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Scott B. Ainsworth

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate / Title Insurance
  • Business Representation
  • Transactions
  • Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • General Practice
  • Business Organization & Corp. /LLC/LP
  • Contracts
  • Special Needs Trusts


  • National Merit Scholar


  • First Merchants Bank, N.A.


Scott B. Ainsworth has practiced law in Decatur, Indiana, his hometown, for over 30 years, and has worked hard to gain the respect of his clients and fellow attorneys by providing quality and efficiency in his practice. His personal areas of practice are in business representation (large and small), corporate/entity formation, real estate/title insurance, wills/trusts/probate/estate planning, contracts, school law, and general legal matters. Please review the practice areas section for more details.

Scott is a 1981 graduate of Bellmont High School, graduated, with High Distinction from Indiana University, Bloomington, in December 1984, with a B.A. in Economics, and received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington (now the Maurer School of Law) in May 1988, graduating in the top ten in his class, Magna Cum Laude, and Order of the Coif. He is a member of the Adams County and Indiana Bar Associations. He has been with this firm for his entire legal career. Throughout his career, Scott has had varied experiences, representing nationally active RV manufacturing /transportation entities, multi-state heavy construction companies, regional real estate developers, builders and construction companies, local businesses, a public school system, or just people/families down the street. He has always tried to focus on one thing; getting the job done for his client in the most effective and efficient manner possible.  He is also a former member on the Board of law examiners, the entity which prepares and administers the Indiana Bar exam and character and fitness determinations for new attorneys in Indiana

Returning to his hometown was always a priority for Scott, and he has been being active in the community. He is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, has been on the Board of Directors for the Decatur Public Library, the Adams County United Way, the Cross Creek Men's Golf Association and the Decatur Men's Golf Hall of Fame, and has been involved in coaching youth/school basketball teams, among his many local activities. He is married and the father of 3 boys, and at this time 1 perfect grand-daughter.


  • Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Honors: With High Distinction
    • Honors: Deans List
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Economics

Bar Admission

  • Indiana, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1988

Representative Clients

  • North Adams Community Schools
  • Biggs, Inc.
  • GLM Transport, Inc.
  • Fleming Excavation, Inc.
  • Hoosier Pattern, Inc.
  • Bellmont Associates, L.P.

Professional Associations

  • Adams County Bar Association, 1988
  • Indiana Bar Association, 1988

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi

Ancillary Businesses

  • Title Insurance