Wendell W. Walsh - Elder Law

Wendell has been counseling senior citizens for many years, as evidenced by his focus on elder law. Wendell advises clients on asset preservation and long term health care planning. Prior to joining our firm in 1985, he was a managing attorney for the Older Adults Project in South Bend. He is also a teacher at heart, helping young people through coaching high school and college mock trial teams and by working with Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Practice Areas

  • Elder & Medicaid Law
  • Asset Protections & Preservation
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Estate Administration
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Veterans Benefits Planning
Professional Affiliations
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
Civic Involvement
  • Board Member, Center for Hospice Care, Inc. and Hospice Foundation, Inc.
  • Past Coach, Notre Dame Law School Trial Teams
  • Past Coach, South Bend St. Joseph High School Trial Teams
  • Past Parish Council Member, Little Flower Catholic Church
  • Past Board Member, East Side Little League of South Bend
  • Past Board Member, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of St. Joseph County
Video Wendell discusses a new update to Indiana's Medicaid law and a planning strategy that every Indiana Medicaid nursing home resident needs to consider.  For more information, please click here.

Wendell W. Walsh
Elder Law

(574) 243-4100



  • Indiana Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana


  • B.A. in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame, 1977
  • J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, 1980

Personal snapshot

  • Father of twin sons who also graduated from Notre Dame
  • Notre Dame fan
  • Was a managing attorney for the Older Adults Project in South Bend
  • Enjoys working with seniors and advising them about retirement planning, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other areas