Kistler Joins Barrett McNagny in the Area of Employee Benefits and ERISA Compliance

The IndianaRobert Kistler Barrett McNagny law firm of Barrett McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that Robert W. Kistler has joined the firm. Mr. Kistler will concentrate his practice in the area of employee benefits and ERISA compliance. He works with employers, plan administrators, and service providers on plan design and administration, fiduciary responsibilities, plan compliance, and plan corrections.

Mr. Kistler is a member of the Allen County, Indiana, and American Bar Associations. He is a 2014 graduate of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Leadership Development Academy (LDA) and has served as a member of the LDA committee since 2015.  From 2012-2014, Mr. Kistler chaired the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee of the Indiana State Bar Association.  He is active in Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana, an organization that sends veterans to Washington D.C. to visit memorials honoring their service and sacrifice, and he helped create the Indiana Lawyers for Soldiers program.  In 2014, Mr. Kistler received the Pro Bono Publico Award from the Indiana Bar Foundation and the Indiana Pro Bono Commission for his work assisting veterans.


Prior to joining Barrett McNagny, Mr. Kistler worked for nearly a decade in the area of employee benefits at the Fort Wayne office of a national firm.  He also served in the U.S. Army for over ten years in various leadership and staff positions.

Mr. Kistler received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Toledo College of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He has a B.S. in business administration with highest honors from the University of South Dakota. Mr. Kistler has been admitted to practice before the Indiana State Courts and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

Barrett McNagny LLP is among the largest northeastern Indiana law firms and one of the oldest law partnerships in the state. Founded in 1876,Barrett McNagny LLP offers a full range of legal services to clients in northern Indiana, western Ohio, and southern Michigan.