Gloria Mitchell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Mitchell Law Group
 | 9959 Crosspoint Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46256
Phone: 317-815-5900
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Going through a divorce or child custody battle frequently creates two things: stress and uncertainty about the future. As owner of the Mitchell Law Group, Gloria Mitchell understands the sensitive nature of the family law cases she handles. She works with people in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the surrounding areas to achieve their goals for the case, whether that means going through mediation or going to trial.

This compassionate approach has enabled Ms. Mitchell to guide countless families through the legal system. Her steadfast advocacy and commitment to justice has resulted in a number of achievements, including holding the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; getting selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America; and earning an Avvo "Superb" rating.

To provide the best possible representation to clients, Ms. Mitchell is involved with a number of legal organizations, including the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the Hamilton County Bar Association and the National Association of Counsel for Children. A published author, Ms. Mitchell also shares her experience with others through various speaking engagements.

Outside her practice, Ms. Mitchell has a passion for helping people. She volunteers as a Guardian ad litem with organizations devoted to helping the homeless or victims of domestic abuse. Additionally, she is active in the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.

Ms. Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Miami University in 1983. She then attended the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1988. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)

General Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Family Law: Custody & Visitation, Divorce


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017

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About Gloria Mitchell

Admitted: 1988, Indiana

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Honors and Awards:

  • Top 25 Women Attorneys in Indiana, 2011
  • Forbes Radio, America’s Most Influential Women in Government, Technology, Business and the Law Guest, 2006
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers , 2005
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2001
  • Who’s Who in American Law, 1996 & 1997
  • Super Lawyer, Indianapolis Monthly, 2006 - 2016
  • AV Peer Preview Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1993
  • Indiana, 1988
  • National Association Counsel for Children
  • Hamilton County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Bench Bar Committee, Past Chair
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Board of Managers, 1993 & 1994    
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section: Chair, 2004-2005  
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section: Executive Committee, 1994 – 2005
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Distinguished Fellow, 1995 – Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, 2007 – 2014  

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Homeless Project
  • Volunteer Guardian ad Litem Program
  • Indianapolis University School of Law Alumni Association, 1988 – present

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Complex Assets in Divorce, NBI, December 2015
  • Meet the Commissioners, IBA 1994 & 1995
  • The Basic Divorce Case, ICLEF 1995
  • Child Custody and Visitation, NBI 1996
  • Hot Tips from Family Law Experts, ICLEF 1997
  • Accelerated Dispute Resolution & Challenging Issues, 1997
  • Successful Divorce Mediation in Indiana, NBI 1997
  • Mediation and Divorce, IBA 1998
  • Family Law in Indiana, NBI 1999
  • Hot Tips for Young Lawyers, IBA 2000
  • A Conversation with Attorneys and Psychologists: Ways to Collaborate Well, 2000
  • Basic Divorce Law in Indiana, Practice and Procedure, 2000
  • Rules of Evidence for Family Law Practitioners, IBA 2000
  • Handling your First Divorce Case in Indiana, NBI 2001
  • Planning your First Divorce Case in Indiana, ICLEF 2001
  • Family Law in Indiana, Lorman 2001
  • Children’s Records Law in Indiana, Lorman 2003
  • Protective Order, Practice & Procedures, IBA 2003
  • Evidence for Family Law Cases, IBA 2004
  • New Parenting Time Guideline Application, IBA 2004
  • How to Help your Client Survive a Custody Evaluation, NBI 2005
  • Cooperative Lawyering in Divorce: Balancing Courtesy and Client Advocacy, IBA 2006
  • Family Law Speaker, IBA Bench Bar Conference: 2003-2007
  • So You Want to Take on a Pro Bono Case But Have Never Been to Court?, IBA 2005 & 2008
  • Minimizing High Conflict and Alienation in Divorce Proceedings, NBI 2006-2008
  • Collaborative Law in Dissolution Actions, IBA 2008
  • Divorce 101 for Paralegals, NBI 2008
  • Surviving & Thriving Essentials for Starting or Improving your Solo/Small Practice, IBA 2010
  • Not With My Child: Hot Issues in Custody Relocation Law and Practice, IBA Bench Bar Conference 2012
  • Emancipation, Age 19; Married or Not, Does it Matter? IBA, Sedona Arizona, November 15-17, 2012
  • Domestic Torts in Indiana, NBI, December 2012
  • Discovery and Evidence in Divorce, NBI, August 2014
  • Divorce Law: Representing Farmers, NBI, May 2015
  • Complex Assets in Divorce, NBI, October 2015
  • Advanced Custody and Support Issues, NBI, March 2016

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • DeBerry v. State, 659 N.E.2d 665 (Ind. Ct. App. 1995)
  • King v. Cooke, 26 F.3d 720 (Ind. 1994)
  • Cornett v. Cornett, 733 N.E.2d 542 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000)
  • Carmichael v. Siegel, 670 N.E.2d 890 (Ind. 1996)
  • Greensburg Local No. 761 Printing Specialties v.Robbins, 549 N.E.2d 79 (Ind. Ct. App. 1990)
  • Cunningham v. Hastings, 556 N.E.2d 12 (Ind. Ct. App. 1990)
  • Stump v. Indiana Equipment Co., Inc., 601 N.E.2d 398 (Ind. Ct. App. 1992)
  • Miller v. Terre Haute Regional Hosp., 596 N.E.2d 913 (Ind. Ct. App. 1992); 603 N.E.2d 861 (Ind. 1992)
  • Curtis v. American Community Mut. Ins. Co., 610 N.E.2d 871 (Ind. Ct. App. 1993)
  • Fiste v. Fiste, 627 N.E.2d 1368 (Ind. Ct. App. 1994)
  • Siezemore v. H&R Farms, Inc., 638 N.E.2d 455 (Ind. Ct. App. 1994)
  • Fuehrer v. Fuehrer, 651 N.E.2d 1771 (Ind. Ct. App. 1995)

Educational Background:

  • Miami University, B.A., Political Science, 1983
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Office Location for Gloria Mitchell

9959 Crosspoint Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46256

Phone: 317-815-5900


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Last Updated: 9/29/2016

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