Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Wilkinson & Drummy

Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Wilkinson & Drummy

Partner with Experienced and Respected Terre Haute Attorneys Serving Clients Throughout Indiana

Firm Overview

For more than 114 years, Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Wilkinson & Drummy has been providing exceptional legal service to clients throughout Indiana as well as central and eastern Illinois. Known for being professional, knowledgeable and experienced, the firm has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for its professionalism and ethics.

Whether you need a skilled and savvy business attorney, an aggressive and effective state and federal trial lawyer, or an Indiana Supreme Court registered mediator, we have the in-depth knowledge and skills to help you resolve even the most complex legal problems.

Indiana litigation, business, health care, bankruptcy and creditor rights law firm
Our practice has long focused on litigation, commercial, corporate, real estate, and tax matters. As one of the largest firm in west central Indiana, we continue our full-service practice which includes mass tort/environmental, insurance defense, product liability, personal injury, insurance coverage litigation, estate planning, real estate, title insurance, health and hospital law, creditor's rights, small business, commercial, probate, criminal, and family law.

Our lawyers also practice in a variety of business-related fields, as well as in personal financial and estate planning. We assist governmental entities in a variety of tasks, including creation of personnel manuals, management of litigation, personnel issues and general representation on matters involving governmental administration at the local level. We also regularly represent clients who require assistance in addressing matters to local, state or federal government officials.

Regular counsel is provided to hospitals, physicians and physician groups, affiliated health-care organizations, and peer review organizations. We help our clients navigate the complex and highly regulated area of health care law, including state and federal statutory/regulatory requirements. Several lawyers in the firm regularly defend hospitals, physicians and other health care providers in medical malpractice litigation.

The firm represents both secured and unsecured lenders whose claims are jeopardized by borrower insolvency. This includes foreclosure of mortgages, mechanic's liens, collection of commercial debt and proceedings to recover collateral. We also serve the needs of clients whose business or personal finances require a workout, reorganization or bankruptcy. The firm is current on changes in Chapter 7,11 and 13 proceedings and the latest developments in exemption planning. We also represent individual debtors. Two lawyers are registered civil mediators and one is also a registered domestic mediator.
Main Office
Main Office
333 Ohio Street
Terre Haute  IN  47807
Phone
  • 812-232-4311
Websites
Family
Experienced Indiana Family Law Attorneys
Terre Haute lawyers bring up-to-date knowledge of the law
and the complex legal issues associated with family law. At Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Wilkinson & Drummy, we employ our in-depth, current knowledge about family law to ensure that you are zealously represented in uncertain times..

Family Law
An expanding practice provides individual clients with assistance in a variety of family-related legal matters, including dissolution of marriage, child custody/support, visitation, paternity actions, adoptions, guardianships, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. Our family law lawyers include Tracy Weber, Will Frankel, Holly Reedy and Scott Kyrouac.

Domestic Mediation
For parties seeking amicable resolutions to family law matters, Scott Kyrouac is a registered Domestic Mediator.

Scott M. Kyrouac

Scott M. Kyrouac joined the firm in 1985 following graduation from the Indiana University School of Law -Bloomington. Scott blends his legal knowledge with the business judgment he gained at the University of Illinois, College of Commerce, where he graduated with "High Honors" in 1982 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Scott's practice areas include alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation, employment law, health law, personal injury, insurance defense, medical malpractice, products liability, asbestos litigation, toxic torts, trucking and transportation. Scott is also available for certain criminal and family law matters. Scott has served as primary counsel and as local counsel in hundreds of complex litigated matters in both State and Federal Courts. While Scott has extensive experience in trying bench and jury trials, throughout Indiana he sees true benefit in helping others resolve disputes as a registered mediator.

In 2011, Scott was elected President of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. He has served as a
statewide director representing the defense bar for 15 years. Scott was recognized as Indiana Defense Lawyer of the Year in 2008. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute and holds the rank of Advocate from the American Board of Trial Advocates. Scott was elected President of ABOTA for the 2015 term. He is also a selected member of Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. Scott's service to the legal profession has been recognized by Martindale Hubbell with their AV rating, by AVVO with their highest 10.0 ranking, and by Super Lawyers Excellence in Practice Award. Scott is a member of the Terre Haute Defense Research Institute, and Indiana State Bar Associations. Scott was elected DRI State Representative for Indiana for the 2012 to 2015 term. Locally, Scott was recently honored in 2014 by being voted Terre Haute Tribune Star Readers Choice Platinum.

