HelmsLarry R. Helms


Larry joined DeFur Voran in 2005, having retired as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at First Merchants Corporation. He began his employment with First Merchants in 1971 and was engaged in the private practice of law in Muncie for over five years before that.



Butler University (1962)
Indiana University School of Law (1966)
University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking (1976)


Bar Admissions



Admitted to Practice Before

United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana


Honors and Awards

Muncie Jaycees Distinguished Service Award; Member of the Indiana, Delaware County and Butler University Athletic Halls of Fame



Muncie and Indiana State Bar Association


Civic Involvement

President, Muncie Jaycees; President, Muncie YMCA; President, Delaware County Sheriff’s Merit Board; Board of Directors, Muncie Delaware County Chamber of Commerce; Member, Delaware County Election Board; Chairman of United Way fund drive and President of its Board of Directors; President, Delaware Country Club; President, Muncie Rotary Club; Board of Directors, Big Brothers/Big Sisters