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Voted Shelby County Best Attorney: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015.

Born Shelbyville, IN, admitted to bar, 1974; Indiana Preparitory Education, Franklin College (1970); Legal education, Indiana University School of Law (J.D. 1973). Registered Mediator and Arbitrator: 1994 - Present;  Listed in Who's Who in the World, 1990 - Present; Attorney for Shelby Co. Plan Commission, 2003 - Present; Vice Pres. Shelbyville Redevelopment Commission, 2005 - Present; Morristown Attorney, 2001-2007 & 2012 - Present; Named in Top Lawyers in Indiana, 2014; President, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum 2010 - 2012; Author: System Book for Family Law 2014; Court Appointed Special Advocate (Bd of Directors 2012 - Present); Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation (Board of Directors, 2006-Present); Recipient Honary L.H.D. (Doctor of Humanities, 2006) Shelby County Senior Services, Director, 2005-2008. Attorney Shelby County Department of Public Welfare 1976-1985. Director, Indiana Legal Service Organization. Named as a recipiant of 10 Best Client Satisfaction, American Insititute of Criminal Law Attornies 2014 & 2015. Listed in the Legal Network as Top Lawyers in Indiana 2014 & 2015. Grandfather, Father, Husband and golfer. 


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Practice areas


  1. Child Support: 20%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Divorce: 20%
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
  5. Mediation: 20%



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Contact info

McNeely Law Office

30 East Washington Street
Suite 100
Shelbyville, IN, 46176-1372


INActive In Good Standing197408/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
RecognizedWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President of Board of DirectorsIndiana Continuing Legal Education Forum2006 - Present
City AttorneyCity of Shelbyville1992 - 1996
AttorneyShelby County Department of Public Welfare1976 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
ICLEF (Ind continuing Legal Ed. Forum)President2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Indiana Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Indiana State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law SectionChairman1988 - 1991
Shelby County Bar AssociationPresident1987 - 1988
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Personal Injury$650,000.00
Sutherlin v LazarusPlaintiff's Verdict $1.3 Million & $1.6 after Appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Conflict of Interests in the Legal Practice2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, IndianapolisLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Franklin CollegeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lawyers Masters ProgramChairman and Presenter2012
Masters ProgramAdvanced Mediation Techniques2011