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Michael P. Bishop


Michael is a trial attorney with 40 years of experience and is a registered mediator certified by the Indiana Supreme Court. He provides solid legal advice and representation to his clients in the areas of mediation and arbitration, estate and trust contests, business disputes, and personal injury.

Outside of the office, Michael leads classes and seminars on topics including civil mediation, probate mediation, and estate litigation.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Enforcement of Trade Secrets
  • Estate and Probate Administration
  • Federal Litigation
  • Insurance and Liability
  • Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury and Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Trust Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Indiana University School of Law, JD
  • Indiana, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2008
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Law Clerk
  • Civil Mediation
  • Indiana Super Lawyer in the Area of Mediation and 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
  • Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators
  • Indiana Trial Advocacy College, Faculty, 2007-present
  • Indiana University Alumni Association, Member, 1980-present
  • Indiana University School of Law, Board of Visitors and Member, 2013-present
  • Indiana University School of Law, Adjunct Faculty, 2008-2017
  • American Arbitration Association National Roster of Neutrals, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Past Board of Director and Litigation Section Chair
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Past Secretary, Board of Governors, Former District Representative, and ADR Section Chair
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Past Board of Directors
  • Indiana Bar Foundation, Past President
  • Sagamore American Inn of Court, Past President