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.

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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 firm handles all types of litigation matters, including product liability defense, contract disputes, commercial disputes, and estate-related controversies.  

Lawyer of the Year: Employment Law - Individual award for Kathleen DeLaney, Indianapolis, Indiana

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.

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Kathleen DeLaney recognized in Ergo

The July 2015 issue of Ergo, Indiana University Maurer School of Law's alumni publication, recognized Kathleen DeLaney for her recent feature in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. The original article covered Kathleen's $2 million jury verdict in Emily Herx's case against the Fort Wayne-South Bend Roman Catholic Diocese and her practice at DeLaney & DeLaney. Kathleen earned her J.D. from IU's Maurer School of Law summa cum laude in 1995.


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Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeiminent Women Lawyers

Congratulations to Kathleen DeLaney, who was recognized as a Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeiminent Women Lawyers for 2014.

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CLE Presentation

Kathleen DeLaney was a co-presenter with Craig M. Borowski of "6 Things to Have on Your Radar Screen Before Starting a Federal Jury Trial" at the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 54 Practical Issues, Tips, and Traps for Employment Lawyers in April 2014.  

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2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition

Congratulations to Kathleen DeLaney and Ed DeLaney for being selected for 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition.  Kathleen has been selected for the practice area of Employment & Labor and Ed has been selected for the practice area of Business Litigation.  


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The Best Lawyers In America for 2014

Ed DeLaney and Kathleen DeLaney were both selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Ed has been selected for his specialty in Commercial Litigation-Banking and Finance and Kathleen has been selected in the specialties of Commercial Litigation and Labor, Employment Law -Individuals, Litigation-ERISA, and Litigation-Labor and Employment.


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Kathleen DeLaney Highlighted in Class Note

The Indiana University Maurer Shcol of Law's Ergo publication for Spring 2014 highlighted Kathleen DeLaney's recent election to the American Law Institute.  Click here to read the Class Note. 


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Kathleen DeLaney Elected to The American Law Institute

Kathleen DeLaney has been elected to The American Law Institute (ALI).  ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.  The Institute drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that are influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.  Her election to the ALI was featured in an article "New Members of the American Law Institute Bring Engery and Diversity," which was published by the Indiana Lawyer on May 21, 2014.  Kathleen was... Read more →

2014 Tier One Best Law Firm by U.S. News and Best Lawyers

Congratulations to DeLaney & DeLaney LLC for being selected as a 2014 "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. We ranked in Indianapolis Tier One in the practice areas of Employment Law - Individuals and Commercial Litigation. The "Best Law Firm" rankings are based on a combination of client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey, and Best Lawyers® peer-review.


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Super Lawyers Top Law Firm - Litigation

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

DeLaney & DeLaney was selected by the U.S. News & World Report in its selection of Best Law Firms 2014 - Indiana. Our firm was recognized in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Employment Law - Individuals, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - ERISA, and Litigation - Labor & Employment.


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