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Susan Marie Hunter

Elder law Attorney at Fishers, IN

5.0   7 reviews

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About Susan

Learn Susan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    30%
    Medicaid Crisis Planning, Medicaid Benefits Planning, Veteran's Aid and Attendance Benefits Planning, Long Term Care Planning,

    26 years

  2. Estate planning
    30%
    Asset Protection, Business Succession Planning, Planning for Minor Children, Charitable Planning, Estate Tax Planning

    26 years

  3. Trusts
    25%

    26 years

  4. Probate
    10%
    Probate, Trust Administration, Small Estate Administration, Estate Administration

    26 years

  5. Guardianship
    5%
    Guardianships for incapacitated adults, including those with special needs who are turning 18.

    26 years

With an office in Fishers, Indiana, Greenwood, Indiana and Rockville, Indiana, Susan M. Hunter’s estate planning practice is focused on guiding her clients through the process of balancing family protection with wealth preservation and family values.

Susan received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hanover College, her law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, and was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1997.

Her areas of expertise include: Estate Planning, Elder Law, Asset Protection, Estate Administration, Trust Administration, Medicaid Planning, Probate, and Special Needs Planning.

Susan determined early in her career that focusing only on the wealth of the client was not the type of practice she wanted to participate in. Estate planning should not just preserve someone’s pocket book after they pass away, it should preserve who you are and what’s important to you.

Her belief is that everyone wants to be treated like a person, not like a check book. She wanted to be a part of a law firm that treated the clients the way she would want her family to be treated. Thus in 2001, Hunter Law Office began on her dining room table with a phone and a few clients.

 Since becoming an attorney, Susan has become affiliated with many organizations. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association (the Elder Law, Real Property, Trust and Probate, and the Small Firm Sections) as well as the Hamilton County Bar Association. She also is an active member of Lawyers with Purpose (“LWP”) where she is a mentor coach and national instructor, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). She is on the Riverview Hospital Foundation Community Relations Board and is also President of the Allisonville Professional Center’s Owners Association.

Susan has been a resident of Hamilton County since 1996 and resides in Noblesville with her husband Mark, and three rescue dogs, Wilbur, Willow, and Wrigley. She considers herself a “lifetime learner” and enjoys photography and travel in her free time.

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Licensed for 25 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 01/03/2023
State IL
Status Retired
Acquired 2015
Updated 01/05/2023

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

Contact Susan

Hunter Estate & Elder Law
10412 Allisonville Rd. Ste. 113
Fishers, IN, 46038-2034
Hunter Estate & Elder Law
303 N. Lincoln Road
Rockville, IN, 47872
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Posted by Ted | April 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Experience
Waiting until our 80’s to embark on this very important venture is probably the exception for most people. Procrastination is easy when you think that estate planning is a horrible painstaking chore, and dealing with lawyers is not something you want to get into. We learned that this is not the case at Hunter Law. Susan has exceptional talents in communication and simplifying in what can be a very difficult subject. Susan takes great pains in explaining the many elements of estate planning, in a friendly relaxing environment. She is indeed an expert in Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Trusts. We came away with a great peace-of-mind and the legal tools in place to guarantee a secure future for us and our family.
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Response from Susan Hunter April 19, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words! We are truly pleased that you had a good experience with the office and thank you for sharing :)
Posted by Loyd | April 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very patient and explains things very well.
Susan has not only helped us with our estate planning but also many of our friends. Everything was very easy and moved quickly from start to finish.
Posted by Frank | April 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The best Estate Planning Attny in Town!
Susan takes time to explain what you don't know. She educated me in the importance of Estate Planning and taught me the importance of it. I have never felt more secure knowing that my assets are being taken care of by Susan and her team. She is extremely trustworthy and you can guarantee that what you talk about with her is confidential.
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Posted by Connie | June 25, 2015
No comparison for this priceless attorney
Susan Hunter is the attorney I would turn to each and every time I need an attorney in Indiana. As an Alaskan attorney, having an attorney in other states that I can rely on for assistance and guidance is priceless. Susan and her firm are my firm in Indiana. Thank you Susan, for everything you do.
Posted by Charlene | April 5, 2015
A law office that I enjoyed going to!
Wow! Hunter Law office was such a breath of fresh air. There are many times where I have walked into various law offices and instantly felt that stuffy law office feeling. That was not the case at Hunter Law Office. The attorneys and staff were so nice and personable. We found out about Hunter Law Office after Susan spoke at an Alzheimer's support group and I am so glad I chose to call. They really are experts in the estate planning/elder law field. After our last meeting, my husband and I walked out feeling taken care of and felt good that we had finally done our documents. I highly recommend Hunter Law Office and I highly recommend their workshop to start their process. It was given in a way that everyone could understand. Great work, Susan and staff!
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Posted by Ellen | February 22, 2015
Peace of Mind
I met Susan several years ago when I was employed as a social worker in the mental health field. She was well respected as a strong advocate for individuals with disabilities. We became reacquainted two years ago when my husband and I attended a workshop regarding asset protection presented by Hunter Law. Susan was very professional and knowledgeable, and we made the decision to work with her in the development of a trust and living will. With her assistance, we have gained an understanding of our present and future situations, minimizing our fears and concerns,. All the staff in her office have also been very helpful and responsive. We would highly recommend Hunter Law to anyone seeking professional legal assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2014
What a Breath of Fresh Air!
I can't say enough good things about Susan Hunter and the office environment that Susan has created. Her and the office members were fantastic to work with every step of the way. Hunter Law Office does things much different than your "stereotypical" law office. What a breath of fresh air!
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Hunter Law Office PC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Slater & Associates
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Associate Attorney
  • Osborn Hiner & Lisher
  • 1997 - 1999

