Bruce M. Pennamped

Bruce M. Pennamped

Location:
Carmel, Indiana
Phone:
317-669-9134
800-461-7459
Email:

Bruce M. Pennamped limits his practice to matrimonial and family law matters including, but not limited to: dissolution of marriage; child custody, parenting time/visitation and support; relocation; and interstate disputes.

GALE PHELPS AWARD

Bruce M. Pennamped was the recipient of the Indiana State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Section 2005 Gale M. Phelps Award.

The Gale Phelps Award is named in honor of Gale M. Phelps, a former Chair of the Family and Juvenile Law Section of the Indiana State Bar Association and one of the most active members of the Section. She was instrumental in creating the Family Law Specialist Certification status in Indiana.

Gale's death in May 2003 caused members of the Section to pause on her tremendous impact on the practice of family law in Indiana. The Section decided to recognize Gale's contributions in an on-going manner by annually honoring an attorney who has worked to elevate the standards of professionalism in the area of family law. Factors considered in the selection of the recipient reflect Gale's contributions in an on-going manner by annually honoring an attorney who has worked to elevate the standards of professionalism in the area of family law. Factors considered in the selection of the recipient reflect Gale's contributions to the Family Law legal community and include exceptional service to the profession, highest level of competence, improving the profession, raising the level of professionalism and civility in domestic relations matters and demonstrating high moral character and ethical standards.

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Bruce received his B.S. in 1970 and J.D. in 1972, both from Indiana University, Bloomington campus. Bruce is a Certified Family Law Specialist-Family Law Certification Board and is Co-Chair of the Indiana Family Law Certification Board. Bruce is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an organization which requires as a condition of fellowship, demonstrated ability in Family Law matters, a minimum admission to the bar of ten years and 75 percent specialization in matrimonial law.

Bruce serves on the Indiana Child Custody and Support Advisory Committee, a legislative committee created by statute to make recommendations to the Indiana Supreme Court on the Child Support Guidelines adopted by it and on other items relating to the welfare of a child of a family no longer intact. As a member of the Committee, Bruce participated in the study committee work which gave rise to Indiana's Family Law Arbitration Act and Indiana's Relocation Statute. Bruce served as the Majority Attorney for the Indiana House of Representatives.

Bruce served as a pro bono GAL for the Hamilton County Guardian Ad Litem Program, is the past chairman and a past executive committee member of the Indianapolis Bar Association's Family Law Committee, and a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and American Bar Association.

Bruce regularly serves as a participant on panels and authors for Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum; is included in The Best Lawyers of America, Swarthmore's Who's Who in American Law; holds an AV rating from Martindale & Hubbell and has been designated an Indiana Super Lawyer since 2004 by Law & Politics and the publishers of Indianapolis Monthly.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Family Law Specialist-Family Law Certification Board, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1972

Education

  • Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1972
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
    • B.S. - 1970

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of Indiana State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Section 2005 Gale M. Phelps Award
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1988

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association