David Forbes

Director of Personal Trust

David Forbes is the Director of First Merchants' Personal Trust Division and is responsible for the overall administration of the company’s Personal Trust accounts. In addition to his management duties, he also works directly with individual clients and charitable foundations that have more sophisticated and complex planning and investment needs. David began his trust career in Northwest Indiana in 1983 and joined First Merchants in 2000, where he works out of our Indianapolis office. He received his B.A. and J.D degrees from Valparaiso University and serves on the Council of the Probate, Trust, and Real Property Section, the Probate Review Committee, the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the Indiana State Bar Association and on the Indiana Bankers Association Trust Committee. He is a member of the American, Indiana and Indianapolis Bar Associations, and the Indiana Bankers Association. David has served on the Faculty of the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education and has been a speaker for various lectures and seminars in the area of Trust and Estate Planning.

Call David at 317.844.2710 or email him at dforbes@firstmerchants.com.

David Forbes
Director of Personal Trust

Personal Trust Administration
Estate Planning
Wealth Management 


Office: 317.844.2710
Fax: 317.844.2961

10333 N. Meridian St.
Suite 350
Indianapolis, IN 46290