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 Christopher

Stephen 

A skilled attorney with experience in civil, criminal, and family law at the trial and appellate levels in central Indiana.

/ bio

Chris Stephen brings over a decade of practical legal experience to bear on your issues and prides himself on his accessibility, communication, knowledge, and ability to simplify the complex.  An experienced litigator, he has practiced before the Indiana Supreme Court, the Indiana Court of Appeals, the United States District Court, and almost every county court in the State of Indiana.  He has represented clients of every shape and size, from multi-national Fortune 500 companies to individuals, in actions ranging from small claims through complex commercial, tort, and personal injury litigation, jury trials, and appeals. Chris is also well-versed in family law matters including divorce, guardianship, and paternity.  He has also helped clients navigate through the waters of business planning, entity formation, strategic growth and contract negotiations and drafting.

Mr. Stephen also enjoys speaking to and educating groups and organizations regarding various areas of the law.

When not practicing, he can be found spending time with his wife, Valerie, coaching football, and playing with his two sons.

/ education

Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence received in May 2001

DePauw University – Greencastle, Indiana

  • Bachelor of Arts received in May 1998;

    • Major: Economics Minor: Political Science​

/ admissions

  • State of Indiana

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania​

/ community involvement

  • New Directions – Volunteer Award

  • Decatur County Chamber of Commerce

  • Decatur County YMCA – Former Board Member

  • North Decatur High School – Assistant Football Coach

/ presentations/speaking

  • Webinar, July 2011, The Legal Landscape of Corporate Blogging

  • Presentation, Sept. 2011, Judgments Against Corporate Entities: Piercing the Corporate Veil, Corporate Alter Ego, and Fraudulent Transfer

  • Presentation, Oct. 2011, Navigating the Legal Waters of Social Media

  • Presentation, Nov. 2011, Choice of Entities

  • Presentation, October, 2012, Trial Preparations from Start to Finish

  • Presentation, September, 2013, Social Media 101 (Master Window Cleaners of America Association

  • Presentation, October 2016, Preservation of ESI and Litigation Holds