Scott has authored numerous articles for legal professionals on topics including Mediation, Traumatic Brain Injury, Crashworthiness, The Art of Being Local Counsel, Spoliation of Evidence and Civility. Scott has also authored articles such as "Bad Faith Litigation" published by Indiana Continuing Legal Education in 2003, and "Medical Malpractice" and "Ethics" both published by National Business Institute in 2009. A law journal article authored by Scott, "Indiana Law Concerning Statute of Repose, Comparative Fault (Apportionment/Nonparty Defense) and Punitive Damages As It May Apply to Asbestos Claims" was published in the Indiana Civil Litigation Review in 2009. Scott has chaired numerous Continuing Legal Education Seminars including "Implications of Stanley v. Walker The New Collateral Source Rule" in 2009 and "Expert Testimony" in 2010. Scott has regularly authors, lectures and teaches on contemporary legal and evidence issues for NBI, DTCI, DRI and Thompson Reuters.

Scott was born in Kankakee, Illinois, but grew up in Chicago Area where he won the 1977 Naperville Red & White Award for outstanding leadership both on and off the athletic field. Since moving to Terre Haute in 1985, Scott calls Indiana home, staying active by coaching baseball, basketball, and soccer. He is active in St. Joseph University Parish, Miss Softball America, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Terre Haute South Rotary Club, Riley Baseball, Vigo County Youth Soccer League, and Boys and Girls Club.

Scott annually serves as a judge of Indiana University's Moot Court Competition. In 2010, Scott chaired the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington (Maurer School of Law) 25th Class Reunion. Scott offers pro bono counsel services to the Terre Haute Humane Society, the Clay County Humane Society, St. Joseph University Parish and has been recognized for his efforts. While Scott is dedicated to his profession, he makes it a priority to spend quality time with his children. Scott shares his view of contemporary topics such as "The Advantages and Disadvantages of Mediation" at http://smkyrouac.blogspot.com/.
Education
  • Indiana University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Raymond H. Modesitt

Raymond H. Modesitt has tried to conclusion a large number of cases in over 30 different jurisdictions throughout the United States in his capacity as lead trial counsel to several companies involved in asbestos litigation. Although his practice also incorporates both local and national clientele, Ray's primary focus since 1979 has been in mass tort litigation. His work has been recognized by election as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1989. Ray joined the law firm in 1968 following graduation from the Indiana University School of Law (Bloomington). He had earned the B.A. degree at IU in 1965. His early litigation work was in insurance defense (personal injury and medical malpractice) and railroad litigation before joining an elite group of trial lawyers serving as national trial counsel for different corporations involved in asbestos-related litigation. He has been active in Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and served many years on its Board of Directors. He has been recognized as a Diplomat of that organization. Ray and his wife, Carol, have two adult daughters, both of whom are Indiana attorneys. In his free time, Ray enjoys spending time with his family, especially his four grandchildren. Ray is currently of counsel for the firm.
Education
  • Indiana University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

B. Curtis Wilkinson

B. Curtis Wilkinson joined the firm in 1972 and concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and general business law, real estate law, and health care law, including having served as General Counsel for the Union Hospital Health System for over 25 years. A native of Linton, Indiana, Curt earned his baccalaureate degree at Indiana State University in 1969. He graduated cum laude from Indiana University School of Law (Bloomington) in 1972. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Terre Haute Bar Association (former President), Indiana State and American Bar Associations. Curt has served on the Boards of Directors of numerous business, civic, and charitable organizations. Curt currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Indiana State University Foundation. He serves as a Director and Secretary for the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Wabash Valley, is a Member of the Advisory Board for St. Ann's Clinic, and is a Member of the Board of Directors for Providence Health Care, Inc. He is also a Director and Member of the Executive Committee of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce.Curt and his wife, Leslie, are parents of two adult children, Molly and John. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, raising flat-coated retrievers, and reading.
Education
  • Indiana University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

William W. Drummy

William W. (Bill) Drummy has always focused his practice in trial work, trying hundreds of jury trials throughout south central Indiana as well as Federal Court in Indianapolis, Terre Haute, and Evansville.
His proudest accomplishment is the recognition by his peers, reflected in his induction as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1997. He is also an advocate with the American Board of Trial Advocates (an organization consisting of trial lawyers who have tried a minimum of 50 jury trials) and has been elected an Indiana "Super Lawyer" by his peers each year since its inception, 2004 through 2011.
Bill's practice today is divided among the following areas:

