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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Recertification of Women Business Enterprise

DeLaney & DeLaney LLC has been recertified by the State of Indiana as a Women Business Enterprise. The certification is issused by the State of Indiana's Department of Administration, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises Division, and endorses us as WBE legal service providers through 2017. 


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U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms - Indiana

DeLaney & DeLaney was selected by the U.S. News & World Report to be included in its Best Law Firms 2015 - Indiana. Our firm was recognized in the Metropolitan Tier 1 practice areas of Commerical Litigation, Employment Law - Individuals, and Litigation - Banking & Finance. This is the second consecutive year DeLaney & DeLaney has been honored as a Best Law Firm in Indiana.


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2015 Indiana Best Lawyers

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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2015 Indiana's Best Lawyers

Congratulations to Kathleen DeLaney and Ed DeLaney for being selected to The Best Lawyers in America for 2015.  Kathleen was selected for the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Employment Law- Individuals, Litigation - ERISA and Litigation - Labor and Employment.  Ed was selected for the practice areas of Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Banking and Finance. 

Kathleen DeLaney was named the Best Lawyers' 2015 Indianapolis Employment Law- Individuals "Lawyer of the Year."  Only a single lawyer in each practice area in... Read more →

Indiana Super Lawyers 2015

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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Kathleen DeLaney retains Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

Congratulations to Kathleen DeLaney, who was awarded Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards for 2015. The AV rating reflects the results of a confidential peer evaluation conducted by members of the Bar and Judiciary. Kathleen has maintained her preeminent rating every year since 2008.


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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.


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Emily Herx's Jury Verdict Featured in Reader's Digest Magazine

Emily Herx's jury trial verdict was featured in Reader's Digest Magazine's July 2015 publication "A Catholic School Teacher Received IVF. Then She Was Fired for Being Immoral. Can a Catholic school dismiss an educator for breaking church tenets by receiving IVF for infertility?"


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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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Emily Herx mentioned in speech on the floor of the House of Representatives

On April 30, 2015, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) delivered remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives during a debate on House Joint Resolution 43. The resolution seeks to overturn a Washington, D.C. law which makes it illegal to fire an employee based on personal decisions regarding his or her own reproductive health. Duckworth cited the case of Emily Herx in her arguments against passing H.J. Res. 43, as a prime example of the type of workplace discrimination with the D.C. law prevents. In her floor speech Duckworth said, "Employees like Emily Herx should be judged at work based... Read more →