Bruce M. Pennamped

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Carmel, IN

Cross Pennamped Woolsey & Glazier P.C.
 | 11711 N. Meridian Street, Meridian Mark II, Suite 100
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: 317-582-1040
Fax: 317-582-0240
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Bruce M. Pennamped is a partner of the law firm Cross, Pennamped, Woolsey & Glazier, P.C., in Carmel, Indiana. He works exclusively in matrimonial and Indiana family law matters, including divorce, child custody, parenting time/visitation, relocation, and support and interstate disputes and modifications.

Mr. Pennamped has practiced law for more than 40 years. He is certified as a specialist in family law by the Indiana Family Law Certification Board and serves as the board's co-chairman. He serves on the Indiana Child Custody and Support Advisory Committee, created by statute to make recommendations to the Indiana Supreme Court on the child support guidelines and other items relating to the welfare of children from broken families. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Mr. Pennamped is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and American Bar Association. He has served as participant on numerous panels and authored many texts for the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. He is a pro bono volunteer and attorney for the Hamilton County guardian ad litem program and has served as majority attorney for the Indiana House of Representatives. He is a past chairman and executive committee member of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s family law committee.

Mr. Pennamped has been consistently recognized by his peers. He has appeared in publication "The Best Lawyers in America"* more than 18 times. In 2009, Best Lawyers selected him as "Lawyer of the Year" for family law in Indianapolis. He has also been listed in the publication "Who’s Who in American Law."

He received an AV Preeminent** peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and, each year since 2004, has been selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers list by the editors of Law & Politics and the publishers of Indianapolis Monthly. In 2010, Indianapolis Monthly featured him in its listing of "Top Ten Attorneys in Indiana."'

In 2005, he received the Gale M. Phelps Award from the Indiana State Bar Association. It is awarded to attorneys who continually elevate the standards of professionalism in the field of family law. 

Mr. Pennamped graduated from Indiana University, from which he received both his B.S. degree in business management and administration (1970) and .J.D. (1972).

Cross, Pennamped, Woolsey & Glazier, P.C., represents clients throughout central Indiana in high-asset divorce and child custody cases, as well as all other types of related family law issues. The firm has a history of dealing effectively with complex cases and litigation in the areas of divorce, child custody, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, valuations of assets, parenting time guidelines, child visitation, child support and fathers' rights.

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

**AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020

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About Bruce Pennamped

Admitted: 1972, Indiana


  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Lawyer of the Year, Family Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2009
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • AV rating from Martindale & Hubbell
  • One of the Top Ten Attorneys in Indiana, 2010
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1988 - Present
  • Recipient of Indiana State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Section 2005 Gale M. Phelps Award

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Family Law Specialist-Family Law Certification Board, 2002

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past Chairman and Executive Committee Member, Indianapolis Bar Association's Family Law Committee
  • Co-Chair, Indiana Family Law Certification Board
  • Chair, Family and Juvenile Law Section, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member, Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Member, Indiana Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Indiana, 1972

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer and Attorney, Hamilton County Guardian Ad Litem Program

Educational Background:

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A., B.S. in Business Management and Administration,  1970
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Office Location for Bruce M. Pennamped

11711 N. Meridian Street
Meridian Mark II, Suite 100
Carmel, IN 46032

Phone: 317-582-1040

Fax: 317-582-0240

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Last Updated: 9/30/2019

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