Steven Langdon, New Albany Attorney

Attorney Steven P. Langdon

Licensed to practice in both Indiana and Kentucky, Steve Langdon is an experienced elder law and trial attorney. In addition to his litigation and trial work, Steve’s practice includes wills, trusts, probate, Medicaid planning, guardianship, powers of attorney, and advanced directive planning, including living wills and health care surrogate designations.

Steve, who earned his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis in 1996, is a special kind of estate planning and elder law attorney.  He is deeply compassionate and highly skilled, in part because of his firsthand personal experience grappling with nursing homes and finances when his brother Tom died young of a brain tumor.  Steve was drawn to elder care planning by his own experience in trying to maneuver the tangled maze of the Medicaid system.

I feel my clients’ pain.  I’ve been through it.  I know it’s hard.  I think about my brother every day.  Sometimes people come into my office slumped over and in crisis, but by the time they leave, we’ve lifted a load off their shoulders.

Steve says his work is very rewarding because he can help families avoid some of the difficulties and costly mistakes that exist with Medicaid planning and end-of-life issues.  With compassion and astute knowledge, Steve helps families preserve their assets while walking beside his clients as they transition into a new stage of life.

I do a lot of house calls.  I’ve even been to people’s bedsides before they pass.  That’s really hard, but it’s also rewarding.

Steve encourages young as well as older clients to be proactive in creating customized estate plans that meet their unique needs.  Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills and guardianships can be modified over time as a family’s circumstances evolve and children grow.

It’s never too late and never too early to plan.  You want to have things in order.  No matter how old you are, be sure to get a power of attorney for your spouse and for you.  When a crisis hits, you must be ready.

Steve has deep roots in the community.  He is a lifelong Kentuckiana resident who grew up in Clarksville, Indiana, with his mother, father, and three brothers. He attended Clarksville Community Schools where his father was a principal and taught for many years.  He is deeply committed to his local church and family.

Out of law school, Steve initially worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Clark County, Indiana. There, he spent most of his days in court handling jury/bench trials, hearings, and legal conferences. Thereafter, Steve worked as a civil litigator for Wyatt Tarrant & Combs in their New Albany, Indiana, office and later as a civil litigator for Frost Brown Todd in their Indiana and Kentucky offices.

Steve is married to the former Karen Huber, who also grew up in Clarksville, Indiana. Karen is a special-needs educator. They are raising four beautiful children and currently live in Floyd County, Indiana.

Church and family are important to me, and I love my work.  We are very blessed.

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1996, J.D.
  • Indiana University Southeast (Forest E. Jump Scholar), New Albany, Indiana, 1993, B.S. Major: Political Science, Dean’s List

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1997
  • Kentucky, 2003

Associations

  • Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Elder Counsel

Courts of Practice

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Cir., 2009
  • U.S. District Court N.D. & S.D. of Indiana, 1997
  • U.S. District Court E.D. & W.D. of Kentucky, 2004
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, N.D. & S.D. of Indiana 2009
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, E.D. & W.D. of Kentucky 2009