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About the Firm

Ann DeLaney and Kathleen DeLaney began their litigation practice in Indianapolis in January of 2002, forming DeLaney & DeLaney LLC. It is one of the first mother-daughter law firms in the city. Since the firm opened in January 2002, DeLaney & DeLaney LLC has been certified by the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), the City of Indianapolis, and the State of Indiana as a Women's Business Enterprise, growing to a group of five attorneys.  DeLaney & DeLaney is also an AV rated law firm by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. 

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Firm News

Kathleen DeLaney is featured in profile

The Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette featured Kathleen DeLaney in a front page, Sunday profile piece on January 25, 2015.  The article details Kathleen’s legal practice and her work with client Emily Herx. Click here for the profile of Kathleen DeLaney, “Herx lawyer no stranger to complex, tough cases.”



Mark Plantan Joins MHA of Greater Indianapolis Board of Directors

Congratulations to attorney Mark Plantan, who was recently elected to join the Board of Directors for Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis. MHA works to advance mental health care and awareness through education, advocacy, and intervention. Mr. Plantan joins the Board in 2015 for his initial three-year term.


Jury Awards Emily Herx Nearly $2 Million

A Ft. Wayne, Indiana jury awarded DeLaney & DeLaney client Emily Herx nearly $2 million by a verdict announced on Friday, December 19th, 2014. The jury unanimously found that the Defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it terminated Mrs. Herx's employment as a teacher at St. Vincent de Paul School because of her efforts to become pregnant through in vitro fertilization. Kathleen DeLaney and Christopher Stake successfully tried the case on behalf of Mrs. Herx in the United States District Court for the Nothern District of Indiana, arguing that the Defendant forced the former teacher to choose between having a baby and keeping her job. The jury agreed and awarded Mrs. Herx $1.75 million for emotional and physical pain and suffering, $125,000 for medical expenses, $65,000 for lost wages, and $1 in punitive damages.

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