H. Kennard Bennett


“I met Ken in 2014 when I needed to discuss an issue about an elderly friend. From our many conversations, we knew a guardianship would be needed. When the time came, I called Ken. He always took my calls and when I needed him he was always there. He’s knowledgeable, his voice helps you understand what’s going on and he truly cares for people. I have referred friends to Ken for their elder law needs.”


“The Bennett & McClammer elder law team provided us with clear and customized guidance in estate planning, which is complicated by blended families and land conservation interests. We have very much appreciated their insight and patience.”


“Sara is wonderful to work with – I highly recommend her! She walked me through the process of estate planning from start to finish, answered all my questions, and was very flexible. For something as important as estate planning, it was important to me to work with someone I trust, and I know I’m in great hands with Sara.”


“Working with Sara has been an absolute delight. Originally she helped me with my husband’s estate. She was efficient, reasonably priced, and very caring. I really enjoyed working with her. Her assistant, Terri, also was very helpful and was available to answer any questions I might have. Next, Sara helped me with my estate planning so my sons will not have to worry about matters when I die. After that, Sara handled my mother’s estate. Again, she was wonderful!! If I were to ever have any estate or probate issues, I would immediately call Sara. I feel that in addition to finding an excellent attorney, I also found a good friend.”


Ken focuses his practice on guardianship services and fiduciary representation.

A 1979 graduate of Wabash College and a 1982 graduate of Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Ken has spent many years developing understanding and honing his skills as a lawyer. He has been a member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, including its Nursing Home Litigation Group. He has also been a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, including its Elder Law Section. Not only has Ken been a long-time member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), he has also served as the editor of the NAELA Quarterly legal journal.

When Ken started Bennett & McClammer LLP, he brought with him years of experience. He owned and operated his own solo practice in Indianapolis and was President, CEO, and a partner in the elder law firm of Severns & Bennett.

 Ken frequently shares his expertise in the field by serving as a continuing education speaker on nursing home litigation and elder law topics. He has been invited to speak to groups as diverse as the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, the United States Department of Justice, the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, the Maine State Bar Association, and Stetson Law School. He has also taught Constitutional Law as an adjunct faculty member at the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Ken previously served as President of the Board of Directors for the United Senior Action Foundation and President of the Indiana State Guardianship Association. He also serves as the President and CEO of the non-profit public interest law firm called The Center for At-Risk Elders (CARE), Inc. CARE serves as guardian for unbefriended residents of Marion County.

In his free time, Ken enjoys hiking and reading. He collects Atlases. He and his wife, Margaret, live in Butler-Tarkington in Indianapolis. They have two children, Cy and Grace, and a yellow lab named Luna.

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