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Lisa Marie Dillman

Elder law Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

5.0   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1995
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Lisa

Learn Lisa’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    Long-Term Care Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Nursing Home Medicaid, VA Benefits, Guardianship, Advanced Directives, Estate Planning

  2. Estate planning

  3. Probate
    Probate Administration and Probate Litigation

Attorney Dillman has been practicing law for 20 years.  Her first 10 were spent in the court room fighting for her clients’ rights. She has taken that advocacy experience into her Elder Law practice.  When several members of her family needed help navigating the long term care landscape, she was called upon to help them.  She learned first hand what it was like to be a caregiver, to obtain VA benefits and nursing home Medicaid for her own family.   Through this experience she knows that when families are confronted with the uncertainties associated with paying for long term care and planning for the future of seniors, you need a trusted advisor who has compassion and patience to help guide you through.  This is what Attorney Dillman brings to every client meeting she is involved in. 


Attorney Dillman also practices in the area of Family Law, Guardianships, Probate Administration and Litigation.  She also has vast litigation and appellate experience by leading numerous bench and jury trials, court hearings and appeals to the Indiana Court of Appeals, Indiana Supreme Court and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. 


Dillman Law Group
2344 S. Tibbs Ave.
Indianapolis, IN, 46241
Dillman Law Group Carmel Office
90 Executive Drive Suite E
Carmel, IN, 46032
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Posted by Marilyn | October 8, 2016
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Setting up a trust
Deciding to set up a trust was a intimidating task. I had absolutely no idea where to begin. Lisa Dillman did a wonderful job of walking us through the process, answering all our questions, and staying in touch. She and her staff were nothing but courteous and professional.
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2016
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Trusts for Peace of Mind
My father spent almost two years and a large portion of his life savings in a nursing home. We did not understand the importance of planning for these types of occurrences until it was too late. Fortunately, we attended a seminar given by Attorney Lisa Dillman and decided to consult with her, in order to prevent our children from having to go through some of the same scenarios that we did. Lisa advised us on the pros and cons of various different legal instruments to make our retirement and ultimately our children's inheritance more secure. We chose to create a Trust and were very pleased with the timely, thorough, professional, and courteous manner of Lisa and her staff. We would highly recommend Attorney Lisa Dillman to anyone who is considering protecting their retirement and their children's inheritance.
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Posted by Gary and Terry | October 4, 2016
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Lisa Dillman attorney Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
We first met Attorney Dillman at a seminar she presented. We were so impressed by her knowledge and personality that we made an appointment. We wanted her for our lawyer ! We feel she is very accomplished at all the different legal aspects that we have completed. We would highly recommend her to anyone. In fact, we already have given her name to a few friends.
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Posted by Sandra | September 30, 2016
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Attorney Lisa Dillman
Lisa has worked with our family for over two years. Lisa is very professional, caring, respectful and has the knowledge to get the job done and in a very timely fashion. Lisa has helped our family through some pretty tough times and we have a lot of respect for Lisa. I would highly recommend Lisa.
Posted by David | August 25, 2014
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Lisa and her team helped us during a difficult time for my parents. She would even respond to our questions that we had over the weekend by email. With me and my wife having a very busy work schedule that made it very helpful for us in trying to get all the paperwork back to her team. She met and was very compassionate to my parents. And would answer any questions that they may had with their living trust. Me and my family feel very comfortable with Lisa and her team.
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Posted by Paul | August 20, 2014
Expert Legal Service
Over the past three years, Lisa Dillman and her staff have provided exceptional legal service in the creation of an Irrevocable Trust for my parents and in the preparation of Last Wills and Testaments for my wife and myself. In each instance she demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the numerous aspects involved and took great care to explain them in a clear and intelligible way. Lisa was as personable and down to earth as lawyers come. My parents, wife and I all felt confident and comfortable in our interactions with her. In preparing the many documents related to the matters mentioned above, Lisa took pains to address every possible contingency. Any attorney worth his or her salt, of course, must be detail-oriented, but it was obvious to us that Ms. Dillman was particularly interested in doing right by her clients, us--to cover all the bases and to deliver the very best service of which she was/is capable. We really appreciate Lisa's expertise and professionalism and know that we will be calling on her again throughout the course of or lives.
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Posted by Robert | August 20, 2014
Excellent attorney with exceptional communicative skills
Lisa very competently and clearly explained the options we had available to us as an elderly couple. Having her as an advisor as we made those decisions was extremely helpful. The stress we had been experiencing as we tried to plan our future on our own, was immediately and greatly relieved after our first appointment with Lisa. Her interaction and connection with our adult children was an added plus.
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Posted by Rich | August 20, 2014
Highly recommend Lisa
I would highly recommend Lisa. She was invaluable in developing an elder care strategy for my wife's parents which included creating a trust. She also created a will for my wife and myself at a very reasonable price. She is always extremely responsive and knowledgeable.
Posted by Nancy | August 16, 2014
Elder Law Specialist
