Carroll, Brian K.

Brian K Carroll
Brian K. Carroll

Practice Areas:
Real Estate Law, Mineral Law, Probate Law, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Business Law

Firm: Johnson, Carroll, Norton, Kent & Straus
2230 West Franklin Street P.O. Box 6016 Evansville IN 47719
(812) 425-4466
bcarroll@jcglaw.com
Firm Website: http://www.jcglaw.com/

Brian K. Carroll is a partner at Johnson Carroll Norton Kent & Goedde P.C. and practices in the areas of estate and trust planning and administration, real estate, mineral law, and elder law. He also handles business litigation matters and is admitted to the Indiana Supreme Court, the United States District Court, Northern and Southern districts of Indiana, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation
  • Estate Planning and Administration, Trust and Estate Specializtion Board

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1985

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • J.D. cum laude – 1982
  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • B.S. – 1978

Published Works

  • “Avoiding the Will Contest” (Co-Author), Res Gestae, May, 1994
  • Probate and Property (Co-Author), May/June, 1994
  • “Yours, Mine and Ours, Estate Planning for Previously Married Couples”, Res Gestae, June, 1997
  • Divorce and Your Special Needs Child, Exceptional Parent, 2005
  • Representative Cases
  • State v. Omega Painting, Inc., 464 N.E.2d 940 (Ind.App. 1 Dist. 1984)
  • Wats/800, Inc. v. Voice America, 867 F.Supp. 811 (S.D.Ind. 1993)
  • Edwardsville Nat. Bank & Trust Co. v. Marion Laboratories, Inc., 808 F.2d 648 (C.A.7 1987)
  • Carl Subler Trucking, Inc. v. Splittorff, 482 N.E.2d 295 (Ind.App. 1 Dist. 1985)
  • Kite v. Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corp., 761 F.Supp. 597 (S.D.Ind. 1989)
  • Matter of Estate of Kirby, 498 N.E.2d 64 (Ind.App. 1 Dist. 1986)
  • Huntingburg Production Credit Ass’n v. Griese, 456 N.E.2d 448 (Ind.App. 1 Dist. 1983)

Representative Clients

  • Lic’s, Inc.
  • Lensing Wholesale, Incorporated
  • Donut Bank, Inc.
  • Evansville Area Association of Realtors

References

  • Donald Burks
  • Wayne Henning
  • Dr. William Grimm
  • Old National Bank Trust Department

Classes/Seminars

  • Indiana Dormant Minerals Act, ICLEF, Mineral Law of Indiana, 1984
  • Real Estate Litigation, ICLEF, Out of Country Seminar, 1988
  • Real Estate, ICLEF Practice Skills, 1991
  • Co-Chair, Real Estate, ICLEF, 1992
  • Drafting to Avoid the Will Contest and Other Estate Litigation, ICLEF, Basic Will Drafting, 1994
  • Planning Your First Probate Estate Administration Recovery of Estate Assets, ICLEF, 1997
  • Untrustworthy Non-Probate Transfer – Creditor’s Rights, ICLEF, 1998
  • Simple Will Drafting, ICLEF, Will and Trust Drafting Institute, 1999
  • Disclaimers and Post Mortem Planning, Administrative Decisions- Revising Documents, ICLEF, 1999
  • Co-Chair, The Process of Probate Practice, ICLEF, 2001
  • Presenter, Protecting the Home, ICLEF, Elder Law Veterans Benefits, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow- Indiana Bar Foundation
  • Fellow – American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Evansville Bar Association, Director, 1996 – 2000
  • Evansville Bar Association, Chair, Probate Committee, 1997 – 1998
  • Evansville Bar Association, Chair, Elder Law Committee, 2000 – 2003
  • Indiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, Director, 1984 – 1993
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Chair, 1991 – 1992
  • Indiana State Bar Association General Practice Section, Chair, 1993 – 1994
  • Indiana State Bar Association Chair, Specialization Committee, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Director, 1996 – Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Delegate, House of Delegates, 1998
  • American Bar Association
  • Evansville Estate Planning Council
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Hearing Officer – City of Evansville Department of Code Enforcement
  • Harlaxton Society of the University of Evansville, Past President
  • Hearing Officer – Department of Code Enforcement for the City of Evansville, 2000 – Present
  • Agent – National Attorneys Title Assurance Fund
  • Vanderburgh County Community Foundation, Member of Board of Directors

Pro Bono Activities

  • Rotary Club of Evansville, Past President

Fraternities

  • Phi Delta Phi