bar Association, Professional Responsibility CommitteeMember1996 - 1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Indiana UniversityJournalism w/ Business minorBA - Bachelor of Arts1989