MaryEllen K. Bishop

 

 

MaryEllen (Kiley) Bishop represents clients in the areas of will and trust preparation, estate planning and administration and trust and estate litigation. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer by the Trust and Estate Specialty Board. She is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Indiana University. She is Co-chair of the Midwest Estate, Tax and Business Planning Institute. She served two terms on the Indiana Probate Code Study Commission under the appointment of Governors Frank O’Bannon and Joseph Kernan.

MaryEllen is a Fellow of the Indiana State Bar Foundation and a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. She received her juris doctorate from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law— Indianapolis in 1982. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 1979.

MaryEllen is admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court, United States District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana; United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association and Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis.

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis (J.D., 1982)
  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business (B.S., 1979)
  • Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer, Trust and Estate Specialty Board, 2007
  • Fellow American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, 2012
  • Indiana Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • “Probate Skills”, ICLEF, 1994, 2006
  • “Recent Legislation and Cases in Estate Planning & Probate”, ICLEF, 2004-2012
  • “What’s New in Estate Planning and Administration”, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2002- Present
  • “Basic Will and Trust Drafting”, ICLEF
  • “The Long and Winding Road to Probate Court”, ICLEF
  • “Planning Your First Probate Administration”, ICLEF
  • “Practical Probate”, ICLEF
  • “Basic Probate”, ICLEF
  • Co-chair of the Midwest Estate, Tax and Business Planning Institute
  • Master Chair, “Probate Skills Series”, ICLEF, 1994, 2006
  • “Indiana Law Update”, ICLEF, 2004-2012
  • Indiana Law Survey, “Probate”, Hoosier CLE, 2014-Present
  • “What’s New in Estate Planning and Administration”, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2002-Present
  • Chair: “Basic Will and Trust Drafting”, ICLEF
  • “The Long and Winding Road to Probate Court”, ICLEF
  • “Planning Your First Probate Administration”, ICLEF
  • Chair: “Practical Probate”, ICLEF
  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Indiana Super Lawyers® in Practice Area of Estate Planning/ Trusts, 2004-Present
  • Indiana Super Lawyers®, Top 25 Women Lawyers, 2009-2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America® in Practice Area of Estates and Trusts and Probate Litigation, 2006-Present
  • FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager (SM)
  • Trustee, Indiana University, 2010-Present
  • Indiana University Alumni Association, (International Chair, 2007-08, Board of Managers, 2008-2009, Executive Council, 1997, 2010, Visioning Task Force, 1998-1999, 2004)
  • Former Member of the Board of Visitors for the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Indianapolis
  • Indiana University Athletics Committee
  • Member of the Colloquium for the Women of IU Steering Committee
  • Co- chair Planned Giving Committee for the Indiana University School of Medicine, 2008-2010
  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Chair, Estate Planning and Administration Section, 2006, Nominating Committee, 1996, Vice President to the Board of Managers, 1999)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Executive Council, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, 2006-Present, Probate Review Committee, 2005-Present, Co-chair of the Written Publications Committee for Res Gestae, 2001-2004)
  • Indiana Probate Code Study Commission, 2001-2005
  • Fellow, Indiana State Bar Foundation
  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association (Member Real Property, Probate and Trust Section)
  • Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis
  • Kiwanis Club of Meridian Hills (past Secretary)
  • Visiting Nurse Foundation (Board of Directors, 1996-1997)