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Our team of attorneys at Matheny, Hahn & Denman, L.L.P. has been providing a broad range of legal services to clients in the Huntington, Indiana area since 1876. We are Huntington's oldest continuously existing law firm and our experienced attorneys possess the highest academic credentials, maintain strong community ties, and are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence.

Participating In Our Local Community

Our attorneys proudly serve in local leadership positions on boards, committees, associations, and programs meeting both the legal and non-legal needs of our community. We also provide financial support to a number of community organizations through sponsorships, donations, and charitable gifts made by our attorneys.

Personal Service And Commitment To Your Case

Our team uses state-of-the-art technology and a number of cost-effective methods to provide legal services in a timely; client-oriented manner; and an ethical, friendly, and professional environment. Our commitment to quality, understanding of the law, trust, and respect are the foundation of our long-standing relationships with our clients and within our local community.

As a full-service law firm, we proudly advise and represent clients in the areas of civil litigation, corporate law, criminal defense, elder law, family law, federal income tax, general practice, personal injury, probate, real estate, Social Security Disability, trusts and estates, and workers' compensation.

Our goal is to always communicate effectively and demonstrate the strictest personal and professional ethics, as well as the utmost concern for our clients. Our approach focuses on each client's background and specific needs and we are committed to responding to telephone calls promptly, reporting on cases regularly and minimizing and eliminating any amount of risk by informing clients of any significant changes in the law as soon as possible.
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Wilford A. Hahn - Partner

Practice Areas: 
  • Civil Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Will Contests
  • Trusts
  • Fall Injuries
  • Social Security Disability
  • Nursing Home Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice

Admitted: 1973, Indiana; 1974, Colorado

Law School: 
  • University of Denver, J.D., 1973
  • Participant, Summer Term at Exeter, England, sponsored by the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

College: Purdue University, B.S. in Agriculture, 1967

  • Huntington County (President, 1979-1980)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Chair, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 2008-present)
  • American Bar Association; and Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

  • Staff Attorney, United States Department of Agriculture, Denver, CO, 1973-1975
  • Assistant City Attorney, 1976-1982. Deputy Prosecutor, Child Support, 1976-1978

Born: Bremen, Indiana, April 8, 1944

  • American Business Women's Association, Business Associate of the Year, 1992
  • Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe, 1998 (For community services to Huntington County residents)
  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Year for Huntington County, 2001
  • National Board Member of the Year, 2005 (For outstanding services as Lafontaine Board Chair)
  • Indiana State Bar Association Presidential Citation, 2009 (For exemplary services to Indiana citizens as Chair of UPO Committee)

Community Involvement: 
  • Huntington College - Board of Trustees, 1990-1992
  • Huntington College Foundation - 1983-2002, President 1990-1992
  • Huntington County Community Foundation - Board of Directors 1992-2002 and President 2000-2002
  • Pathfinder Services - Board of Directors, 1977-1983 and President 1982-1983
  • United Way of Huntington County - Board of Directors and Fund Drive Chairman, 1987
  • LaFontaine Center - Board of Directors, 2003-present and President 1994-1997
  • Huntington Library - Board of Trustees, 1987-1990
  • Youth Services Bureau - Board of Directors, 1991-1999
  • Huntington County Humane Society and Foundation - Board of Directors, President 1978-1980
  • Kiwanis Club - Member 1983-2007, President 1989-1990
  • Huntington County Red Cross - Board of Directors 1977-1980, 2003-2009
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Jill M. Denman - Partner

Practice Areas: 
  • Family Law, including dissolutions, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, custody, support and visitation and is certified as a family law mediator
  • Criminal Law
  • Social Security Disability
  • General Practice
  • JTIP Trainer (Juvenile Training Immersion Program)

Admitted: 1996, Indiana

Law School: Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, J.D., 1996

College: Bradley University, B.A., 1993 Cum Laude

  • Huntington County (Secretary, 1997; President, 1998-2001)
  • Indiana State Association (Delegate)
  • American Bar Association

  • Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society
  • Sigma Delta Honor Society
  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Mortar Board
  • Moot Court Board

Reported Cases: 
  • Shumate v. State (Ind. Ct. App. 1999) 718 N.E.2d 1133
  • Palmer v. State (Ind. 2002) 774 N.E.2d 46
  • Newsome v. State (Ind. Ct. App. 2003) 797 N.E.2d 293
  • J.J.M. v. State (Ind. Ct. App. 2002) 779 N.E.2d 602
  • Brown v. State (Ind. 2002) 770 N.E.2d 275

Born: Wabash, Indiana, July, 1971

Community Involvement: 
  • Cancer Services for Huntington County, Inc. - Board Member, 1999 through 2001
  • Huntington County Leadership - Board Member, 1999 through 2001
  • Junior Achievement of Huntington County - Board Member, 1998 through 2004
  • Altrusa of Huntington County - Member since 1997 and Board Member 1998 through 2014
  • Rotary Club of Huntington, Indiana - Member since 1997, Board Member 1998 through 2008, President Elect 2003-2004 and President 2004-2005
  • Community Credit Union - Supervisory Committee 2002-2005
  • United Way Campaign - Solicitor 1997, Captain 1998, Campaign Unit Chair 1999, Captain 2000, Campaign Vice Chair 2002, Campaign Unit Chair 2003, Campaign Unit Chair 2005 and Solicitor 2008-2012, Campaign Chair 2016
  • Indiana State Bar Association - Delegate 1999 through 2006
  • Huntington County Teen Court Judge
  • Member, Evangelical United Methodist
  • Little Blessings Childcare Ministry - Board Member 2006 through 2013, Vice President 2008 through 2010 and President 2010 through 2012

Stanley H. Matheny - Counsel

Practice Areas: 
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Healthcare Directives
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Income Tax Preparation and Planning
  • Business Law
  • Corporations and LLC's

  • 1959, Indiana and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • 1960 U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

Law School: Indiana University, J.D., 1959

College: Wabash College, A.B., 1956

  • Huntington County (President, 1967-1968)
  • Indiana State and American Bar Associations
  • Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation

  • Judge, City Court, Huntington, 1963-1967
  • City Attorney, Huntington, 1967-1976
  • Director, Indiana Bar Foundation
  • Past Chair, General Practice Section of the Indiana State Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Probate Division of Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Indiana State Bar Association

Reported Cases: 
  • Scotco, Inc. v. Dormeyer Industries 402 F.2d 336 (7th Cir. 1968)
  • Rauser v. LTV Electrosystems, Inc., 437 F.2d 800 (7th Cir. 1971)

Born: Carthage, Illinois, September 10, 1934

Community Involvement: 
  • March of Dimes - Past Chair
  • Huntington County Chamber of Commerce - Member
  • Trinity United Methodist Church - Member
  • Optimist Club
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