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Brett A. Carlile

Of Counsel , Evansville IN


Brett A. Carlile

Of Counsel , Evansville IN

Brett Carlile is of counsel for Stoll Keenon Ogden, joining the firm in 2023 and working out of the Evansville, Ind., office. Brett is highly skilled in trust and estate litigation, Medicaid planning, asset protection, and family business continuation planning.

Prior to joining Stoll Keenon Ogden, Brett worked for an Indianapolis, Ind., estate planning firm, where he gained extensive experience helping his clients avoid probate and death taxes while also working to advise them on wealth planning and investment strategies. Additionally, Brett worked in private practice for 20 years, using an intelligent, creative, and eloquent approach to achieve excellent results for his clients.

Brett attended the Indiana University School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude. While in law school, Brett was managing editor of the Indiana Law Journal and received several honors, including being named a Forest Jump Scholar for academic excellence. He received a Bachelor of Science in finance at Indiana University. Brett is a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis, the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the U.S. Tax Court.

Trust and Estate Litigation: Brett and our team of attorneys represent clients and fiduciaries with a variety of services, including the management of estates and trusts, will and trust contests, reformation lawsuits, challenges to and defenses of inter vivos gifts, the management and operation of trust properties, charitable and exempt organization litigation, and issues related to testamentary capacity, fraud, and undue influence.


Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 1999, J.D.

Indiana University, 1996, B.S.


Admitted In

  • Indiana

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional & Community Activities

  • Fishers Area Swimming Tigers, Inc., Board Member

  • Fort Wayne/Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Board President-Elect

  • Active 20/30 Club of Fort Wayne, Board Member

  • American Bar Association

  • Indiana State Bar Association

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

  • Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis

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