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Bill Knowles, who has been actively engaged in the practice of law for the past 50 years, joined Krieg DeVault as Of Counsel for the transitioning of his Carmel area clients to the Estate Planning team in Krieg DeVault’s Carmel office. 

Knowles & Associates P. C. client files are now located in the Krieg DeVault Carmel office, and are available to Mr. Knowles and the following attorneys to review when needed: 

Rodney S. Retzner                 
Micah J. Nichols

Even though Bill began his legal career with an emphasis on litigation, he concentrated in estate planning as the principal at Knowles & Associates. P. C. He has enjoyed the trusted relationships with clients who desire the security of having a customized estate plan that provides protection while they are living, as well as extends beyond their lives. He has been rewarded by multigeneration clients, working with numerous families on their estate and business succession plans during his long career.

Professional Associations

  • Sertoma International, Life Member
  • Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple


  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review (1989-present)


  • J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1969
  • B.A., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1963

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Indiana (1969)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (1969)
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana (1969)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (1972)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit (1970)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1976)
  • U.S. Tax Court (1971)