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MaryEllen (Kiley) Bishop

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Member since 2009
Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Phone:
800-624-7370
317-573-8888
Fax:
317-574-3855
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MaryEllen represents clients in Estate and Wealth Transfer Planning, including estate and trust planning and administration; probate, estate and trust litigation and individual and fiduciary taxation.  She has an AV Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was selected by Martindale-Hubbell for the inaugural Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers in 2011.

MaryEllen is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer by the Trust and Estate Specialty Board.  She is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Indiana University.  She served two terms on the Indiana Probate Code Study Commission under the appointment of Governors Frank O'Bannon and Joseph Kernan.  MaryEllen is a Master Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation and a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.  She is Co-chair of the Midwest Estate, Tax and Business Planning Institute.  MaryEllen is an Indiana Super Lawyer 2004-present; listed in Best Lawyers for Estate Planning and Estate and Trust Litigation 2006-present; a Five Star Wealth Manager awardee for client satisfaction 2009-present; and was honored by Ball State University with an Indiana Woman of Achievement Award in 2011.

MaryEllen received her juris doctorate from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1982. She earned her bachelor of science from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 1979.  MaryEllen is admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court, United States District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana, United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court.  She is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association and the Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2009

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Estate Planning and Probate (Wills and Trust Preparation and Administration)
  • 50% Probate, Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Individual and Fiduciary Taxation

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer, Trust and Estate Specialty Board, 2007
  • Fellow American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1983

Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - December, 1982
  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business
    • B.S. - 1979
    • Major: Marketing

Published Works

  • "Probate Skills", ICLEF, 1994, 2006
  • "Recent Legislation and Cases in Estate Planning & Probate", ICLEF, 2004-2012
  • "What's New in Estate Planning and Administration", Indianapolis Bar Association, 2002- Present
  • "Basic Will and Trust Drafting", ICLEF
  • "The Long and Winding Road to Probate Court", ICLEF
  • "Planning Your First Probate Administration", ICLEF
  • "Practical Probate", ICLEF
  • "Basic Probate", ICLEF

Classes/Seminars

  • Master Chair, "Probate Skills Series", ICLEF, 1994, 2006
  • "Indiana Law Update", ICLEF, 2004 - Present
  • "What's New in Estate Planning and Administration", Indianapolis Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Program Chair: "Basic Will and Trust Drafting", ICLEF, 1999, 2001
  • "The Long and Winding Road to Probate Court", ICLEF
  • "Planning Your First Probate Administration", ICLEF
  • Program Chair: "Practical Probate", ICLEF
  • "Elder Law", National Business Institute
  • "Basic Probate", ICLEF
  • Co-chair of the Midwest Estate, Tax & Business Institute, ICLEF, 2011 - Present
  • Indiana Law Survey, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2014 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Vice Chair Board of Trustees, Indiana University
  • Indiana Super Lawyers (Top 25 Women Lawyers)
  • Indiana Super Lawyer in Practice Area of Estate Planning/Trusts
  • The Best Lawyers in America in Practice Area of Estates and Trusts and Trust and Estate Litigation
  • FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager(SM)
  • Master Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation
  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Council (ACTEC)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana University Alumni Association, International Chair, 2007 - Present
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law , Secretary to the Board of Visitors, 2008 - Present
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Co-Chair, Planned Giving Committee, 2008 - Present
  • Indiana University Women's Colloquium Planning Committee, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Estate Planning and Administration Section, Chair, 2006 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Vice President, Board of Managers, 1999 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Executive Council, 2006 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Co-Chair, Written Publications Committee for Res Gestae, 2001 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Probate Review Committee, 2005 - Present
  • Indiana Probate Code Study Commission, 2001 - 2005
  • Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis
  • American College of Trust and Estate Council (ACTEC), Fellow, 2012 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Kiwanis Club of Meridian Hills, Past Secretary
  • Visiting Nurse Foundation (Board of Directors), 1996 - 1997

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Chi Omega

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