McNeely Stephenson

McNeely Stephenson

Call an Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyer at McNeely Stephenson today and learn more about your case. There is no obligation, there is no fee. Simply call to learn more about your next steps towards justice. Contact Us Online -or- (317) 825-5110

Firm Overview

You have many choices when considering the right attorney for your case. Whether it is a successful track record, background as defense attorneys turned plaintiff advocates, or our reputation as trusted advisors... There are valuable reasons to consider McNeely Stephenson.

With more than 30 years of experience working with families across Indiana, an Indianapolis injury lawyer at McNeely Stephenson can offer valuable know-how that other lawyers across the country often call upon to help secure winning results for their cases, too.

You want a personal injury lawyer who will give you competent and compassionate representation with a "client first" approach. That's exactly what you'll get with the Indiana personal injury lawyers of McNeely Stephenson.

30+ Years in Indiana have Taught Us a Few Things

Being local matters. Hands-on experience with the roads, people, communities and companies that operate in Indiana makes a difference. Our families are here and our hearts are here. We understand that the people are worth fighting for.

When there has been and injury or an accident - in a vehicle, at work, or public place - you want an attorney who has the resources to investigate, secure monetary compensation, and find the answers about what happened. We are Trusted Advisors. Proven Advocates.

You can be assured that an Indianapolis injury lawyer in the McNeely Stephenson law firm is willing to go the distance on your behalf. Our injury attorneys offer free consultations, and there is no fee for any of our work if we don't win your case.

As you contemplate filing a personal injury lawsuit, keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations or a deadline for filing personal injury claims, so it is unwise to delay. If you were injured as a result of someone else's negligence, you deserve compensation. Don't lose the opportunity to obtain the money you need to put your life back on track and to make your family's future financially secure. Call today: (317) 825-5110
Main Office
Main Office
2150 Intelliplex Drive Suite 100
Shelbyville  IN  46176
Phone
  • (317) 825-5110
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Personal Injury
You want a personal injury lawyer who will give you competent and compassionate representation with a "client first" approach. That's exactly what you'll get with the Indiana personal injury lawyers of McNeely Stephenson.
Our Indiana personal injury lawyers have been successfully litigating personal injury cases in Indiana since 1981. Our lives today expose us to more risks than ever before. We spend twice as much time in our cars than we did 25 years ago [Accident Cases]. While workplace safety regulations have greatly expanded over the years, so too have the number of companies willing to skirt those regulations to enhance their profit margins [Worker Injury]. The volume of goods shipped across our highways continues to grow, increasing the risk of truck wrecks. Changes in our healthcare field have created medical miracles while also encouraging dynamics that can lead to medical malpractice. And, in too many tragedies (for example, Drunk Driving Crashes), fatalities occur.

Vehicle Accidents in Indiana

We rely on our vehicles and our roads to carry us between destinations. But sometimes something goes wrong. We were defense attorneys now we use what we learned to help our clients prove their cases. It seems we are always on the move. Our daily commute, picking the kids up from basketball practice, then a quick stop at the grocery and by the end of the day it can feel like we've not left our cars. A financial recovery cannot always heal all wounds or restore life to be exactly the way it was before the car accident but it can help you discover and enjoy a hopeful new normal.

Medical Malpractice

As patients, we rely on the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship. We operate with the assumption that our physician has exercised the most reasonable care in their duties. In most cases this is true but, regrettably, not in all cases. When healthcare professionals breach their duty, we keep ours. An Indianapolis personal injury lawyer in our investigative team will go to work immediately to uncover the 'who', 'what', 'when', 'where', 'why' and 'how' of medical injuries caused by malpractice. We are committed to bringing together the most qualified experts available (irrespective of cost) to uncover what happened.

Workplace Injuries in Indiana

Our country was built on the backs of past generations. Americans have always taken pride in hard work and a job well done. We understand there are hazards in our workplaces. Accidents happen but could it have been prevented? Over 100 workers are killed in Indiana each year due to workplace accidents. In addition to these preventable worker deaths, Indiana also reported an illness and injury rate of 3.9 per 100 workers.

Defective Products / Class Actions

The opponents in these cases are often huge corporations with large amounts of money. We have resources too. With more than 30 years experience, our product liability attorneys know how to secure positive results. As consumers, we are exposed to danger every day when we get into our car, fly in an airplane, go swimming, use a power tool or simply walk across the street. We accept a certain level of risk and know it is unavoidable in our daily life. However, often that level of risk is greatly exacerbated by the failure of companies to protect the safety of people using their products.

