Bruce Brightwell

Bruce Brightwell

Brightwell Elder & Probate Law
  • Elder Law, Probate, Estate Planning
  • Indiana, Kentucky
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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

Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
J.D. (1992)
Honors: Graduated magna cum laude
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Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
B.A. (1989) | Journalism, with minor in Business
Graduated in three years.
Activities: Speech team, Society of Professional Journalists.
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Professional Experience
Brightwell Elder and Probate Law
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Articles & Publications
Book Review, The Caregivers: A Support Group’s Stories of Slow Loss, Courage, and Love, by Nell Lake.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Board Certified Civil Trail Attorney
National Board of Trial Advocacy
President's award
American College of Legal Medicine
Professional Associations
Indiana State Bar
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorney
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Elder Law
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Additional Practice Areas
  • Medicaid Asset Protection
  • Guardianships
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Indiana Office
1212 State St
New Albany, IN 47150
Telephone: (812) 542-0007
Louisville Office
1939 Goldsmith Lane
Suite 145
Louisville, KY 40218