John Waller
Wooden & McLaughlin LLP

One Indiana Square
Suite 1800
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, United States
Areas of Practice
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Finance & Banking
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate

Practice/Organization Description

John D. Waller protects the interests of commercial lenders and banks when businesses default on secured loans. He acts as an advocate during the work out of underperforming deals or, in cases of nonperforming loans, forecloses real estate mortgages and enforces personal property security interests. With a background in trial work, John also asserts the rights of creditors in complex litigation involving real estate, promissory notes, mortgages and guaranties. In addition, he serves as a responsive and cost-effective local counsel for out-of-state lawyers whose clients need to enforce liens within Indiana.

A partner at Wooden & McLaughlin, John graduated from DePauw University in 1990 and immediately entered the Indiana University School of Law. In 1993, he received his license to practice in Indiana’s state and federal courts. John later completed an intensive week-long professional training program in trial skills presented by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. John often represents companies and individuals in a wide variety of disputes. He has tried a number of bench and jury trials, and has handled several appeals. John is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis and served as Secretary and Executive Committee member from 2005-2008. John and his wife, a pediatric critical care nurse, have three sons.

John publishes the blog “Indiana Commercial Foreclosure Law” at

Bar Admissions

Indiana, 1993


Indiana University School of Law—Indianapolis

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