Fatality Lawsuits / Wrongful Death

The loss of a parent, child or spouse leaves a family changed forever. With time, there can be healing in the grief process and a small measure of justice and peace through the legal process. Some of your first questions might be: Have you helped others like me before? What types of financial recovery can be secured? It is important to the memory of your lost family member and the future of the remaining family members to pursue a legal investigation to fully understand what happened.

Your Next Steps

Call an Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyer at McNeely Stephenson today and learn more about your case. There is no obligation, there is no fee. Simply call to learn more about your next steps towards justice. Contact Us Online -or- 1-888-991-8278

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Our Indiana personal injury lawyers have been successfully litigating personal injury cases in Indiana since 1981. Our lives today expose us to more risks than ever before. We spend twice as much time in our cars than we did 25 years ago [Accident Cases]. While workplace safety regulations have greatly expanded over the years, so too have the number of companies willing to skirt those regulations to enhance their profit margins [Worker Injury]. The volume of goods shipped across our highways continues to grow, increasing the risk of truck wrecks. Changes in our healthcare field have created medical miracles while also encouraging dynamics that can lead to medical malpractice. And, in too many tragedies (for example, Drunk Driving Crashes), fatalities occur.

30+ Years in Indiana have Taught Us a Few Things

Being local matters. Hands-on experience with the roads, people, communities and companies that operate in Indiana makes a difference. Our families are here and our hearts are here. We understand that the people are worth fighting for.

When there has been and injury or an accident - in a vehicle, at work, or public place - you want an attorney who has the resources to investigate, secure monetary compensation, and find the answers about what happened. We are Trusted Advisors. Proven Advocates.

You can be assured that an Indianapolis injury lawyer in the McNeely Stephenson law firm is willing to go the distance on your behalf. Our injury attorneys offer free consultations, and there is no fee for any of our work if we don't win your case.

As you contemplate filing a personal injury lawsuit, keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations or a deadline for filing personal injury claims, so it is unwise to delay. If you were injured as a result of someone else's negligence, you deserve compensation. Don't lose the opportunity to obtain the money you need to put your life back on track and to make your family's future financially secure. Call today: (317) 825-5110

McNeely Stephenson is proud to announce that Attorney Mike Stephenson has been named an Indiana Super Lawyer and featured on the 2017 cover of Super Lawyers. Mike is a proven advocate and trial attorney. He has served as lead trial counsel in more than 100 civil jury trials, and has handled litigation in 18 states. State and local polls of attorneys have listed Mike as one of Indiana's top lawyers, and in a poll of 14,000 Indiana attorneys from 2004-2016, he has been identified as one of the top 5% of the attorneys in his area of practice. He is one of few attorneys recognized with this distinction for thirteen consecutive years. Martindale-Hubbell has rated him as an AV attorney, the highest possible rating.

Mike Stephenson

Mike Stephenson has over 30 years of experience and is a trusted advisor to many individuals and companies. His current practice is dominated by civil litigation in state and federal courts. He focuses much of his time on handling catastrophic injuries caused by all types of accidents, including motor vehicle, trucking, workplace injuries, product liability, and fire, just to name a few. He also works extensively in construction accidents.

Mike believes that a thorough and detailed investigation is required to determine all possible legal theories which may be available to fully protect the client's interests and to identify the total extent of the damages. He recognizes that a thorough analysis often requires hiring experts in all types of fields, including medical, visibility, engineering, reconstruction, and wood science. He has retained experts from around the world, including a gentleman who obtained the first patent for a specific tool when the product design and function was at issue. He has also retained an expert from Europe when the design of another product was in question.

Mike is a proven advocate and trial attorney. He has served as lead trial counsel in more than 100 civil jury trials, and has handled litigation in 18 states. He uses the most advanced technology available to most effectively demonstrate and aid in the presentation of his client's position. The firm uses state-of-the-art software to integrate sound, still photos, and moving images to illustrate to juries critical information that words cannot accurately describe. Mike has worked extensively with High Impact Litigation, Inc. and other similar companies to provide detailed animations to demonstrate and allow a jury to visualize significant evidence.

Mike takes great pride in compassionately listening to the personal needs of his clients, whether helping individuals and their families whose lives have been devastated or tragically altered as a result of an accident, or when he advises an individual who has been sued and is frightened by the legal process and potential consequences of an adverse jury verdict.

