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Estate Planning, Probate, Trusts, Elder Law, Business

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About Me

My practice is located in Bloomington, Indiana and focuses on estate and wealth transfer planning, asset protection planning, elder law, Medicaid planning, long-term care planning, probate and trust administration, business succession planning, business formation and operation, and real estate. In my estate, wealth transfer planning, and elder law representation, I work closely with individuals and families to craft comprehensive and customized plans. These plans have helped hundreds of clients and their families address life issues, deal with death, resolve conflict, and leave a legacy.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Probate: 25%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Trusts: 20%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Elder Law: 15%
    19 years, 500 cases
  5. Business: 5%
    24 years, 750 cases



Hourly ($90-325/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Gary Bruce Garland

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Lance for nearly 7 years - we met at a national continuing education/practice management conference. Lance exemplifies what you expect from an estate attorney - he is professional, thoughful, and thoroughly knowledgable. I was impressed when Lance told me he left a firm where he was a partner, so he could more readily service clients personally. Lance has been able to answer my estate planning and elder law questions with alacrity and ease - he is a credit to the profession, and I aspire to service my clients with the high standards he exudes so easily.


    Gary Garland Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

320 W. Eighth Street, Suite 116
Bloomington, IN, 47404



INActive In Good Standing199108/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV® Preeminent™Martindale-Hubbell2013
Presidential Service AwardHoosier Hills Estate Planning Council2009
Accredited VA AttorneyVeteran's Administration2009
Board Certified Indiana Trust & Estate LawyerTrust & Estate Speciality Board, Indiana2007
Graduated Cum LaudeIndiana University1990

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalLike Law Group LLC2006 - Present
PartnerMallor Clendening Grodner & Bohrer, LLP2000 - 2005
AssociateMallor Clendening Grodner & Bohrer, LLP1993 - 2000
AssociateLembke, Stewart & Coates, P.C.1990 - 1993


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Hoosier Hills Estate Planning CouncilBoard Member and Newsletter Editor2012 - Present
Trusts & Estates Specialty BoardCo-chair2012 - Present
Trust & Estate Specialty BoardBoard Member2011 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Indiana chapter)Member2010 - Present
ElderCounselCharter Member2008 - Present
Hoosier Hills Estate Planning CouncilPresident2008 - 2009
Advisors ForumFounding Member2006 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2002 - Present
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMember2000 - Present
WealthCounselFounding Member2000 - Present
Hoosier Hills Estate Planning CouncilPresident1997 - 1998
Hoosier Hills Estate Planning CouncilMember1994 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Private Letter RulingIRS granted the ruling request

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Publication NameTitleDate
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Revocable Living Trusts2012
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Planning for Flexibility in Times of Uncertainty2006
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Tips for QTIPs2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, BloomingtonLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of EvansvilleMinerals Land ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Estate Planning DayEstate Planning 1012014
NAIFA2013 Tax Law Update2013
Financial and Estate PlanningEstate Planning 1012013
Trusts 101Revocable Living Trusts2012
Financial and Estate PlanningEstate Planning 1012012
Estate Planning for Special Needs Loved OnesPlanning for Your Special Needs Loved One2012
Financial and Estate PlanningEstate Planning 1012011
ALS Support GroupPlanning for Your Special Needs Loved One2011
Monroe Owen County Medical AssociationEstate Planning & Protecting Your Loved One's Inheritance2009
Redbud HillsEstate Planning, Medicaid & VA Benefits2008
Drafting and Funding the Marital TrustTips for QTIPs2006
Drafting and Funding the Marital TrustPlanning for Flexibility in Times of Uncertainty2006
IMA Professional Education SeminarDynasty Trusts, Beneficiary Controlled Trusts, and Upstream Multigenerational Planning2005
2005 Estate Planning DayTop 10 Reasons for Estate Planning2005
Hoosier Hills Estate Planning CouncilJoint Revocable Trusts & Dynasty Trusts2004
Edward Jones Professional Education SeminarDynasty Trusts2004
2004 Estate Planning DayAsset Protection2004