Carmel, IN:

William W. Knowles

William W. Knowles
  • Carmel, IN
  • 90 Executive Drive, Suite E, Carmel, IN 46032-2539
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    4.8/5.0 (1)
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About our Carmel, IN: office

The firm has been providing legal services to individuals and businesses throughout the state of Indiana for more than 75 years. The firm was established in 1934 by Hugh J. Baker, as Binkley and Baker. Through the generations its practice has remained constant in the areas of Estate and Business Planning, Elder Law, and Civil and Criminal Litigation.

William W. Knowles uses a team approach for the provision of high quality yet cost-effective legal services designed for clients whose assets range from modest to very substantial. We help clients save money and taxes through estate planning, business succession planning and Medicaid planning.

The firm also accepts employment for the purpose of protecting the rights of individuals, families and businesses through litigation. Our mission is the acknowledgement of God by the application of Christian principles and ethics with respect to each client we represent.


The firm is rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for it's high professional legal standards and ethics.


One of the things that sets William W. Knowles apart is its team approach. Instead of one lawyer working with a case, all lawyers and appropriate staff take an interest in and participate in the development of each case as needed, which results in lower rates for overall time billed.

Our charges reflect the lower overhead and efficiency of a small firm.

The firm does not plan to grow in size by great measure as it believes, that by limiting its areas of practice together with the implementation of modern technology, it has the ability to compete with all other firms in the services it provides.


We explain our billing before our contractual representation begins. We keep our clients informed of the work performed and the charges due on a regular basis. You may elect to pay for fees on a hourly rate, flat fee basis or some combination thereof.


Our office and legal staff attend professional seminars on a regular basis. Mr. Knowles has served as an instructor at the Indiana University Indianapolis Law School.


Sometimes clients prefer to meet at another location. We are willing to meet with you at your home, business, hospital, extended care facility or wherever and whenever you prefer, in order to be responsive to your needs.


To make sure our Estate Planning clients have an opportunity to learn about current topics, and to keep current on the law, we offer free periodic workshops to clients.

Office Details

Contact Information:
317-848-4360  Phone
888-848-4360  Phone - Toll Free
317-848-4363  Phone - Telecopier
Mailing Address:
90 Executive Drive, Suite E, Carmel, IN 46032-2539
Office Size:
Year Established:
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Former name(s):

    (Binkley & Baker, 1934-1946) (Baker & Orbison, 1946-1973) (Baker Orbison Bales & Knowles, 1973-1983) (Knowles & Associates, 1983-1998) (Knowles & Associates LLC, 1998-2007).

    Areas of Practice (24)

    Specific Areas of Practice for our Carmel office:

    • Estate Planning
    • Trusts and Wills
    • Trust Administration
    • Contested Trusts and Estates
    • Estate Administration
    • Probate Administration
    • Tax Planning
    • Business Planning
    • Business Formation and Succession Planning
    • International Wealth Preservation Planning
    • Family Farm Planning
    • Estate Planning for the Elderly
    • Medicaid Planning
    • Incapacity Planning
    • Special Needs Trusts
    • Contract Review and Negotiations
    • Litigation
    • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
    • Business Litigation
    • Wills Contests
    • Estate Litigation
    • Trust Litigation
    • Civil and Criminal Litigation
    • Civil and Criminal Trials and Appeals

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    • 4.8/5.0 (1 review)
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    Bar Registry

    • Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate

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