-Medical malpractice defense, including a number of high profile cases, one of which resulted in a featured "60 Minutes" story and generated multiple jury trials.
-Employment law, including age discrimination, gender discrimination, the "Americans with Disabilities Act," and sexual harassment defense.
-Products liability defense, an area where Bill's love of tinkering with anything powered by a gasoline motor has provided valuable hands-on experience.
-Personal injury defense arising from automobile collisions, train accidents, premises liability, chemical spills, grain bin collapses, and virtually every other type of casualty loss that has come along in Bill's years of practice.
-Insurance coverage issues, insurance company direct actions, declaratory judgments and bad faith defense.
-City and county liability for vehicles, jails, and law enforcement activities.

Bill and Jamie live on a 100-acre farm east of Terre Haute, where Bill spends his time tinkering with old automobiles, doing a bit of farming, tending a large garden, as well as the family's dogs, three horses, a small flock of heirloom free range chickens, a few hives of bees, and small herd of registered Texas Longhorn cattle. Jamie is a kindergarten teacher with the Vigo County School Corporation. All family members are active road bicyclists, an interest developed after Bill's son, Brian, was a member of the winning "Little 500" bicycle race at Indiana University in 2001.Bill's oldest daughter, Erin, is a respiratory therapist who has now graduated from law school and practices with a large health law firm in Indianapolis.
Bill's youngest are twins, Becky and Brian. Becky is a neonatal intensive care nurse at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis, where she follows in the footsteps of her grandmother, also a registered nurse. Brian is a lawyer practicing with a Bloomington law firm in much of the same areas as his father. Bill is a licensed, instrument rated pilot who enjoys flying his plane in his spare time.
Education
  • Creighton University
    Juris Doctorate

Kelvin L. Roots

Kelvin L. Roots joined the firm in 1981 after graduating cum laude with a B.A. from DePauw University in 1976 and cum laude from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis in 1981. His practice focuses on general business matters, creditors' rights and bankruptcy, real estate, and title insurance. Kelvin is also part of the team of real estate professionals within the firm providing title insurance and real estate closing services.

Kelvin has been a speaker at seminars on bankruptcy, collections, and title insurance and serves as Chair on the governing council of the Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Section of the Indiana State Bar Association. A licensed pilot, he also combines his passion for flying his with service on the Aviation Committee of the State Bar Association and membership in the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association.

Kelvin is a father of two grown children who spends weekends with his wife, Jane, shooting trap and sporting clays.
Education
  • Indiana University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

William M. Olah

William M. Olah has counseled business entities and their principals for over 32 years, both within Indiana and beyond. Particularly active in the areas of small business mergers and acquisitions, Bill also has extensive experience in real estate development and leasing, zoning issues, tax abatements, and construction disputes. He has advised countless clients on all sorts of federal and state tax matters and has represented them before the full gamut of administrative agencies and courtsincluding the Supreme Court of the United States. Bill's financial, trust, and tax planning acumen have gained him a favorable reputation as one of the premier estate planners and probate attorneys in west central Indiana.

Bill joined the firm in 1987, having been a partner in another Terre Haute law firm following his return to his birthplace after being awarded his juris doctor, cum laude, in 1978 by the University of Arkansas School of Law. (He is also admitted to the Arkansas bar.) A 1974 graduate (with honors) from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a B.S. in biological engineering, he worked for General Motors Corporation and later successfully faced the challenges of meeting payroll while a small business owner himself.

He has served on the boards of directors of numerous business, civic, charitable and church concerns. Married to Janet, Bill divides his non-professional time between pursuit of his only vicesgolf and fishing.
Education
  • University of Arkansas
    Juris Doctorate

Craig M. McKee

Craig M. McKee has practiced with Wilkinson Goeller Modesitt Wilkinson & Drummy in Terre Haute, Indiana, since 1985. He has a general practice, focusing in litigation, health care, and alternative dispute resolution. He has been a certified mediator since 1993 and has handled hundreds of mediations.

Since August 2007, Craig has served as part-time U. S. Magistrate Judge assigned to the Terre Haute Division of the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. He is appointed to that post by the District Judges. He presides over preliminary matters on the court's criminal docket. The court's administrative rules permit him to practice in the court as an advocate in civil cases, however, and he continues to represent clients in federal civil litigation in Terre Haute and Indianapolis.

Craig is a native of Terre Haute and was graduated from Indiana State University in 1979 with a B.S. degree in
speech communication and journalism. He was graduated from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis in 1983. His legal career began as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Gene E. Brooks in Evansville (1983-1985).

