Christopher J. Mueller

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Chris provides a wide array of probate litigation, administration, estate planning, and small business representation services focused on individualized client goals and responsive communication with clients. Chris focuses his practice on estate litigation, trust litigation, business litigation, estate planning, and business planning.

Chris joined the firm after earning his law degree with honors from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Some of the highlights of Chris’s law school career include interning with Indiana Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa, clerking with a prominent plaintiff’s litigation firm in Indianapolis for 2.5 years, and serving indigent clients in a variety of family law matters in the law school’s Civil Practice Clinic.

A native of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Chris became a Hoosier after marrying his college sweetheart and following her to the Indianapolis area. He and his wife enjoy outdoor activities with their son, Charlie, their dog, Holly, and spending time with family.

Practice Areas:

  • Estate, Trust, and Guardianship Administration and Litigation
  • Estate, Trust, and Tax Planning
  • Real Estate, Business Law, and Commercial Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Civil Mediation

Education and Awards:

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
    • Graduate Certificate in Advocacy Skills
    • Honors:
      • Indiana Law Review, Vols. 47 & 48, Blog Editing Chair
      • Order of the Barristers, Honorable Robert H. Staton Moot Court Competition, 2014
      • 2014-15 Outstanding Clinic Student of the Year Award
      • Norman Lefstein Award of Excellence (recognizing 200+ hours of pro bono service during law school)
      • 2015 Michael J. Sacopulos Tax Award
    • Civil Mediation Training (40 Hours), 2014
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Graduate Certificate in Public Health, 2011
  • Valparaiso University, B.S. (Chemistry), magna cum laude, 2010
  • Valparaiso University, B.A. (Music), magna cum laude, 2010

Bar Admissions and Courts of Practice:

  • State of Indiana, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2015

Professional Organizations and Affiliations:

  • Registered Civil Mediator
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division, Social Committee, 2017
  • Indiana State Guardianship Association
  • Indianapolis American Inn of Court

Speaker and Continuing Legal Education Presentations:

  • National Business Institute: Legal Ethics in Estate Administration, 2017
  • National Business Institute: Handling Debts and Claims Against the Estate, 2017
  • National Business Institute: Locating Companies for Due Diligence and Background Information, 2015
  • National Business Institute: Locating Persons and Finding Background Information, 2015

Community Involvement:

  • Chair, Advisory Board of Indiana YMCA Youth and Government, 2017
  • Vice Chair, Advisory Board of Indiana YMCA Youth and Government, 2016
  • Member and Court Program Director, Advisory Board of Indiana YMCA Youth and Government, 2014-2015
  • Member, Resurrection Lutheran Church, Indianapolis

 

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