Eric A. Manterfield

Eric Manterfield

Title: Lawyer, Law Educator

Location: Carmel, Indiana, United States

Eric A. Manterfield, Banker and Law Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law education.

Mr. Manterfield had a desire to help other people and decided to do so within the field of law. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Denison University in 1969, a JD from the University of Michigan in 1972, and is licensed to practice law under the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indianapolis Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Furthermore, Mr. Manterfield has been eligible to practice within the US Tax Court since 1979 and the US District Court of the Southern District of Indiana in 1972. Mr. Manterfield holds a membership with Phi Beta Kappa and with the Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis, where has been active within the executive committee as a treasurer from 1983 to 1984, a secretary from 1984 to 1985, vice president from 1985 to 1986 and president from 1986 to 1987.

Mr. Manterfield prides himself on his ability to explain complex topics and jargon in a language that the client can understand and has done so at Krieg DeVault, LLC, in Indianapolis from 1996 until his retirement in 2012. In addition to this pursuit, Dr. Manterfield taught as an adjunct professor at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University from 1977 to 2003 and worked for American Fletcher National Bank in Indianapolis, now known as North America. He held the role of trust officer from 1975 to 1976, manager of the probate department from 1976 to 1982, and manager of the personal trust division from 1982 to 1986. Prior to his time with the bank, Mr. Manterfield worked as a trust officer at Bank One in Indianapolis as well as an associate at Barnes & Thornburg (formerly Barnes, Hickam, Pantzer & Boyd) in Indianapolis from 1972 to 1974.

Presently, Mr. Manterfield helps others with estate planning for second marriages as well as buy-sell agreements. He has been a docent for Indiana Landmarks since 2015, on the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s board of directors from 1997 to 2009, and served as chairman of the board for the Indiana Affiliate of the American Heart Association from 1978 to 1982 and for the Festival Music Society of Indianapolis in 1982. Furthermore, Mr. Manterfield was an Indiana delegate for the North Central Regional Heart Committee of the American Heart Association in Dallas, Texas, from 1981 to 1986 and a member of the deferred giving committee of the Crossroads Rehabilitation Center in Indianapolis from 1984 to 1985.

Among all his achievements, Mr. Manterfield considers becoming a fellow of the American College Trust and Estate Council to be a career highlight as it is the highest professional recognition that lawyer can receive. He is also proud to have been a speaker around the country and has published many professional articles in nationally accredited law journals, including the fourth edition of “Critical Elements of Estate Planning With Forms” in 2009. His works include “Basic Estate Planning” in 1980, “Fundamentals of Estate Planning” in 1982, and “Estate Planning for Married Couples” in 1982. Mr. Manterfield won the Library of Congresses’ Best Article Award in 2009 and earned the 2006 Excellence in Estate Planning from the Indianapolis Bar Association.

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