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Barbara J. Baird

Probate Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1977
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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At the convenient, downtown Indianapolis law office of Barbara J. Baird, I offer you a variety of legal services that help you get your life - and your future - in order. I put professional legal experience in your corner to help you put your family, estate and business affairs in order. After years of practicing law for larger firms (since 1977), I opened my solo probate, estate planning, and adoption law practice in 2000. Since then, I have rapidly gained a reputation as a comprehensive, hard working, practical attorney, with a knack for personalized legal services.

If you are looking for professional estate planning legal services, or if you are confronted with the complexities of navigating the  administration of the estate of a deceased loved one, contact the Indianapolis law offices of Barbara J. Baird. I am in your corner with the professional, cost effective, and practical legal services you need most.

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Law Office of Barbara J. Baird
445 N Pennsylvania St Ste 401
Indianapolis, IN, 46204-1893


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Posted by Mary | March 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Gender marker change
Barbara was our legal counsel for a gender marker change court order. The matter was trickier than usual because we are out-of-state residents and this area of law (name changes, etc.) is normally based on residence. She was fantastic to work with, very knowledgeable, and got us exactly what we needed. Highly, highly recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2016
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I plan to hire her in the very near future to assist my Grandma and I with her living will and hereafter affairs.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2016
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Adoption and Estate Planning
Barbara is an excellent attorney. She prepared all of our estate documents and handled our second parent adoption--she is very familiar with laws/procedures and was able to provide guidance when we needed to make decisions. She also handled every detail very well--we had a name change in the middle of the adoption proceedings, and she was careful to ensure that all appropriate documents that needed to be updated got taken care of. We highly, highly recommend her.
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Posted by Paula | December 15, 2015
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Estate docs: Reliable analysis and preparation to meet your needs
We have used Barb's services for many years - through two sets of estate documents (including powers of attorney and wills). More recently she has worked with my parents to update their estate documents as well. I appreciate Barb's professionalism and ability to guide us through this planning process. She takes time to listen and patiently answers all our questions. She makes sure we understand the practical implications of our choices and gives us options. Barb is knowledgeable and responsive. I recommend her services.
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Posted by Robert | December 7, 2015
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Barbara J. Baird Is Simply the Best
Barbara J. Baird provided us with estate planning services. From our initial greeting to our concluding signatures on the necessary documents, Barbara Baird was professional, cordial and extremely thorough. She is an excellent listener and had ready answers to questions that we had during the course of our meetings. Ms. Baird came recommended to us and we have no hesitation in paying it forward, so to speak, and recommending her to all others who may need quality, caring legal assistance.
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Posted by Mary | December 3, 2015
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Estate Planning
I asked Barbara to prepare my Last Will and Testament, Durable Power of Attorney, etc. She was very easy to talk to, led me through the process with great questions, and alerted me to things I had not even considered. If I need legal advice in the future, I will go to her first and if she cannot help, will accept her recommendation without reservation.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Barbara J. Baird
  • 2000 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Macey Swanson & Allman
  • 1993 - 2000
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Barbara J. Baird
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Partner
  • Fillenwarth, Dennerline, Groth & Baird
  • 1981 - 1991
  • Field Attorney
  • National Labor Relations Board, Region 25
  • 1977 - 1981
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  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • J.D
  • 1977
  • Allegheny College
  • B.A
  • 1972


  • Indiana State Bar Association, SOGI Committee
  • Chairperson
  • 2014 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Estate Planning and Administration Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Probate, Trust and Real Property Section, Elder Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Best Local Attorney
  • Best of Indy
  • 2014
  • Leadership Award
  • Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • 2009
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Estate planning Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barbara Baird is an experienced attorney in estate planning, adoptions and probate matters. I have looked up to Barb for a number of years as a mentor. She is caring, knowledgeable and well-known for her expertise, especially with the gay and lesbian community. I would not hesitate to send my family to Barb for legal services."
Adoption Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barbara is a very caring and excellent adoption attorney. I recommend her to my clients who are in need of adoption legal services."
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Indianapolis Probate Lawyer Barbara J. Baird
Barbara J. Baird
Probate Attorney
Indianapolis, IN
Licensed for 46 years