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Brandon C Elkins-Barkley

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Brandon C. Elkins-Barkley's practice is focused on complex family law litigation, tax, and the division of various types of retirement and employment benefits. Brandon provides comprehensive family legal services involving custody disputes and parenting issues, while also representing high net-worth clients with complex benefits packages and financial issues. Brandon practices in state and federal courts. In addition to his law degree, Brandon achieved a Masters of Law in Taxation from the University of Denver. While Brandon is a family law attorney with over a decade of experience, his practice has allowed him to represent clients in the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Court of Appeals, state trial courts, and in federal administrative appeals. Also, Brandon brings his unique experience of having worked in an international family law firm to his client matters involving disputes and issues reaching far beyond Indiana. Brandon regularly teaches other attorneys about retirement and employee benefits and how those assets are handled in divorce cases.

A graduate of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Brandon is originally from Phoenix, Arizona. Brandon grew up in Colorado and attended high school in Nashville, Tennessee. As the child of parents who divorced in his infancy, Brandon has a personal perspective on how the divorce process effects children. He clerked for the Honorable Richard Caschette in Colorado's 18th Judicial District before entering private practice. Brandon returned to Indiana in 2018, where he has been ever since.

Brandon believes keeping a focus on litigation preparation and creative strategy is essential in representing clients, he also is always looking for opportunities to resolve and minimize intrafamily conflict. He emphasizes the importance of a positive and constructive attorney-client relationship and believes the best result for his clients will only come from an open and trusting line of communication. Brandon listens, cares, and always gives thoughtful, honest, and practical legal advice.


  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • LL.M.
  • Indiana University
    • B.A.

Published Works

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney


External Presentations
  • Non-Traditional Family Structures and Paternity Disputes, National Business Institute, Advanced Family Law in Indiana, 2022
  • Contempt, National Business Institute, Advanced Family Law in Indiana, 2022
  • Division of Retirement Plan Benefits and Tax Issues in Divorce, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum CME for Family Mediators, 2022
  • Valuing and Dividing Business Assets, National Business Institute, Complex Divorce Finance Issues in Indiana, 2023
  • QDROS and Complex Retirement Plans, National Business Institute, Complex Divorce Finance Issues in Indiana, 2023
  • Tax, Real Property, and Debt Division, National Business Institute, Complex Divorce Finance Issues in Indiana, 2023

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Appeals
  • Complex Asset and Retirement Division

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2018
  • Colorado, 2010 (Inactive)