Richard S. Eynon

Richard S. Eynon

Location:
Columbus, Indiana
Phone:
812-669-1619
Fax:
812-372-4992
Email:

As pioneer and founding member of Eynon Law Group P.C., Richard Eynon has over 30 years of experience in representing clients' interests in matters including personal injury, wrongful death, family law, probate, estate planning and real estate. During the course of his career he has been successful in pursuing claims against multi-national corporations, governmental bodies and product manufacturers.

In addition to his distinguished legal career, he has devoted countless hours to teaching and training the members of his profession through lectures and seminars.

Feeling a deep commitment to community, Rich has also been very active in his local church, as well as with numerous other local, state, national and international charities, including: "Civitas" a group devoted to the teaching of democracy around the world; "We the People", a competition centered around teaching the Constitution and Bill of Rights to high school students; and, "Friends for Calnali", a non profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living in and around Calnali, Mexico, a small village located in the mountains approximately five hours northeast of Mexico City.

Richard S. Eynon was born in Des Moines, Iowa, December 14, 1943, to Stratford Eynon, a Lutheran minister, and Ethel Eynon, a registered nurse. He has four brothers and sisters. When Richard's father, Stratford Eynon, was called to organize and develop a new church in Columbus, Grace Lutheran Church, in 1954, the family moved from Des Moines to Columbus. Richard graduated from Columbus High School in 1962, having participated in varsity baseball, basketball and football, and having served as president of the student body. He further pursued his academic education at Valparaiso University, where he also played college basketball. While a senior in college, the Valparaiso basketball team was ranked in the top ten teams in the country. He obtained his B.A. in 1966 and thereafter attended Valparaiso Law School until his graduation in 1969. Richard had three children, Kristen (1964-1970), Jeff and Jon.  Both Jeff and John work in Indianapolis.  Richard is an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Indiana, where he has served on numerous committees and has also served as a Deacon and an Elder. He is also instrumental in coordinating continuing social, medical aid, and educational opportunities to Calnali, a small Mexican village in the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. He also has served on the Board of Directors and as a Chairperson of numerous local service agencies such as Family Services, Girls Club and Y-Med, to name a few. Richard recently completed a twenty-six year career as an Indiana High School and NCAA basketball official. At the time of that retirement, he was working exclusively at the college level, including Division I officiating. His hobbies include fishing, owning thoroughbred race horses, and learning to play golf.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1969
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1969

Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Valparaiso University
    • B.A. - 1966

Published Works

  • “The Successful Use of Legal Assistants in the Small to Medium Sized Law Firm,” ICLEF, 1983
  • “Antenuptial Agreements,” ICLEF, 1986
  • “Use of Paralegals in Domestic Law Practice,” ICLEF, 1987
  • “Indiana Family Law Practice for Paralegals, “ICLEF, 1993
  • “Slip, Trip & Fall,” Chair, ICLEF, 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bartholomew County Bar Association, Vice-President
  • Bartholomew County Bar Association, President
  • Indiana State Governing Council
  • Indiana State Young Lawyers Section, 1976 - 1982
  • Indiana State House of Delegates
  • Indiana Lawyers Commission, 1980 - 1986
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Sustaining member
  • American Judicature Society
  • Indiana Bar Foundation, Fellow Patron
  • American Arbitration Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • First Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Indiana, Active Member