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Michael Ray Smith - Indianapolis, IN

3650 N Washington Blvd Indianapolis, IN 46205

Updated: 05/21/2021

Indianapolis Business Law Lawyer

Overview

Attorney Michael Ray Smith, who has been an Indiana attorney for more than 25 years, sometimes explains that he is in his third career. His first career was as a chemical engineer with Eli Lilly and Company after graduating from Vanderbilt University. From 1978 through 1993 (with two years out to get a master's degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University), he worked in manufacturing and process development areas and as a department head of biochemical engineering...

About Michael Ray Smith

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Civil Litigation (Business Litigation, Appeals)
  • Criminal Defense (Appeals and Post Conviction Relief)

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1995

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1993
    J.D.
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Law Review: Indiana Law Review, Note Development Editor
  • Vanderbilt University, 1978
    B.E.
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Purdue University, 1982
    M.S.
    Honors: Thesis research in technology related to artificial kidneys
    Major: Chemical Engineering

Past Positions

  • Eli Lilly and Co., Dept., Head Biochemical Engineering, 1990 - 1991
  • Eli Lilly and Co., Patent Assoc., 1989 - 1990
  • Eli Lilly and Co., Chemical Engineer

Pro Bono Activities

  • Contract Attorney, Community Development Law Center - Indianapolis, IN
  • Former Director and President, Community Development Law Center - Indianapolis, IN
  • Eli Lilly and Company Law Division Pro Bono Program, Founder
  • Indianapolis Legal Aid Society, Former Volunteer Attorney

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Nonprofit Externship Program, 2009, Contract Drafting, 2010-12
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Conference, 2016
  • Minority Ownership in Closely Held Companies
  • National Business Institute, 2015
  • Single and Multi Member LLC Top Mistakes to Avoid
  • LLC State Law Update
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Conference, 2015
  • Nuts and Bolts of Business Formation
  • Indiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2015
  • Perspectives from Those Who Negotiate, Litigate, and Decide National Business Institute, 2013
  • What Estate Planners Need to Know about LLC Formation
  • National Business Institute, 2011
  • Business Contracts from A to Z
  • Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis Solutions Center, 2009
  • Strategic Alliances for Nonprofit Organizations

Achievements

Honors

  • 2004 Heartland Pro Bono Award, Heartland Pro Bono Council, Indiana

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Office Information

Address

3650 N Washington Blvd Indianapolis, IN 46205

Fax

  • 317-755-0314

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

M-F 8:30am - 5pm

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