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Leslie Dale Merkley

Leslie Dale Merkley

also known as Les Merkley, Les D. Merkley

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About me

Nearly 14 years experience representing family law clients with a dedication to providing honest, caring, affordable, quality family law services to southern Indiana.  Understanding the emotional nature of family legal matters and realizing how important it is that each client receives individual attention to their matter in a timely, cost-efficient manner.  Experienced in helping clients navigate through the legal process and finding the best possible outcome to difficult situations.  Handling all issues involved in a divorce, including the determination of custody, visitation and support for minor children, as well as the division of marital property and maintenance. 


Focusing to insure that the best interests of the children are kept in the forefront of the proceedings and attempting to resolve matters as expeditiously as possible, whether through a settlement agreement reached between the parties, a mediation agreement or at trial.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    18 years
  2. Child Support: 20%
    18 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    18 years
  4. State, Local And Municipal Law: 10%
    18 years



Hourly ($200-225/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Waters, Tyler, Hofmann & Scott, LLC

1947 East Spring St.
New Albany, IN, 47150-1658


INActive In Good Standing199710/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
City AttorneyCity of Jeffersonville2004 - 2007
Attorney at LawMerkley Law Office1997 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clark Co. Family Health Center BoardMember2009 - Present
IU Southeast Alumni BoardMember2008 - Present
Sherman Minton American Inn of CourtMember2008 - Present
Indiana State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Clark Co. Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gardner v. PierceAffirmed
Matzat v. MatzatReversed
Payton v. PaytonReversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Louisville Courier-JournalIndiana overhauls child-support payment system2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Indiana University-SoutheastPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Municipal Management InstitutePublic and Private Partnerships2007
Indiana Association of Cities and TownsMunicipal Zoning Code Enforcement2004