Gerold L. Stout
Gerold Stout is of-counsel with Smith Law Services, P.C. He focuses his practice on matters involving estate planning, elder law, taxation (including real property) and corporate counseling. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Stout worked for a mid-sized law firm in Northwest Indiana for fifteen years. Mr. Stout previously served as a lieutenant with the Lowell, Indiana Police Department, and is a retired 20-year veteran of the force and served the Lowell community in a variety of capacities, including as a member of the K-9 unit, competition pistol team and instructor of new police department recruits and patrol officers.
Licensed to practice law in Indiana, Mr. Stout is a member of the American Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association and Porter County Bar Association. He is also a past president and Charter member of the Lowell Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 186, serving approximately 10 years in the role of president. Mr. Stout currently serves on the Pension Board of the Lowell Police Department, and on the Board of Trustees for the Lowell Public Library. He is currently serving his third term as President of the Lowell Public Library Board of Trustees. Additionally, Mr. Stout is a member of the Crossroads Chamber of Commerce and Lowell Lions Club.
Mr. Stout resides in Lowell with his wife, Sherry, who recently retired after 37 years of teaching middle school students. Mr. Stout and his wife enjoy showing Arabian horses and are the proud owners of LC Arlington+, who has won 5 U.S. National Top Ten, and 2 Canadian Top Ten, 3 Regional Champion and 3 Regional Reserve Champion awards. Mr. Stout has 2 adult children and 2 grandsons.
Mr. Stout received his law degree in December 2001 from Valparaiso University School of Law, where he was listed on the National Dean’s List, was recognized in the Who’s Who of American Law Students in 1999, 2000 and 2001, and was recognized in the International Who’s Who of Public Service in 2002. He received his undergraduate degree, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Criminal Justice, from Purdue University, Calumet in 1996.