KelseyMatthew L. Kelsey

Partner

400 S. Walnut Street, Suite 200
Muncie, IN 47305

mkelsey@defur.com
765-216-0181 (direct)
765-288-3651 (main)
765-288-7068 (fax)

Matt began his practice by advising numerous corporate and individual clients regarding a wide variety of general, business, corporate, educational, and personal matters. His practice has grown to include representing clients in state and federal courts. Mr. Kelsey’s civil litigation experience extends to multiple areas including business disputes, construction, and personal injury. In addition to litigation, Matt has continued a broad general practice in most legal areas. He is also a civil mediator and part of the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution team.  Matt’s professional achievements have resulted in his recognition from 2014-2018 as an Indiana Super Lawyer Rising Star, a peer-nominated and evaluated acknowledgment limited to 2.5% of eligible attorneys.

 

Practice Areas

Litigation, Education and Government, Business, Estates and TrustsAlternative Dispute Resolution

 

Education

Ball State University (B.S., summa cum laude, 2006)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D., 2010)

 

Bar Admissions

Indiana

 

Admitted to Practice Before

United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

 

Cases

Representative cases in which Mr. Kelsey has been involved as counsel include: Ball State University v. Jennifer Irons, In re: the Marriage of Jennifer Irons and Scott Irons, 27 N.E. 3d 717 (Ind. 2015); Zimmerman, et al. v. Ball State University, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54368 (S.D. Ind. April 15, 2013); Ellison v. Town of Yorktown, 47 N.E. 3d 610 (Ind. Ct. App., 2015); Board of Commissioners of Union County, Indiana v. Brandye Hendrickson, in her official capacity as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation, and the State of Indiana, 81A01-1603-PL-696 (Ind. Ct. App., decided December 16, 2016); Mint Management LLC and J&MW Holdings, LLC v. City of Richmond, Indiana, 89A01-1603-PL-496 (Ind. Ct. App., decided February 15, 2017).

 

Awards

Indiana “Super Lawyer – Rising Star,” 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; The Star Press and M Magazine – 20 Under 40 Recipient, 2018

 

Memberships

Muncie Bar Association; Indiana State Bar Association; American Bar Association; East Central Indiana Estate Planning Council; Young Lawyers Section of the Indiana State Bar Association

 

Civic Involvement

Treasurer and Board Member, Muncie Bar Association; Presidential Board Member, Greater Muncie Area Council On Youth Leadership; Advisory Member, Minnetrista Advancement Committee; Former Board Member, Muncie Action Plan; Board Member, Cardinal Greenways; Muncie Young Professionals Group; Former Board Member, Roy C. Buley Center; Former 10th District Representative, Young Lawyers Section of the Indiana Bar Association