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Michael P. Bishop, Mediator & Arbitrator, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Michael P. Bishop

Diplomate member
Cohen Garelick & Glazier
8888 Keystone Crossing Blvd.
Suite 800
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Tel: (317) 573-8888
Fax: (317) 574-3855
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Recognized to Indiana Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced: 1986
  • Total Mediations (as of Jan 2021): 4300
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jan 2021): 17
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Named as an Indiana Super Lawyer in the area of litigation since 2004, Michael Bishop concentrates his practice in the areas of mediation and arbitration.   He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Alternate Dispute Resolution and Arbitration and Trust and Estate Litigation since 2006.  In 2008 he was selected as a Member of the American Arbitration Association National Roster of Neutrals and  serves on the Commercial and Large Complex Case Panels.

Michael received his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney  School of law in 1980. Following graduation he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable James E. Noland, United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana. Michael is a Fellow of the Indiana State Bar Foundation, a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, a Fellow of the National Academy of Distinguisehd Neutrals,  and a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. Michael has an AV Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Bishop is the author of "Civil Mediation", Indiana Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide, a member of the faculty of the Indiana Trial Advocacy College and is the Primary Trainer for Advanced Training for Civil Trial Mediators in Indiana. Michael is past chair of the Litigation Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association and a founding member of the IBA Settlement Week. He served as Secretary to the Board of Governors for the Indiana State Bar Association, was chair of the ISBA ADR Section, was a District Representative on the ISBA Board of Governors, a member of the Board of Directors for Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, and is past President to the Board of Directors for the Indiana Bar Foundation.  Michael is also past President of the Sagamore American Inn of Court, where he continues to serve as one of the founding Benchers of the Inn.

Case Experience

  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law,  1980 - Juris Doctorate

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, American Arbitration Association National Roster of Neutrals
  • Named as an Indiana Super Lawyer in the Area of Litigation since 2014
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Alternate Dispute Resolution and Arbitration and Trust and Estate Litigation since 2016
  • Fellow, Indiana State Bar Foundation
  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundatin
  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Fellow, National Academy of Distinquished Neurtals
  • Past President, Sagamaore American Inns of Court
  • AV Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Distinquished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators

Rates Information

$375 per hour divided among the parties  $187.50 per hour for travel time outside of Indianapolis

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