Curtis E. Shirley
(877)-953-4900 (Toll Free)
Mr. Shirley graduated from the University of Evansville (BME '83), Indiana University at Bloomington (MM '85), and received his law degree from the Indiana University at Indianapolis (JD '91), summa cum laude. After law school, Mr. Shirley clerked for the Honorable James E. Noland of the United States District Court (1991-92), and the Honorable Daniel A. Manion of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1992-93).
Mr. Shirley has served as an adjunct professor of law at Indiana University in Indianapolis, teaching Advanced Probate Litigation, and Trusts & Estates as needed. His article, "Tortious Interference with an Expectancy", Res Gestae, Vl.41 No.4 (1997), in Res Gestae was cited as authority by the Indiana Court of Appeals in Keith v. Dooley, 802 N.E.2d 54 (Ind.App. 2004).
Mr. Shirley is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Tax Court, the Seventh Circuit, and all federal and state courts in Indiana. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, named in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, the Indiana Super Lawyers magazine, a Patron Fellow of the Indiana State Bar Foundation, a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, received the IBA’s Dr. John Mortin-Finney Excellence in Legal Education Award, and the ISBA’s Pro Bono Publico Award. Mr. Shirley manages his own law firm, serves on the Boards of the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society, the Indianapolis Legal Aid Foundation, Indianapolis Childrens’ Dyslexia Center, Chairs the Board of Extended Hand Prison Ministries, and has served on the planned giving committees for the University of Evansville and United Way of Central Indiana.
Mr. Shirley represents clients throughout the United States in will contests, trust contests, claims, guardianship disputes, and complex business litigation. His clients include many of the foremost attorneys, law professors, and law firms throughout Indiana, and he testifies as an expert witness on estate and trust matters, the fiduciary standard of an attorney and trustee, and attorney fee disputes. Mr. Shirley is a certified civil mediator.