Meet Our Attorneys

David L. Brewer

David L. Brewer was born in Cleveland, Ohio.  He graduated from Indiana University School of Law in 1963 and came to Huntington to join the firm of Bowers, Feightner & Palmer.  He became a partner in 1965 at which time the firm name was changed to Palmer, Bowers & Brewer.  He served as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney from 1963 to 1966, and counsel for the Huntington County Welfare Department from 1970 to 1986. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Tax Court, and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana.  He served as the founding President of the Dan Quayle Center and Museum and one of the founders of Pathfinder Services and the Huntington County Medical Memorial Foundation, and has served as President of both organizations.  In 1982, he was named Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe.  He is a member of the Huntington County, Indiana State (member, Probate, Trust and Real Property and Elder Law Sections) and American Bar Associations and Indiana Bar Foundation.

Areas of Legal Practice

Estate Planning, Probate, Taxation, Real Estate, and Corporations

Robert S. Garrett

Robert S. Garrett was born in Bluffton, Indiana.  He moved to Huntington from Bluffton after graduating from the School of Law at the University of Tennessee in 1974.  He joined the firm of Palmer, Bowers & Brewer in the fall of 1974 and became a partner in 1977.  He has served as Huntington County Attorney since 1986, and is a past Chairman of the United Way Campaign. He also served as past Chairman of Pathfinder Services. He is a member of the Huntington County (President, 1977).

Areas of Legal Practice

Family LawEstate Planning, Probate, Commercial & Civil Litigation, Real Estate Transactions & Litigation, and Business Law

Joseph K. Wiley

Joseph K. Wiley was born in Huntington, Indiana. After graduating cum laude from Indiana University School of Law in 1979, he joined the firm and became a partner in 1983.  He was named Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe in 1997. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Huntington County Honors and the Huntington University Foundation.  Mr. Wiley is counsel for the Huntington County Community School Corporation. He is a member of Huntington County (past President) and Indiana State (Family Law Section) Bar Associations.

Areas of Legal Practice

Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Estate Litigation, Family Law, Collections / Creditor Rights, Guardianships, Adoption, Taxation, and Business Law 

 

Mark J. Wiley

Mark J. Wiley is a native of Huntington, Indiana. He attended Huntington University and graduated magna cum laude in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Economics and Finance. He then attended Indiana University-Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis and graduated cum laude in 2014. While in law school, he worked with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Assistant Chief Counsel for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the NCAA Enforcement Division, and the IUPUI Athletic Department Compliance Office.  Mr. Wiley is a graduate of the Huntington Leadership Academy.

Mr. Wiley currently serves as a volunteer judge for the Huntington County Teen Court and also serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Huntington County and Camp Cotubic-Youth Camp and Retreat Center in Bellefontaine, Ohio.  Mr. Wiley joined the firm in  2011 and became a partner in 2019. He is a member of the Indiana Bar Association and Huntington County Bar Association.

Areas of Legal Practice

Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Elder Law, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Commercial & Civil Litigation, and Business Law 

 

Haley D. Spafford

Haley D. Spafford was born in New York and has relocated to the Huntington area.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University in 2015 and her J.D. Degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana in May 2018, graduating cum laude.  While in law school Ms. Spafford served as Managing Editor for the Indiana Journal of Law & Social Equity and served as Vice President of the Labor and Employment Law Society.  She worked with the U .S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Indiana University’s Student Legal Services and Purdue University’s Office of Legal Counsel.

Mr. Spafford currently serves as a volunteer judge for the Huntington County Teen Court and is a member of the Indiana Bar Association and Huntington County Bar AssociationMs. Spafford joined the firm in October 2018.

Areas of Legal Practice

Estate PlanningElder Law, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Real Estate, and Civil Litigation