Karl  Truman

Karl Truman Law Office
Karl Truman Law Office
420 Wall St
JeffersonvilleIN 47130
(812) 282-8500
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“As long as I can remember, the two careers I wanted to pursue were being a lawyer or an officer in the United States Army. I am grateful I have had an opportunity to do both.”

—Karl Truman


Injury attorney Karl Truman began his military career when he enlisted in 1981. He then enrolled in Army ROTC at the University of Kentucky, where he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1983. He worked his way through the ranks, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2009 after 28 years of service.


His military training includes:

Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Course at Ft. Knox, KY

Nuclear Biological and Chemical Defense Operations Course

The Air Assault Course at Ft. Campbell, KY

Airborne School at Ft. Benning, GA

M1 Transition Course

Anti-Terrorism Instructor Course with the J.F.K. Center for Special Warfare at Ft. Bragg, NC

Combined Arms Services Staff School

Total Army Instructor Training Course

Command and General Staff College

Reserve Component National Securities Issues Seminar with the Army War College


Highlights of his duty assignments include serving as:

Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader

Mortar Platoon Leader

Executive Officer of an Armor Training Company

Training Operations Officer with Task Force 100 in direct support of Operation Desert Storm

Commander of an Armor Training Company

Executive Officer of a Division Headquarters Company

Chief of APMS Operations

Instructor with the Combined Arms and Services Staff School

Deputy Chief of Staff of a Division Command


Decorations include:

Army Service Ribbon

Armed Forces Reserve Medal

Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)

National Defense Service Ribbon

Army Achievement Medal

Army Commendation Medal

Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)


Karl Truman's Legal Career

Mr. Truman's legal career began in 1987, when he earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville. In 1991, he started the Karl Truman Law Office, which serves clients from the greater Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, areas.


In addition to being licensed to practice in both Indiana and Kentucky, Mr. Truman is also admitted to practice before the:

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky


Mr. Truman is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has also received certification in Pre-Trial Procedure by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He received a diploma from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and he is accredited to represent veterans before the Department of Veterans Affairs.


He is active in several professional associations, including the:

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

Kentucky Justice Association

American Association for Justice

Indiana State Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

American Bar Association


Mr. Truman served as a past president for the Clark County (Indiana) Bar Association, and he was honored with the Consumer Advocate Award by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association for providing free legal services related to the 9-11 Victims Compensation Fund.


Mr. Truman is also a member of civic associations including the Buckner Masonic Lodge #631, the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, the Murat Shrine Temple, and the Sellersburg Planning and Zoning Board and Board of Zoning Appeals. He previously served on the Sellersburg Town Council and as a past president of the Clark County Democrat Men's Club.

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