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Welcome to Henthorn, Harris & Weliever Law Firm. Henthorn, Harris & Weliever is a firm engaged in the general practice of law, with emphasis in the areas of estate planning and trusts, probate, real estate, small business, employment, agricultural and commercial law. In addition we provide civil and family mediation services.

Our Attorneys

C. Rex Henthorn

C. Rex Henthorn, nephew of Carl, became associated with the firm in 1962. Rex is a graduate of Wabash College and Indiana University School of Law. In 2006, he was recognized as a Super Lawyer by the Super Lawyers publication. This group identifies the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics.
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J. Lamont Harris

J. Lamont Harris, a native of Montgomery County, is a graduate of Purdue University and Indiana University School of Law. Monty became associated with the firm in 1976 and a shareholder in 1983.
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Stuart K Weliever

Stuart K. Weliever, another Montgomery County native who holds undergraduate and law degrees from Indiana University, became associated with the firm in 1991. Prior to joining the firm, Stu practiced with the U.S. Department of Labor in Cincinnati and another law firm in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Stu became a shareholder of the firm in July 1996.
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David S. Peebles

Mr. Peebles is another Montgomery county native, and became of counsel with the firm in 2017, after sixteen years as managing attorney of the Crawfordsville law firm Harris Harvey Peebles & Thomson, which merged into our firm in 2017.   David graduated cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington and also holds a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas and a B.A. from Kenyon College.  With his prior firm, David and his late partner Terry Harris represented
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Scott Hoff

Scott Hoff began with our firm in January of 2021. He is a graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He has experience as corporate General Counsel and is well versed in transactional law and commercial litigation which enables him to draft agreements that minimize future litigation risk to his clients.
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Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning

    Estate Planning is the process of planning for the transfer of your property, during your lifetime or at death. Good estate planning minimizes risks and uncertainties and maximizes the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses. Trusts are often used to provide asset management for minor children or surviving spouses. Guardians may be needed for minor children or incapacitated beneficiaries. Powers of attorney may be used to allow someone else to manage your money or property, or make health care decisions for you, if you become incapacitated. Let us help you through the process.
  • Litigation

    When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation. Under the various rules of civil procedure that govern actions in state and federal courts, litigation involves a series of steps that may lead to a court trial and ultimately a resolution of the matter. Know the steps. We can help.
  • Real Estate Law

    Whether you are buying or selling a home, become involved in a real estate, or are contemplating a real estate transaction, it is important to know your rights and have them explained to you by an experienced real estate lawyer. Real estate law encompasses a broad range of issues in relation to property law that you may have never thought about before, such as easements, restrictive covenants, mortgage foreclosures, slip and fall injuries, property taxes, income taxes, landlord-tenant relations, marketable title and warranties of title, and many other issues related to buying, selling or owning real estate. At HH&W, we are experienced and can help you.
  • Trusts

    A trust is an arrangement whereby title to property is transferred to a second party, the Trustee, to be managed for the benefit of the first party (self-settled trust) or for the benefit of third parties. Besides providing asset management for the beneficiaries, trust can also be used to reduce or avoid death taxes. We can help make the process less confusing.
  • Small Business Organizations

    Small or closely-held business organizations include S corporations, limited liability companies (LLC’s), and general or limited partnerships. At HH&W we can guide you through the process of selecting and creating an appropriate form of business organization for your new or existing business. We can also help you plan for an orderly transfer of ownership upon your death or retirement.
  • Education Law

    Education law and the term "school law" is the name given to the branch of civil law that covers the laws and regulations that govern federal and state education, including the administration and operation of educational institutions, school athletics, instruction methods, programs, and materials. This area of law encompasses issues relating to school faculty, staff, and students, including school discipline and discrimination based on race, color, national original, sex, or disability in violation of the Equal Educational Opportunities Act, Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act. Read more here in the education law practice center. We can help.
  • Family Law

    Family law is a practice area that encompasses the legal issues that face families. These issues include: divorce, spousal support, child support, custody, division of assets and liabilities due to divorce, adoption, termination of parental rights, paternity, dependency and child neglect, protection from abuse.
  • Civil and Family Mediation

    Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects. Typically, a third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement. Disputants may mediate disputes in a variety of domains, such as commercial, legal, diplomatic, workplace, community and family matters. We are experienced and can help.
  • Bankruptcy

    There are six basic types of bankruptcy cases under the Bankruptcy Code. Understanding the various areas of bankruptcy can be a real challenge. Each state has one or more judicial districts for bankruptcy. There are 90 bankruptcy districts across the United States and Indiana is divided into a Northern District and a Southern District. Montgomery County falls under the jurisdiction of the Southern District of Indiana. We can help you decipher which is right for you.

Quote of the Day

  • That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
    Martin Luther King