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Michael P. Bishop

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Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Phone:
800-624-7370
317-573-8888
Fax:
317-574-3855
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Named as an Indiana Super Lawyer in the area of litigation since 2004, Michael concentrates his practice in the areas of  probate and trust litigation, adoption law, mediation and arbitration and civil litigation. He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Alternate Dispute Resolution and Arbitration and Trust and Estate Litigation since 2006.  In 2008 he was selected as a Member of the American Arbitration Association National Roster of Neutrals; one of only 40 serving in Indiana.   Michael has an AV Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Michael received his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1980. Following graduation he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable James E. Noland, United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana. Michael is a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, Fellow of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals Master Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Association. 

Mr. Bishop is the Author of "Civil Mediation", Indiana Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide, a member of the faculty of the Indiana Trial Advocacy College and is ICLEF's Primary Trainer for Continuing Mediation Training for Civil Trial Mediators in Indiana. Michael is past Chair of the Litigation Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association and a founding member of the IBA Settlement Week. He served as Secretary to the Board of Governors for the Indiana State Bar Association, was Chair of the ISBA ADR Section, was a District Representative on the ISBA Board of Governors, a member of the Board of Directors for Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, and is Past President to the Board of Directors for the Indiana Bar Foundation.  Michael is also past President of the Sagamore American Inn of Court, where he continues to serve as one of the founding Benchers of the Inn.  He is a member of the Board of Visitors for the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Probate and Trust Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury
  • Adoption Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Registered Mediator, Indiana Supreme Court, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Juris Doctorate - 1980

Published Works

  • "Civil Mediation", Indiana Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide

Classes/Seminars

  • Probate Mediation, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2011 - Present
  • Avoiding Pessimism in Mediation, Florida Mediation Institute, 2011 - Present
  • Current Topics in Civil Mediation, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2010 - 2013
  • Negotiation Strategies with Mediation, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2010 - Present
  • Probate Mediation Tips, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2009 - Present
  • Ethics in Mediation, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2009 - Present
  • Chair, Advanced Civil Mediation, The Masters Series, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2009 - 2011
  • Advanced Civil Mediation Training , Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - 2013
  • Advocacy for the Family in Adoption, Indiana Association on Adoption and Child Care, 2009 - Present
  • Mediating Probate and Trust Cases, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2009 - Present
  • Indiana ADR Rules and Case Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Public Policy Mediation Course, 2009 - Present
  • Mediation Under Fire, ACCTM Annual Meeting, Rockport, Maine, 2008 - Present
  • Teaching Faculty, Indiana Trial Advocacy College, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2007 - Present
  • Settlement in Civil Litigation, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Resolving Probate and Trust Disputes in Mediation, Midwest Estate, Tax & Business Planning Institute, 2013 - Present
  • Mediation of Estate and Trust Disputes, ICLEF Estate and Trust Administration Skills Series, 2013 - Present
  • Current Trends in Probate & Estate Litigation & Mediation, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2013 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Member, American Arbitration Association National Roster of Neutrals
  • Indiana Super Lawyer in the Area of Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America in Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Fellow, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Fellow, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • AV Peer Review Rated- Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leadership in the Law, Distinguished Barrister, Indiana Lawyer
  • Angel in Adoption, Congressional Coalition on Adoption, nominated by Sen. Richard Lugar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Faculty of the Indiana Trial Advocacy College, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Litigation Section, Past Chair
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Past Secretary, Board of Governors
  • Indiana State Bar Association, ADR Section, Past Chair
  • Indiana State Bar Association Board of Governors, District Representative
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Past Secretary, Board of Directors
  • Indiana Bar Foundation, Past President
  • Sagamore American Inn of Court, Past President
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Former Trustee

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable James E. Noland, United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Law Clerk

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