Indiana State Bar, 1977


U.S. District Court, Southern District

Indiana, 1977


U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1981


U.S. Supreme Court, 1981



Indiana University School of Law

Bloomington, Indiana, 1977


Honors: Cum Laude

Allegheny College

Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1972


Honors: Cum Laude

Major: English

The Law Office of Barbara J. Baird is a general practice law firm in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving central Indiana, including Marion, Hamilton, Hendricks, Johnson, Shelby and Hancock County, with emphasis in estate planning, wills, trusts, adoption, probate, trust and estate administration, domestic partnership and non-traditional family planning and protection, as well as employment and small business matters.


Dedicated to meeting the comprehensive legal needs of individuals, families, employees and small businesses throughout Indiana, I help my clients to secure their rights, protect the lives they have built, provide for their loved ones and plan for their long term needs.


I work with individuals, couples and families in Indianapolis and throughout Indiana to address their life and estate planning and protection needs, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, adoptions and guardianships.  For couples planning to marry, I prepare premarital or prenuptial agreements.


I provide adoption-related legal services for adoptive parents in a variety of circumstances, including foster parent adoptions, relative adoptions, second parent adoptions and same-sex couple adoptions.


When a loved one dies, I assist executors and trustees in the administration of the probate and non-probate estate or trust and the filing of inheritance tax returns.


For small businesses, I handle business formations and advise clients concerning various business and employment matters. I assist and advise employees concerning job-related matters, including severance agreements, discrimination and termination.


As a general practice lawyer, I accept many other types of matters on a case-by-case basis. My mission is to provide quality legal services with the understanding that you have come to me for assistance in matters that are sensitive and personal to you. Each case is handled with care and thoroughness, and I strive to earn your trust with sound legal advice and judgment.


I take cases throughout Indiana, with concentration in central Indiana, including Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Avon, Zionsville, Noblesville, Greenwood, Danville and Greenfield.


Areas of Practice:


  • Wills and Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Adoption
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Business Organizations Formation
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Family Law


General Civil Practice Litigation Percentage: 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation.



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Indianapolis, IN   46204


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