Warren Everett McGill


Warren Everett McGill



Warren Everett McGill was born in the tiny Clay County (Indiana) town of Center Point on September 10, 1923. Upon graduating from Center Point’s Sugar Ridge Township High School, in 1941, he enrolled at Indiana University. He graduated from Indiana with a B.S. in Business Law in 1944. McGill actually began taking law school classes at the Indiana University School of Law before he received his undergraduate degree. He received his LL.B. degree from the law school in 1945.

McGill's law career began with the South Bend, Indiana, law firm of Seebirt, Oare & Deahl (Barnes and Thornburg). He became a Partner in 1960 and retired in 1989. McGill primarily practiced in two areas: estate planning and corporate-tax-probate-finance law. McGill served as the Chairman of the Indiana Probate Code Study Commission from 1972 until 1990. As Chair of the Indiana Bar Foundation's Projects Committee, in the early 1980s, McGill was tasked with improving the dissemination of legal information to the rapidly rising older adult population. The result was the production of the IBFs Legal Reference for Older Hoosier. The book went through multiple editions, over the next twenty years, and became a standard source on the topic of elder law in Indiana. McGill was a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the American Bar Foundation, and the Indiana Bar Foundation. McGill also served as a Chancellor’s Associate for Indiana University South Bend.

Warren Everett McGill was inducted into the Indiana University School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 1993. McGill died in 2000 at the age of 76.


Maurer Alumni, Academy of Law Alumni Fellows


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Also see, Legal Reference for Older Hoosiers. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Bar Foundation, 2002. [KFI 3091.A3 L43 2002], available in the Jerome Hall Law Library.

Warren Everett McGill