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Doug’s office is easy to get to: just off the Bypass, near US 31 South, on Kern Road.

Why Elder Caring Lawyering?

For me, the word caring shows action and engagement of everyone
touched: friends, family, the elder him or herself. Care, on the other
hand makes the elder an object of attention, passive recipient: an It.
The elder is my client, the one with whom I must maintain as normal a
relationship as possible. That means we each give and participate.


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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 35%
    40 years
  2. Elder Law: 35%
    40 years
  3. Estate Planning: 30%
    40 years



Hourly ($240-360/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Po Box 2796
South Bend, IN, 46680-2796


MIActive And In Good Standing197401/07/2016
INActive In Good Standing197301/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Public AccountantAccountancy Board, Indiana1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGermann Professional Corporation1980 - Present
AttorneyBingham, Loughlin, Means & Mick, Mishawaka, IN1978 - 1980
AttorneyDouglas Germann, attorney, Manistique MI1977 - 1978
AttorneyPatrick Kelly, Attorney, Manistique MI1975 - 1977
Tax AttorneyClark Equipment Company1973 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indiana State Bar AssociationCoordinator, Natl Elder Law Mo, N Central IN2011 - Present
Gerontology ConsortiumN/A2010 - Present
Indiana State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionN/A2009 - Present
Guardianship ConsortiumN/A2009 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2008 - Present
Open Space Institute--USBoard Member2005 - Present
Paralegal Advisory Committe Indiana University South BendParalegal Advisory Committee Member1995 - Present
Indiana Chapter, National Speakers Association, Inc.President1990 - 1991
Michiana Estate Planning Council, Inc.President1980 - 1981
St. Joseph County Bar AssociationN/A1978 - Present
State Bar of MichiganN/A1974 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationN/A1973 - Present
American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsN/A1970 - Present
Indiana CPA SocietyN/A1970 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Res Gestae (Indiana State Bar Association)Why am I a lawyer?2009
Res Gestae (Indiana State Bar Association)Continuing your growth at 50-something2003
Res Gestae (Indiana State Bar Association)Row slow2003
Book published by Learning Works IncorporatedSimplifying our lives: Insights to living fully now1999
Book published by Prentice Hall PressBuying a Business for Very Little Cash1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Valparaiso University School of LawAccountingOther - Bachelors1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Elder Law MonthAdvance Directives2011
National Elder Law MonthAdvance Directives2011
Lunch & LearnEverything You Want to Know About Elder Caring Law2011
Lunch & LearnEverything You Want to Know About Elder Caring Law2011
Hispanic Leadership CoalitionHelp! Mom’s got a medical crisis and I need to make a decision fast!2011
Community EducationAsk the Elder Caring Lawyer2011
Community EducationHelp! Mom’s got a medical crisis and I need to make a decision fast!2011
Community EducationMedical Emergency! How Am I to Love You?2011
Boomer BootcampAsk the Lawyers2011
Boomer BootcampHelp! Mom’s got a medical crisis and I need to make a decision fast!2011
International ConventionOpening Space to Practice From the Heart2008