Brian C. Hewitt

Lewis Wagner LLP

Columbus, Indiana 47201


Commercial, Contract, Corporate, Creditor's Rights, Guardianship, Insurance Disputes, Probate, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates, Wills

Brian C. Hewitt  concentrates his practice in estate, death tax and business planning and representation, probate, trust, guardianship, commercial and civil litigation, the representation of financial  institutions  and mediation.

Expert Witness:

• Consulting Expert
• Testifying Expert
• Probate, Trust, Commercial Law, Malpractice, Civil Procedure Cases


Education and Awards:

  • Purdue University, B.A, 1980, with highest distinction
  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1983, summa cum laude
  • Forrest E. Jump Scholar, 1980-83
  • Indiana Super Lawyer (multiple years)

Professional Organizations and Affiliations:

  • Registered Civil Mediator
  • Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer by the Trust and Estate Specialty Board
  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Probate Litigation committee, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Past President, Johnson County Indiana Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Estate Planning and Administration section, Indianapolis Bar Association

Speaker and Continuing Legal Education Presentations:

  •  ISBA -Disaster Mediation Training, April, 2015.
     ISBA -Probate Review, January, 2015
     ICLEF - 120 Hot Tips in Estate, Trust & Probate Practice, December, 2014.
     ACTEC Fall Meeting - To Trust or Not to Trust; Responsible Investing; Fiduciaries and the Courts Today;
  •  Directed Trusts - Slicing & Dicing of Trustee's Duties;
  •  Trustee's Duty to Inform; Litigator's View of  Directed Trusts, Quiet Trusts & Silent Trusts, October, 2014.
     Indianapolis Bar Association -Tortious Interference with Inheritance, March, 2014
     ICLEF - Chair - Probate Litigation, March, 2014
     ICLEF - Master's Series Advanced Estate Planning, July, 2013
     Midwest Estate Planning Institute -Probate Mediation, 2013
     Sedona, Arizona -Probate and Trust Mediation, Fiduciary  Conflicts of lnterest, Duties of Personal Representatives  and Trustees, 2012
     ACTEC Regional Meeting -Probate and Trust Mediation, December, 2011
     ICLEF - Probate Administration, Duties of and Disputes with Fiduciaries, 2011
     MainSource Bank - Fiduciary Conflicts of Interest, Breaches of Conflicts to Devise and Probate Mediation Tips, 2011, 2010
     ICLEF - Master's Series Estate and Business Planning, 2009
     ICLEF - Estate Litigation, 2009
     ICLEF - Advanced Estate Planning Roundtable , 2008, 2000, 1998
     ICLEF - Estate Planning for a Second Marriage, 2007
     Indianapolis Bar Association - Probate Mediation: A Roundtable Discussion, 2006
     ICLEF - Estate Litigation and Mediation, 2006
     ICLEF - Probate Litigation, 2004, 1997
     ICLEF - Advanced Mediation Training, 2004
     ICLEF - Midwest Estate, Tax & Business Planning, 2003, 2002
     Indianapolis Bar Association - Probate Mediation A Means to an End, 2002, 1996, 1995
     !CLEF - Fundamentals  of Estate and Tax Planning, 2001
     ICLEF - Family Limited Partnerships & Limited Liability Companies, 2001
     NBI, Inc. - Handling Will & Trust Contests & Difficult Personal Representatives, 1999
     Indianapolis Bar Association - Probate Practice in Marion & Surrounding Counties, 1996
     NBD Bank, N.A. - Estate Planning Seminar, 1995

Community Involvement:

  • Olivet Foundation, Inc., Board Member
  • Member, Resurrection Lutheran Church, Indianapolis

Lewis Wagner LLP
1411 Roosevelt Avenue
Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46201

Phone: 317-922-2282
Email: [email protected]