Jones, McGlasson & Arter, P.C.

A law firm serving Bloomington and the surrounding area for over 60 years.

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ROBERT DELANO JONES

PARTNER

BIO
R.D. was born in Vevay, Indiana in 1942. He attended Indiana University where he received his A.B. in 1965. After he graduated from IU Law School with his J.D., he was admitted to the Indiana Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana in 1968. He then left Bloomington to serve his country in the Army as Assistant Judge Advocate General. During his active duty, he was admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the U.S. Supreme Court  in 1972. Upon returning to Bloomington, he joined David Rogers in his law practice for about one year, before starting his own solo practice. During this time, he served as the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Owen County. In 1980, he rejoined David Rogers' practice, which has become Jones, McGlasson & Arter, P.C. R.D. and his wife, Sue, live in Bloomington, and they have two daughters and five grandchildren.

 

R.D. is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking law, business organizations, estate planning, litigation and appeals, personal injury, probate and estate administration, real estate law, and wills.

THOMAS M. MCGLASSON

PARTNER

BIO

Thomas M. McGlasson was born in Martinsville, Indiana. He spent his formative years in Martinsville, IN, New Albany, IN, Ellensburg, WA, and Bangkok, Thailand, before moving back to Bloomington and completing high school.

 

He graduated from Indiana University in 1965, and Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington in 1968. Following Law School, he spent two years in the United States Army commanding the American detachment at a NATO missile site in southern Greece.

 

He served in several different legal capacities with Indiana University Foundation from 1970 to 1993, leaving the Foundation as Vice-President and General Counsel. At that time, he joined long-time friend R.D. Jones in the formation of Jones, McGlasson & Benckart, P.C.

 

Tom is an avid I.U. sports fan and enjoys golf, traveling and reading. He and his wife, Susie, have two children and three grandchildren.


PRACTICE AREAS

Principal practice areas include estate planning, probate and trust administration. He also works in small business organizations, not-for-profit organizations and other similar matters.

CHESTER H. ARTER III

PARTNER

BIO

Chet Arter was born in Miami, Florida and raised in a little town in south central Florida, named Labelle. After 14 years in Florida, he moved to Columbia, PA, the town where his father was raised.  In 1988 he graduated from high school and spent the next three years doing every type of job you can imagine, trying to figure out what he wanted to do with his life.

 

In 1991, Chet decided that college was right for him, and he enrolled in Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. In 1995, he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts, majoring in both History and Government. Following graduation, he enrolled in the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida. 

 

In 1998, he graduated magna cum laude from law school and took an associate position with Alston & Bird, the largest law firm in Georgia. After two years in the real estate division, he left A&B and went to Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, where he spent the next three years working in a myriad of real estate, telecommunications and business transactions.  The experience he gained working at these two law firms was second to none.  In 2003, he started his own firm with the desire to provide the highest quality legal services, at the lowest possible costs to his clients.

 

In 2015, Chet, his wife Andrea, their son, Chester and their hairless cat, Yoda, returned to Andrea's hometown of Bloomington, Indiana. Chet is a member of the State Bar of Georgia (1998) and the State Bar of Indiana (2016).


PRACTICE AREAS

Chet has an extensive background in transactional work, including commercial real estate law, technology contracts and negotiation (SAAS Agreements, Account Services Agreements, Privacy Policies, Non-disclosure Agreements, and Licensing Agreements), corporate and business law and leasing law.  Chet recently completed the 40 hour Public Policy Mediation Class at the Indiana University School of Law and is now mediating civil cases.

JERRY L. SIEFERS, Jr.

PARTNER

BIO

Jerry L. (J.L.) Siefers, Jr., was born and raised in Speedway, Indiana.  He graduated from Speedway High School in 1984. 

J.L. graduated summa cum laude from the Robert R. McKinney School of Law at Indianapolis, Indiana in 1992.  He also earned an MBA (1992) and a Masters of Business (1996)  degrees from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.  He has been a member of the Indiana bar since 1992. 

 

Before joining the firm, he ran a successful elder law and estate planning practice for over twenty-five years.  

 

J.L. currently serves on the board of area not-for-profit organizations, including Area 10 Agency on Aging and Community Justice and Mediation (CJAM).  He has served other local, national, and international not-for-profit organizations in the past.

 

He and his wife, Sandy, have two sons, Jonathan and Ben.  Jonathan is an Aerospace Engineer with Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix, Arizona.  Ben is currently a student at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.  


PRACTICE AREAS

Jerry focuses his practice on elder law, Medicaid planning, estate planning, probate, not-for-profit organizations and mediation services.  

Maryann O. WIlliams

Of Counsel

BIO

Maryann has been been an attorney for the last 30 years in Southern Indiana. She began her practice in Sweet Owen County and expanded it to all of the surrounding counties. After spending several years practicing law in downtown Indianapolis, Maryann returned to her roots in Southern Indiana in 2016.  In 2019, she joined the Firm.

 

EDUCATION

She graduated from University of Nebraska in 1976 with a B.S., Texas Tech University in 1982 with a M.S. and Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington in 1988. 

PRACTICE AREAS

I primarily practice in the area of family law including divorces, child support, custody, adoptions and guardianships and paternities. I also practice in the area of small business, wills and estates and I am a registered family mediator for the State of Indiana.