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We have extensive experience with the following areas: Petroleum, Litigation, Real Estate and more.

We advise business in the following areas: Employee Benefits, Litigation, Business Advisory and more.

For those seeking counsel in real estate matters, our areas of expertise include: Construction, Development, Land Use, Litigation and more.

We handle many private matters for individuals, including: Adoption, Custody, Divorce, Domestic Partnership, Estate Planning and more.

Every criminal case is a serious matter. There are lifelong consequences for any person accused or convicted of committing a crime.

Since 1976, our litigators have effectively and efficiently represented clients in federal and state courts in business litigation, municipal law, employment law, personal injury and a variety of complex litigation.

Since 1976, our litigators have effectively and efficiently represented clients in federal and state courts in business litigation, municipal law, employment law, personal injury and a variety of complex litigation.

Since 1976, our litigators have effectively and efficiently represented clients in federal and state courts in business litigation, municipal law, employment law, personal injury and a variety of complex litigation.

As a part of the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" a civil penalty structure was put in place for Health Insurace Portability and Asccountability Act (HIPAA) violations.

Our experience uniquely qualifies us to advise in governmental issues: Annexation, Associations/Non-Profits, Cities, Towns, & Counties, Colleges & Universities, Economic Development, Elections and more.

We provide legal advice for businesses in the following areas: Agribusiness Energy, Diversified Businesses, Emerging Businesses, Federal & State Tax, Finance, and more.

Probate is the court procedure by which a decedent’s property is administered for the purpose of passing ownership of assets remaining in the decedent’s name at his/her death.

Since 1976, our litigators have effectively and efficiently represented clients in federal and state courts in business litigation, municipal law, employment law, personal injury and a variety of complex litigation.

David E. Gray

Of Counsel

David has practiced law in Evansville since August, 1980. His practice focuses on estate planning and the administration of estates and trusts. He is certified as an Estate Planning and Administration Specialist by the Estate Planning and Administration Specialty Certification Board, and has held this designation since 2007. (This designation was recently changed to a “Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer.”) A substantial amount of his time has been devoted to estate and trust litigation ranging from will contests to actions to remove trustees.

Over the years, David has been involved in a wide range of legal matters ranging from trying a case in the U.S. Tax Court to arguing appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, Illinois. He has handled a large number of state and federal appeals and he has participated in a wide range of litigation in various capacities.

Immediately prior to practicing law in Evansville, David worked as a tax specialist in Indianapolis for the accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand where he began working immediately after graduating magna cum laude from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis in January of 1978.

David is married to a local educator and has two adult children. He enjoys fly fishing, biking, and reading.

David graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 1974 (magna cum laude) and served as the editor of student newspaper while there. He was awarded the Joe Aaron Scholarship for Journalism in 1974.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Evansville Bar Association, Probate and Real Property Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Probate and Trusts Section

Community Affiliations:

  • Evansville Bar Foundation Board (2004-2008); President of Bar Foundation (2006-2008)
  • University of Southern Indiana Alumni Association Board (1982-1986); President of Alumni Association (1985-1986)
  • University of Southern Indiana Foundation Board (1986-1987)
  • Indiana Trust and Estates Specialty Certification Board (2010-2012)

Bar Admissions:

  • Indiana Bar
  • Federal District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Tax Court

Designations:

  • Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer (certified since April 2007)

Education:

  • University of Southern Indiana, magna cum laude, 1974
  • Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, magna cum laude, 1978

Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship
  • Litigation and Appellate Practice