Lisa was extremely helpful in guiding my brother and I through various procedures as we moved our parents from their home of 62 years into an assisted living facility. This was a very stressful time for us since our mother suffered from dementia, and we knew we would have more medical issues to deal with for her. The first step was to qualify our mother for Medicaid. Lisa's knowledge of what the law required was excellent, and we felt confident in all her recommendations. She and her staff not only filed the necessary paperwork for my mom, but also followed up with the Family and Social Services Administration on her behalf. Lisa assisted us in an updated Durable Power of Attorney for our parents, which included giving us the authority to make financial and health care decisions. It was very thorough and covered every eventuality. She even visited our mother, who was in rehab after a fall, to explain the power of attorney changes. The financial recommendation that we set up an irrevocable trust for my parents has been very beneficial too. Lisa also worked with an elder care advisor to qualify our father, a WWII veteran, for a stipend from the VA to apply towards his assisted living expense. She and her staff always promptly answered my phone calls and e-mails. She was always able to answer our questions and from her experience and knowledge she gave us helpful options as we tried to make good decisions for our parents as they transitioned into assisted living. I know we could not have done any of this on our own and it was a tremendous weight off of our shoulders to have her help. I know we can call Lisa with any issue we might have in the future.
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Posted by B. Elliot | August 15, 2014
Quick and efficient handling of estate dissemination
I thought Attorney Dillman and her team did a phenomenal job with assisting my family with our estate planning and elder care concerns. They were quick to respond, helpful and compassionate to our particular situation.
Posted by Dale | August 14, 2014
A great resource
Lisa Dillman helped me with issues related to my mother's eligilibity for MedicAid. She provided solid support and answered my questions in plain English. She also allowed me to manage some of the required submittals myself. She was a great resource.
Posted by Becky | August 14, 2014
Medicaid for father
Lisa worked with us on securing financial help from Medicaid when we had to place our father in a nursing home. Her fees were reasonable and she continued working on the case until she had the best possible outcome for us. Lisa is knowledgable, personable, and diligent, and I am planning on working with her again in the future.
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Posted by Carlotta | August 13, 2014
Excellent attorney
Lisa is one of the best elder law attorney's I've had the privilege to work with. I refer all my clients to her because she's compassionate, knows how to communicate difficult maneuvers for Medicaid eligibility and reasonable.
Posted by jerry | August 13, 2014
Assistance with placement of parent in assisted living and all complex issues involved with Medicaid eligibility and future plan
Seemed very knowledgeable in this complex area of care and taking action assisting my mother to enter into elder care, Medicaid and wills, trusts and all the complex issues that accompany these issues.
Posted by Carolyn | August 13, 2014
Estate Planning for Mom
I met Ms. Dillman to discuss options for my elderly mother who is in a Nursing Home, and was to receive some Inheritance funds from her brother. She has been on Medicaid assistance for the past two yrs. Ms. Dillman stepped in and was in communication with the attorney handling my uncle estate and work diligently to make sure we know how to manage these funds to mom's best advantage. WE had teleconferences since I live in Fla. and mom is in Indiana. She was very supportive of my concerns for her future care and provided excellent advise on how to manage this money to best keep most of it for her care. I would highly recommend her for estate planning.
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2014
Dedicated, professional, trust worthy and down to earth attorney
Lisa has advised me several times on various legal matters. As my attorney, Lisa drafted a legal document which took a huge burden off my shoulders, she covered every possible loop-hole and made it possible that I was well- protected legally. She is also representing me on another case which we just started and I feel confident with her legal experience and knowledge of the law, we will prevail.
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Posted by Francesca | August 13, 2014
Lisa represented me during a custody case involving my two-year-old daughter. She constantly checked up on us to see how we were, and kept me informed on all information and documents. My favorite thing about Lisa was that I could talk to her like a friend, rather than a legal figure. She understood, from a mother's point of view what was going on in my head and heart and did everything in her power to keep my mind at ease. She still occasionally checks in to see how my daughter and I are, and I would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Erin | August 5, 2014
Outstanding Quality and Service
Lisa Dillman has served as trusted legal counsel for my small business for 12 years. She has handled contract agreements, debt collection , and risk management with ease. An astute observer, careful listener, and thoughtful strategist, Lisa exceeds my expectations every time. I highly recommend her firm to any small business seeking highly qualified and expert legal counsel.
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Posted by Natasha | August 5, 2014
Integrity could not ask for a more compassionate attorney to represent you and your cause
Lisa Dillman and her colleagues were responsive, helpful, and caring when it came to taking care of me. I did not feel as if I was a client. Lisa truly does care and listens so intently to her clients needs. The honesty and integrity that Lisa and her colleagues represent is insurmountable. Thanks Lisa for all you have done for me...
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Posted by Jeremy | August 4, 2014
Great Attorney!!
Lisa handled my child custody case back in 2011. She was extremely thorough and was very knowledgeable regarding the custody laws in the state of Indiana. I have recommended her to others who are in need of a great lawyer.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Lewis Wagner, LLP
  • 1999 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Faegre Baker Daniels
  • 1994 - 1999


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • 1992


  • Meals on Wheels
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Accredited Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2018
  • Academic All-Big 10
  • University of Illinois
  • 1990
  • Academic All-Big 10
  • University of Illinois
  • 1989
  • Academic All-Big 10
  • University of Illinois
  • 1988
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  • AFFC Plublications
  • Don't Go Broke in a Nursing Home
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Protect Your Life Savings Today
  • Long Term Care & Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • National CSA Conference
  • How to Develop An Effective Long-Term Care Plan
  • 2014

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Elder law Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Dillman works hard to help her clients become eligible for the benefits they need while helping them to provide for spouses, disabled children, and/or leave a legacy."
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Indianapolis Elder law Lawyer Lisa Marie Dillman
Lisa Marie Dillman
Elder law Attorney
Indianapolis, IN
Licensed for 28 years
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