Robert W. York

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Robert W. York & Associates
 | 7212 North Shadeland Avenue, Suite 150
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Phone: 317-953-2144
Fax: 317-577-7321
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009, 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Robert W. York is the founder and owner of Robert W. York & Associates in Indianapolis, Indiana. A highly versatile and nationally ranked attorney, Mr. York has more than 46 years of legal experience, and he provides unmatched representation and support to clients throughout Indianapolis and all across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Estate planning, probate and estate administration

·       Estate disputes and probate litigation

·       Trust disputes

·       Guardianships

·       Business and civil litigation

·       Insurance disputes and litigation

·       Employment law for employees and employers

·       Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Vehicle Accidents

·       Family Law

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. York has served as a deputy prosecuting attorney and administrative law judge as well as a special judge for many major felony trials. As such, he has invaluable knowledge and insight into the state's court systems, which only bolsters his ability to help his clients achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible in all Indiana courts.

A recognized leader in his field, he has published numerous articles and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars on a variety of legal topics, and served as editor for the Verdict Law Journal for 12-years. Furthermore, he has served as president and board member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, and he has served as vice president and board member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, where he has served on a number of the organization's committees.

As further evidence of his leadership skills, he is a Distinguished Fellow with the Indianapolis Bar Foundation and a Senior Fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America, and served as chair of the Marion County Local Probate Rules Committee for 6-years. He is also a member of the Order of Justicia, the Diversity Law Institute, the Trial Law Institute and many other professional legal organizations.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. York has earned an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with a listing in the prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He has also received the Board of Manager's Award and the President's Award from the Indianapolis Bar Association as well as many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

A 1969 graduate of Indiana University - Fort Wayne, Mr. York obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis in 1973. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the U.S. Tax Court, 1984 and the U.S. Supreme Court, and he has served pro hac vice for the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Will Contests, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009, 2020 - 2021

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About Robert York

Admitted: 1973, Indiana

Professional Webpage: https://york-law.com/attorney-profiles/robert-w-york/

Honors/Awards:

  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow and Senior Fellow, 2007-2019
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation (Distinguished Fellow; Senior Fellow)
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, College of Fellows, 1993-2020
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Indianapolis Bar Association President's Award
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Manager's Award
  • Martindale-Hubble Rating, AV (1999-2019)
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, (1999-2019)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • U.S.A. Master Hockey Coach certification – 1992

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Trial lawyer associations, Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America - 2007-2020, Order of Justicia (100 + Jury/Court Trials)
  • Citizen's Commission for the Future of Indiana Courts, 1997
  • American Bar Association, 1973-2020
  • Hamilton County Bar Association, Member
  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • Chairman, Marion County Local Probate Rules Committee, 2009-2014
  • Indiana State Bar Association, 1973-2020
  • U.S. District Court Northern Districts of Indiana, 1973
  • Indianapolis Bar Association (1973-2020: Board of Directors 2006-2012, 2014; Vice-President, 2008, 2014; Chair various committees, 2006-2019)
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1998-1999; Board of Directors, 1983 - 2020, Emeritus Director, 1999-2020)
  • Pro Hac Vice, U.S. District Court, Wyoming, 2012
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern Districts of Indiana, 1973
  • Indiana, 1973

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Litigation Counsel of America, Member, Diversity Law Institute, 2019; Member, Trial Law Institute, 2019
  • President, Indian Lake Country Club, Inc., 2007
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Member, Diversity Law Institute, 2020; Member, Trial Law Institute, 2020
  • State Chairman Law-Pac Fund Development Committee, 1983 - 1986
  • Trial Lawyers For Public Justice, Member
  • Head Injury Foundation of Indiana, Member
  • Civil Justice Foundation, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Traps for the Non-Probate Practitioner,” IBA Seminar, Louisville, KY, June 14, 2013
  • “Five Tips on Managing Abusive and Vexatious Litigation:” 120 Hot Tips in Estate Practice,” ICLEF Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, December 19, 2018
  • “Five Key Cases of 2017: 120 Hot Tips in Estate Practice,” ICLEF Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, December 20, 2017.
  • “Evidentiary Problems in Probate Litigation: Probate & Trust Litigation,” ICLEF Seminar, August 22, 2017
  • “Five Key Cases of 2016: 120 Hot Tips in Estate Practice,” ICLEF Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, December 21, 2016
  • “York's Top Ten Probate Decisions - With Practice Pointers,” ICLEF Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, March 24, 2016
  • “Five Key Cases of 2015: 120 Hot Tips in Estate Practice,” ICLEF Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, December 22, 2015.
  • “Five Key Cases of 2014: 120 Hot Tips in Estate Practice,” ICLEF Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, December 22, 2014.
  • “Five Key Cases of 2013: 120 Hot Tips in Estate Practice,” ICLEF Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, December 20, 2013
  • “Pitfalls for the Non-Probate Practitioner,” IBA Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, December 5, 2013
  • “Estate & Trust Litigation,” ICLEF Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, July 16, 2013
  • “Motion Practice – Oral Arguments,” IBA Seminar, Las Vegas, 2010
  • “Five Key Cases of 2012:  120 Hot Tips in Estate Practice,” ICLEF Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, December 21, 2012
  • “Claims Against Decedents’ Estates,” IBA Seminar, Sedona, AZ, November 16, 2012
  • “Jury Trials in Will Contest Actions,” IBA Seminar, Sedona, AZ, November 16, 2012
  • “New Marion County Local Probate Rules and Forms,” IBA Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, January 25, 2012
  • “Five Key Cases of 2011:  120 Hot Tips in Estate Practice,” ICLEF Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, December 20, 2011
  • “Evidence in Probate/Trust Litigation,” ICLEF Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, November 18, 2011
  • “Top Ten Rules To Follow In First Probate Case,” ISBA Women in the Law Bench/Bar Retreat, Culver, Indiana, March 5, 2011

Educational Background:

  • Indiana University-Fort Wayne, B.S., 1969

Industry Groups

  • Employment Law for Employee and Employer
  • General Business
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Office Location for Robert W. York

7212 North Shadeland Avenue
Suite 150
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Phone: 317-953-2144

Fax: 317-577-7321

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