Awards, Education & Memberships


Education and Qualifications:

• Indiana University, B.A., 1996
• Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, J.D., 1999
• Purdue University, Construction Administration and Project Management Certificate, 2006
• Indiana Civil Mediation Training, 2010

Bar Admissions:

• State of Indiana
• U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana
• State of Ohio (Inactive)
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
• U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana


• Greater Indianapolis Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (GIPHCC)
• Indiana State Bar Association
• Shelby County Builders Association (President 2016–2017)
• Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
• Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis (BAGI) – Former
• Indiana Builders Association – Mechanics Lien Task Force Committee – Former
• Mechanical Contractors Association of Indiana, Inc. (MCAI) – Former
• National Association of Home Builders – Former
• National Association of the Remodeling Industry (Central Indiana Chapter) – Former

Articles and Seminars:

• “Indiana Mechanic’s Lien Law: Priorities, Provident Bank and the Right to a Special Sheriff’s Sale,” Indiana State Bar Association Construction & Surety Law Section, Construction Cites Newsletter, Issue No. 1, 2005.
• “Home Improvement Contracts Act: Protection for Both Remodelers and Homeowners,” given in 2010 to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (Central Indiana Chapter).
• Numerous NBI, Lorman, and ICLEF seminars on construction-related issues, including “Using a Mechanic’s Lien to Get Paid,” “Construction Payment Remedies in Indiana,” “Advanced Construction Law in Indiana,” and “Fundamentals of Construction Contracts.”
• “Local Preference Given to Indiana Contractors on Public Works Projects.”
• “August 2011 Business Law Updates.”
• “Major Development in Indiana Residential Rental Law.”
• “Important EPA Clarification Regarding Final Clearance Requirements for Lead Paint Under RRP Program.”
• “October 2011 Construction Law and News Briefing: E-Verify, Disability Design Standards and Unemployment Rates.”
• “Construction Trust Funds: Rebalancing the Risk of Non-Payment in Indiana’s Private Construction Projects,” Indiana State Bar Association Construction and Surety Law Section, Indiana Construction Cites Newsletter, Winter 2012 Issue.


• Indiana State Bar Association 2003 Young Lawyer of the Year Award
• Superlawyers, Indiana Rising Star (2009–2011, 2013–2014)
• Superlawyers, Indiana Rising Star for Construction Litigation (2011–2012)
• Superlawyers, Indiana (2020, 2023)