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Daniel J. Vanderpool, born Wabash, Indiana, 1956; admitted to bar 1980, Indiana; also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
Preparatory education, Huntington College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1977);
Legal education, Indiana University (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1980), Indiana Judicial College (1993); Indiana Graduate Program for Judges (1997).
Practicing Attorney, Wabash Indiana, 1980 - 1986; Warsaw Indiana, 2005 - present. Circuit Court Judge, Wabash Circuit Court, 1987 - 2005.
Organizations and Memberships: Indiana Judicial Conference Board - District Representative 1992 - 2004. Supreme Court Character and Fitness Committee, 1986 - 2004. Member, Indiana Judges Association; Indiana State Bar Association. Past member, Youth Service Bureau Board; Big Brothers - Big Sisters Board; Child Protection Team; United Fund Board; Meals on Wheel Board; American Cancer Society Unit Board; Mental Health Association Board.
Honored 2004 by Governor as Sagamore of the Wabash.
Publications: "So You Want to Be a Judge?"; published in Res Gestae, Journal of the Indiana State Bar Association, Vol. 41, No. 9, March 1998; "One Plan for Restructuring Indiana's Judiciary"; published in Res Gestae, Journal of the Indiana State Bar Association, Vol. 44, No. 6, December 2000; "So You Want to Be a Judge -Revisited"; published in Res Gestae, Journal of the Indiana State Bar Association, Vol. 47, No. 7, March 2004
Practice areas include:
- Personal Injury / Accident
- Family Law (Divorce, Custody, Support, Visitation, etc.)
- Criminal Law
- Civil Law
- Wills and Estates
- Business Law