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Martin Barnes

Estate planning Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1995
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Martin

Learn Martin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Martin Barnes is an Estate Planning Attorney focused on clients in Noblesville, Fishers, Westfield, Carmel and Indianapolis. Contact Martin for Wills, Trusts, and other Estate Planning services. We use modern techniques and methods that allow us to prepare Will and Trust Documents along with other Estate Planning materials effectively and efficiently- keeping legal fees at a minimum while providing you with the most relevant information and perspectives.

  2. Probate

  3. Social Security & Disability
    It can be heartbreaking to hear clients' stories of their difficulties while waiting for a favorable determination on a disability claim. Client's lives are changed dramatically as a result of devastating health and injury issues that are often accompanied by the inability to work. If you are considering an application for Social Security disability benefits, or have already applied for Social Security disability assistance and would like assistance with your claim, contact Martin.

  4. Business

I was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1995 and remain active and in good standing.  I am included in the Indiana Roll of Attorneys, the Indiana Supreme Court’s database of attorneys licensed to practice law in the state.  I am accredited by the Veterans Administration and represent clients throughout the region before the Social Security Administration.


The Martin Barnes Law Office is an Indiana legal firm focused on estate planning law, and disability cases representing social security claimants and veterans.  My practice style combines sensitivity of the legal and medical challenges faced by the disabled, forceful advocacy and the latest legal research and documentation resources.  I maintain the highest ethical standards while representing clients’ rights and interests to bring about winning outcomes.
In keeping with practice priorities, the office features universal access and accommodation including reserved parking spaces for handicapped clients, exterior ramps, automated entry and many other aids.  The building I occupy is representative of careful environmental design and my office equipment and technologies are geared toward energy savings.


Martin Barnes
10475 Crosspoint Blvd
Suite 250
Indianapolis, IN, 46256

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5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by David | May 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Martin Barnes put my and my wife's needs first. We were in a very tight-windowed position regarding our Estate planning and Martin responded immediately, driving to South Bend to meet with us! He was absolutely there when we needed help.Cool guy, very knowledgeable and professional.
Response from Martin Barnes March 10, 2018
David. Thanks so much for the kind words. Marty
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2012
Legal representation for disability needs
Highly recommend Martin for legal help regarding SS disability. I felt comfortable discussing my legal needs. I felt someone cared...
Response from Martin Barnes March 10, 2018
Thank you for the kind words Marty
Posted by Susan | May 4, 2012
Review for Martin Barnes, Attorney at Law
Mr Barnes has handled my legal needs professionally and efficiently. I am confident in his knowledge and feel very comfortable that he has provided complete and accurate legal documents for my estate.


  • Hourly Rates $ 225-225 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-25%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Martin Barnes - Attorney at Law
  • 1995 - Present
  • Director - Information Services
  • Ameritech
  • 1978 - 1991


  • Indiana University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 1995
  • Ball State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Social Security Disability Cases
  • Positive Outcome For Client Who Are in Need of Assistance


  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Legion
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • OpenEAI Software Foundation
  • Member - Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • LUPUS Foundation - Indiana Chapter
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2015
  • International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium
  • 2004 - 2016
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Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Will & Estate Planning Clinic
  • Wills for Low Income Participants
  • 2016
  • Lupus Foundation Spring Seminar
  • Social Security Disability Benefits
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Martin
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martin is a great attorney and gives his clients excellent service. I would recommend to any person needing an attorney to represent them for a SSDI matter."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Martin Barnes is extremely thorough. He is also very cautious, which is important for an estate planning lawyer. He will not make any decisions without ample research on a matter. He is great to work with and very personable. He is a great asset to our legal community. I am happy to know him and work with him."
Indianapolis Estate planning Lawyer Martin Barnes
Martin Barnes
Estate planning Attorney
Indianapolis, IN
Licensed for 28 years