Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Education: Indiana University- Bloomington, B.S. Business, 1980
Law School: Indiana University School of Law- Indianapolis, J.D., 1983
Bar Admissions: Indiana, 1983; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
Hometown: Lafayette, Indiana
Education: Indiana University- Bloomington, B.S. Business, 1985
Law School: Indiana University School of Law- Indianapolis, J.D., 1996
Bar Admissions: Indiana, 1996; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana.
Hometown: Franklin, Indiana
Education: Franklin College, B.A. Political Science, 1996
Law School: Indiana University School of Law- Indianapolis, J.D., 1999
Bar Admissions: Indiana, 1999; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania
Education: University of Pittsburgh, B.A., Communications Rhetoric, cum laude
Law School: Valparaiso University School of Law, 1994, cum laude; Law Review, Moot Court, Mock Trial; Author: Indianhead Poker in the Grand Jury Room: Prosecutorial Suppression of Exculpatory Evidence., 28 Val. U. L. Rev. 1377
Bar Admissions: Indiana, Northern and Southern Federal District Courts of Indiana, Seventh Circuit United States Courts of Appeal.
Patrick has extensive civil trial experience, having tried numerous cases in State and Federal Courts, in front of juries and judges. This is an asset that few attorneys possess. Prior to starting his own practice, Pat was a partner at a larger firm in Indianapolis, and was assigned to their commercial litigation department. While there, his experience in litigating business dissolutions and fiduciary conflicts integrated naturally with representing clients involved in high value marital estate dissolutions. After eleven years of working for larger firms, Pat decided he could service his clients better on his own, and started his independent practice.
Since going out on his own, Pat has continued to provide legal advice and strong representation of small to medium sized businesses facing various business disputes, including: breaches of fiduciary duty, shareholder derivative suits, covenants not to compete, receiverships, self-dealing, dissolutions, and breaches of contract. The expense of active business litigation can be oppressive. However, with his trial experience and personal practice, Pat can provide his business clients the benefits of his large firm expertise for a more modest expense. Moreover, unlike clients at larger firms, his clients enjoy direct access to him at all times. It is this personal relationship and professional expertise that cause clients to continue to use his Pat even after a single litigation matter has ended.
In addition to business litigation, Pat has continued to provide legal services to clients faced with marital dissolution or child custody disputes. He strives to provide cooperative and supportive services to his domestic law clients, in the sincere hope that prolonged conflict and expensive litigation can be avoided. When this is not possible, Pat’s family law clients benefit from his sixteen years of trial experience in representing clients in high conflict legal disputes. Pat recognizes that the available assets to resolve all marital disputes can be limited, and remains flexible to accommodate those clients that lack immediate liquidity.
Hometown: Noblesville, Indiana
Education: Indiana University- Bloomington, B.S. Kinesiology, 2001
Law School: Indiana University School of Law- Indianapolis, J.D., 2005
Bar Admissions: Indiana, 2005; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2005; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2005
Christopher D. Wyant is a Member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. Chris serves on the Young Lawyers Section Committee of the ITLA and is co-editor of the Indiana Appellate Case Reporter, a publication offered to ITLA members.
Jeffrey S. McQuary grew up in a military family and traveled extensively as a child, graduating from high school in Wiesbaden-am-Rhein, Germany. B.A., political science, DePauw University, 1986; M.A., political science, Columbia University, 1988; J.D., Emory University, 1992.
Served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Indianapolis and as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Indiana.
Practices in the area of federal civil rights—which includes false arrest, police brutality, race discrimination, and sexual harassment.
Also has an extensive governmental law practice which includes professional licensure and discipline, Social Security disability, and hiring/promotion/termination under the merit system for public safety employees.
Hometown: Indianapolis Indiana
Education: Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1994 (B.S., Majors - Marketing and International Studies, Minor – French); Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France, 1992
Law School: Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, 1998 (J.D., Cum Laude, Order of the Curia); University of Notre Dame London Law Center, London, England, 1996
Bar Admissions: Indiana, 1998; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1998; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1998
Indiana Horse Council Foundation, Inc., President, October 2011- current
Nicole Makris practices criminal defense and is admitted to the bar in Indiana.
She is an alumna of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Indiana University in Bloomington.
Nicole worked in the criminal defense field every year of law school and was active in the Criminal Defense Clinic assisting in the representation of indigent clients. She also served as a law clerk for the Marion County Public Defender Agency at the Arrestee Processing Center.
Nicole is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, IndyBar - Indianapolis Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. She is also on the Board of the Young Professionals of Central Indiana.