J. David Roellgen

J. David Roellgen



Legal Assistant – Cindy Jones


Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Family Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Coal, Oil, & Gas
  • Business Organizations
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Employer and Employee
  • Municipal Law
  • Military Law

Dave is a partner at Kolb Roellgen & Traylor LLP, Vincennes, Indiana.  He was born in Vincennes and his family is from Knox County. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1979 and to the Illinois bar in 1990.

He attended high school in Vincennes Indiana and attended Vincennes University,  earning an A.S. degree in 1974; He then attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, obtaining his B.S. in Business Administration and Management in 1976;  He attended Indiana University-Indianapolis, earning his  J.D. (Cum Laude) in 1979.

Dave joined the Indiana Army National Guard in 1985 as a member of the JAG Corps.  He retired after serving 21 years at both the 38th Infantry Division (Mech) and the 76th Separate Infantry Brigade.

His memberships include: the Knox County Bar Association, Past President, 1996; past member Board of Governors for the ISBA; a past board member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana; ISBA; Past Chair, Family & Juvenile Law Section and current board member, Member and Past Chair ISBA Technology Committee; Indiana State Bar Association.

Dave is a member of the Indiana, Illinois, Knox County, and American Bar Associations. He is a Fellow of the  Indiana Bar Foundation and is admitted to the US Court of Military Appeals.

Dave is a Retired LTC, Indiana Army National Guard, last serving as the Staff Judge Advocate for the 38th INF. DIV. (MECH), and is City Attorney, City of Vincennes, 1992–1995; 2001-2007; and 2012-present.

2019 Sagamore of the Wabash
(Indiana’s Highest Civil Award)

Curriculum Vitae
  • Indiana University – Indianapolis
    McKinney School of Law
    1979 – Cum Laude
  • Indiana State University
  • Vincennes University
Admitted to Practice Law
  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Southern District of Indiana
  • Court of Military Appeals
  • Board of Governors ISBA (past)
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana – Board Member (past)
  • ISBA Family Law Section – current Board member and past Chair
  • ISBA Technology Committee
  • Indiana Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Knox County Bar Association – Past President
Community Service
  • Library Board (past)
  • Retired Lt. Colonel, Indiana Army National Guard


  • 2001 to Present – Best Lawyer Indiana
  • 2000 to Present – Who’s Who in American Law
  • ISBA Gale Phelps Award Family and Juvenile Law
  • Pro Bono Publico Award

Publications & Seminars

  • America at War:  Legal Issues Beyond the Call of Duty
  • Tougher Topics in Family Law
  • Annual Family Law Summer Institute and Family ICO Training Session
  • What are My Rights?  Lawyers Short Course on Military Activation Issues
  • Desert Storm 1991
  • 1993 Judicial Conference
  • Marital and Domestic Torts
  • Indiana Family Law Practice for Paralegals
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Drafting Settlement Agreements in Divorce
  • Family Law Practice
  • Family Law 301
  • Till Death Do Us Part:  Bankruptcy and Family Law When Two Worlds Collide
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