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Posted on: Jun 12, 2017

            I am a trial attorney at Hocker & Associates, LLC, where I focus my practice on Criminal Defense and Family Law cases. I represent clients in all aspects of Family Law, from child support issues to divorces, as well as Family Law adjacent matters (e.g. contested adoptions and guardianships). I also represent clients in most aspects of Criminal Defense, from minor traffic violations to serious felony charges. I routinely travel all over the state for my clients. I estimate that I have practiced in at least 25 different counties in less than 3 years of practice!

            In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my dog, playing golf, playing soccer for my neighborhood team Old North United (we are defending champs!), and spending weekends on Clear Lake in northeastern Indiana. Additionally, I supervise the free legal clinic that I helped run in law school, the IU Student Outreach Clinic, I serve on the planning committee for the ISBA Solo and Small Firm Conference, and I am currently on the Executive Committee for the Indy Bar Young Lawyers Division.

            Although I have always been interested in the Young Lawyers Division of the Indy Bar, I was formally introduced during my 2nd year of practice when I served on the division’s educational committee and chaired the Applied Professionalism CLEs in April and October of 2016.

            I encourage every new attorney to get involved with the Young Lawyers Division because that is a great way to get introduced to the other sections of the Indy Bar and it is also a great way to stay in touch with friends from law school. The Young Lawyers Division is also an excellent way to meet other new attorneys from a wide range of practice areas and firms. Everyone tells us to network and that’s what we help facilitate in the Young Lawyers Division. The difference between networking with our division and networking with the other divisions is that we just have more fun doing it. If you don’t believe me, come to an Indy Eleven game with us this summer!

            If you would like to know more about the YLD or how to get involved, feel free to contact me at

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