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JOHN D. PROFFITT was admitted to the bar in Missouri in 1959, and to the Indiana bar in 1963. A native of Lebanon, Indiana, Mr. Proffitt graduated from Wabash College with an A.B. degree in 1954 and received his law degree from the University of Chicago in 1959. He is one recognized by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory with its highest rating. Mr. Proffitt was an associate with Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, Kansas City, Missouri, before relocating to Indiana and joining the firm that became Campbell Kyle Proffitt LLP. Mr. Proffitt is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, The American Bar Foundation and the Indiana Bar Foundation. He served as President of the Indiana State Bar Association from 1995-1996. Mr. Proffitt has been listed each year in Woodward / White Inc., “The Best Lawyers in America,” since the publication was first published and Indianapolis Monthly Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Indiana each year since inception.

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1959
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1959
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1959
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1959

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    J.D. – 1959
  • Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana
    A.B. – 1954

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • AV® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed each year in Woodward / White Inc., “The Best Lawyers in America,” since the publication was first published
  • Listed in Indianapolis Monthly Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Indiana each year since inception

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates, 1993 – 1996
  • Indiana State Bar Association, President, 1995 – 1996
  • Indiana State Bar Association, President-Elect, 1994 – 1995
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Vice President, 1993 – 1994
  • Indiana State Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1980 – Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Treasurer, 1991 – 1992
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1991 – 1996
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, President, 1995
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Vice President, 1994
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Board of Governors, 1993 – 1995
  • Indiana Board of Law Examiners
  • Hamilton County Bar Association, President, 1975
  • Riverview Hospital Building Committee, Board of Directors, 1982 – 1992
  • Carmel-Clay Symphony Orchestra, Board of Directors, 2002 – 2003
  • Carmel-Clay Public Library, President, 2002 – 2004
  • Carmel-Clay Public Library, Board of Trustees, 2001 – 2005
  • Harbour Trees Golf Club, President, 2000
  • Harbour Trees Golf Club, Board of Directors, 1997 – 2000
  • Hamilton County Progress Committee, Director and Charter Member
  • Carmel Clay Chamber of Commerce, Past President
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Administrative Board, 1989 – Present
  • Carmel Clay Schools Building Trades Council, Past Director
  • Carmel Clay Schools Building Trades Council, Charter Member
  • City of Carmel Public Parking Commission, Past Director
  • City of Carmel Public Parking Commission, Charter Member
  • Carmel Civic Square Building Corporation, Past President
  • Sherlock Holmes Society of London, England
  • Meadows Country Club, Sarasota, Florida, Board of Governors, 2009 – Present
  • First Merchants National Bank of Hamilton County, Chairman
  • First Merchants National Bank of Hamilton County, Board of Directors, 2000 – 2005

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army, Veteran, 1954 – 1956
  • Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, Kansas City, Missouri, Associate Attorney
  • Campbell Kyle Proffitt LLP, Partner