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Melissa A. Davidson received her law degree from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis.  After working for the State of Indiana doing investigation for child protective services for 2 years, she joined Hankey Law Office as a law clerk in 2000 and is now a Senior Associate Attorney.  She has experience handling a wide range of cases involving Long Term Disability, Social Security Disability, and Personal Injury. She is currently a member of the American Trial Lawyer's Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, and the National Organizaiton of Social Security Claimants Representatives.


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Practice areas


  1. Employee Benefits: 34%
  2. Personal Injury: 33%
  3. Social Security: 33%



Contingent (25-33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Megan Elizabeth Cain

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Contact info

Hankey Law Office

434 E New York St
Indianapolis, IN, 46202


INActive In Good Standing200608/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHankey Law Office2000 - Present
EditorIndiana University School of Law2004 - 2005
Investigator for Child Protective ServicesState of Indiana1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kelly v. Schindler Elevator and GEPAReversed and remanded to State Court
Phillips v. Anthem Life Long Term Disability PlanRuling allowing plaintiff discovery outside the administrative record on ERISA plan.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Indiana University of Law, IndianapolisEditor2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, IndianapolisLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Ball State UniversityPsychologyN/A1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2014 Key Consumer Mental Health ConferenceWorking with Mental Health Conditions and When to Pursue Disability: A Discussion of FMLA, ADA, and Social Security Disability2014
DBSA National ConferenceDisability Benefits and Mental Health Conditions2009