Established in 2004, Parrent & Oyler united attorneys with a strong reputation in the areas of wills, trusts, and estate litigatgion. Each of these attorneys is dedicated to resolving your legal issues in the most effective and efficient manner.


Mr. Oyler has practiced in the areas Wills, trusts and estates since his admission to practice in 1991.  He is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars for attorneys on these subjects, and in particular on the subject of estate and trust litigation, will contests, and contested probate matters. Additionally, he handles matters involving general civil litigation and estate planning.  He has served as counsel for the Jefferson County Public Administrator and Guardian since being admitted to practice law.  This includes the prosecution and defense of cases for breach of fiduciary duty, disputes regarding the removal and appointment of executors and trustees, disputed accountings by fiduciaries, and claims of ­­­misfeasance and malfeasance by fiduciaries. He has been recognized as a Top Lawyer by Louisville Magazine in the area of Wills and Trusts and Parrent & Oyler is a U.S. News and World Report top law firm in Louisville for Litigation – Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates Law.  He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section and the Louisville Bar Association Probate and Estate Planning Section.


Homer Parrent, III, received his B.A. degree, with honors, and his J.D. degree cum laude, from the University of Louisville in 1969 and 1971 respectively.  Mr. Parrent is a member of the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations.  He chaired the Louisville Bar Association Probate Section in 1984, 1985 and 1986.  Mr. Parrent served as an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Louisville beginning in 1972, and has lectured for the Louisville Bar Association, the University of Louisville, Western Kentucky, the University of Kentucky, Northern Kentucky University, the Louisville Estate Planning Council and other organizations.  He served as President of the Louisville Bar Associaition in 1994.  He has authored a number of articles and publications on probate and estate related topics inclusing "Probate Practice," a section of the Banks-Baldwin Kentucky Practice Series.  In 1991, he was elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel ("ACTEC").  He currently serves as a member of the Fiduciary Litigation Committee of ACTEC.



Mr. Bartenstein is Of Counsel at Parrent & Oyler where, in addition to working in the areas of Estate and Trust Litigation, he represents insurers and insureds in a variety of cases, including automobile, trucking, business construction, products liability, fire and explosion, and environmental claims.  He aslo represents individuals, corporations and other business organizations in their business disputes, and regarding their insurance needs and policy interpretation issues.

Mr. Bartenstein earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Louisville and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.  His court admissions include Kentucky; Indiana; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana; U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Claims.  Mr. Bartenstein is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, and Kentucky Defense Counsel.

Mr. Bartenstein has lectured on the topics of Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith in the Louisville area for the Greater Louisville Small Business Development Center, National Business Institute (NBI) and Lorman Education Services.