About Lance Wonderlin
I graduated from Covington High School in Covington, Indiana, in 1982. I then attended Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, graduating with an A.B. in 1986. At Wabash I was a double-major in Political Science and Economics, was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and belonged to the Federalist Society.
I attended Indiana University - Bloomington Law School, now the Maurer School of Law, from 1986 through 1989, earning a J.D. in May, 1989. I was admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana in October of that same year.
Since law school, I have participated in at least 12 hours of legal education each year, keeping on top of changes and recent trends in Indiana and federal law, and refining my understanding of several fields of law and small firm practice.
My first job in the legal field was as a clerk for the law firm of White, White & Bray in Covington, Indiana, in 1983. During law school, I clerked for the Bloomington, Indiana law firm of Berry, Benson, Brown, Mills & Shapiro, working primarily with attorneys Craig Benson and Tom Berry. I made my first appearance in a courtroom in 1987 assisting Mr. Benson, and with permission from the court, made my first oral argument in support of a summary judgment motion that same year in Jackson Circuit Court.
I was hired by the Bloomington law firm of Harrell, Clendening and Coyne in 1989 upon completion of law school, and worked as an associate attorney for that firm for the next several years. During this period of time, my practice was primarily defending persons in personal injury actions on behalf of various insurance companies, but I also represented defendants in medical malpractice cases, and represented defendants in less serious criminal proceedings.
In the early 1990's, as a result of changes within the firm, it became necessary to become a jack-of-all-trades within the firm. I began practicing family law, began representing plaintiffs in personal injury actions, began representing small businesses in employment, commercial and real estate disputes, and continued doing criminal defense work.
In the mid-1990's our firm merged with another Bloomington firm, forming Andrews, Harrell, Mann, Chapman & Coyne. I continued practicing in several fields of litigation, including tort law, commercial law, employment law, product liability, premises liability, and collections. I became a partner in the firm in 1996.
During my time in Bloomington, I was involved in dozens of bench and jury trials in courts all around southern Indiana, as well as appearing in several federal courtrooms and administrative proceedings around the State. In addition to litigation work, I also began representing businesses and not-for-profit organizations in labor and employment law matters. Among the highlights of my years in Bloomington was my oral argument in front of a panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals conducted at the Monroe County Courthouse, and my first solo jury trial in Hamilton County, Indiana.
In 1997, I formed Lance W. Wonderlin, Attorney, P.C. and began practicing from an office in Marion County, Indiana. Since that time, Lance W. Wonderlin, P.C. has provide a variety of legal services to individuals, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. In addition to continuing to practice in other fields of litigation, I developed a probate litigation practice. I have represented the Salvation Army in probate litigation cases throughout the state of Indiana since 1997.
Early in 2014, my firm moved to its present location at 450 East 96th Street in Indianapolis, just south of I465 and East of Meridian Street. From this convenient location, we will continue to exert our expertise and best effort to meet the needs of our clients in Central Indiana and throughout the state.