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About me

I have been married to my wife, Susan for 38 years.  We have two sons, Patrick and Dan.  Patrick is Vice-President for JAT Trucking in Fort Wayne and Dan is an attorney in Minneapolis, MN.


I have previously served as President of the Board of Catholic Social Service, Fort Wayne.  I have also served as President of the Downtown Sertoma Club of Fort Wayne.


In 1985, I along with three other members founded the The Network, a local business referral club in Fort Wayne.  I was the president of The Network in 1986 and presently serve as Secretary for the club.


I am an avid runner, having run over a dozen half-marathons and three marathons in the past 30 some years.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 50%
    40 years, 500 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    40 years, 250 cases
  3. Elder Law: 15%
    40 years, 100 cases
  4. Probate: 15%
    40 years, 100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225/hour), Free consultation (10 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

More, Miller & Yates

116 E Berry St.
Suite 610
Fort Wayne, IN, 46802-2405

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
INActive In Good Standing197407/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2016
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2016
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2016
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Top LawyersFort Wayne Monthly Magazine2015
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2015
Top LawyersFort Wayne Monthly Magazine2014
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top LawyersFort Wayne Monthly Magazine2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMore Miller & Yates2003 - Present
PartnerTorborg Miller Moss Harris & Yates1981 - Present
PartnerChapman Herman & Yates1975 - 1978
Law ClerkAllen Superior Court1973 - 1974
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Allen County Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Drafting Effective Wills And Trusts - NBI"Planning Methods To Control Medical Treatment"2015
Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step Is Important - NBI"Foundations Of Estate Administration Defined"2012
Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step Is Important - NBI"Preparing To Begin The Administration Process"2012
Handling Divorce Cases From Start To Finish - NBI"Getting A Divorce Case Off On The Right Foot"2010
Handling Divorce Cases From Start To Finish - NBI"Dividing Assets And Debts Equitably"2010
The Nuts And Bolts Of Medicaid Planning - NBI"Liens And Estate Recovery Challenges"2010
Legal Ethics: Solutions To The Most Common Challenges - NBI"Changing Technology And Attorney -Client Privilege"2010
What Civil Court Judges Want You To Know - NBI"What Civil Court Judges Want You To Know"2009
Medicaid Update 2008 - NBI"Qualifying Clients For Medicaid And Medicare Benefits"2008
Medicaid Update 2008 - NBI"Planning Tips With The New Medicaid Laws"2008
Resolving Legal And Financial Issues In Elder Care - NBI"Qualifying For Medicaid Long-Term Care Programs"2008
Resolving Legal And Financial Issues In Elder Care - NBI"Preserving Family Assets When Qualifying For Medicaid"2008
The Nuts And Bolts Of Medicaid Planning - NBI"Medicaid Liens And Estate Recovery Challenges"2007
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, BloomingtonLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Indiana University-BloomingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Protecting Assets While Qualifying For MedicaidApplying for Medicaid and Pre-Need Asset Planning2016
Estate Administration From Start To FinishInitiating Proceedings and Handling Creditor Claims and Debt2016
Your Family Law Practice In The 21st CenturyDomestic Violence - Restraining and Protective Orders and Injunctive Relief2011
Your Family Law Practice In The 21st CenturyPractical Guide To Private Adoptions2011
The Nuts And Bolts Of Medicaid Planning - NBILiens and Estate Recovery Challenges2010
Legal Ethics: Solutions To The Most Common ChallengesChanging Technology And Attorney -Client Privilege2010
Handling Divorce Cases From Start To FinishGetting A Divorce Case Off On The Right Foot2010
Handling Divorce Cases From Start To FinishDividing Assets And Debts Equitably2010
What Civil Court Judges Want You To KnowWhat Civil Court Judges Want You To Know2009
Resolving Legal And Financial Issues In Elder CarePreserving Family Assets When Qualifying For Medicaid2008
Resolving Legal And Financial Issues In Elder CareQualifying For Medicaid Long-Term Care Programs2008
Medicaid UpdateQualifying Clients For Medicaid and Medicare Benefits2008
Medicaid UpdatePlanning Tips With The New Medicaid Laws2008
The Nuts And Bolts Of Medicaid PlanningLiens and Estate Recovery Challenges2007