Hayes, Douglas B.

B Douglas Hayes
B. Douglas Hayes

Practice Areas:
Trust and estate planning, Probate, Elder law, Business law

Firm: Yoder, Ainlay, Ulmer & Buckingham
130 North Main Street P.O. Box 575 Goshen IN 46526
(574) 533-1171
Firm Website: http://www.yaub.com/

Douglas Hayes is a partner at Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame – 1989 and was admitted to the bar the same year.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Music, summa cum laude, Fort Wayne Bible College – 1983.

Admissions and professional memberships

Mr. Hayes was admitted to the bar in 1989. He is a Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Specialist by the Indiana Trust and Estate Board of the Indiana State Bar Association. He is also licensed to practice law in the state of Florida. Mr. Hayes is a member of the following associations:

  • The Goshen City Bar Association
  • The Indiana State Bar Association
  • The National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Board certified as a Trust and Estate Lawyer by the Indiana Trust and Estate Specialization Board

Publications which Mr. Hayes authored

  • Secular Humanism in Public School Textbooks: Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods (Except Thyself), 63 Notre Dame Law Review 358, 1988.
  • Bankruptcy Law – the Standard for Rejecting Collective Bargaining Agreements in Bankruptcy: Labor Discovers it Ain’t Necessarily So, 63 Notre Dame Law Review 79, 1988.
  • Estate Administration. ICLEF Estate Specialization Training 2009.

Community involvement

Mr. Hayes has spoken at many seminars on estate planning and elder law. He is currently serving as a board member and officer of the Bashor Children’s Home.