Pactor, Jon R.
Jon R. Pactor

Jon R. Pactor

ATTORNEY AT LAW

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Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1976
  • Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana
    • A.B. - 1971
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Latin

Seminars

  • Analyzing And Selecting A Plaintiff's Legal Malpractice Case, Lorman Education Services, 2001 to 2002
  • Seminar of the Labor & Employment Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2002 to 2002
  • Analyzing And Selecting A Plaintiff's Legal Malpractice Case, Lorman Education Services, 2004 to 2005
  • All New Ethics Rules, ICLEF, 2005 to 2005
  • December 17, 2014: “When Things Go Wrong: Legal Malpractice & Ethics,” as part of a seminar titled Legal Ethics Of Evidence, put on by National Business Institute
  • December 16, 2014: “Practical Ideas For The Good And Ethical Practice Of Law,” presented to the Madison County Bar Association
  • October 21, 2014: "Avoiding Malpractice By Following The Rules Of Professional Conduct," as part of a seminar put on by CLE On The Circle
  • December 17, 2013: “The Attorney-Client Relationship: Formation, Scope, And Termination,” for a National Business Institute seminar entitled Illustrated Ethics: Case Studies to Avoid Legal Malpractice
  • October 29, 2013: “The Interplay Between Disciplinary Actions And Legal Malpractice And Other Civil Matter,” as part of a seminar sponsored by the Indiana Lawyer
  • May 17, 2013: “Redress For Wrongful Suit,” presentation to the Madison County Bar Association
  • May 1, 2013: ICLEF seminar “Reality CLE, where I presented “19 Really Helpful Tips To Avoid Legal Malpractice And To Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims
  • December 21, 2010: ICLEF seminar “120 Hot Tips In Probate Practice,” where I presented on issues of legal malpractice and fees in the area of probate practice
  • December 2009: ICLEF seminar “120 Hot Tips In Probate Practice,” where I presented on issues of legal malpractice and fees in the area of probate practice
  • December 12, 2008: ICLEF seminar titled “Legal Advertising & Legal Malpractice,” where I presented on legal malpractice and attorney fees
  • December 5, 2005: "Analyzing And Selecting A Plaintiff's Legal Malpractice Case," as part of a seminar titled Indiana Legal Ethics And Malpractice, sponsored by Lorman Education Services
  • August 2005: I made a presentation to the Fulton County Bar Association
  • February 28, 2005: ICLEF seminar on "All New Ethics Rules"
  • December 16, 2004: "Analyzing And Selecting A Plaintiff's Legal Malpractice Case," as part of a seminar titled Indiana Legal Ethics And Malpractice, sponsored by Lorman Education Services
  • June 2004:Presentation for the Lake County Bar Association
  • Guest speaker, Indiana University Law School
  • December 20, 2017 Trust Accounts: Ethical Considerations, as part of an National Business Institute seminar called Legal Ethics: Attorney Fees and Client Funds in Ft. Wayne
  • December 19, 2017: Legal Ethics: Questions and Answers About Attorney Fees, as part of an National Business Institute seminar titled Legal Ethics: Attorney Fees and Client Funds in Indianapolis
  • December 19, 2017 Trust Accounts: Ethical Considerations, as part of an National Business Institute seminar titled Legal Ethics: Attorney Fees and Client Funds in Indianapolis
  • November 28, 2017, "Ethics Questions and Answers," as part of a seminar titled "CLE on the Circle," put on by Downtown On The Circle
  • October 26, 2017, "Ethics Update," as part of a seminar put on by Downtown On The Circle
  • October 25, 2016, "Practical Ideas For The Good and Ethical Practice of Law," as part of a seminar titled "CLE on the Circle," put on by Downtown On The Circle
  • July 14, 2016, "Legal Ethics: "Tips For Everyday Practice," as part of a seminar titled "Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Office and Adobe for Lawyers," put on by the National Business Institute
  • April 20, 2016, "Conflict of Interest Management Through Drafting," seminar presentation presented by the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • December 9, 2015, “Tips To Avoid Malpractice: Pitfalls & Ethical Potholes,” at the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Survive and Thrive
  • November 23, 2015, “Practical Ideas For The Good And Ethical Practice of Law,” as part of the “CLE On The Circle” seminar
  • October 20, 2015, “Practical Ideas For The Good And Ethical Practice of Law,” as part of the “CLE On The Circle” seminar
  • September 24, 2015, “Practical Ideas For The Good And Ethical Practice of Law,” as part of the “CLE On The Circle” seminar
  • April 8, 1988: "When Your Client Holds You In Contempt" as part of an ICLEF seminar titled Solutions To Common Dissolution Issues
  • June 1987: seminar entitled How to Handle Professional Liability Litigation for Attorneys and Accountants, "Practical Tips To Beat The Statute of Limitations in a Legal Malpractice Suit," "Practical Tips for the Use of Disciplinary Rules in Legal Malpractice Cases," and "Practical Tips Regarding the Fashionable Tort of Wrongful Suit"
  • Feb. 1987 Hoosier Farmer, "Don't Pick Your Lawyer Like You Pick Your Corn"
  • Oct. 1986 Res Gestae, "Ideas For Client Contracts. Get It In Writing"

Volunteer Activities

  • Wabash Fraternity Advisors, Founder, 2009
  • Wabash College Moot Court Competition, 1995
  • First Baptist Athletics, Volunteer
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon, Volunteer
  • Alumni-Faculty Symposium On the Liberal Arts, Founder
  • Wabash College alumni basketball game, Referee
  • Alumnus Chapter Advisor for Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity since 1999
  • Class Agent for the class of 1971 since 1990
  • Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men, President
  • National alumni board, the National Association of Wabash Men
  • Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men, Board Member

Fraternities

  • Tau Kappa Epsilon

Current Employment Position

  • Solo Practitioner

Practice Areas

  • Legal Malpractice
  • Professional Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors

  • Recipient of the Spirit Of The Monon Bell award
  • Richard E. Banta Award from Alpha Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Myron Phillips Class Agent Award
  • Richard O. Ristine Award from the students of the Pre-Law Society
  • Man Of The Year Award, Indianapolis Association Of Wabash Men
  • Alumni Award of Merit by the National Association of Wabash Men