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Michael P. Bishop


Michael is a trial lawyer with over 40 years of experience and has been a registered mediator certified by the Indiana Supreme Court since 1992. 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
  • Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation
  • Pepperdine Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Advanced Mediation Seminar
  • AAA Healthcare Mediation Coarse
  • 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
  • Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators
  • Fellow, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Member, Academy of Court-Appointed Masters
  • Member, Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • Best Lawyers in America in Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Indiana Super Lawyer in the Area of Mediation and Litigation
  • Fellow, Indiana State Bar Foundation
  • Leadership in the Law, Distinguished Barrister, Indiana Lawyer
  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Judicial Edition-Martindale-Hubbell
  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Indiana Trial Advocacy College, Faculty, 2007-2020
  • Indiana University Alumni Association, Member, 1980-present
  • Indiana University School of Law, Board of Visitors and Member, 2013-2021
  • 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 and ADR 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