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Experienced Counsel for Complex Litigation

Mr. Shirley represents people fighting over an inheritance or a family business. Many of the foremost attorneys and law firms throughout Indiana hire Mr. Shirley to resolve complex matters. He writes Wills and Trusts for those with high net worth that want to reduce taxes, and administers complicated estates. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Shirley has a national reputation handling will contests, trust contests, and complex business litigation. Mr. Shirley lectures frequently to other attorneys, and has published numerous articles. Martindale Hubbell has named Mr. Shirley to the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He graduated from Indiana University at the top of his class, clerked for two federal judges, and manages his own law firm.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Wills

Call 317-439-5648 today to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Curtis E. Shirley

Bar Admissions:

  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1991
    • J.D.
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Cale J. Holder Fellow, 1991
    • Honors: Alumni Scholar, 1990
    • Honors: Harold R. Woodward Fellow, Lloyd Balfour International Scholar, 1989
    • Honors: President, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, 1989-1991
    • Honors: Chief Justice of the Indiana University Court of Appeals
    • Law Review: Indiana Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, 1985
    • M.M.
  • University of Evansville, 1983
    • B.M.E.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Indianapolis Legal Aid Society (Chairman of the Board)
  • Indianapolis Legal Aid Society, 1993 - Present (Member)
  • Indianapolis Legal Aid Foundation (Director)
  • Extended Hand Prison Ministries (Chairman of the Board)
  • Sinfonia Foundation (Former Director)
  • Seventh Circuit (Member)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Member)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Member)
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis (Member)

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