Michael P. Bishop 2018-01-31T09:52:22-04:00

Michael P. Bishop

 

 

 

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Named as an Indiana Super Lawyer in the area of litigation since 2004, Michael concentrates his practice in the areas of probate and trust litigation, mediation and arbitration, civil litigation, and adoption law. 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.

Michael 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 ICLEF’s Primary Trainer for Continuing Mediation 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.  He is a member of the Board of Visitors for the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, (J.D., 1980)
  • Registered Mediator, Indiana Supreme Court, 1992
  • Indiana Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • United States District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • “Civil Mediation”, Indiana Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide
  • Probate Mediation, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2011-Present
  • Avoiding Pessimism in Mediation, Florida Mediation Institute, 2011-Present
  • Current Topics in Civil Mediation, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2010, 2015, and 2017
  • Negotiation Strategies with Mediation, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2010
  • Probate Mediation Tips, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2009
  • Ethics in Mediation, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2009
  • Chair, Advanced Civil Mediation, The Masters Series, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2009, 2010, and 2016
  • Advanced Civil Mediation Training Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2009-2017
  • Advocacy for the Family in Adoption, Indiana Association on Adoption and Child Care, 2009-2012
  • Mediating Probate and Trust Cases, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2009, 2015, and 2017
  • Indiana ADR Rules and Case Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Public Policy Mediation Course, 2009-Present
  • Mediation Under Fire, ACCTM Annual Meeting, Rockport, Maine, 2008
  • Teaching Faculty, Indiana Trial Advocacy College, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2007-Present
  • Settlement in Civil Litigation, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2013
  • Resolving Probate and Trust Disputes in Mediation, Midwest Estate, Tax & Business Planning Institute, 2013 and 2016
  • Mediation of Estate and Trust Disputes, ICLEF Estate and Trust Administration Skills Series, 2013 and 2017
  • Current Trends in Probate & Estate Litigation & Mediation, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2013
  • Member, American Arbitration Association National Roster of Neutrals
  • Indiana Super Lawyer in the Area of Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America in Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Fellow, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Fellow, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • AV Peer Review Rated- Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leadership in the Law, Distinguished Barrister, Indiana Lawyer
  • Angel in Adoption, Congressional Coalition on Adoption, nominated by Sen. Richard Lugar
  • Indiana Trial Advocacy College, Faculty, March 1, 2007-Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2015-2017
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Litigation Section, Past Chair
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Past Secretary, Board of Governors
  • Indiana State Bar Association, ADR Section, Past Chair
  • Indiana State Bar Association Board of Governors, Former District Representative
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Past Secretary, Board of Directors
  • Indiana Bar Foundation, Past President
  • Sagamore American Inn of Court, Past President
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Former Trustee
  • Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Board of Visitors, 2014-Present
  • Indiana University McKinney School of Law Public Policy Mediation, Faculty, January 8, 2008-Present
  • Indiana University Alumni Association, Member, May 1, 1980-Present