lutzWilliam H. Lutz

Partner 

8409 Fishers Centre Drive
Fishers, IN 46038 

wlutz@defur.com
317-558-3908 (direct)
317-585-8085 (main)
317-585-8858 (fax)

Bill’s practice focuses on estate planning (including wills, trusts, and advance directives), estate administration, and guardianships. He places a special emphasis on the challenges facing seniors, including issues related to long-term care and Medicaid. Mr. Lutz grew up in a small town outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan, but has lived in Indiana for most of his adult life. He worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer and Prison Administrator in northern Indiana before entering law school. He served as Law Clerk to the Hon. William Crandall, Missouri Court of Appeals from 1991 to 1992. Bill practiced law for ten years before joining DeFur Voran in 2003, where he is a partner and one of the founding members of the firm’s Elder Law Group. He is a frequent speaker on issues related to estate planning and health care decision-making, and runs a pro-bono clinic for senior citizens.

 

Practice Areas

Elder LawEstates and Trusts

 

Education

Valparaiso University (B.S. Social Work, 1981)
Indiana University (M.S., 1986)
St. Louis University (J.D., cum laude, 1991)
Articles Editor, St. Louis University Public Law Review (1990-1991)
Recipient, Academic Achievement Award in Administrative Law 

 

Bar Admissions

Indiana
Missouri

 

Memberships

Hamilton County Bar Association, Muncie Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys