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Christopher Mathew Gilley

Criminal defense Attorney at Anderson, IN

4.7   31 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    45%
    Christopher Gilley served as a criminal prosecutor in Hamilton County, Madison County, and Marion County for 8 years before starting his own criminal defense practice. With Offices in both Marion and Madison Counties, Gilley law has the experience and connections to best represent your interests.

    20 years

  2. Family
    30%
    Christopher Gilley served as a criminal prosecutor in Hamilton County, Madison County, and Marion County for 8 years before starting his own criminal defense practice. With Offices in both Marion and Madison Counties, Gilley law has the experience and connections to best represent your interests.

    14 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Christopher Gilley served as a criminal prosecutor in Hamilton County, Madison County, and Marion County for 8 years before starting his own criminal defense practice. With Offices in both Marion and Madison Counties, Gilley law has the experience and connections to best represent your interests.

    20 years

  4. Appeals
    5%
    Christopher Gilley served as a criminal prosecutor in Hamilton County, Madison County, and Marion County for 8 years before starting his own criminal defense practice. With Offices in both Marion and Madison Counties, Gilley law has the experience and connections to best represent your interests.

    20 years

A native of Indiana, I could only call Indiana home.  I was raised by my grandparents in Plymouth, Indiana.  As a basketball and baseball player in highschool, I earned a scholarship on to college.  After an injury, I had to work to make it through school.  I graduated earning top honors through college and law school.  Upon graduation, I started working for the State of Indiana as a prosecutor and since have been through more than 100 jury trials fighting from both sides of the aisle.  

 

If you are looking for a Criminal Defense Lawyer or Family Law Attorney in Anderson or Indianapolis, go with an attorney experienced at getting results and loves the heat in the kitchen.

