John Gardner helps clients decode federal tax law and develop family and business financial plans designed to grow and guard their assets. John also represents individual and corporate executors and trustees in the settlement of estates and the administration of trusts.


Bar Admissions



Indiana Certified Estate Planning & Administration Specialist


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Indiana Law Review (business editor) (1986)

Indiana University, Bloomington
B.S. (1983)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Portability Aspects of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
    ICLEF, 2013

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Estate Planning Section (Executive Committee Chair, 2002-03)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis

Civic Activities

  • The Children's Museum of Indianapolis — Board of Trustees, 2000-10 (Secretary, 2007-10)
  • Jameson Camp, Inc. — Board of Directors, 1989-98 (President, 1993-95)


  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Estate Planning Probate, 2004-20
  • Best Lawyers® — Trusts and Estates, 2001-2015, 2017-24
  • 2010 FIVE STAR Wealth Manager (SM)
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