Marie ChristmonAttorney (Of Counsel)

  • Law School: Indiana University, Rocket H. McKinney School of Law
  • State Born: Indiana
  • Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Marie Christmon is a member of the State Bar of Indiana (IN License 25281-49). She graduated from Indiana University Indianapolis Robert H. McKinney School of Law with concentrations in both real estate law and criminal law with a focus in domestic violence. While in law school, Marie participated in Moot Court, and interned for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office where she sat 2nd and 3rd seats on trials and preliminary hearings. She interned at the Julian Center, a domestic violence facility where she worked with victims from initial intake though their judicial proceedings. For her work there, she was awarded the Norm Lefstein Pro Bono Award. Marie then began a solo practice with a focus on defense cases in CHINS (children in need of services), parental termination civil cases, small business law, charter school law, and racing. Marie is bilingual in English and Spanish with a background of language, agriculture, and culture studies in Mexico.

Job Description

Marie handles our law firm’s Indiana post conviction relief cases.

Favorite Part of the Job

Knowing that clients are able to move forward from a period in their lives that has held them back, frozen in time, and are now able to build a more productive, satisfying, and fulfilling life.

Advice to Clients

Trust the process, be an active part of it by providing the information that is required to move the case along, and always be forthright with your attorney. Resolution through the court system is not overnight, so patience is needed. However, the benefits gained are lifelong, making it all worthwhile.

Charity: Riley Children’s Hospital

A private, non-profit hospital that helps children and families across the State of Indiana in various ways with easing the challenges a family will go through when a child is ill. http://iuhealth.org/riley/ways-to-give/

Interesting Facts

I am a Hoosier through and through, born in Richmond and attending colleges and universities within the state. I have traveled extensively domestically and internationally through my early work experience with an Indianapolis based airline. I would always be most excited about getting back home so we could spend our time off in Indianapolis. I remember when, one late night, our airline flew the then "Baltimore Colts,” into Indianapolis, where they would become the now beloved Indianapolis Colts.

My life has been dedicated to improving the lives of others. I have sat on various Boards and given many pro bono hours to those who have found themselves in need of a helping hand.