Lisa M. Dillman

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Lisa M. Dillman


Lisa Dillman has been practicing law for 30 years, the first 10 of which were spent in the courtroom fighting for her clients’ rights. She uses that same advocacy experience to fight for Applegate & Dillman Elder Law clients.

Lisa also has the wisdom to know when a fight isn’t the best thing for her clients or their families.  She is a registered civil mediator, helping families work through disputes that arise when navigating elder care and financial issues rather than going through a long, expensive court battle.

Planning for aging is a personal issue for Lisa. When several members of her family needed help navigating the long-term care landscape, they asked for her assistance. She learned first-hand what it was like to be a caregiver, and to obtain VA and Medicaid benefits to offset nursing home costs for her own family. Through this experience, she learned just how important it is for families to rely on a trusted advisor when they are confronted with the uncertainties associated with paying for long-term care and planning for the future. Lisa brings the necessary compassion, legal knowledge and patience to every one of her current and potential clients.

Lisa joined her firm with Carol Applegate’s practice in 2019 in order to expand to multiple Central Indiana locations and add Life Care Planning as a service to clients. She also practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Benefits Planning, Guardianships, Probate Administration and Litigation. Her vast litigation and appellate experience was developed through numerous bench and jury trials, court hearings and appeals to the Indiana Court of Appeals, Indiana Supreme Court and United States Circuit Courts of Appeal.


Lisa is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana and the United States District Courts of Indiana. She is accredited by the Veterans’ Administration and is a registered civil law mediator.

She is also a member of the Elder Law Section of the Indiana State Bar Association and chairs the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Lawyers and ElderCounsel.

Lisa recognizes that hunger and poor nutrition often impact the elderly. That’s why she has been involved with Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana for years and is now the Chair for their Board of Directors.


In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her daughters, Emery and Anaya, and husband, Bryan. She also loves gardening, kayaking and reading historical fiction and non-fiction.

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