DeFur Voran Attorney Matthew Kelsey    Matthew L. Kelsey


400 S. Walnut Street, Suite 200
Muncie, IN 47305
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 2014-2024 as an Indiana Super Lawyer Rising Star, a peer-nominated and evaluated acknowledgment limited to 2.5% of eligible attorneys.

Matt resides in northern Delaware County with his wife and two children.


Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business, Education and Government, Estates and Trusts, Insurance Defense, Litigation



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


Admitted to Practice Before

United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit



Representative cases in which Mr. Kelsey has been involved as counsel include: Henman Engineering et. al. v. JD Norman, et al., 1:17-cv-00701-RLM-TAB (Southern District of Indiana, decided September 4, 2020, Hon. Sarah Evans Barker presiding)($5.2 million judgment); 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).



Indiana “Super Lawyer – Rising Star,” 2014-2024
The Star Press and M Magazine – 20 Under 40 Recipient, 2018



Muncie Bar Association – Past President and Former Board Member
Indiana Registered Civil Mediator
Indiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association
East Central Indiana Estate Planning Council
Young Lawyers Section of the Indiana State Bar Association, Former 10th District Representative


Civic Involvement

Ball State University
Cardinal Greenways – Board Member
Greater Muncie Area Council On Youth Leadership, Former Board Member
Heart of Indiana United Way – Board Member and Past President
Minnetrista Advancement Committee – Past Advisory Member
Muncie Action Plan – Former  Board Member
Muncie Bar Association – Past President and Former Board Member
Muncie Young Professionals Group
Roy C. Buley Center – Former Board Member
Young Lawyers Section of the Indiana Bar Association – Former 10th District Representative