MaryEllen (Kiley) Bishop represents clients in Estates and Wealth Transfer Planning including estate and trust planning and administration, probate litigation, and individual and fiduciary taxation. MaryEllen has an AV Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was selected by Martindale-Hubbell for the inaugural Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers in 2011. She has been an Indiana Super Lawyer since 2004; listed in Best Lawyers for Estate Planning and Estate and Trust Litigation since 2006 and was honored by Ball State University with an Indiana Woman of Achievement Award in 2011.
MaryEllen is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a Board-Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer by the Trust and Estate Specialty Board. She is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Indiana University. She served two terms on the Indiana Probate Code Study Commission under the appointment of Governors Frank O’Bannon and Joseph Kernan. MaryEllen is a Fellow of the Indiana State Bar Foundation and a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. She received her juris doctorate from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1982. She earned her bachelor of science degree from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 1979. MaryEllen is admitted to practice law before the Indiana Supreme Court, United States District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana; United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis.