wilhelmMichael D. Wilhelm


8409 Fishers Centre Drive
Fishers, IN 46038

317-585-8085 (main)
317-585-8858 (fax)

Michael is an elder law attorney, representing the elderly and disabled in areas such as long term care / Medicaid planning, estate planning, special needs trusts, estate and trust administration, and guardianships.
Michael also provides estate planning services to individuals of all ages and business planning services to a broad spectrum of clients. He is a civil litigator on matters involving creditor’s rights, estate and trust disputes, and real estate. 
Michael served as a judicial clerk for Indiana Supreme Court Justice Randall T. Shepard for two years after law school. He then operated a general practice law firm in Brookville, Indiana before joining DeFur Voran in 2011.


Practice Areas

Elder LawEstates and Trusts, Business, Creditor Rights, Litigation, Real Estate



Xavier University (B.S., 2001)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 2004)
Associate Editor, Indiana Law Review


Bar Admissions

North Carolina


Admitted to Practice Before

United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Western District of North Carolina



CLE presentation on the SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act to the Indianapolis Bar Association, Estate Planning and Administration Section, Spring 2020; CLE presentation on the SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act to the Indiana State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Spring 2020



Indiana State Bar Association – Elder Law Section
Indiana State Bar Association – Probate, Trust and Real Property Section
Indianapolis Bar Association
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys


Civic Involvement

St. Louis de Montfort School Advisory Council (2022–present)
Founder, Pro Bono Clinic at CICOA (2014– present)
Member, Hamilton County Council on Aging
Board Member, Geist Half Marathon (2017– present)
Executive Committee, Geist Half Marathon (2019–present)
Chair, Elder Law Section of the Indiana State Bar Association (2020–21)