Matthew L. Kelsey
400 S. Walnut Street, Suite 200
Muncie, IN 47305
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 2014-2021 as an Indiana Super Lawyer Rising Star, a peer-nominated and evaluated acknowledgment limited to 2.5% of eligible attorneys.
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,” 2014-2021; The Star Press and M Magazine – 20 Under 40 Recipient, 2018
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
Board Member, United Way of Delaware County; President and Board Member, Muncie Bar Association; Advisory Member, Minnetrista Advancement Committee; Board Member, Cardinal Greenways; Muncie Young Professionals Group; 2017-2020 Annual Campaign Teams, United Way of Delaware County; Former Board Member, Muncie Action Plan; Former Board Member, Roy C. Buley Center; Former 10th District Representative, Young Lawyers Section of the Indiana Bar Association; Former Board Member, Greater Muncie Area Council On Youth Leadership