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About me

I was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1995 and remain active and in good standing.  I am included in the Indiana Roll of Attorneys, the Indiana Supreme Court’s database of attorneys licensed to practice law in the state.  I am accredited by the Veterans Administration and represent clients throughout the region before the Social Security Administration.


The Martin Barnes Law Office is an Indiana legal firm focused on estate planning law, and disability cases representing social security claimants and veterans.  My practice style combines sensitivity of the legal and medical challenges faced by the disabled, forceful advocacy and the latest legal research and documentation resources.  I maintain the highest ethical standards while representing clients’ rights and interests to bring about winning outcomes.
In keeping with practice priorities, the office features universal access and accommodation including reserved parking spaces for handicapped clients, exterior ramps, automated entry and many other aids.  The building I occupy is representative of careful environmental design and my office equipment and technologies are geared toward energy savings.


Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 50%
    4 years, 80 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 50%
    8 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($200/hour), contingent (25%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brian Brenn

    Martin is a great attorney and gives his clients excellent service. I would recommend to any person needing an attorney to represent them for a SSDI matter.


    Brian Brenn Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrea Lynn Ciobanu

    Martin Barnes is extremely thorough. He is also very cautious, which is important for an estate planning lawyer. He will not make any decisions without ample research on a matter. He is great to work with and very personable. He is a great asset to our legal community. I am happy to know him and work with him.


    Andrea Ciobanu Civil Rights Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

3815 River Crossing Parkway
Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN, 46240


INActive In Good Standing199510/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMartin Barnes - Attorney at Law1995 - Present
Director - Information ServicesAmeritech1978 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
LUPUS Foundation - Indiana ChapterBoard of Directors2013 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s RepresentativesMember2012 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American LegionMember2010 - Present
OpenEAI Software FoundationMember - Board of Directors2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
International Information Systems Security Certification ConsortiumCISSP2004 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Ball State UniversityBusiness & EconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lupus Foundation Spring SeminarSocial Security Disability Benefits2013