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John A. Cremer

John Cremer has practiced in the areas of estate and trust planning, administration and litigation in Indianapolis for 20 years, maintaining a statewide practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants in various estate and trust related disputes. He has also served as co-counsel to assist lawyers with estate and trust litigation.

Areas of Practice:

Trusts and Estate Litigation

Estate Planning

Estate Administration

Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions:

Indiana, 1989

U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1989


Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1989 J.D.

Indiana University, 1986 B.A.

Published Works:

Henry's Indiana Probate Law and Practice, (Co-Author), Matthew Bender & Co., Inc., 2005

"To What Extent May Non Probate Transfers Be Made to Defeat the Spousal Election Under I.C. 29-1-3-1?", Res Gestae, 2001

"New Tax Laws Provide Relief for Families", Indy's Child, December, 1997

"Powers of Attorney Their Usefulness and Concern", Indy's Child, January, 1997

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Dementia Pathology and Assessment- Midwest Estate Tax & Business Planning Institute 2012

"Legislative Changes to the Indiana Trust Code and POA Act from a Litigation Perspective", Allen County Bar Association, 2005

"Direct Exam Demonstration of Attorney who Drafted Estate Plan and Treating Physician for Probate Litigation Seminar", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), 2004

"Summary of Recent Probate and Trust Decisions", ICLEF, 2004

"The Presumption of Undue Influence in Fiduciary Transactions", Indianapolis Bar Association, 2004

"Summary of Recent Probate Decisions", ICLEF, 2004

"Trust Litigation", ICLEF, 2001

"Will Contests", ICLEF, 2000

"Recent Discussions in Probate and Trust Litigation", ICLEF, 1999

"Trust Litigation", ICLEF, 1998

"Unforeseen Consequences of Dying Without a Will", Senior Community Group, 1997

"Will Contests", ICLEF, 1997

"Indiana's Dead Man's Statutes: An Overview", ICLEF, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Probate Litigation ICLEF Seminar, 1994 - 2004, Co-Chair

Indianapolis Bar Association

Indiana State Bar Association

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis

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