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Michael P. Bishop 
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Named as an Indiana Super Lawyer in the area of litigation beginning in 2004, Michael Bishop 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.   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 the Primary Trainer for Advanced 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.

Areas of Practice:
Civil Litigation
Adoption Law
Arbitration
Mediation
Probate and Trust Litigation
Personal Injury
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, November 18, 2011 - Present


Avoiding Pessimism in Mediation, Florida Mediation Institute, August 24, 2011


Negotiation Strategies with Mediation, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, July 18, 2011


Current Topics in Civil Mediation, Indianapolis Bar Association, August 5, 2010


Negotiation Strategies with Mediation, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, July 18, 2010


Probate Mediation Tips, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, December 22, 2009


Ethics in Mediation, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, November 18, 2009


Chair, Advanced Civil Mediation, The Masters Series, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, November 12, 2009 - November 13, 2009


Advanced Civil Mediation Training , Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, October 2, 2009


Advocacy for the Family in Adoption, Indiana Association on Adoption and Child Care, September 10, 2009 - Present


Mediating Probate and Trust Cases, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, May 27, 2009


How to Defend and Avoid A Contested Adoption, American Adademy of Adoption Attorneys Annual Meeting, Portland Oregon, May 1, 2009


Document Production and Trial Testimony by Clinical Social Workers, Children's Bureau, Inc., January 22, 2009


Indiana ADR Rules and Case Law, Indiana University School of Law Public Policy Course, January 7, 2009 - Present


Mediation Under Fire, ACCTM Annual Meeting, Rockport, Maine, July 21, 2008 - July 23, 2008


Primary Trainer, Advanced Training for Civil Mediators in Indiana, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1997 - Present


Teaching Faculty, Indiana Trial Advocacy College, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2007 - Present


Settlement in Civil Litigation, Indianapolis Bar Association, April 10, 2013 - Present


Resolving Probate and Trust Disputes in Mediation, Midwest Estate, Tax & Business Planning Institute, June 13, 2013 - Present


Mediation of Estate and Trust Disputes, ICLEF Estate and Trust Administration Skills Series, July 16, 2013 - Present


Current Trends in Probate & Estate Litigation & Mediation, Indianapolis Bar Association, May 22, 2013 - Present


Honors and Awards:
Member, American Arbitration Association National Roster of Neutrals


Named as an Indiana Super Lawyer in the Area of Litigation, 2004 - 2011


Recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Alternate Dispute Resolution, 2006 - 2011


Fellow, Indiana State Bar Association


Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Association


Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators


Fellow, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals


Fellow, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys


AV Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell


Leadership in the Law, Distinguished Barrister, Indiana Lawyer


Angel in Adoption, Congressional Coalition on Adoption, nominated by Sen. Richard Lugar


Fellow, American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Faculty of the Indiana Trial Advocacy College
Member


Indianapolis Bar Association, Litigation Section
Past Chair


Indiana State Bar Association
Secretary, Board of Governors


ISBA ADR Section
Chair


ISBA Board of Governors
District Representative


Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011
Secretary, Board of Directors


Indiana Bar Foundation, 2011 - 2012
President


Sagamore American Inn of Court, July 1, 2009 - May 11, 2011
President


American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, May 2, 2010 - August 1, 2012
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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