Firm Overview

We are focused on helping Hamilton County and Indianapolis businesses and families planning to succeed.

The firm was established in 2009.

Example cases

Obtained nondischargeability judgment in bankruptcy for fraud claim against attorney representing a family in claims against insurance companies.

Prevailed on intellectual property claims for small business owner against predecessor company.

Settled claims on floor plan financing arrangement for 11% of original claim by arguing clauses did not protect creditors claims for liquidation, interest and attorneys fees under the circumstances.

Prevailed for new business on covenant not to compete, allowing entrepreneur to establish new and profitable distribution and consulting business.

Main Office

Main
216 West Main Street
Carmel  IN  46032

Phone
  • 317-564-4976
Fax
  • 317-269-3428

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes for 30 minutes.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Yes, as negotiated with individual clients.  Discount if new clients mention Nolo.

Hourly Rates

$200.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

My skills and experience match with business, real estate, estate planning and family law.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I believe it is wise and very appropriate for clients to educate themselves and to understand the best roles and most important times to retain counsel.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Very willing to help them as needed.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Very willing under the right circumstances and with appropriately, defined ethical parameters for the relationship.

Andrew Thompson

President - Elusen Corporation, 2004 to 2008: Fundraising, internet and legal services for nonprofit and start up for profit companies.

Director of Legal, Estate and Asset Services, Southeast Division, American Cancer Society, 1999 to 2003.

Senior Wealth Advisor & Trust Officer - First Union & Fifth Third Bank, 1995 to 1999.

Attorney, Indianapolis and Bloomington, Indiana, 1990 to 1995: Providing legal counsel on business transactions and litigation, real estate, estate planning, probate and family law.

Every experience I have had shapes my ability, empathy and skill as an attorney. I understand the small business owner's challenges. I have tackled them myself and survived.

I have a great deal of empathy with the clients I serve, often having similar experiences, but also having great depth of experience with situations like they experience. I also keep my focus on big picture strategy for my client. I am very effective with strategic planning in a wide variety of circumstances.

Personal interests:

Writing, following innovations in technology - especially on the internet, acoustic guitar, wine and beer, community reinvestment and volunteer opportunities.

License
  • Bar Number: 15577-53
    Indiana , 1990
Education
  • University of Illinois
    J.D. , 1990
    Champaign, IL
    Client Counseling Competition and Contract Negotiations.
  • Indiana University
    B.S. , 1984
    Bloomington, IN
    Beta Alpha Psi - Accounting Honorary Fraternity
    Delta Sigma Pi - Business Fraternity

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