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Mediation And Expert Testimony

With over 40 years of experience serving as a litigator as well as an extensive record of chairing and presenting a variety of topics in continuing legal educations forums, J. Lee McNeely is frequently called upon by both plaintiff and defense attorneys to provide expert testimony on a variety of legal matters. As an independent expert witness, J. Lee McNeely can reduce complex factual situations into understandable testimony for a judge or jury. In the past, he has provided expert testimony in a variety of areas.  J. Lee McNeely’s judgment and objectivity are such that he has been called upon by both the United States District Court and the Indiana Supreme Court to serve as Special Master in resolving highly controversial, difficult and involved legal matters.

Additionally, Jonathan L. Faber is a visible leader in the licensing industry and nationally recognized expert in the field of licensing, celebrity rights and the Right of Publicity.  Jonathan has worked on behalf of all types of intellectual property owners and has collaborated with countless entities such as manufacturers, advertising agencies, music publishers, and media companies.  He has served as an expert witness in litigation throughout the United States for defendants and plaintiffs alike, involving parties such as Uma Thurman and Lancome, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Checkers/Rallys, Fruit of the Loom, animated character Madeline, Grammy-Award winning group Digable Planets and Target, Nikki Sixx and Vans, Tara Reid and Sky Las Vegas,  the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and Franklin Mint, and Zooey Deschanel and Kohl’s Department Stores.

Utilizing his wide ranging experience in handling a variety of legal issues, Larry Church is often called upon by fellow lawyers and judges to serve as a mediator or an arbitrator. Larry’s sole goal is to assist these parties in resolving their disputes in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Christine Riesner Bond is a registered family law mediator.  Prior to practicing in Shelbyville focusing her practice on civil litigation, she maintained a full-time family law practice in Indianapolis and did many hours of pro bono work at the Julian Center assisting domestic violence victims.  Chris believes mediation is the best solution in family cases and yields a plan that works for the families.