John D. Ulmer
John D. Ulmer
John D. Ulmer


Retired Of Counsel

John D. Ulmer is a former partner at Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham LLP. Mr. Ulmer served a three-year term on the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission/Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications (2012-2014). Mr. Ulmer was also a member of the Indiana Commission For Continuing Legal Education, Chair 2013 (2009-2015). Mr. Ulmer is a past member of the Indiana House of Representatives (1998-2008). He has also served in the following capacities:

  • Indiana Super Lawyers (2004-Present)
  • State Chair for the American College of Trial Lawyers (1998-2000)
  • Faculty Member at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (1982-1983)
  • Special Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Ford-Pinto Trial (1980)
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Elkhart County, Indiana (1965-1969)


Mr. Ulmer earned his J. D., with distinction, from Indiana University in 1963. He was on the Board of Editors for the Indiana Law Journal from 1961-1963. In 1960 he received his B.A., with honors, from Michigan State University, where he was also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Admissions & Professional Associations

Mr. Ulmer is a member of the following associations:

  • Goshen City Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association—Chairman, Civil Rights Law Committee, 1993-1994; Member, Board of Managers, 1980-1982
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers of America—Board of Directors, 1987-present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education

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The law offices of Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham LLP are located in the heart of Goshen, Indiana. Our team of attorneys specialize in a variety of practice areas and are guided by a client-based philosophy resulting in a prompt, professional and ethical approach to legal matters. We’re ready to learn more about your specific legal needs. Let’s talk.