Applegate & Dillman Elder Law serves as a voice of advocacy for elders and families faced with the financial, physical and psychological challenges presented by long life, illness and disability.

Life Care Planning

Life Care Planning brings our services together to create personalized roadmaps for our clients’ current and future legal, financial, and medical needs. We take the anxiety and guesswork out of your responsibilities so you can focus on your relationship with your loved ones. Learn more >

Our focus areas include…

Life Care Planning

Estate Planning




Veterans Benefits

Medicaid Planning

Asset Protection Planning

Meet Our Managing Attorneys

Carol Applegate

Carol is a certified family mediator, geriatric mediator, registered nurse, and an experienced elder law attorney who brings both her personal and professional experience to the table. Carol and her team are passionate about quality of life for elders and their loved ones, and understand that aging is an emotional and relational journey as well as legal, financial and medical one.

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Lisa M. Dillman

Ms. Dillman has practiced law for over 20 years, the first 10 of which were spent in the courtroom fighting for her clients’ rights. When several family members needed help with the long-term care planning, she was called upon to assist them. Through this first-hand experience of caregiver and executor, she learned how important a trusted advisor can be – especially when confronted with the uncertainties of paying for long-term care and planning for the future.

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Now with three convenient locations:


140 N. Rangeline Road, Carmel, IN 46032


2344 S. Tibbs Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46241


1120 W. Oak St. Zionsville, IN 46077

We’d love the chance to bring clarity and guidance to your unique situation. To learn more or set up a consultation, please Contact us!

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