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Bruce Brightwell

Bruce Brightwell

Brightwell Elder & Probate Law

29 years of experience

Elder Law, Probate, Estate Planning

Indiana, Kentucky


Bruce graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington in 1992. Bruce has been licensed in both Indiana and Kentucky since 1992, and has concentrated his practice in the Kentuckiana area. He has represented clients on every level of the state and federal courts in both states, and is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the National College of Trial Advocacy. Bruce has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Brandeis School of Law. He is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and serves as Executive Editor of the NAELA Law Journal. Bruce also presented a program at the annual NAELA conference in Seattle in April of 2012. Bruce has been actively involved with the Louisville Bar Association his entire career, and is past Chair of the Probate & Estate Planning Section and current Chair of the Communications Committee. He is also a licensed Life and Health Insurance agent in Indiana and Kentucky View More ›


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Practice Area

Elder Law
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests,
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills,

Professional Experience

Brightwell Elder and Probate Law
1998 - Current


Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington

J.D. (1992)

Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington

B.A. (1989) | Journalism, with minor in Business

Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington


President's award
American College of Legal Medicine

Professional Associations

Indiana State Bar



Indiana State Bar
National Academy of Elder Law Attorney

2012 - Current

National Academy of Elder Law Attorney

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Indiana Office
1212 State St New Albany, IN 47150
Telephone: (812) 542-0007
Louisville Office
1939 Goldsmith Lane Suite 145 Louisville, KY 40218

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