Greg Padgett

Top rated estate & trust litigation attorney in Indianapolis, Indiana

Padgett Law LLC
Greg Padgett
Padgett Law LLC

Practice Areas: Estate & trust litigation, Estate planning & probate; view more

Licensed in Indiana since: 1988

Education: Northwestern University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023
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Padgett Law LLC

3755 East 82nd Street
Suite 110
Indianapolis, IN 46240 Visit website


Greg Padgett, principal at Padgett Law LLC in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an estate and trust litigation attorney with over 30 years of legal experience. Mr. Padgett handles estate, probate and trust litigation, including contested wills and trusts. He serves clients from Indiana and all over the United States when they have inheritance disputes in the State of Indiana.

Over his years of practice, Mr. Padgett has resolved complex cases involving breach of fiduciary duty, contested accountings, heirship and inheritance disputes. He is familiar with many types of estate and trust litigation cases and has appeared in courts throughout Indiana.

In recognition of his legal service, the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers named Mr. Padgett to its prestigious list beginning in 1995. He is also named in Who’s Who in American Law.  As of 2021, he has been named an Indiana Super Lawyer 10 times, a distinction limited to no more than 5% of Indiana's lawyers.

After graduating summa cum laude from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in political science and in philosophy, Mr. Padgett earned his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois. He is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Indiana State Bar Association, and volunteers with the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic.

Mr. Padgett has served as an adjunct professor in the legal studies department at Butler University and writes and lectures extensively on estate and trust litigation topics. He holds licenses to practice law before all Indiana state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern districts of Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Practice areas

Estate & trust litigation, Estate planning & probate

Focus areas

Will contests

  • 90% Estate & trust litigation
  • 10% Estate planning & probate

First Admitted: 1984, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Pro Bono panel -- Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic; Secretary--The Oaks Academy Bd. of Trustees, 2005-2010; Board Advisor--The Independence Academy of Indiana, 2008-Present.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Professor, Butler University, Teaching in the Legal Studies Department
  • Lecturer, ICLEF’s “Probate Litigation” Seminar, 200
  • Co-Chairman, ICLEF’s “National Estate and Trust Litigation” Institute, 2002
  • Co-Chairman, ICLEF’s “Will Contests” Seminar, 1996
  • Author and Lecturer, Numerous ICLEF Estate and Trust Litigation Seminars, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation, 1996 – Present
  • Author/Presenter of "Changes of Beneficiary", Estate Litigation, ICLEF, 2009
  • Author/Presenter "Probate and Trust Litigation" , ISBA Solo & Small Firm Conf., 2010
  • Author/Presenter: "Hot Tips for Trust Contests", Speaker, ICLEF, 2010
  • Author/Presenter: "Recent Developments, Estate Litigation", IBA, 2010
  • Author/Presenter: "Undue Influence in Will Contests", ICLEF, 2006
  • Estate Planning and Probate Certification, Exam Preparation Course , Lecturer, 2012
  • Speaker, Trust and Estate Litigation, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation, 2015
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1988
  • Indiana, 1988
  • Illinois, 1984
  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association, 1988 – Present
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association, 1988 – Present
  • Planning Committee, ISBA Solo and Small Firm Conference
Representative Clients:
  • North Salem State Bank; Christian Church Foundation; National Bank of Indianapolis Trust Department; Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (AV), since 1995, Martindale Hubbell
  • Outstanding Lawyer of America, 2003
  • Who’s Who in American Law, 1995 – Present, Marquis
Educational Background:
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, USA, B.A., Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Major: Political Science, Major: Philosophy, 1981
Industry Groups:
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Litigation and Trust Sections
  • Probate

Office location for Greg Padgett

3755 East 82nd Street
Suite 110
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Phone: 317-953-2660


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

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