Tom Vander Luitgaren, Partner
Tom Vander Luitgaren is a Partner at Van Valer Law Firm. His areas of practice include the following:
- Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, Health Care Representative Appointments, Powers of Attorney, and Funeral Planning Declarations);
- Probate and Trust administration, as well as non-probate estate administration;
- Real Estate (Development, Purchase, Sale, Borrowing, Lending and Construction);
- Zoning (Variances and Special Exceptions);
- Commercial and Residential Leasing for Landlords & Tenants;
- Litigation; and
Tom earned a license to practice law in Indiana as well as the USA Northern and Southern District Courts, the USA Tax Court and the USA 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Tom holds a membership in the American Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, and Johnson County Bar Association.
Tom actively participates in the Rotary Club of Greenwood, Indiana. He served on the Board of Directors between 2010 and 2015. He served as President in 2013-14. Tom received the Club’s Distinguished Service Award in 2017. Tom also actively participates in the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Board of Directors between 2011 and 2018. During that time, he served as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Board Chair, Board Chair, and Past Board Chair.
Tom also actively participates in the Builder’s Association of Greater Indianapolis. He served on the committee that created the Quality Assurance Standards. He also served on the Membership Committee. He served on the Remodeler’s Council between 2010 and 2014. He served as President of the Council in 2012-13.
Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University in 1992. He played baseball at IU in 1987-88. Tom received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law in 1997. During law school, Tom worked as a law clerk at an Indianapolis firm from 1994-1997 while also working in the human resources department at United Parcel Service from 1994-96.
Tom and his wife, Jan, attend Saints Francis and Clare Roman Catholic Church. Tom and Jan are blessed with four children. Tom actively participated in Christ Renews His Parish from 2009 through 2012. Additionally, Tom volunteers for the Center Grove Wrestling Club and Center Grove Little League.