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Jones, McGlasson & Arter, P.C.

Robert Delano Jones
Thomas M.

R.D. was born in Vevay, Indiana in 1942. He attended Indiana University where he received his A.B. in 1965. After he graduated from IU Law School with his J.D., he was admitted to the Indiana Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana in 1968. He then left Bloomington to serve his country in the Army as Assistant Judge Advocate General. During his active duty, he was admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the U.S. Supreme Court  in 1972. Upon returning to Bloomington, he joined David Rogers in his law practice for about one year, before starting his own solo practice. During this time, he served as the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Owen County. In 1980, he rejoined David Rogers' practice, which has become Jones, McGlasson & Freitag, P.C. R.D. and his wife, Sue, currently live in Bloomington, and they have two daughters and five grandchildren.


R.D. is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.




Banking law, business organizations, estate planning, litigation and appeals, personal injury, probate and estate administration, real estate law, and wills.

Thomas M. McGlasson was born in Martinsville, Indiana. He spent his formative years in Martinsville, IN, New Albany, IN, Ellensburg, WA, and Bangkok, Thailand, before moving back to Bloomington and completing high school.


He graduated from Indiana University in 1965, and Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington in 1968. Following Law School, he spent two years in the United States Army commanding the American detachment at a NATO missile site in southern Greece.


He served in several different legal capacities with Indiana University Foundation from 1970 to 1993, leaving the Foundation as Vice-President and General Counsel. At that time, he joined long-time friend R.D. Jones in the formation of Jones, McGlasson & Freitag, P.C.


Tom is an avid I.U. sports fan and enjoys golf, traveling and reading. He and his wife, Susie, have two children and three grandchildren.



Principal practice areas include estate planning, probate and trust administration. He also works in small business organizations, not-for-profit organizations and other similar matters.

Chet Arter was born in Miami, Florida and raised in a little town in south central Florida called Labelle. After 14 years in Florida, he moved to Columbia, PA, the town where his father was raised. After graduating from high school in 1988, he spent the next three years doing every type of job you can imagine, trying to figure out what he wanted to do with his life.


In 1991, Chet decided that college was right for him, and he enrolled in Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. In 1995, he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts, majoring in both History and Government. Following graduation, he enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and then transferred to the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida. While in law school, he clerked for Coulter Corporation and worked with the City of Miami’s attorney office.


In 1998, he graduated magna cum laude from law school and took an associate position with Alston & Bird, the largest law firm in Georgia. After two years in the real estate division, he left Alston & Bird and went to Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, where he spent the next three years working in a myriad of real estate, telecommunications and business transactions.  The experience he gained working at these two law firms was second to none.  In 2003, he started his own firm with the desire to provide the highest quality legal services, at the lowest possible costs to his clients.


In 2015, Chet, his wife Andrea, their son, Chester and their hairless cat, Yoda, returned to Andrea's hometown of Bloomington, Indiana. Chet is a member of the State Bar of Georgia (1998) and the State Bar of Indiana (2016).




Chet has an extensive background in business law, estate planning, elder law, commercial real estate, corporate law, technology law, leasing law, telecommunications law, general counsel and civil litigation.  Recently, Chet completed the 40 hour Public Policy Mediation Class at the Indiana University School of Law and he is now able to mediate civil cases.

Chester H. Arter III