Robert W. Fechtman, JD, CELA, is a life-long resident of Indiana. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in music and a major in economics, and he received his JD from Rutgers School of Law. He also attended the University of San Diego’s Institute on International and Comparative Law at Magdalen College, Oxford University. In 6th and 7th grade, Mr. Fechtman went away to school to sing with the American Boychoir in Princeton, New Jersey.


He focuses his practice on the problems of older and disabled persons, particularly special needs trusts, estate planning and trusts, health law, Medicaid planning, guardianships and decedents’ estates. He is a frequent writer and speaker on a variety of estate planning, disability and elder law topics. He has been certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation.


Mr. Fechtman is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and is the president of the Indiana Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is a member of the Special Needs Alliance, which is a national, non-profit, invitation-only network of lawyers dedicated to disability and public benefits law. He is also a member of the Elder Law Section and the Probate, Real Property and Trusts Section of the Indiana State Bar Association, and a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Mr. Fechtman is a sustaining member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. He is serving on the boards of directors of the Special Needs Alliance, the National Elder Law Foundation, which is the accrediting organization for elder law attorneys; of the Indianapolis Bar Association Estate Planning and Administration Section Executive Council and of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Robert Fechtman is a founding partner for Fecthman Law Office. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Robert Fechtman is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; and president of the Indiana Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.