Scott E. Shockley


400 S. Walnut St., Ste. 200
Muncie, IN 47305
765-216-0180 (direct)
765-288-3651 (main)
765-288-7068 (fax)

Scott’s practice consists exclusively of litigation in the federal and state courts. He represents corporate and individual clients in all areas of litigation, with an emphasis on employment law, business disputes, white collar criminal defense, and personal injury. Prior to joining DeFur Voran, Mr. Shockley was Deputy and Chief Deputy District Attorney in Denver, Colorado. He then served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. He has also served as Corporate Counsel for the City of Muncie.


Practice Areas

Business Disputes, Employment, LitigationWhite Collar Criminal Defense



Yale University (B.A)
University of Denver (J.D)
Board of Editors, Denver Law Journal


Bar Admissions



Admitted to Practice Before

United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States District Court, District of Colorado
United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
United States District Court, Central District of Illinois


Published Cases

Vance v. Ball State University, 133 S. Ct. 2434 (2013), 646 F.3d 461 (7th Cir. 2011); McKinney v. Duplain 463 F. 3d 679 (7th Cir. 2006); Advanced Ground Systems Engineering, Inc. v. RTW Industries, 38 F. 3d 1036 (7th Cir. 2004); Czubaj v. Ball State University, 2004 US App. LEXIS 17158 (7th Cir. 2004); Webb v. Ball State University, 167 F. 3d 1146 (7th Cir. 1999); 234 F. 3d 1275 (7th Cir. 2000) cert denied 524 U.S. 942 (2001); Smart v. Ball State University, 89 F.3d 437 (7th Cir. 1996); Kuhn v. Ball State University, 78 F.3d 330 (7th Cir. 1996); Dugan v. Ball State University, 815 F. 2d 1132 (7th Cir. 1987); Kellogg v. Ball State University, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23851; Ross v. Ball State University 2020 U.S. Dist LEXIS 37241; Boylan v. Ball State University, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127503; Finke v. Bd. Of Trustees of Purdue Univ., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88527 (N.D. Ind. 2014); Zimmerman v. Bd. Of Trustees of Ball State Univ., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54368 (S.D. Ind. 2013); Kpotufe v. J. B. Hunt Transp., Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140694 (S.D. Ind. 2011); Fisher v. United States, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43169 (S.D. Ind. 2011); Burt v. Life Ins. Co. of America, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21413 (S.D. Ind. 2011); Kloss v. Ball State Univ., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85790 (S.D. Ind. 2007); Clifford v. Ball State Bd. of Trustees, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22808 (S.D. Ind. 2004); Pond v. Bd.of Trustees of Ball State Univ., 2004 U.S Dist. LEXIS 22814 (S.D. Ind. 2004); Wehner v. Ball State Univ., 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1194 (S.D. Ind. 2003); Moyer v. Official Creditors’ Comm., 2001 U.S. Dist LEXIS 12751 (S.D. Ind. 2001); United States v. Williams, 792 F. Supp. 1120 (S.D. Ind. 1992); Marvin v. King, 734 F. Supp. 346 (S.D. Ind. 1990); Holding v. Holding, 119 NE3d 228 (Ind. Ct. App. 2018); Smith v. State, 8 N.E.3d 668 (Ind. 2014); Hartman v. Keri, 883 N.E. 2d 774 (Ind. 2008); Adsit v. Gustin, 874 N.E. 2d 1018 (Ind. App. 2007); Indiana Health Centers v. Cardinal Health System, 774 N.E. 2d 991 (Ind. Ct. App. 2002); Family and Social Services Administration v. Community Care Centers, Inc. 641 N.E. 2d 1012 (Ind. App.1994); Rollins Burdick Hunter v. Ball State University, 665 N.E. 2d 914 (Ind. App. 1996); Ray v. St. John’s Health Center Corp., 582 N.E. 2d 464 (Ind. Ct. App. 1992).



Director and Assistant Secretary, Ball Brothers Foundation; Member, Committee on Ministry, Presbytery of the Whitewater Valley; Elder, St. Andrew Presyterian Church; Board Member, Greater Muncie, Indiana Habitat for Humanity, Inc.; Board Member, Awaken, Inc.; Board of Governors, Indiana State Bar Association (2017-2019 term); Former State Chair, Indiana State Committee, American College of Trial Lawyers (2017-2018); Former Member, Rules and Magistrate Judge Selection Committees, United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana; Former Member, Board of Directors, Indiana Community Defenders


Superior Performance Award, United States Department of Justice, 1984; Indiana “Super Lawyer” 2004, 2006, 2009-2022; Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2013-2020



Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Indiana State Bar Association; American Bar Association; National Association of College and University Attorneys