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Matthew T. Black

Litigation Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

5.0   3 reviews

About Matthew

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Matt is an experienced family law attorney, representing clients in divorce, custody, parenting time, paternity and child support matters. He has litigated disputes throughout Indiana, with a primary focus in Indianapolis and Hamilton County. In 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Matt was named a “Rising Star” by Indiana Super Lawyers magazine. This designation is limited to 2.5% of Indiana attorneys 40 years old or younger or in practice 10 years or less.

Matt is also an experienced tax attorney, counseling and advising individuals and business owners in Federal and state tax matters, including tax disputes before the IRS and tax protests before the Indiana Department of Revenue.

Prior to founding Black Clay LLC with attorney Adam Clay in 2013, Matt spent 5 years working at the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. Matt was Deputy Attorney General under former Attorney General Greg Zoeller from 2010-2013 in the office’s Civil Litigation Section, representing state agencies and officers in both Federal and State court. From 2008-2010 Matt worked in Tax Litigation, and helped represent the State’s interests before the Indiana Tax Court.

Matt is a 2009 graduate of Indiana University McKinney School of Law, where he was a recipient of the Sacopulos Tax Award. Matt was also named to the Order of the Barristers, and twice competed in the Midwest Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. In 2009, he co-wrote a survey of tax law changes for the Indiana Law Review. In 2005, Matt graduated from Ball State University where he was named to the Dean’s List seven times.

A native of Michigan City, IN, Matt and his family now live in Fishers, IN.

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Licensed for 13 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/12/2022
State IL
Status Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/11/2022

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

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Black Clay LLC
9333 N Meridian St Ste 370
Indianapolis, IN, 46260-1847


5.0 / 5.0
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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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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner, Attorney at Law
  • Black Clay LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • Office of the Indiana Attorney General
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Indiana Attorney General
  • 2008 - 2010


  • Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 2009
  • Ball State University
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • 2005

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


  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 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 Litigation Lawyer Matthew T. Black
Matthew T. Black
Litigation Attorney
Indianapolis, IN
Licensed for 13 years