Financial Advisor

partner, wealth advisor Derek Hamilton, CFP®, JD

Derek brings extensive experience helping professionals, business owners, corporate executives and other high net worth individuals and families navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by wealth. A particular focus is navigating the financial challenges posed by major life transitions like divorce, the sale of a business or the death of a loved one. His objective is to help clients attain their lifestyle, legacy and family goals pre- and post-retirement through comprehensive planning, while simplifying complex issues and providing actionable advice.

more about Derek
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant, 2013
  • Stanford Law School (JD, 2003)
  • Ball State University (BA, 1998)
  • Wealth Advisor & Partner, Elser Financial Planning, Inc (2014 – present)
  • Vice President and Senior Wealth Planner, PNC Wealth Management (2012-2014)
  • Attorney, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP in Indianapolis (2007-2012)
  • Attorney, Baker & Daniels, LLP in Indianapolis (2005-2007)
  • Attorney, McDermott Will & Emery LLP in Chicago (2003-2005)
  • Board Member, Center for At-Risk Elders
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis
  • Chairman, Tax Section, Indianapolis Bar Assn. (2016)
  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (Member since 2015)
  • Stanford Club of Indiana (President 2015)
  • Central Indiana Community Foundation Cornerstone Council
  • 4 years of recognition as a “5-Star Wealth Manager” by Five Star Professionals
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