Managing Partner, Peterson Waggoner & Perkins, LLP.
Professional Associations: Named "Super Lawyer" by Thompson Reuters in 2015. Elected to the ISBA's General Practice "Hall of Fame" in 2006; Named Adjunct Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2010 - teaching a first time class in Issues of Solo and Small Firm Practice; Fulton County Bar Association (President 1980-81), Indiana State Bar (Chair, Special Committee on Lawyer Referral Service 1990-93; Nominating Committee 1993; Co-chair Written Publications Committee, 1993-96; Chair, BARPAC 1996-98; Board of Governors 1996-98) Chair, Articles and Bylaws Committee 2002; Vice Chair of the Legal Ethics Committee 2001(Ethics Telephone Panel): American Bar Association, Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Family: Married to Nancy, father of Gretchen and Jeanette.
Church Activities: Vice Moderator of the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada (2001-2003), Vice Moderator of the Indiana Region of the Christian Churches of Indiana (2004-2008). Board member, the Christian Church Foundation (2012-2015); Elder, First Christian Church (DOC), Rochester Indiana. Board Chair FCC, three terms.
Educational Activities: Trustee of Eureka College, (2003-09) Board Chair (2006-08); Attorney for Rochester Community School Corp. (2006- ); Member, Board of Visitors, Past President Alumni Association Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
Written Materials: Waggoner has been featured in articles in the ABA Journal on legal fee issues; has written in ABA publications on Five Essential Steps to Rainmaking in A Small Town in the ABA book "How to Capture and Keep Clients". He has two chapters in the 2009 ABA book, "Effectively Staffing Your Law Firm".
Legal Seminar Presentations: Waggoner has been an active presenter for lawyers Continuing Legal Educational seminars, having lectured at the Solo and Small Firm Conference on topics such as: Fundamentals of Successful Solo and Small Firm Practice (Bloomington 2006);Tough Moments with Clients (Indianapolis 2007);Selling Your Client's Business (Fort Wayne 2008); Health Law Symposium, Sales of Distressed Real Estate Administration, Hiring and Training New Law Firm Personnel, Estates (2012); Business Law and Ethics (Pending, 2013).
Public Seminar Presentations: Waggoner has also presented public sessions on Estate and Succession Planning for Ivy Tech State College, and presented to the Ag Series Classes again in 2009 on Estate Planning with Trusts. He has presented various topics to service clubs, church organizations on the topic of "Legal Concerns for Pastors and Congregations" and on the topic of "Healthy Boundaries for Clergy" sessions I and II. Waggoner provided a 2006 employers seminar on the Federal Department of Labor's new Overtime Rules for Employees. Waggoner spoke to the first Agriculture Class offered by IVY TECH College in its Agriculture Series, at the Peru Campus on NJanuary 29, 2008. The topic was "Estate and Succession Planning for Farm Families." Waggoner has presented to the Ivy Tech Agriculture Class on legal issues each year. Information on any of the courses is available by contacting the law firm.