Employment Law -- Discrimination -- Police Misconduct
-- School Free Speech/Religious Expression
Helping Hoosiers protect their personal rights in challenging situations
-- at work, in school, and throughout the community
Jay Meisenhelder, Attorney at Law
Founder of Employment & Civil Rights Legal Services
Jay Meisenhelder created Employment & Civil Rights Legal Services after several years of practicing plaintiff's employment law with one of Indiana's leading plaintiffs employment law firms: The Employment Discrimination and Labor Law Firm of John H. Haskin & Associates (formerly, HASKIN LAUTER LaRUE & GIBBONS). Prior to joing the Haskin firm, he was a deputy prosecutor in Marion County for eight years, primarily in the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit, where he maintained a jury trial conviction rate of 69.7 percent. Jay received his law degree from Indiana University Mauer School of Law in May 1997, graduating cum laude, and receiving admission to the Order of Barristers, a national honorary society recognizing excellence in courtroom advocacy skills. Following his graduation, Meisenhelder served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the school, teaching Trial Advocacy classes and coaching the school’s trial competition team to a fifth-place finish in the National Trial Competition, sponsored each year by the Texas Bar Association's Young Lawyers Committee. Jay was admitted to the Indiana State Bar in October 1997. He is admitted to practice before all Indiana state courts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the Western District of Michigan, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Meisenhelder has also appeared pro hac vice before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.