GarlandGarland had never been to Evansville prior to accepting an associate position in 1982 with then prominent local estate planning attorney, William D. Powell. Originally from Clark County, Indiana, Garland quickly found Evansville and the civility of its legal community very much to his liking. Garland became a law partner with Mr. Powell in 1986, but their partnership lasted only a few months due to Mr. Powell’s unexpected death in early 1987. It was at that time that Garland and John B. Whinrey merged their separate practices resulting in what would eventually become our present firm.

Although Garland also practices in the areas of real estate law, estate planning and administration, and business and corporate law, much of his practice is in the area of elder law. Garland has developed expertise in the field of Medicaid planning, dealing with issues of eligibility and asset preservation. He enjoys the challenges that this seemingly ever-changing area of the law provides and he takes great satisfaction in assisting elderly clients and their families who find themselves suddenly facing the expense and uncertainties of a permanent nursing home placement.



  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Evansville Bar Association (former chair probate committee)
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Indiana Land Title Association


  • State of Indiana (admitted 1982)
  • Southern District of Indiana
  • Northern District of Indiana


  • Reitz Historical Home Museum (past president)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters (volunteer)


  • Indiana University – Journalism and Political Science, B.A., 1976
  • Indiana University at Indianapolis – J.D., 1982


  • Elder Law – Medicaid Planning and Asset Preservation
  • Real Estate
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning
  • Probate/Estate Administration
  • Adoptions and Guardianships
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Collections