Education

  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Hanover College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • In Re: Elizabeth Wilson
  • Trustee held liable

Associations

  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Instructor
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lawyers With Purpose
  • Mentor Coach
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lawyers With Purpose
  • Instructor
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Lawyers with Purpose
  • Director of Education
  • 2012 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Law Firm 500 Award
  • Happy Lawyers Make More Money
  • 2017
  • 1st Place - Law Firm Challenge
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • 2015
  • Founding Member
  • Lawyers With Purpose
  • 2014
  • Pillar Award Finalist for Small Business of the Year
  • Fishers Chamber of Commerce
  • 2011
  • Indiana Guardian of the Year
  • Indiana State Guardianship Association
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Book
  • Breaking Through: Busting the Generational Barriers
  • 2017
  • Seniors Guide
  • Will Your Parents' Poor Planning Cost You?
  • 2015
  • Seniors Guide
  • Your Retirement Years Powered by Knowledge
  • 2015
  • Book
  • Protect Your IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes
  • 2015
  • Living Well Magazine
  • Affording Long-Term Care
  • 2014
  • Living Well Magazine
  • Will Your Parents' Poor Planning Cost You?
  • 2013
  • Living Well Magazine
  • It;s All About Family ... Have Your Protected Yours?
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • TAPER
  • Key Note: Aliens Among Us
  • 2017
  • Probate 101
  • Probate
  • 2017
  • Alzheimer's Assn of Indiana Annual Conference
  • Stop the Family Fight Before it Starts
  • 2016
  • Alzheimer's Support Group
  • Making the Pieces Fit
  • 2016
  • Practice with Purpose 3 day program - June 2016
  • Medicaid - Trust Planning - Practice Management
  • 2016
  • Shepherd's Center
  • Elder Law and Estate Planning - June 2016
  • 2016
  • Lunch 'n Learn June 2016
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • 2016
  • Stephen Ministry
  • Estate Planning - POAs and Guardians
  • 2015
  • Continuing Education Course - Certified Financial Planners
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2015
  • Alzheimer's Support Group
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2015
  • NNEPA Annual Conference - Sept. 2015
  • Medicaid
  • 2015
  • The Just Company Community Presentation
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2014
  • Meadow Brook Community Presentation
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2014
  • The Stratford Community Presentation
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Senior Citizens Organiation Community Presentation
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2014
  • Shepherd's Center Community Presentation
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2014
  • Heritage Place Community Presentation
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2014
  • Hamilton Trace Community Presentation
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2014
  • East 91st Street Church Community Presentation
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2014
  • Mill Pond Community Presentation
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2013
  • Community Presentation for BMO Harris
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2013
  • Hamilton Trace Community Presentation
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2013
  • Continuing Education - Social Workers
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2012
  • Allisonville Meadows Community Presentation
  • Elder Law
  • 2012
  • Carmel Health & Living Community Presentation
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2012
  • Elderberries (Adults of Retirement Age)
  • Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • Brookdale Senior Living
  • Elder Law
  • 2011
  • Riverview Women of Vision Luncheon
  • Life's Journey
  • 2010
  • Riverview Women's Retreat
  • Checklist for Your Life's Journey
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (14)
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Elder law Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Susan is an amazing person and an even better lawyer. Her knowledge and expertise is unmatched. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending her to anyone. Top notch person and attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan is a compassionate attorney with a wealth of experience. Not only does Susan provide exceptional service to her clients, but she also teaches estate planning and elder law to other attorneys nationally."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Susan is knowledgeable and a true mentor."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you want answers, then she is the person to go to. She provides a wealth of knowledge and the skill to accomplish her clients' goals."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Susan is considered an expert in the areas of estate planning and asset protection. She is very passionate about her work."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan is a great attorney. She is very knowledgeable about issues regarding estate planning, elder law and asset protection/medicaid planning. She is easy to talk to and is very good at explaining complicated legal issues in an easy to understand manner. She puts her client's needs first. I wholeheartedly endorse Susan."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Susan is an expert. As a young attorney looking to specialize in the fields of Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Asset Protection, I wanted to learn from the best; and that's what led me to Susan and Hunter Law Office. Not only do I have the benefit of learning from a nationally recognized expert, but I also have the pleasure of working with someone that takes great pride in serving clients and their families with compassion, honesty, and dignity. Susan is not only a great mentor, but a great person. Those two qualities serve as a daily inspiration for me, and carry-over into the time we spend working with every family we serve. I am very happy and thankful to be a part of the family at Hunter Law Office."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan is a colleague I often turn to because she's knowledgeable, eager to help and quick to respond. She frequently shares her expertise by teaching others in the elder law field. She's upbeat and willing to tackle tough cases and tough issues. Clients who choose her will be well served. That's why I've asked Susan to be available to MY clients if anything should happen to me."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Susan and I are both members of a national group of estate planning, asset protection, and elder law attorneys. We have analyzed several cases together, and Susan has mentored me in implementing planning for nursing home care into my practice. Without hesitation, I endorse the Susan as both an excellent attorney and caring advocate."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan is a great attorney and a wonderful person. She has a genuine passion for her work and her clients. I highly recommend Susan to anyone in need of estate planning."
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