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Clarissa Finnell

Clarissa Finnell

Schultz & Pogue LLP
  • Divorce, Family Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Indiana
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Summary

Clarissa Finnell is an attorney with Schultz & Pogue. Ms. Finnell practices exclusively in the area of family law, representing clients with cases including legal separation, divorce, child support, child custody, paternity, parenting time, modification and contempt issues. She also represents clients in stepparent adoption and guardianship matters.

She has been practicing for twenty-two (22) years and has extensive litigation experience managing heavy volume caseloads in complex, contested family law matters. In addition to her work as a divorce and custody litigator, Ms. Finnell is a trained collaborative attorney and can assist clients who are seeking to resolve their family law cases without going to court.

Ms. Finnell is a graduate of Indiana University, where she completed her undergraduate degree in criminal justice before earning her Juris Doctor from IU's School of Law-Indianapolis in 1997. For eight years, Ms. Finnell worked for the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society and was with another Indianapolis area family law firm where she represented clients primarily in divorce, custody and paternity cases involving father's rights. Ms. Finnell is also a Registered Domestic Mediator.

A member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Boone County Bar Association, Hamilton County Bar Association, and Indiana State Bar Association. .Ms. Finnell also sits as judge pro tempore for the Marion County Circuit Court-Paternity Division, usually hearing cases involving child support enforcement and paternity matters. In 2011 and 2012, Ms. Finnell was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, an honor for attorneys under 40 that lists her as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Indiana.

In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Finnell volunteers her time to various pro bono and legal services including the IBA's Ask a Lawyer and "Legal Line" programs.

Education
Indiana University
undergraduate degree | criminal justice
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Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D.
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Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Schultz & Pogue LLP
- Current
Partner
Harden Jackson Law
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Associate
Jocham Harden Dimick Jackson
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Senior Attorney
Cordell & Cordell
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Staff Attorney
Indianapolis Legal Aid Society
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2011 and 2012
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals
Member
Current
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Indianapolis Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: ADR Executive Committee Member
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Hamilton County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Indiana State Bar
Member
Current
Activities: Member Public Relations Committee
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Collaborative Solutions Practice Group
Member
- Current
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Boone County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana
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Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Collaborative Law
  • Registered Domestic Relations Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Guardian Ad Litem
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Schultz & Pogue, LLP
Website
Collaborative Solutions
Contact & Map
520 Indiana Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
USA
Telephone: (317) 262-1000