He has served as president and board member of United Way of the Wabash Valley, the Terre Haute Rotary Club, the Greater Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, and the Terre Haute Bar Association. He formerly served on the board of the Indiana State University Foundation and the Indiana Bar Foundation.

Since 1999, Craig has been in a number of volunteer capacities for Washington National Cathedral and has served on its governing board, the Cathedral's Chapter, since 2005.

Craig and his wife, Diann, reside in Terre Haute. In his spare time, Craig enjoys travel, reading (especially history and biographies), theatre, and sports. In his "pre law" life he worked for newspapers in Terre Haute and Indianapolis and was a member of the sports department of The Indianapolis Star while attending law school.
Education
  • Indiana University
    Juris Doctorate

Jeffrey A. Boyll

Jeffrey A. Boyll came to the firm in 1989 after practicing in Brazil, Indiana for six years. The inducement to join was a promise that he could concentrate his practice on jury trials, his first passion in the legal field.He has tried more than 100 jury trials since coming to the firm.

Born and raised in Sullivan County, Indiana, Jeff graduated with highest honors from DePauw University in 1978. After two years in industry, he attended the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington where he was graduated with distinction in 1983. Upon graduation, he joined the Brazil, Indiana, practice of former Indiana governor George N. Craig, who mentored him on the subtleties of trial practice. Jeff is an avid woodworker. He lives in Center Point, Indiana, with his wife, Jennifer. He has three children.
Education
  • Indiana University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

David P. Friedrich

David P. Friedrich joined the firm in 1990 following graduation from the Indiana University School of Law
(Indianapolis). In reality, he had been part of the firm for nearly as long as he could rememberhis father was the longtime claims superintendent for one of the firm's clients and David regularly spent time at the firm while growing up.

Like colleagues in the firm, David's passion is trying lawsuits and had handled more than 100 jury trials by his 40th birthday in cases ranging from personal injury to bad faith defense and products liability. Although he concentrates his practice in litigation, he has a general practice representing public housing clients and handles matters ranging from business representation to family law and probate.
He completed undergraduate studies at Butler University, from which he graduated cum laude in 1987.
His community service includes service on the boards of Wabash Valley Crimestoppers, United Cerebral Palsy, Wabash Valley Goodwill Industries, Riley Recreation League and the District 7 Pro Bono Corporation. He devotes part of his practice to pro bono work for the indigent and was recognized for his outstanding volunteer service by the Terre Haute Bar Association and the Indiana State Bar Association.

David is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Pro Bono Commission.David's hobbies include running, reading, golf and coaching youth sports. He and his wife, Janet, have two children, Ryan and Erin.
Education
  • Indiana University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Jeffrey A. Lewellyn

Jeffrey A. Lewellyn joined the firm in 1997 and concentrates his practice in real estate and title insurance law, banking, corporate and general business law, and estate/trust planning and probate law.

Jeff was graduated from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis in 1990. A native of Indianapolis who grew up north of there near Kokomo, Jeff attended Murray State University (where he was a member of the golf team) and graduated in 1985 with a degree in business administration.

Following graduation from law school, Jeff practiced for six years with a firm in Seymour, Indiana, and served as the city attorney there from 1994 to 1996. He is a member of the Terre Haute Bar Association (and served as its president in 2004-2005), as well as the Indiana State and American bar associations. He previously served as president of the Jackson County Bar Association in 1993-1994. Jeff is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Illiana and past board member and president (2003-2004). Jeff has authored and presented at seminars for Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum and the Indiana Land Title Association.

Jeff also has been active in community service. He has been a board member of the Family Service Association of the Wabash Valley since 1998 and has served as its president since 2000. In his spare time, Jeff continues to enjoy golf and attending sporting events with his two children, Grant and Cameron.
Education
  • Indiana University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Tracy M. Weber

Tracy M. Weber joined the firm in 1998 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Southern Illinois University School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Tracy had been a teacher in her native Illinois following completion of her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in 1991. She is admitted to practice in both Illinois and Indiana.Since joining the firm, Tracy has created a highly respected niche in domestic relations and related work. In addition, she does work in estate planning, real estate, business law, and probate. She has published articles in the Southern Illinois University Law Journal, where she was a case note and comment editor while in school. She is a member of the Terre Haute, Indiana, Illinois, and American bar associations. She is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Illiana.Tracy serves on the boards of the Quail Creek Country Club, the Crawford County Development Association, and Leadership Crawford County.Tracy resides in Robinson, Illinois, with her two children, Alexander and Nickolas.
Education
  • Southern Illinois University
    Juris Doctorate

William S. Frankel, IV

William (Will) S. Frankel, IV is licensed to practice in both Indiana and Illinois. Certified in Trial Advocacy Skills by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, his practice focuses on litigation and trials (including the defense of personal injury and medical malpractice claims), family law, criminal law, and appeals (both civil and criminal), but he also enjoys other areas of general practice, including representing fire departments and other governmental entities.

