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Attorney Gregory L. Crider

Gregory L. Crider

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Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Elder Law


Gregory L. Crider, born Shelbyville, Indiana, May 27, 1950; admitted to bar, 1981, Indiana; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana. Preparatory and legal education, Indiana University (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1971; M.A., 1972; Ph.D., History-American Studies, 1975; J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1981). Member: Henry County, Indiana State and American Bar Associations. His primary areas of practice are Estate Planning and Administration, Elder Law, Wills and Probate, Trusts, Long Term Care and Medicaid Planning, Guardianships and Adoptions, and School Law.

As one of the few certified estate planning and administration specialists in East Central Indiana, Greg has assisted thousands of farmers, businesses, and individuals with their estate planning needs. He makes extensive use of revocable living trusts in helping his clients to avoid probate and provide for efficient and inexpensive administration of their estates. He has been particularly effective in providing estate planning services to farmers, who have witnessed a dramatic increase in the value of their real estate assets. He has formed hundreds of corporations and limited liability companies for local businesses to provide for family business succession and personal liability protection. With more than thirty years of legal experience concentrated in estate planning and administration, he has drafted thousands of wills and lifetime directives (including financial and health care powers of attorneys) competently, promptly, and at a very reasonable cost. Likewise, he has assisted thousands of personal representatives and trust administrators through the complicated death proceedings of families and friends.

Greg has been active in community affairs in New Castle and Henry County, Indiana. He is past president of the Henry County Human Society, Danielson Education Council, Henry County Hospital Foundation, New Castle-Henry County Public Library and Henry County Heart Society. He has served actively on the boards of the New Castle Y.M.C.A., Henry County Community Foundation, the I.S.B.A. Trust and Estate Specialty Board, and the Indiana University East Chancellor's Board of Advisors. He also served eight years as the head coach of the New Castle Boys Varsity Soccer Team.


  • Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1981
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Coif
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • Ph.D - 1975
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • M.A. - 1972
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1971
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: History

Bar Admission

  • Indiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1981

Published Works

  • "Indiana's Implied Warranty of Fitness for Habitation", Indiana Law Journal, 57:3, 1980
  • Several articles on William Dean Howells published in the 1970s

Representative Clients

  • New Castle Community School Corp.
  • Eastern Indiana Federal Credit Union
  • Blue River Valley School Corporation

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association, 1981 to Present

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Trust and Estate Specialist, Trust and Estate Specialist Board, ISBA, 2007