Edward Merchant

Edward J. Merchant is an established trial lawyer and trusted advisor who represents individuals and organizations on a variety of legal matters.  A life-long Hoosier, Ed serves his clients with the highest level of professionalism, skill and integrity. Ed was named a partner of the firm in January, 2014

Mr. Merchant practices in the following areas: Administrative Law, Civil and Criminal Litigation, Disciplinary Hearings, Personal Injury, Police & Firefighter Representation, Labor Law, Legislation & Lobbying, Wills, Estates & Trusts, DUI Defense, and Expungements.

Education

  • Indiana University – Bloomington, B.S., Education, 2003
  • Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, J.D., 2007

Jurisdictions

  • State of Indiana, 2007
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2007
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 207

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Distinguished Fellow

Professional Associations/Honors

  • S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Committee, 2015
  • Indianapolis Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Cambridge Property Owners’ Association, Board of Directors
  • Fraternal Order of Police, Indianapolis Lodge #86, Associate Member
  • Indiana University Alumni Association, Life Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Herman B. Wells Leadership Award, 2003
  • Lawrence A. Jegen Tax Award, 2006

 Representative Cases

  • Town of Clarksville v. Shirley Makowsky, 948 N.E.2d 871 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011)
  • Indiana Public Employee Retirement Fund (PERF) v. Paul R. Bryson, 983 N.E.2d 172 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012), trans denied
  • Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board v. Theodore Comer, 26 N.E.3d 57 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015)
  • The Board of Works of The City of Lake Station, et al. v. William Taylor, 45A05-1508-CT-01189 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015)
  • City of Peru v. Sam Finnegan, 52A04-1605-MI-01004 (Ind. Ct. App. 2016)
  • Evans v. Poskon, et al., 1:07-CV-00592 (U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2013)
  • Neuhausel v. City of Indianapolis, et al, 1:12-cv-1082 (U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2014)
  • Pennington, v. City of Indianapolis, et al, 1:13-CV-139 (U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2015)