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Top notch criminal, traffic, expungement, family lawyer with over 10 years experience. Former prosecutor who graduated top 1% of law school class. Call me 317-281-3512 for free consultation.




Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. Speeding Ticket: 10%
  3. Expungement: 10%
  4. Divorce: 5%
  5. Child Custody: 5%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Todd Eric Ess

    Matt Abels is an attorney with over a decade of experience. His charm is surpassed only by his knowledge of the law. He is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Indianapolis.


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  • Philip Edwin Hayes

    Mr. Abels is an excellent criminal defense attorney, and a zelous advocate for his clients. He is very knowledgeable and experienced in the field of criminal defense. He has years of experience handling felonies and misdemeanors, with an great track record of success.


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Contact info

Matthew Abels, Attorney At Law

120 E Market St Ste 802
Indianapolis, IN, 46204-3266


INActive In Good Standing200401/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the CoifAmerican University-Washington College of Law2004
Summa Cum LaudeAmerican University-Washington College of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAbels Law Office2011 - Present
Major Felony AttorneyMarion County Public Defender Agency2005 - 2015
Deputy ProsecutorMarion County Prosecutor's Office2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indiana Public Defender CouncilMember2009 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kirk v. State 974 N.E.2d 1059Reversal of Trial Court
Moss v. State 6 N.E.3d 958reversed the trial court
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Publication nameTitleDate
FacebookAbels Law OfficeN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Indiana University-BloomingtonPolitical Science and HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Career DayLegal Speaker2012