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Location

GDS Law Group LLP
635 Meridian Street
Anderson, IN, 46016

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris is an Ally of the Military
Chris did an outstanding job. I am an Active Duty soldier in the Army stationed in Alaska and needed Chris's help expunging my record for career progression. As a result of being located over 1,000 miles away, not knowing Chris personally, and dealing with a 4 hour time difference I was a little bit worried of the results I was getting when I hired Chris to help me out. Best decision I've made. Chris was efficient, fast, polite, handled everything, answered all of my questions, and had fair military pricing. I recommend Chris to all active / retired SM's, or just anyone in general. Thank you again man.
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Posted by Zeb | August 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best choice I've ever made-Chris fights for Father's
Chris helped me and my family get custody of my daughter. Chris was caring, compassionate, respectful, and most of all willing to fight so hard for not only myself but for my daughter. I can not even think of all the wonderful things that I could say about Chris. Chris was available all hours of the day and very personable. Numerous times I had to make a weekend phone call. If he didn't answer he got back to me as soon as he could, and that meant so much to me. If you need help with knowing your rights as a father I beg you to contact Chris. He will treat you like family! Thank you for everything Chris!
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Posted by Matt | January 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I originally hired Mr. Gilley to represent me for my divorce proceedings, in that process he became a defense attorney for me as well. He came highly recommended and I quickly found out why. The compassion and care he had for me and my situation was second to none. From the 1st time we met I knew I was in good hands. He is extremely persistent, thorough, and consistent. I never felt like I wasn’t important and he was more than reasonable on his fee. He came to fight for me on a court date the State sprung on us at the last minute and Mr. Gilley was actually on Christmas vacation, but he didn’t throw me aside. He came from his family and fought for me, and got me home for the New Year. I can’t put into words how grateful me and my family are for what he’s done. I am currently able to have my kids for visitation as well, because he never stopped fighting for what is God given fathers rights. Blessings.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST
I brought Gilley in on a Case for my Son. At first I was terrified about the potential harm this could cause long term. After talking with Chris for 2 minutes, I knew he was the guy to win this case! And boy was I right! He Looked like Tyson in 85 vs Michael Johnson. Opposing side was all kinds of disoriented from the beginning and Gilley just pressed his offense to win. This guy is all around knowledgeable and will do everything within his power to fight for you! If your searching for an Attorney, look no further. This is the guy you want on your side.
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Posted by Mark C. | October 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding representation from Chris Gilley
Family law has the potential to be a nerve wracking experience, and the stakes are high to say the least. Chris helped me with patience, expertise, and comprehensive knowledge. He was excellent about doing background research, explaining things, and courtroom prep. To top it all off, when in the courtroom, he was sharp and quick-witted, ensuring that my representation was second to none. I really can't say enough good things about the man who took the time to do intensive preparation for my case, and it showed in the courtroom. I can't recommend Chris enough, five stars is not enough to do him justice.
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Posted by Stacey | June 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
NOT ENOUGH STARS TO COMPLIMENT THIS MAN
After 3 years of fighting for TIME with my kids with my previous, worthless attorney, Chris was recommended to me. Unfortunately, it took a year to get in front of a judge. Finally, April and twice in June of this year, we appeared before the judge that had 100% rewarded my ex wife (and parental alienator) everything. In three hearings (pending the fourth and final), he proved my ex to be that alienator, got the judge to have sympathy for my situation and even asked, in front of both attorneys "How can we get this man more time with his children? He's suffered enough." He even turned my ex-wife into our best witness. I have cried so many tears of pain missing my kids that live 6 blocks away. He canceled all of her lies in front of the judge and even caught her telling some. The past 48 hours, I've cried tears of JOY because of altering a couple things in my life, I can get 50/50 custody. CHRIS...I can't thank you enough, brother! EVERYONE THAT NEEDS AN ADVOCATE FOR PARENTAL RIGHTS NEEDS CHRIS GILLEY!!!!
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Posted by Gary | February 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
When it comes to custody of your child, you want the best lawyer! Chris truly cares, my sons and I couldn’t be happier for everything he’s done for us. I hired/fired three different attorneys, before I met Chris. The others didn’t care and made me feel like I was just a paycheck. I met Chris through a mutual friend and knew he was the one. Seriously you get one shot when it comes to custody so make it count and hire Chris Gilley!
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Posted by Donald | October 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great Lawyer and and even better person.
I met Mr.Gilley while I was in jail, it was the most horrible time in my life. But he put me at ease and made it somewhat more comfortable knowing that the was light at the end of the tunnel. He always did as claimed and did it professionally. I have had two other lawyers in the past that were supposed to be the top laywers in the state or what not but let me tell you, no one is like Gilley. I also really appreciated how fast he responded to my texts or calls. WOW!!! Keep it up Chris.
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Posted by Stacey Huffman | September 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney of INTEGRITY!
Chris Gilley is the absolute BEST ATTORNEY if not just in Indiana quite possibly on the PLANET! I am a mother of two. My daughter is 18 and my son is 17. My son had been kept away from me for 8 months. Chris got my parenting time back and established the amount of child support rendered in a fair manner! If I had any problems all I had to do was text Chris and he was THERE! I don’t believe there are many Attorneys out there that would give out their cell number and respond in a timely manner EVEN on a weekend! HE DID! He KNOWS the Law and he is a man of integrity and character as evidenced by his discretion of accepting cases that he feels are genuine! He won’t just represent people for his own personal gain! He represents people for PURPOSE! He actually ENSURES you feel comfortable, confident and secure in your endeavors! He absolutely brought back to the table EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY request I had! Chris fights FOR you! There is no better person to have by your side if you are like me and have suffered from deplorable injustices in Family Court in the past! My ONLY regret is that I didn’t have Chris when my initial divorce/custody issues began 8 years ago! However, my past bad experiences with another Attorney has been erased due to having Chris who has surpassed any and all expectations I could of had! Now I have BOTH of my children! For those reading this PLEASE love your children more than you hate your X! PARENTAL ALIENATION IS REAL! It is so much easier to do the RIGHT THING and raise well-adjusted happy children than it is to try and fix broken adults! CHRIS GILLEY GETS IT!!!
