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Matthew T. Black

Government Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Indiana - IN 14 years
    Illinois - IL 13 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2009
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2010
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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State Board of Accounts
302 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN, 46204


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Posted by Jared | March 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A fighter for justice, competent, quick response, great attorney
I was impressed from the start, and throughout the pending matter. Matt asked very direct questions and got to the bottom of a complicated issue fast, and prepared a responding motion quickly. He and Adam worked well together and caught several discrepancies in the opposing legal filing which proved it was false. He presented my case concisely before the judge. Very professional. I was pleased with how Matt was sensitive to extra expenses which would be incurred if we took a certain route, which we eventually did not; that to me is a mark of integrity. The matter was resolved exactly as I hoped, and I will definitely recommend this team to anyone who needs an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Fought hard for me
Matt represented me regarding contempt charges against my ex for his refusal to follow the conditions of the divorce decree and turn over assets to me. Complicated and difficult case and I am so very thankful he was on my side representing me. He argued on my behalf so brilliantly and fiercely that my friends who attended the hearing to support me told me afterward how impressed they were with his tenacity, skill, and knowledge. He stood up for me and did not let the opposing attorney get away with a single one of his attempts to twist the truth. Cannot praise Matt and his firm highly enough! I could not have endured the very long and extremely contentious hearing without Matt on my side fighting for me. I don't know how he could argue so well for so long (2 hours!) without making a mistake or showing emotion with what the opposing attorney was claiming, but he did. So instead of feeling completely stressed, I was able to sit back, relax, and let him handle it all. I feel If had hired a lawyer from another firm, I truly would have been in trouble. I hope I never need legal representation again but if I do, I will call BlackClay immediately. Honest, reputable, knowledgable, and fight very hard! Highly, highly recommend!
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Posted by Cheri | May 9, 2015
Represented me in a very contenscious divorce
I highly recommend Matt (BlackClay). He and Adam took my issues seriously and were very quick to respond to every phone call and email, usually within 2 hours. They are honest, dependable, knowledgable, responsible, and have great integrity. I am extremely thankful they represented me in an extremely difficult situation. Do not hesitate to hire Matt and Adam. They are the best attorneys I have ever worked with!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • State Board of Accounts
  • 2023 - Present
  • Owner, Attorney at Law
  • Black Clay LLC
  • 2013 - 2023
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • Office of the Indiana Attorney General
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Indiana Attorney General
  • 2008 - 2010
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  • Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 2009
  • Ball State University
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Zoeller v. East Chicago Second Century
  • Indiana Securities Commissioner v. Plan America, LLC
  • TRO and Preliminary Injunction
  • In the Matter of a Search Warrant for the Commissioner of Labor to inspect the premises of IATSE, Local # 30


  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
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  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Sacopulos Tax Award
  • Indiana University McKinney School of Law
  • 2008
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Indiana University McKinney School of Law
  • 2007
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  • Indiana Law Review
  • Developments in Indiana Taxation
  • 2012

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Indianapolis Government Lawyer Matthew T. Black
Matthew T. Black
Government Attorney
Indianapolis, IN
Licensed for 14 years