DeLaney & DeLaney provides legal services to a wide variety of clients in nearly all types of civil litigation, contract negotiations, and employment related matters. Together the firm's lawyers have more than 60 years of trial experience – including nearly two years of actual time in front of juries.

Our firm welcomes client referrals from colleagues in the legal community, co-counsel from around the state and the nation, coordinating national counsel for mass tort litigation, and in house attorneys.

The work that we do matters not only to our clients, but also to our broader communities, where our attorneys, paralegals and staff volunteer for charitable, legal and industry organizations. Our attorneys are frequently recognized for achievements in law and in life.

Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

The Indiana Lawyer - Leadership in Law Distinguished Barrister Award 2018

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Congratulations to Kathleen DeLaney for being named a Distinguished Barrister in the Indiana Lawyer’s 2018 Leadership in Law. This honor applauds Kathleen’s impressive work in civil litigation,  her avocation for civil rights and her contributions back to her community.  Read More 

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June 2011 Announcements

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Ann DeLaney is stepping down as the Executive Director of the Julian Center this summer. The Indianapolis Business Journal featured Ann in an article, "Julian Center's longtime leader stepping down", about her retirement from the Julian Center.

The Indiana University Maurer School of Law's "Ergo" Alumni News publication includes an "alumni feature" about the "Mother-daughter super lawyer team" of Ann DeLaney and Kathleen DeLaney. The Spring 2011 Magazine notes that the firm and its partners were featured by Indiana Super Lawyers magazine in March of 2011 profiling DeLaney & DeLaney's civil litigation practice.

DeLaney & DeLaney LLC has been recertified by the State of Indiana as a Women's Business Enterprise for 2011. DeLaney & DeLaney LLC is also certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council and the City of Indianapolis as a Women's Business Enterprise.

 

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Super Lawyers Top Law Firm - Litigation

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DeLaney & DeLaney LLC was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Top Litigation Law Firm for 2013 in the small firm category. The firms are chosen based on the number of firm attorneys who have been selected to a 2012 or 2013 Super Lawyers list in business practices areas, and a combination of metrics indicating the quality of those attorneys. Quality factors that were considered included the number of years selected to the list, inclusion on a top list, and average blue ribbon panel score.

 

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U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms 2016

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DeLaney & DeLaney LLC was selected by the U.S.  News & World Report to be included in its Best Law Firms 2016 - Indiana.  Our firm was recognized in the Metropolitan Tier 1 practice areas of Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Banking & Finance.  We were also recognized in the Metropolitan Tier 2 practice areas of Employment Law - Individuals and Litigation - Labor & Employment.

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Kathleen DeLaney recognized by Best Lawyers in America

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Congratulations to Kathleen DeLaney for being named The Best Lawyers® 2016 Indianapolis Litigation - Labor and Employment "Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each communicty is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." This is the second consecutive year Kathleen was selected in this category. Additionally, Kathleen was recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016 in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Employment Law - Individuals, Litigation - ERISA, and Litigation - Labor and Employment. Kathleen has been selected as a Best Lawyer in America every year since 2007..

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2015 Indiana Best Lawyers

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Congratulations to Kathleen DeLaney and Ed DeLaney for their selection as 2015 Indiana Best Lawyers. Best Lawyers are selected through exhaustive peer-review suverys in which thousands of attorneys confidentially evaluate their peers. Kathleen was recognized in the categories of Labor and Employment Law - Individuals, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, and Commercial Litigation. Additionally, Kathleen was named as a 2015 Indiana Lawyer of the Year in the category of Employment Law - Individuals based on her particularly high level of peer recognition. Ed was recognized in the categories of Banking & Finance Law - Litigation and Commerical Litigation.

 

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Indiana Super Lawyers 2015

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Congratulations to Kathleen DeLaney, Ed DeLaney, and Christopher Stake for being recognized in the 2015 Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine. Kathleen was included in the list of Top 25 Women by Super Lawyers in 2015, which is her eighth time to receive this recognition. Kathleen and Ed were selected as 2015 Super Lawyers in the categories of Employment & Labor and Business Litigation respectively. Christopher Stake was recognized as a Rising Star in the category of Business Litigation.

 

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Jury Awards Emily Herx Nearly $2 Million

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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 almost two 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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