Greg Padgett

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Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Padgett Law LLC
 | 3755 East 82nd Street, Suite 110
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Phone: 317-953-2660
Fax: 317-580-4960
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Greg Padgett, a principal at Padgett Law in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an estate planning and probate attorney with over 30 years of legal experience. Mr. Padgett handles estate, probate and trust litigation, as well as matters involving contested wills. He serves clients in Indianapolis and throughout Indiana.

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

    In honor of his legal service, the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers made Mr. Padgett a member of the organization in 1995. He is also named in Who’s Who in American Law.

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

    Mr. Padgett is an adjunct professor in the legal studies department at Butler University and writes and lectures extensively on estate planning and trust litigation topics. He holds licenses to practice law before all Indiana and Illinois 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
    • 80%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Will Contests


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    Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021

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    About Greg Padgett

    Admitted: 1988, Indiana

    Professional Webpage:


    • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (AV), since 1995, Martindale Hubbell
    • Outstanding Lawyer of America, 2003
    • Who’s Who in American Law, 1995 – Present, Marquis

    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, 2016

    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

    Representative Clients:

    • North Salem State Bank; Christian Church Foundation; National Bank of Indianapolis Trust Department; Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

    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
    • Probate And Trust Sections
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    Office Location for Greg Padgett

    3755 East 82nd Street
    Suite 110
    Indianapolis, IN 46240

    Phone: 317-953-2660

    Fax: 317-580-4960

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