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About the Firm
Ann DeLaney and Kathleen DeLaney began their litigation practice in Indianapolis in January of 2002, forming DeLaney & DeLaney LLC. It is one of the first mother-daughter law firms in the city. Since the firm opened in January 2002, DeLaney & DeLaney LLC has been certified by the City of Indianapolis, and the State of Indiana as a Women's Business Enterprise, growing to a group of five attorneys. DeLaney & DeLaney is also an AV rated law firm by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.
Congratulations to Kathleen DeLaney for being named The Best Lawyers® 2016 Indianapolis Litigation - Labor and Employment "Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each communicty is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." This is the second consecutive year Kathleen was selected in this category. Additionally, Kathleen was recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016 in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Employment Law - Individuals, Litigation - ERISA, and Litigation - Labor and Employment. Kathleen has been selected as a Best Lawyer in America every year since 2007.
The July 2015 issue of Ergo, Indiana University Maurer School of Law's alumni publication, recognized Kathleen DeLaney for her recent feature in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. The original article covered Kathleen's $2 million jury verdict in Emily Herx's case against the Fort Wayne-South Bend Roman Catholic Diocese and her practice at DeLaney & DeLaney. Kathleen earned her J.D. from IU's Maurer School of Law summa cum laude in 1995.
Emily Herx's jury trial verdict was featured in Reader's Digest Magazine's July 2015 publication "A Catholic School Teacher Received IVF. Then She Was Fired for Being Immoral. Can a Catholic school dismiss an educator for breaking church tenets by receiving IVF for infertility?"