Robert Wagner


McKinney School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award (2015)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
J.D., 1967


Robert Wagner, 1967, is a trial lawyer who is known for his commitment to diversity. In the early 1970s, Wagner became part of one of the first racially integrated law firms in the state, and his firm, Lewis Wagner, continues to work toward a more diverse legal profession today. Wagner was recognized for these efforts when he was presented with the Indiana State Bar Association's Rabb Emison Award. He also is known for his work in the greater Indianapolis community. Wagner spearheaded efforts to plant hundreds of trees along West Street, a main corridor to and from the downtown area. Since 1996, Wagner has served as chairperson or vice chairperson of the White River State Park Development Commission and has participated in the continuous development of the park for over 12 years.