David N. Baumgartner grew up in Berne, Indiana, and graduated from South Adams High School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business and Economics from Bluffton University and a Juris Doctor Degree from Indiana University - Indianapolis. Dave was admitted to the practice of law in 1985 in the State of Indiana, and in United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. He is a member of the Adams County Bar Association, the Probate, Trust and Real Property Section and Elder Law Section of the Indiana State Bar Association, and the American Agricultural Law Association.
Dave is married to Tanya Lehman Baumgartner, and they are the parents of three adult children. The Berne area has been his lifelong home. Following college and law school Dave and Tanya chose to return to their roots in Berne as a desirable place to raise a family. Dave serves as both Berne City Attorney and Geneva Town Attorney and enjoys contributing to the development and progress of these communities. Dave serves as a member of the Berne Rotary Club, President of Berne Community Development Corporation, Board of Trustees of Bluffton University, and Board Chair of First Bank of Berne.
The element of practicing law that Dave enjoys the most is assisting clients through transformative times in their lives and interacting directly with clients every day. With over 30 years of experience in estate planning, estate administration, business organization and succession planning, and real estate, he is well prepared to assist you in any of these areas that concern many of us during our lives. Email Dave Baumgartner
James E. Beitler, Jr. graduated from Berne High School, and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Wheaton College and a Juris Doctor Degree from Indiana University. He was City of Berne Attorney for 30 years. Jim actively practiced law from 1974 to 2013 in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, business organization and succession planning, and real estate.
Jim is married to Melissa Frey Beitler, and they are the parents of three adult children. Jim presently resides in Wheaton, Illinois, and remains of counsel for the firm.
Howard E. Baumgartner graduated from Berne High School, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Indiana University and a Juris Doctor Degree from Indiana University. He was City of Berne Attorney for 16 years. Howard actively practiced law from 1950 to 1995, and was highly respected as an authority in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and real estate law.
Howard is married to Phyllis Hartzler Baumgartner, and they are the parents of five adult children. Howard presently resides at Swiss Village in Berne, Indiana.