ASHLEY A. BUTZ           317-262-3768 

Practice Profile

  • Estate Planning: Wills & Trusts, Incapacity Planning
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Probate & Trust Litigation and Disputes


Ashley represents individual and corporate clients in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and probate and trust litigation. She also handles real estate and business matters related to the administration of trusts and estates. Ashley’s professional background enables her to counsel trust and estate fiduciaries and beneficiaries regarding their legal duties and rights. She has experience in all phases of litigation, including resolution of legal disputes in court and through mediation. Ashley strives to obtain thoughtful and comprehensive solutions to each of her clients’ unique legal needs in an efficient manner.


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D. (2010); Articles Editor of the Indiana Health Law Review
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, B.A. (2006); Hutton Honors College


  • Named an Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2020, 2021 and 2022

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis, Inc.
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Estate Planning and Administration Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Trust and Real Estate Section
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Trial Tactics Section Chair (2017-2018)
  • Board of Directors, Washington Township Schools Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Steinmeier Estates Neighborhood
  • Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity Women Build

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Introduction to Estate Planning for Free Wills Clinics Volunteers, Indy Bar, October 2021
  • Funeral Planning, West LegalEdCenter (2021)
  • Co-Author – Indiana Practice Series™, Procedural Forms with Practice Commentary, Third Edition, 2020-2021 Annual Supplement (Nov. 2020); Provided new Estate and Probate materials in Volume 9. (Published by Thomson Reuters/Westlaw)
  • Co-Author – Overview of U.S.C. §529 College Savings Plans for Indiana Estate Planners (Indianapolis Bar Association, Aug. 2020)
  • Featured Speaker on topics of Motor Carrier Case Law Update and Discovery, Negotiation of Damages, Settlement and Litigation Techniques (State and Federal) (Trucking and Transportation Regulation, Liability and Litigation Seminar, Oct. 2016)
  • Featured Speaker – Indianapolis Bar Association Litigation Trial Skills Series: Selection & Presentation of Expert Witnesses in State and Federal Court (Sept. 2014)
  • Author – DTCI: Attorney – expert communications (The Indiana Lawyer, Jun. 2014)
  • Co-Author –Spoliation of Evidence, an Evolving but Limited Doctrine: When Should the “Destroyer of Evidence” Be Held Accountable? (Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana’s Civil Litigation Review, Volume VIII, Feb. 2012)
  • Co-Author – DTCI: Photo of car admissible to show lack of injury (The Indiana Lawyer, Aug. 2011)
  • Author of Student Note – Combating Obesity: Our Country’s Need for a National Standard to Replace the Growing Patchwork of Local Menu Labeling Laws (Indiana Health Law Review, Volume VII, 2009-2010)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana Supreme Court, 2010
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2010
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2010