Truitt Ray Law
Truitt Ray Law

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Rod A. Ray

Lafayette, IN

For more than 25 years, the law firm of Truitt, Ray, Sharvelle & Eberhardt LLP has been providing legal services to individuals and businesses in the Lafayette, Indiana, area. With a reputation for providing quality legal solutions, we have earned the respect of our clients, the legal community and civic organizations.

Meeting Your Needs For Legal Advice And Services

Truitt, Ray, Sharvelle & Eberhardt LLP provides services and representation in matters involving:

  • Estate law - Including wills, trusts, estate planning, elder law concerns, business succession planning and probate administration.
  • Family law - Divorce, child custody and visitation, property division, child support, adoptions and other matters.
  • Business law - Formation of corporations, partnerships and LLCs, contracts, business growth counseling, financing, general counsel services and litigation.
  • Personal injury - Obtaining compensation in cases involving car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect and other types of negligence.

Our lawyers have the experience and resources needed to address complex legal problems as well as more routine matters. As a small law firm, we take a hands-on approach, working closely with our clients to understand their needs and concerns, and responding with creative solutions. Whether it involves estate planning, a proposed business transaction or another legal problem, Truitt, Ray, Sharvelle & Eberhardt LLP can help.

For an initial phone consultation about your legal matter with an experienced and committed attorney, call Truitt, Ray, Sharvelle & Eberhardt LLP at 765-742-7040.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Organizations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Collections
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney and Appointment
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
  • Aviation Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Estate Administration
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Real Estate Law
  • Mortgages & Foreclosures
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Business & Commercial Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1980
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1980


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    • B.S. - 1975
    • Honors: Old Masters Host
    • Major: Math Education

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1980
  • American Bar Association, 1980 to 2010
  • Indiana State Bar Association, 1980
  • Tipp County Bar Association, 1980
  • Grace United Methodist Church member
  • Purdue Alumni Association Life Member
  • John Purdue Club Member
  • Drama Club

Past Employment Positions

  • Truitt & Ray, LLP, Partner
  • Layden & Layden, Associate (1986-1996)
  • Vaughn & Vaughn, Associate (1980- 1986)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Lawyer Panel, 1996
  • Former Board Member (President) Legal Aid Corporation of Tippecanoe County


  • Alpha Kappa Lambda
  • Phi Alpha Delta