J. Conrad Maugans

J. Conrad Maugans is a partner at Bayliff, Harrigan, Cord, Maugans, & Cox, P.C. Areas of practice include business law, real estate law, estate planning, and probate law. He was born in Miami County, Indiana on May 10,1938.

His clients include REALTORS® Association of Central Indiana, Inc. and Moore Title & Escrow, Inc.

Educational Background:

  • Manchester College (A.B., 1960)
  • Indiana University (LLB with distinction, 1962, replaced with J.D. with distinction, 1969)
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • The Judge Advocate General’s School U.S. Army (38th Special Course 1963)

Bar Admissions:

  • Indiana Bar, 1962
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1963
  • U.S. District Court in Indiana (Southern 1962; Northern 1973)
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1967


  • Howard County Bar Association (President, 1989)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Indiana Bar Foundation (Lifetime Fellow)
  • Roscoe Pound-American Trial Lawyers Foundation (Lifetime Fellow)

Military Service:

  • U.S. Army JAGC Officer, 1963-1966

Reported Cases:

  • Klepinger v. Board of Commissioners of Miami County, 143 Ind.App. 155, 239 N.E.2d 160 (1968) Rehearing denied 9-9-68; Transfer denied 11-4-68. (Abrogated governmental immunity for Indiana counties).
  • Campbell v. State of Indiana, 259 Ind. 55, 284 N.E.2d 733, (1972) (Abrogated governmental immunity for the State of Indiana).
  • Kokomo Veterans, Inc. v. Schick, 439 N.E.2d 639 (Ind.App. 1982) (Buyer’s right to waive contingencies to enforce contract to purchase real estate).
  • Dorothy Edwards Realtors, Inc. v. McAdams, 525 N.E.2d 1248 (Ind.App. 1988); McAdams v. Dorothy Edwards Realtors, Inc., 604 N.E.2d 607 (Ind. 1992) (Licensed real estate broker representing seller not liable to buyer in contract sale when seller defaults).
  • Bagko Development Co. v. Damitz, 640 N.E.2d 67 (Ind.App. 1994) (Baseball diamond as front yard not a nuisance nor violation of residential only covenants).
  • Green v. Estate of Green, 724 N.E.2d 260 (Ind.Ct.App. 2000) (Right of child to inherit from father based on acknowledgement of father without court order establishing paternity).

Email: connie.maugans@bhcmlaw.com