Will joined the law firm in 2004 following graduation, cum laude, from the Indiana University School of Law-
Indianapolis and is now a partner in the firm. At the IU School of Law, he was recognized for his abilities as a courtroom advocate and scholar, having been named to the Order of the Barristers and the Dean's Tutorial Society and excelling in trial advocacy. He earned a B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Indiana State University in 2001, where his studies focused on business and economics.

As a volunteer firefighter of more than 15 years with the Honey Creek Fire Department (where his wife is a career Fire Chief), as well as a past secretary of the Vigo County Fire Investigation and Safety Task Force and legal counsel to TaskForce7 of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, he is proud to serve the community where he lives with his wife and son. Will is a member of the American, Indiana, Illinois, Terre Haute and Indianapolis Bar Associations.
Education
  • Indiana University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Holly A. Reedy

Holly A. Reedy joined the firm in July 2008 after being graduated summa cum laude by the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. She previously had worked at the firm as a law clerk. She has a general law practice with particular interest in litigation and family law.

A Terre Haute native, Holly earned the B.S. degree from Indiana State University, summa cum laude, majoring in insurance and business administration (with minors in marketing and economics) while
achieving a perfect 4.0 undergraduate grade point average. She was a 2005 Hines Medalist at ISU and participated in multiple academic-related organizations while a student.

In law school, Holly was Articles Editor of the Indiana Law Review and earned Dean's List status all six semesters of her law school career. She served as a member of the Dean's Student Advisory Board, Dean's Tutorial Society, and the Women's Caucus. She also participated in the ABA National Moot Court competition as a representative of the IU-Indianapolis law school. Holly, her husband, Anthony, and their family reside in Terre Haute.
Education
  • Indiana University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Anthony L. Holton

Tony joined the firm in August 2013 after graduating from Indiana Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has a multi-practice with a particular interest in litigation and compliance work. Tony is also part of the firm's team of real estate attorneys providing title examination and insurance services.

Tony earned his B.S. degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana where his studies focused on Philosophy and Psychology. While at DePauw, Tony was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, where he served as Pledge Educator and Vice President.

While in law school, Tony's studies focused on advocacy and trial practice in the business and healthcare fields. Tony was a member of the Business Law Association and was heavily involved in IU Law's Moot Court program, being named to the Order of the Barristers in the Fall of 2011. He then went on to become an executive member of the Moot Court Board. Tony worked with the Board to host the National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition, only the second competition of its kind in the country. In preparation for the Competition, Tony was chosen to be a key speaker for Continuing Legal Education in the area of confidentiality in the attorney-client relationship. He also worked throughout school as a law clerk at various legal practices, where he gained valuable experience for a law student in litigation and government compliance.

When Tony finds spare time, he enjoys relaxing with friends and family, reading, and watching sports. Tony is a huge Indiana sports fan, having been an avid follower of the Pacers and Colts since he can remember. Tony also enjoys shooting trap and sporting clays on the weekends.
Education
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Neil A. Black

Neil joined the firm in 2013, after graduating from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, IN. His practice focuses on business matters, real estate law, estate planning, elder law, and tax issues at both the state and federal level. While attending law school, he worked at Indiana University Student Legal Services for two years providing legal advice to students primarily in the area of residential landlord/tenant law, as well as basic estate planning matters.

A native of Sullivan, Indiana, Neil has clerked for an Indiana Superior Court judge, and has worked in the legal department of a Fortune 1000 energy holding company addressing corporate form issues and assorted other contractual matters including purchase and subcontracting agreements. His exposure to the complex world of corporate law led him to seek out further experience in this area, and helping clients address their business and tax concerns continues to be two of the most rewarding parts of his legal practice.

In addition to his membership in assorted community organizations, Neil has held several leadership roles including serving as the Team Development Chair for Relay for Life at Indiana University. In his spare time, Neil enjoys playing the piano, Colts football, Indiana Hoosier basketball, and spending time with his fiance, Michelle.
Education
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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