Dan Gordon 

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Dan is a graduate of Ball State University and Harvard Law School. He founded Gordon & Associates P.C. in 1998 in Bluffton, Indiana. Since then, his practice has grown to also include locations in Rochester, Huntington, and Fort Wayne, as well as clients in roughly half of Indiana's counties. Dan's practice focuses on agricultural law, estate planning, succession planning, and estate and trust administration. Dan works to create a plan to meet each of his client's legal needs. Dan and his wife, Beth, are the parents of five children and reside at the family farm in Wells County. 


AREAS of Practice

Admitted to Practice

  • Indiana State Courts


  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • B.A., Ball State University


  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel 
  • Fort Wayne Estate Planning Council 
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 
  • American Agricultural Law Association 
  • American Bar Association 
  • Indiana State Bar Association 
    • Probate, Trust & Real Property Section - Past Chairman 
    • Agricultural Law - Past Chairman 
    • Elder Law 
    • Taxation 


  • Indiana Estate Planning and Probate Practice, semi-annual update, published by Matthew Bender Co.
  • Henry's Indiana Probate Law, annual update, Matthew Bender Co.  

Awards & Certifications  

  • Certified Indiana Estate Planning and Administration Specialist by the Estate Planning & Administration Specialty Certification Board of the Indiana State Bar Association's Probate, Trust & Real Property Section
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer from 2006 to present 
  • Received Best Lawyers in America Award for Trusts and Estates from 2001 to present 
  • Named Best Lawyers' 2014-2015 Fort Wayne Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year, as well as again in 2018
  • Received Indiana State Farm Bureau's Distinguished Service Award in 2015 for outstanding service to Indiana agriculture 

Seminars Taught

  • Ball State University, Philanthropy Advisory Committee
    • Latest Legal Developments in Estate Planning
    • Introduction to Estate Planning
    • Preparing Heirs for Legal Issues
    • Estate Planning under the 2010 Tax Relief Act
  • Indiana Farm Bureau 
    • Don't Lose the Farm to the Nursing Home
    • Long-Term Care Planning
    • Securing Your Farm Legacy
  • Numerous presentations on farm succession planning throughout northern Indiana