Law Offices of Barbara J. Baird

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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 your business affairs in order.


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 in larger firms, I opened my solo probate, estate planning, adoption and small business practice in 2000. In my practice, I strive to be a comprehensive, hard working, practical attorney, providing personalized legal services.


If you are looking for professional estate-planning legal services, need an attorney to settle a probate estate for a loved one, or require assistance with an adoption, contact the Indianapolis estate-planning lawyer offices of Barbara J. Baird. I am in your corner with the professional, cost effective, and practical legal services you need most.


Hours: 9:00 a. m. - 5:00 p. m. and by appointment.


Areas of Practice:



  • Adoption

  • Business Organizations

  • Employment Law -- Employee

  • Employment Law -- Employer

  • Family Law

  • Probate & Estate Administration

  • Trusts



  • Wills

  • General Civil Practice

  • Estate Planning


Main Office


445 North Pennsylvania Street
Suite 401
Indianapolis  IN  46204

Phone
  • 317-637-2345

Barbara J. Baird

The Law Office of Barbara J. Baird is a general practice law firm in Marion County, Indiana, with emphasis in estate planning, wills, trusts, adoption, probate and estate administration, small business needs and domestic partnership and non-traditional family planning and protection.

I am dedicated to meeting the comprehensive legal needs of individuals, families, entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout Indiana. In this complex world, I help my clients to secure their rights, protect the lives they have built, provide for their loved ones and plan for their long term needs.

I work with individuals, couples and families to address their life and estate planning and protection needs, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, adoptions and guardianships. I provide adoption-related legal services for adoptive parents in a variety of circumstances. When a loved one dies, I assist in the administration of the probate estate or trust and the filing of inheritance tax returns. For small businesses, I handle business formations and advise clients concerning various business and employment matters. As a general practice lawyer, I accept many other types of matters on a case-by-case basis.

My mission is to provide quality legal services with the understanding that you have come to me for assistance in matters that are sensitive and personal to you. Each case is handled with care and thoroughness, and I strive to earn your trust with sound legal advice and judgment.

I take cases throughout Indiana, with concentration in central Indiana, including Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, Noblesville, Greenwood, Danville and Greenfield.

If you need legal assistance regarding wills, trusts, estate planning, probate estate administration, adoption, domestic partnerships or small business matters, please contact me at the Law Office of Barbara J. Baird. I look forward to speaking with you.

Areas of Practice:

50% Adoption
Business & Commercial Law
Business Organizations
Employment Law -- Employee
Employment Law -- Employer
Family Law
Probate & Estate Administration
Trusts
Wills
General Civil Practice
50% Estate Planning
Litigation Percentage:
10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Indiana, 1977
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1977
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 1981
Education:
Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, 1977
J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude


Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1972
B.A.
Honors: Cum Laude
Major: English


Representative Cases:
Indiana State Employees Appeals Com'n v. Bishop, 72 N.E.2d 881 (Ind.App 1999)
International Broth. of Elec. Workers, Local 481 v. Sign-Craft, Inc, 864 F.2d 499 (7th Cir 1988)
Sink v. Knox County Hosp, 900 F.Supp.1065 (S.D.Ind 1995)
In re Infant Girl W., 845 N.E.2d 229 (Ind. Ct. App. 2006)
Past Employment Positions:
National Labor Relations Board, Field Attorney, 1977 - 1981


Fillenwarth Dennerline Groth & Baird, 1981 - 1991


Macey, Macey & Swanson, Associate Attorney, 1995 - 1999


Fillenwarth Dennerline Groth & Baird, Partner, 1984 - 1981

License
  • Bar Number: Indiana Bar Admissio
    , 1977
  • Bar Number: U.S. Supreme Court
    , 1991
  • Bar Number: U. S. Court of Appea
    , 1981
Education
  • Indiana University
    J.D. , 1977
    Bloomington, IN
  • Allegheny College
    B.A. , 1972
    Meadville, PA

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