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Philip D. Burroughs

Philip Burroughs

Philip D. Burroughs


Philip Burroughs provides legal services in estate planning, probate of estates, administration of trusts and guardianships, will and trust contests, business formation and operation, individual and business real estate transactions, business litigation, including defending or prosecuting actions involving covenants not compete, dissenter’s rights, collections and other business disputes.

Mr. Burroughs and his wife, Melissa, are  members of  Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis.  They have three children and seven grandchildren. Phil is a pianist, golfer, gardner and a fan of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Reds and Indiana University Hoosiers.


Education and Qualifications

  • Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, J.D., with honors, 1972
  • DePauw University, B.A., with honors, 1969
  • Admitted to Indiana Bar, 1972
  • Admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals
  • Lt. Colonel (Retired), United States Air Force, Judge Advocate Corps (Active Duty 1972-78; Reserve Duty, Grissom AFB, Indiana, 1978-94)
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, University of Maryland, 1974-77
  • Adjunct Professor, Criminal Law, University of South Carolina, 1978
  • Majority Legal Counsel, Indiana House of Representatives, 1980
  • Master Commissioner, Marion County, Indiana, Superior Court, 1981-85

Memberships and Volunteer Organizations

  • Indianapolis, Indiana, and American Bar Associations and Various Sections
  • Former Grievance Committee Member – Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Council Member (Secretary) – Business Law Section, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member – Blue Ribbon Panel on Surrogate Attorney Rules


  • AV Rated – Highest Lawyer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer in estate planning and administration by peers for inclusion in Super Lawyer Magazine


  • “Spousal Elections” Indiana Continuing Legal Education (1997)
  • “Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule” Indiana Continuing Legal Education (2000)


  • “Spousal Elections” Indiana Continuing Legal Education (1997)
  • “Ethical Issues in Buying and Selling a Business” Sterling Education Services (2004)
  • “Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule” Indiana Continuing Legal Education (2000)
  • Various Lectures on law topics to adult education and high school classes

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