Ted A. Waggoner

Ted A. Waggoner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Rochester, IN

Peterson Waggoner & Perkins, LLP
 | 125 East Tenth Street, Rochester, IN 46975
Phone: 574-223-4292
Fax: 574-223-4701
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Schools & Education (10%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Ted A. Waggoner focuses his practice on estate planning and administration, business development and expansion, real estate, and school law. A 1978 graduate of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, he is past president of the Alumni Association and an emeritus member of the  Board of Visitors. He is active in the Indiana State Bar Association; his church at the local, regional, and national levels; and his community. 

    Legal recognitions include an AV preeminent rating and a listing in Indiana Super Lawyers since 2015. He is a member of the General Practice Hall of Fame of the ISBA and served as General Counsel to the ISBA President in 2014-2015. Waggoner was named the 2004 Community Citizen of the Year for the Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Waggoner is a trustee and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Christian Theological Seminary, in Indianapolis. He is the former Board Chair of the Trustees of Eureka College, in Eureka IL. 

    About Ted Waggoner

    Admitted: 1978, Indiana

    Professional Webpage: http://peterson-waggoner.com/ted-a-waggoner/


    • Provided for exceptional service to the profession or the association. Also awarded the Presidential Citation in 2010, Presidential Citation, Indiana State Bar Association, 2015
    • GP Hall of Fame Award 2006 issued by the General Practice Solo & Small Firm Section of the Indiana State Bar since 2003. Nominated by peers, selected by Section leadership., GP Hall of Fame, Indiana State Bar Assoc., GPSSF Section, 2006

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Indiana State Bar Assoc. Counsel to the ISBA Bar President 2014-15; Presidential Citation, 2010 & 2015; BarPAC chair, 1996-98; Articles & Bylaws Comm, Chair 2001; Written Publications Chair 1993-96; Global Rule of Law Commission Chair 2009; Legal Education Conclave Chair 2015; . Chair of the Probate Trust & Real Property Section, 2017-18; Sr. Lawyer Section Chair 2019-20.

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chair and Member of the Board of Trustees, Christian Theological Seminary, past Chair of Trusteeship Comm., past Chair of Investment Comm.
    • Vice Chair and Member of  Board of Directors, Christian Church Foundation, Inc. Executive Comm., 2014

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • 2010 - Adjunct Professor at Indiana University - Maurer Law School, for a course on solo and small law firm issues, designed for students looking at their future opportunities as lawyers., Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Issues of Solo & Small Firm Practice, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University, 2010
    • ABA book on issues facing Senior Lawyers. As Boomers approach retirement age, the and their firms face difficulties in addressing when to consider retirement, how to encourage retirement, and the ethics involved in continuing the practice of law. Second Acts brings together the thoughts and strategies of solo and small firm law's leading thinkers and writers on this topic. , Author 2 chapters: Strategies for Dealing with the Lawyer Who Refuses to Discuss Retirement; and, Addressing Ethical Issues Facing the Senior Lawyer, Second Acts for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers, ABA Publishing, Law, 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Alan C. Rankin Award: Given to an Outstanding Member of the Senior Class at Indiana State University, 1975
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    Office Location for Ted A. Waggoner

    125 East Tenth Street
    Rochester, IN 46975

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    Last Updated: 12/28/2020

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