Richard E. Boston

Richard (Rick) Boston graduated from Richmond High School in 1964 and returned to his hometown in 1971 to begin his legal career after graduation from Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree.  Upon returning to Richmond, Rick joined the law firm of Harlan, Schussler, and Keller, predecessor of the present firm, where he has continued to practice for more than 40 years.  Currently Rick serves as managing partner of the firm while focusing his practice in the areas of wills, trusts and probate matters; business transactions; real estate and bankruptcy.  Rick has held an appointment through the U.S. Department of Justice as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana since 1979.  His professional affiliations include memberships in the Wayne County, (past President and Treasurer), Indianapolis, Indiana State, and American Bar Associations; National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees; and American Bankruptcy Institute.  Rick has a strong interest in the cultural arts and has served on the Board of Directors of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, and presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Richmond Art Museum, the Art Advisory Committee for Indiana University East campus, and as legal counsel to the Starr-Genett  Foundation for the preservation of Richmond’s historic jazz heritage.


Practice Areas: Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning and Administration; Real Estate matters; Business Transactions and Bankruptcy (Trustee)

Admitted: 1971, Indiana and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Law School: Indiana University – Bloomington (now Maurer School of Law) J.D., 1971

College: Indiana University, B.S., 1968

Member: Wayne County, Indianapolis, Indiana State and American Bar Associations; National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees; American Bankruptcy Institute.

Appointments: Standing Trustee, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division, (1979 to present).

Assistants:  Nina Boston, email –; Melanie Cross, email –