Michael P. Bishop received his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis in 1980. Following graduation he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable James E. Noland, United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana. Bishop concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, probate and trust litigation, mediation and arbitration and adoption law. In 2008, he was selected as a Member of the American Arbitration Association National Roster of Neutrals, one of only 40 serving in Indiana. Further, Bishop is one of only 10 attorneys to be elected to the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.
Bishop is a Fellow of the Indiana State Bar Association, Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. His 2011 selection as a Super Lawyer follows Super Lawyer honors in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Bishop is the author of “Civil Mediation”, Indiana Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide, and a member of the faculty of the Indiana Trial Advocacy College and is the Primary Trainer for Advanced Training for Civil Trial Mediators in Indiana. He is past chair of the Litigation Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association and a founding member of the IBA Settlement Week. Bishop served as Secretary to the Board of Governors for the Indiana State Bar Association, was chair of the ISBA ADR Section, was a District Representative on the ISBA Board of Governors, Secretary to the Board of Directors for Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, and currently serves as President-Elect to the Board of Directors for the Indiana Bar Foundation.
-Edited press release by Vanessa Stiles, Victory Sun