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Michael P. Bishop 
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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
Certification/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, 1980
Juris Doctorate


Published Works:
"Civil Mediation", Indiana Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide


Classes/Seminars Taught:
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


Birth Information:
1953, Lakewood, Ohio, United States of America

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