Van T. Willis


Van T. Willis

T 812-949-2300 ext. 5127


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Van Willis assists business owners with all of their legal needs, from a simple contract review to a complex litigation matter that is tried before a jury. He has over 35  years of experience practicing law in Indiana and Kentucky. He routinely appears before the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board, the Indiana Unemployment Board, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in addition to handling matters in State and Federal courts.

Van received a business administration degree from the University of Kentucky before attending law school there. Prior to joining Kightlinger & Gray, LLP, Van held a judicial clerkship for a federal judge. Van works with a wide-range of business owners through his involvement on the Board of Directors of  Hope Southern Indiana. Vans experience with business ranges from local businesses to international businesses. He currently serves as Chair of the firm’s Business Practice and Estate Practice Group which provides legal services to businesses of all sizes across the Midwest, and was appointed in 2015 as a part-time United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Indiana.

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  • Floyd County Bar Association (FCBA)
  • Kentucky Bar Association (KBA)
  • One Southern Indiana

Civic and Charitable Organizations

  • Hope Southern Indiana - Board of Directors (past)
  • Floyd County Head Start - Board of Directors (past)
  • One Southern Indiana - Board of Directors (past)
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Board of Directors (past)
  • Our Lady of Providence High School - Board of Trustees (past)


    New Albany Bonterra Building, Suite 200
    3620 Blackiston Boulevard
    New Albany, IN 47150
    Tel: 812-949-2300
    Fax: 812-949-8556
    Louisville 312 South Fourth Street
    Suite 700
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Tel: 502-442-2295
    Fax: 502-442-2703
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, JD, 1988
  • University of Kentucky, 1983
  • Indiana, 1990
  • Kentucky, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

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