David D. Deeter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Dale & Eke, PC
 | 9100 Keystone Crossing, Suite 400
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Phone: 317-844-7400
Fax: 317-574-9426
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

An estate planning and probate administration attorney with Dale & Eke, David Daniel Deeter represents clients in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the surrounding metropolitan areas. With over four decades of experience, he is certified by the Trust and Estate Specialty Board as a board-certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyers.

Admitted to practice in Indiana since 1980, Mr. Deeter represents clients throughout the state. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. A former commissioner for the Marion Circuit Court, he spent years as a public defender for the Marion County Municipal & Superior Courts and as a deputy prosecutor for Marion County, Indiana.

Mr. Deeter spent time studying in Austria at the University of Innsbruck, before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Notre Dame. Later, he graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Currently he is a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indianapolis Bar Association, and the Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis.

During his career, Mr. Deeter has been asked to lecture on topics related to taxation, probate administration and estate planning. He is a former board member and past president of the Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis and of the Notre Dame Club of Indianapolis.  He provides valuable services to those who are planning for the future. From setting up a simple trust to making decisions about a large estate, he comes up with creative solutions to the problems his clients face.

Practice Areas
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Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

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About David Deeter

Admitted: 1980, Indiana

Professional Webpage: https://www.daleeke.com/attorney/david-d-deeter/


  • Annual rating by Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Top Attorneys in Indiana, Indianapolis Monthly, 2020

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer by the Indiana Trust and Estate Specialty Board, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member, 1980
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Probate and Real Property Section, Member
  • Indiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana 
  • Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis, 2000 - 2000
  • Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis, former Board Member and President, 1999
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member, 1980
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1999

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Notre Dame Club of Indianapolis, former Board Member and President, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Paper describing the rights of a surviving spouse in the estate of a deceased spouse and his or her intestate rights., Speaker ICLEF Seminar, Spousal Rights and Intestate Succession, 2013
  • Discussion of charitable planning in an estate plan., Speaker NBI Seminar, Charitable Planning, 2012
  • Discussion of issues in probate and litigation including marital agreements and will contests, Speaker NBI Seminar, Common Issues in Litigation and Probate, 2011
  • Tips on drafting of wills., Speaker NBI Seminar, Key Elements of Effective Wills, 2012
  • Issues involving litigation concerning fiduciaries including accountings and misconduct., Speaker NBI Seminar, Pursuing and Defending Fiduciaries, 2012

Educational Background:

  • BA in English, University of Notre Dame 1976 (sophomore year matriculation at the University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria) JD, 1976
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Website - www.daleeke.com
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Office Location for David D. Deeter

9100 Keystone Crossing
Suite 400
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Phone: 317-844-7400

Fax: 317-574-9426

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Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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