State and local polls of attorneys have listed Mike as one of Indiana's top lawyers, and in a poll of 14,000 Indiana attorneys from 2004-2016, he has been identified as one of the top 5% of the attorneys in his area of practice. He is one of few attorneys recognized with this distinction for thirteen consecutive years. Martindale-Hubbell has rated him as an AV attorney, the highest possible rating.
Partnering With Injury Firms Across the Country
McNeely Stephenson often works in partnership with other law firms, adding its experience, legal acumen and resources to the effort to bring compensation and justice to those injured by negligent individuals or businesses. For example, we currently are working closely with a renowned national personal injury law firm on a double-fatality accident caused by a trucker for a large multinational corporation who fell asleep at the wheel after having worked too many hours in the oilfields. Our reputation and track record in trucking accident cases and other personal injury situations extends past the borders of Indiana, resulting in significant wins for injury victims countrywide.

Areas of Practice: Product Liability, Personal Injury Litigation, Medical Malpractice Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Indiana, 1982
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1982
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1993

Education:

Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana J.D.
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 1979 B.S.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude / Major: Criminal/Police Administration
Honors and Awards:Indiana Super Lawyer, 2003 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Litigation Counsel of AmericaTrial Lawyer, Honorary Society
American Board of Trial Advocates
Indiana State Bar Association, Member
American Association for Justice, Member

Fraternities/Sororities: Sigma Chi
Education
  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    Juris Doctorate
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky,
    B.S. , 1979

Brady Rife

Brady Rife has developed a diverse civil litigation practice for both plaintiffs and defendants throughout Indiana. Brady is heavily involved in serious personal injury matters, complex business and commercial disputes, and insurance litigation in state and federal courts. Brady has successfully tried several jury trials and bench trials as lead counsel and has also briefed multiple cases before the Indiana Court of Appeals.

Although many litigated cases are resolved through negotiation and settlement between the parties, Brady takes case preparation seriously and prepares each case as though it may be tried. From a diligent and thorough investigation to hiring knowledgeable and experienced experts, Brady works to present the best case he can for his clients.

Brady is a graduate of Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and Indiana University Law School in Indianapolis. While attending law school at night, Brady clerked full-time for the firm where he was immediately submerged into civil litigation.

Brady is active in the community. He serves on the Blue River Community Foundation Finance Committee and is active with St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He also enjoys coaching baseball and basketball and playing golf.
Partnering With Injury Firms Across the Country
McNeely Stephenson often works in partnership with other law firms, adding its experience, legal acumen and resources to the effort to bring compensation and justice to those injured by negligent individuals or businesses. For example, we currently are working closely with a renowned national personal injury law firm on a double-fatality accident caused by a trucker for a large multinational corporation who fell asleep at the wheel after having worked too many hours in the oilfields. Our reputation and track record in trucking accident cases and other personal injury situations extends past the borders of Indiana, resulting in significant wins for injury victims countrywide.

Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Litigation; Commercial Litigation

Admissions

Indiana, 2005
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2005
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2005

Education

Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2004 J.D.
Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN, USA, 2000 B.A.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Dean's List; Eta Sigma Phi
Major: Latin

Representative Cases

Carter v. City of East Chicago, 881 N.E.2d 1114 (Ind.Ct.App. 2008)
City of East Chicago v. East Chicago Second Century, Inc., 878 N.E.2d 358 (Ind.Ct.App. 2007)
Tharp v. Neff, 868 N.E.2d 1220 (Ind.Ct.App. 2007)
Hanninen V. Koch, 868 N.E.2d 1137 (Ind.Ct.App. 2007)

Professional Associations and Memberships

Indiana State Bar Association, 2005 Present Member
Shelby County Bar Association, 2005 Present Member

Past Employment Positions: McNeely, Stephenson, Thopy & Harrold, Law Clerk, 2001 2004

Pro Bono Activities: Indiana State Bar Association Disaster Relief Program, 2008 Present Shelby County Pro Bono Council, 2005 Present

Fraternities/Sororities: Sigma Chi
Education
  • Indiana University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2004
  • Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN, USA.
    B.A. , 2000

Sean R. Roth

Sean R. Roth is an associate in the Shelbyville office of McNeely Stephenson Thopy & Harrold where he concentrates his practice in the area of personal injury civil litigation throughout Indiana.

Sean graduated summa cum laude earning his J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. In law school, Sean served as an Associate Editor on the Indiana Law Review. In addition, Sean received several accolades in law school including the James V. Donadio and Lloyd G. Balfour Scholarships. Sean is also a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. Prior to law school, Sean attended Indiana University where he graduated with Highest Distinction earning his B.A. in political science.

Prior to joining McNeely Stephenson, Sean was employed as a law clerk for HopperBlackwell, P.C., where he worked in the area of creditors' rights and business litigation.

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