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Estate Lawyer, Lisa M. Adler

established Adler Estate Law with nearly two decades of experience in estate law.

Her goal with Adler Estate Law is to provide comprehensive, client-centered services, with transparent pricing. Adler Estate Law is unique in the smart use of technology to provide clients access to estate legal services.

Lisa understands the reasons for bringing you to a lawyer may be challenging and emotional. She seeks to bring clarity and peace of mind to estate planning, administration, and probate and trust difficulties.

Lisa’s entire legal career (spanning nearly two decades) has been focused on the areas of estate planning, probate, trusts, and related matters. She has nearly twenty years of estate planning experience. She has assisted hundreds of clients with estate or trust administration. Her litigation and probate controversies experience gives Lisa a unique perspective in guiding clients through planning or administration.

Lisa helps her clients navigate challenges. She particularly finds it rewarding to help clients through “messy” or “complicated” problems. Lisa understands how difficult it is to lose a loved one or care for someone of diminished capacity. 

Lisa Adler is a Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer, as certified by the Trust and Estate Specialty Board.

What Does Trust and Estate “Board-Certified” Mean?

Learn more about Indiana’s Trust and Estate board certification here. As described by Trust and Estate Specialty Board: “The Trust & Estate Specialization program is designed to recognize Indiana attorneys who have achieved a level of experience and expertise in their field and to advance professionalism and civility in the area of practice. Certified specialists exceed basic competence and demonstrate extraordinary, practical knowledge and skill in the field of trust and estate law.”


Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington

J.D., cum laude, 2004  

Executive Editor, Indiana Law Journal

Forest E. Jump Memorial Scholar 

Indiana University – Bloomington

B.S., highest distinction, 1998 

Chancellor’s Scholar; Morris K. Udall Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2004 
  • Illinois, 2005 (currently inactive) 
  • Florida, 2006 (currently inactive) 
  • S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, 2004


  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2018 
  • Named an Indiana Super Lawyer, 2021 – 2024 
  • Named an Indiana Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2009 – 2016

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Chair-Elect – Executive Committee, Estate Planning and Administration Section, Indianapolis Bar Association 
  • Probate Review Committee, Probate Trust & Real Property Section, Indiana State Bar Association 
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Probate, Trust & Real Property Section, and Animal Law Section (member of the executive committee) 
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section 
  • Certificate of Business Administration, Butler University, Executive Education for Lawyers, 2015 
  • Graduate, Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leadership Series VI 
  • Attorney Volunteer, IndyBar Low Asset Wills Program 
  • Attorney Volunteer, IndyBar Hospice Program 
  • Girl Scouts Troop Leader (Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors)
  • Volunteer, East Central Marion County Girl Scouts Service Unit 
  • Past Board Member, Indianapolis Public School CFI School 27, Parent Teacher Student Association

Speaking Engagements

    • How to Determine the Best Estate Plan for Your Client – Wills vs. Trusts, Elevating Your Estate Planning Practice, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, February 2024
    • Protecting your Fur Babies: Estate Planning for Pets, Indiana State Bar Association, August 2022
    • Technology and Your Estate Planning Practice, IndyBar, March 2022 
    • Guest Lecturer, Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Animal Law course, 2018 – 2022 
    • Introduction to Estate Planning for Free Wills Clinics Volunteers, IndyBar, October 2021 
    • Funeral Planning, West LegalEdCenter 
    • Trust Contests: How to Avoid One and What to Do if You Can’t, Indiana State Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Conference, June 2021 
    • How to Avoid Probate – But Should You?, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, October 2019 
    • Chair – Estate Planning with Assets in Multiple Jurisdictions, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, May 2019 
    • A Digital Afterlife? Estate Planning for Your Digital Assets, Estate & Succession Planning for the Family Farm – 2018, Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation, July 2018 
    • Digital Assets in Estate Planning: An Update Following Recent Law Changes, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, February 2017 
    • Practical Estate and Probate Administration: Small Estate Administration and Insolvent Estates, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, December 2016 
    • Practice Tips to Avoid Litigation, Protect Fiduciaries, and Maintain Family Harmony in the Implementation and Execution of Long-Term Care Plans, Elder Law Institute, October 2016 
    • Digital Assets in Estate Planning & At the Death of a Client, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, January 2016 

Verna Campilan, Legal Assistant

Verna is an experienced professional who earned a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems. Verna assists Lisa with client support, including communications, scheduling, and logistics. Verna brings her positive energy and “can-do” attitude to her work. She looks forward to helping all Adler Estate Law clients.

Danielle Bickford, Legal Assistant

Danielle has over 30 years of experience working in the legal field. She has a broad range of legal experience, and enjoys working with clients. Adler Estate Law is fortunate to have Danielle’s assistance at document signings.

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