Charles Backs


Charles is a partner who regularly advises people regarding the management, preservation, and protection of assets for Veterans or their spouses, as well as Medicaid planning. He enjoys helping individuals and families establish and accomplish suitable goals in the area of asset management and protection and in the making of health care decisions for disabled individuals. Charles has counseled numerous families regarding wills, revocable living trusts, and the funding of those trusts, asset preservation and nursing home expense planning, Guardianships, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and the probate administration process. Charles is a member of the Elder Law and Trust & Estate Planning Sections at Beers Mallers, and is also an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for Veterans Affairs Benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


    • Asset Preservation Planning
    • Elder Law
    • Estate Planning and Administration
    • Trust Administration
    • Veterans’ Benefits Planning


Fort Wayne office


Phone:  (260) 426-9706, Ext. 306


  • Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, J.D., 1996
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, B.A., Chemistry, 1993


  • Allen County Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Indiana State Bar Association

  • State Bar of Michigan

  • Elder Law Section of the Indiana State Bar Association

  • National Association for Elder Law Attorneys

  • Branch County Bar Association