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Is recognized by The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for high professional legal standards and ethics. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating attests to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary.

Areas of Practice:

  • Business Law
  • Contested Trust and Estates
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • Living Trusts
  • Probate Administration
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Tax
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust Litigation
  • Trusts and Estates

Bar Admissions:

  • Indiana, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1971


  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1969 J.D.
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Indiana University, 1963 A.B.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
    Former Committees/Sections:
    Legal Ethics Committee member
    Small Firm Practice Section, Member, Chair
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
    Former member of Court Liaison Committee
  • Indianapolis Estate Planning Council
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Sertoma International – life member
  • Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple
  • Phi Delta Phi, legal fraternity

Past Employment Positions:

  • Indiana National Bank, Trust Officer
  • Merchants National Bank, Trust Officer
  • Marion County, Deputy Prosecutor
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Indiana
  • Carmel, Indiana, City Attorney
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