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Posted by Dawn | July 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Started as our Attorney.. Now.. Our friend..
New to the town. Not knowing what to expect. A family case that was existing where one party got sent to the D.O.C. Then I met with Mr. Gilley. With his kind ear and caring heart he listened. After great preparation and hard work.. The party was released from the D.O.C. Thank you our friend.
Posted by Alex | May 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly One of the Good Ones: Experienced, Knowledgable, Caring, and Honest with My Family Law Case
I repeat... Truly one of the good ones. I was placed in an extremely difficult scenario after an unexpected and untimely death of a loved one. Mr. Gilley took the time to truly explain to me all of my options and through his honesty prevented me from making any emotional/irrational decisions. Beyond his obvious expertise, his biggest asset is his compassion. I felt he was personally and emotionally invested both in me as a client and the case. I've since referred Mr. Gilley to several family members and friends and their sentiments regarding the experience have echoed my own.
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Posted by Antoine | April 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer and a Great Person
I have been utilizing Chris’ service for 4 years now. What i love about Chris is that he genuinely cares about his clients and you can relly tell that he is passionionate about what he does. I had a civil hearing regarding the custody of my son. Chris did a hell of a job in there! I’m happy to say that I was awarded custody of my son thanks to Chris. He has truly been a blessing to my family. He is a great lawyer, person, father and I am grateful that my family feels like he is a friend.
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Posted by John | January 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best service ever
Chris did an amazing job. I naturally have high anxiety he has a perfect personality that makes you calm and secure. His assistant Ron always answered my calls. There is no lawyer in the state that I would ever call besides these gentlemen. I am not a rich person by any means and these people were so incredibly reasonable that I would recommend them to anyone for anything. Thank you so much Chris this literally means the world to me
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Posted by Shayne | October 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great person and a great lawyer
Chris was great he handled the case very quickly and went through everything with us made sure that we understand everything he is a very kind person and very professional
Posted by Noah | June 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce/Custody Client: Chris is awesome!
I was involved in a very nasty divorce and custody battle in 2012-13. This was a very complicated case and it involved the most dirty and despicable tricks one could possibly imagine on the part of my now ex-wife and her family. There were countless false allegations made, multiple CPS investigations as a result of aforementioned false allegations, her denying me visitation with my kids early on in the case (Chris was able to put an end to that very quickly!) and the list goes on and on. Being the man in a divorce case; especially with custody involved, it is almost always a guaranteed losing proposition. As it turns out, my case was thankfully decided on a much happier note. Chris rightfully deserves the credit here! Chris was beyond wonderful to work with. He became like a brother to me and took this case on as he would for family or a very close friend. His skills and expertise made all the difference between it being a "standard" divorce case and a winning case. The settlement was 100% fair and I now have my kids the majority of the time. Chris helped me overcome what would have otherwise been virtually impossible odds and I cannot thank him enough. I will definitely work with him in the future and I highly recommend him to anyone I see or talk to. If you are going through a divorce and custody battle (and especially if you are a father), you owe it not only to yourself, but to your kids as well to hire Chris. You will be glad that you did!
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
When I talked to Chris I was looking for a Pro Fathers Rights attorney. I took a day to think about hiring him. I was impressed and felt comfortable with hiring him. So after I hired him and he took my case very seriously! Any time I needed to ask a question or anything he welcomed my questions. When it came to the hearings he was excellent! We won my divorce case and I have my children with sole custody. Thank you Chris for all your hard work and compassion with my case. Bill H.
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Posted by amy | December 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I wish I had started this with Gilley!
Since my divorce, I have been making decisions I was unclear and reluctant about making. I lacked the confidence I needed to follow through and complete any attempts to get what was fair for my children. Mr. Gilley has been genuine and sincere about making sure I was aware of the possible outcomes with the issues I was dealing with. He has met with me when I requested, he hasn't wasted my time or my money. I regret not starting this process with Mr. Gilley and his associates. Nearing the end of my unfortunate ordeal...I see the end in sight and it is most favorable to me and my kids.
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Posted by John | December 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer I've seen in years
Hands down a great lawyer who will really work for you and take care of your case. He is the best attorney in Anderson by far and he's also a really great and good hearted guy. I promise if you hire him, you will not be making a mistake. He done everything and more for me and is worth hiring before any other attorney around here. Thanks again, Chris; for all your help.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Seems like a great attorney
Chris met with me to give me legal advice. Based on his recommendations I was able to settle the issue outside of court. He was honest, he listened, and if I ever need to hire an attorney he will be my first call.
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A shark in the courtroom!
Gilley was a shark in the courtroom. He defeated the prosecutor at my trial and I am free because of him! He took the time and knew my case inside and out. I wish I would have started with Gilley rather than another attorney!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gilley Dandurand & Summerfield law group llp
  • 2016 - Present
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Madison County States Attorney
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Marion County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Manchester College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2021 Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Indiana surety bail agents association general meeting
  • Bond Reform
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Chris throughout his career as a prosecutor in Hamilton, Marion and Madison counties as well as his current position in private practice. Chris is a terrific trial attorney who is quick on his feet and highly intelligent. He cares about the people he represents and is passionate about representing them to the fullest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely well versed in all matters of Criminal Law. I regularly consult him for his expertise when civil matters have a criminal element to them and the timing of the prosecutor in other actions. Certainly one of the best."
Anderson Criminal defense Lawyer Christopher Mathew Gilley
Christopher Mathew Gilley
Criminal defense Attorney
Anderson, IN
Licensed for 18 years
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