Robert Wagner

Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Phone: 260-423-1430
Fax: 260-422-9038

Robert Wagner

As a young man, I was certain that more than just a four year college education was needed in preparation for my life ahead. But what course of study? At the urging of a good friend, I enrolled in law school with him at Indiana University, Bloomington. My friend convinced me that I could not receive a more preparatory formal education. Today I continue to gain knowledge in the areas in which I practice through continuing education and varied experiences, each client's situation being unique.

Over the years, I have served clients in many areas of general practice. I began practicing law as the associate of a solo practitioner. After several years, I left to accept offers as a part-time deputy prosecuting attorney here in Allen County and part-time taxation and estate administration specialist with Fort Wayne National Bank Trust Department, the latter of which became a full-time position the following year. After three years at the bank, in part because of the experience and contacts gained there, I was invited to return to the practice of law by a prestigious local firm. I also returned to a part-time deputy prosecuting attorney position in which I served for nearly seven years as Chief Trial Deputy for most of the term. The growth of my private practice then required me to commit to it full-time, and for nearly a decade after leaving the prosecutor's office my practice areas included those in which I no longer offer services such as criminal law, domestic relations, bankruptcy, and personal injury, although others in this law firm do. The primary areas in which I have now practiced for many years include estate and personal planning, estate and trust administration, taxation, with a focus in individual and fiduciary income, and gift and estate transfer taxes, small business, and real estate.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate and Personal Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Taxation
  • Small Business
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana


  • Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana LL.B. - 1964
  • Valparaiso University B.A. - 1961

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar AssociationIndiana
  • State Bar Association
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Indiana Institute of Technology, Board of Trustees
  • Turnberry Ridge Home Owners Association, Board of Directors