Gerret J. Swearingen

Gerret J. Swearingen

Of Counsel
Location:
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Phone:
260-747-7224
Fax:
260-747-7577
Email:

Gerret is a lifelong resident of Wells County. Born in Bluffton, Indiana, he attended Canterbury High School and graduated from DePauw University with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Spanish. During his time at DePauw, he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and played violin for four years with the DePauw Symphony Orchestra.

Gerret also graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law in Valparaiso, Indiana with an emphasis in elder law and estate planning. While at Valparaiso University, he participated in a study-abroad program in Cambridge, England, and was involved in pro bono legal work with the New Orleans Public Defender’s office in Louisiana following the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

Gerret is admitted to practice law before all Indiana state courts and the Federal District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. He is a member of the Indiana Solo and Small Firm and Elder Law Sections of the Indiana State Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Gerret lives in Uniondale, Indiana.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Elder Law

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2010

Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
    • J.D. - 2008
  • DePauw University
    • B.A.
    • Honors: DePauw Symphony Orchestra, Violinist
    • Major: English Literature
    • Minor: Spanish

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana State Bar, Solo and Small Firm and Elder Law Sections, Member, 2010 - 2016
  • Allen County State Bar, Member, 2010 - 2016
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Dale, Huffman & Babcock, Law Clerk, 2008 - 2010
  • New Orleans Public Defender's Office, Legal Assistant, 2007 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bi-County Services of Adams & Wells counties, INC, 2013 - Present
  • Waynedale Lions Club, 2015 - Present
  • Historic Fort Wayne, INC, 2015 - Present
  • New Orleans Public Defender’s office

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Nu