Nathan A. Barnes - Partner

Nathan joined May Oberfell Lorber in 2019 transitioning from his solo practice located in South Bend. His practice remains focused on Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Elder Law, and Mediation. His interpersonal skills permeate his practice so that each client is treated with respect and each matter is handled in a professional manner.

Practice Areas

  • Wills, Trust & Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Elder Law
  • Mediation & Arbitration

Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Michigan State Bar Association
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association

Civil Involvement

  • Secretary and Board of Directors Member of the Michiana Estate Planning Council
  • Member of the St. Joseph County Probate Committee
  • Member of the REAL Services Guardianship Advisory Council
  • Soundboard Member, Community Baptist Church
  • Past Oral Argument Judge of first year law students at Valparaiso University School of Law (2010-2013)
  • Past Toastmasters International Member (2011-2015)


  • State of Indiana
  • State of Michigan
  • Registered Mediator in the State of Indiana


  • B.A. in Prelaw Studies from Pensacola Christian College, 2005
  • J.D. from Valparaiso University of Law, 2009

Personal Snapshot

  • Loves spending time with his wife and children
  • Enjoys a good game of chess
  • Michigan Wolverines fan

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