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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.




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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    12 years
  2. Family: 10%
  3. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    12 years
  4. Expungement: 10%
    12 years



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

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Terence E. McEnally III

    Super nice guy! I referred a case up to him from Raleigh NC (happened in Marion Co) and he was very very cool about accepting it and telling me what would happen. Nice guy and a capable lawyer!


    Terence McEnally Intellectual property Attorney
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    I endorse this lawyer. Matt has years of experience as a trial attorney. He is professional and competent and I am confident in his ability to represent clients.


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Contact info

Matthew Abels, Attorney At Law

151 North Delaware Street Suite 1950
Indianapolis, IN, 46204-3266


INActive In Good Standing200408/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Summa Cum LaudeAmerican University-Washington College of Law2004
Order of the CoifAmerican University-Washington College of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/Managing PartnerAbels Law Office2011 - Present
Major Felony AttorneyMarion County Public Defender Agency2005 - 2016
Deputy ProsecutorMarion County Prosecutor's Office2004 - 2005
Summer AssociateFeiwell & Hannoy2003 - 2003
Legal Research Assistant Professor David AaronsonAmerican University2003 - 2003
Legal Research AssistantIndiana Civil Liberties Union2002 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indiana Public Defender CouncilMember2009 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2011
American University Law ReviewMember2002 - 2004
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
Invasion of Privacy CaseDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
FacebookAbels Law Office2015
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