Bernard Faller

bernardsmallKentucky ElderLaw, PLLC

Elder Law Attorney
2001 – Present
Louisville, Kentucky
Mr. Bernie Faller created a legal practice focused on the needs of older citizens. He interacts with older clients, their children and other family members, regarding financial, Nursing Home, Medicaid, asset preservation, asset distribution, mental capacity, Guardianship and other issues, both financial and non-financial. At times, Nursing Homes, hospitals and other organizations ask for assistance directly, or on behalf of a resident. We draft legal documents such as Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Health Care Surrogates, and Care Agreements for clients and family members. He also speaks and teaches in a variety of forums.

Adjunct Professor of Law
University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law
2010 – present
Teaching Elder Law

Co-author, Volume 23, Kentucky Practice Series, “Elder Law”
Published, 2010
Updated, 2011
Authored all the sections on Medicaid

Carpenter, Mountjoy & Bressler, PSC
Tax Related Services

Louisville, Kentucky

Diabetic Food Emporium, Ltd.
President, Owner, Manager
1992 – 1995

Created a mail order business selling foods for diabetics. Founded and built the business – developed the concept; created 24-page color catalog; ran day to day operations. Did substantial business in all 50 States.

Disabled – Aviation Accident
1990 – 1992

Empire State Planners, Inc.
A Financial Planning Company
1984 – 1990

Financial planning, with an emphasis on the human aspects and consequences of the choices selected.
Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)
Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)

Mutual of New York (MONY)
Field Underwriter
1970 – 1990

Sale of life and health insurance, annuities and mutual funds. Specialized in estate planning, retirement planning, tax planning. Offered computerized in-home planning, via CompuServe, since 1972. Sales manager (1976 – 80). Organized and led financial seminars; public speaker; wrote financial articles for local Manhattan newspaper. National Quality Award (NQA) recipient for 17 years and Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Lifetime qualifier, among other honors, awards and achievements. Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)

Bell Telephone Laboratories
Electrical Engineer

Member – computer design team for Safeguard/Sentinel missile defense program.


Kentucky Bar, 2001
Indiana Bar, 2002


University of Louisville
Louis Brandeis School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2001

New York University
M.S.E.E. (Master of Science in Electrical Engineering), 1970

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.E.E. (Bachelor of Electrical Engineering), 1967


Member – Board of Trustees, Congregation Adath Jeshurun

Past President – Kentucky Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee

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