For more than 115 years, Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Wilkinson & Drummy has been providing exceptional legal service to clients throughout Indiana as well as central and eastern Illinois.

George O. Dix entered the practice of law with the firm he founded in 1898. Today that firm is known as Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Wilkinson & Drummy. Mr. Dix believed that trial skills and experience prepared a lawyer with the tools to provide advice to his clients in all areas of practice. That remains our firm's philosophy today.

We are one of the largest firms in West Central Indiana. Our practice is diverse and includes trial work, with emphasis on civil defense litigation, real estate and title insurance, commercial and probate law, health and hospital law, employment and federal discrimination, civil rights, local government, and creditor's rights.

Our clientele is diverse. We service businesses, corporations, healthcare providers, governmental entities, families and individuals.

We believe that the efficiency created by prompt digital information retrieval are a key part of excellent client service. We combine the technology of Lexis®, computer-assisted legal research and digital document storage with a firm-wide state-of-the-art computer network.

Our firm is organized into several practice areas that concentrate on specific areas of law. The firm has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® , the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for its professionalism and ethics.

Whether you need a skilled and savvy business attorney, an aggressive and effective state and federal trial lawyer, or an Indiana Supreme Court registered mediator, we have the in-depth knowledge and skills to help you resolve even the most complex legal problems.

A full-service law firm

We offer full legal services to our clients

The attorneys of Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Wilkinson & Drummy, LLP practice in a variety of business-related fields, as well as in personal financial and estate planning. The firm recognizes this work as more than execution of instructions or preparation of documents. It is critical for attorneys to interact with clients, anticipate problems, advise of changes in the law and provide counsel when individuals or businesses confront challenges or changes.

Bankruptcy and creditors' rights

The firm represents both secured and unsecured lenders whose claims are jeopardized by borrower insolvency. This includes foreclosure of mortgages, mechanic's liens, collection of commercial debt and proceedings to recover collateral. We also serve the needs of clients whose business or personal finances require a workout, reorganization or bankruptcy. The firm is current on changes in Chapter 7,11 and 13 proceedings and the latest developments in exemption planning. We also represent individual debtors.


Our firm is adept at providing answers for the myriad questions faced by the business owner or manager. Whether it be employment-, tax- or contract-related, let us help you from the ground up with our business organization services.

Family law

An expanding practice provides individual clients with assistance in a variety of family-related legal matters, including dissolution of marriage, child custody/support, visitation, paternity actions, adoptions, guardianships, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.


The firm has been engaged to assist governmental entities in a variety of tasks, including creation of personnel manuals, management of litigation, personnel matters and general representation on matters involving governmental administration at the local level. The firm also regularly represents clients who require assistance in addressing matters to local, state or federal government officials.

Health care law

Regular counsel is provided to hospitals, physicians and physician groups, affiliated health-care organizations, and peer review organizations. We help our clients navigate the complex and highly regulated area of health law, including state and federal statutory/regulatory requirements. Several lawyers in the firm regularly defend hospitals, physicians and other health care providers in medical malpractice litigation.

Litigation and arbitration

Wilkinson Law has an experienced litigation team with years of jury trial experience. The firm also has attorneys certified as mediators by the Indiana Supreme Court. That work includes convening parties to explore means of settling disputes without resort to time-consuming and expensive trials. Attorneys also have participated as arbitrators in disputes where alternative processes are mandated by various contracts or by agreements of parties.

Real estate

The firm is an agent for Chicago Title Insurance Co. and conducts extensive work in abstract examination, title insurance, document preparation and real estate closings. Our attorneys provide counsel on subdivision ordinances, associations and tax abatement. Financial institutions, business clients and individual clients have engaged the firm for assistance in buying/selling real estate. We represent a variety of clients, from individuals to financial institutions and corporations in real estate matters. The scope of work we provide covers an extremely broad range, from the purchase of a new residence to the financing of a multi-million dollar commercial project. We represent a variety of clients, from individuals to financial institutions and corporations in real estate matters. The scope of work we provide covers an extremely broad range, from the purchases of homes and farms to the acquisition and financing of a multi-million dollar commercial projects. Our attorneys work closely with clients in the negotiation and closing of real estate transactions, joint ventures, sales, leases, and bond and note transactions, as well as in the preparation of all documents required in connection with such transactions. We are also involved in other aspects of real estate practice, including title examination, title insurance, opinion letters, and zoning issues, mortgage foreclosures, leasing (residential and commercial), landlord and tenant matters, construction contract disputes, mechanic’s liens, tax abatements and virtually every other aspect of real property law.


A satisfied client is our firm's best endorsement. We are proud of our client list, which includes many local organizations
such as Union Hospital, the City of Terre Haute, Templeton Coal Company, statewide entities such as Old National Bank,
Medical Protective Company of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, along with national clients such as State Farm Mutual
Automobile Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, and Dana Corporation, Inc.

Representative Corporate Clients

Bethesda Elderly Housing Corp.
Old National Bank
Old National Trust Company
Chicago Title Insurance Co.
Terre Haute Area Association of Realtors
Union Hospital
Union Associated Physicians
Health Care Excel
City of Terre Haute
Templeton Coal Co.
Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, ACA
CDI, Inc.
Hannig Construction, Inc.
Gartland Foundry
Cinergy PSI
Gibault, Inc.
Westminster Village of Terre Haute, Inc.
Turbines, Inc.
White Construction, Inc.
Terre Haute Housing Authority
Honey Creek-Vigo Conservancy District
Apple House, Inc.
TRI Aerospace, LLC
Richard Jenkins Construction
BP Products North America, Inc.
Dana Corporation
Pneumo Abex, LLC
Atlantic Richfield Company
Foseco, Inc.
Industrial Holdings Corporation.
Jadcore, Inc.
Distributors Terminal Corporation

Representative Insurance Clients

State Farm Mutual Insurance
Pro Assurance
Medical Protective Co.
Farm Bureau
Country Companies
Chubb & Sons, Inc.
Nationwide Insurance Co.
Celina Mutual Insurance Co.
State Farm Fire & Casualty Co.
American Family Insurance
Western Indemnity
Midwest Claims Service
Scottsdale Insurance Co.
Rockford Mutual Insurance Co.
John Hancock Insurance
Monroe Guaranty Insurance Co.
Old American Insurance Co.