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Michael P. Bishop, Mediator & Arbitrator, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Michael P. Bishop

Diplomate member
Bishop Mediation & Arbitration, LLC
8888 Keystone Crossing Blvd.
Suite 800
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Tel: (317) 762-8155
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Recognized to Indiana Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1986
  • # of MEDS (as of 16/6/24)4300
  • # of ARBS (as of 16/6/24)17
Current Practice
Online / In-Person



Michael has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Alternate Dispute Resolution and Arbitration  since 2006, and  as an Indiana Super Lawyer in the area of ADR  since 2004.   Michael concentrates his practice in the areas of mediation and arbitration.  He also servers as a commercial umpire.  In 2008, he was selected as a Member of the American Arbitration Association National Roster of Neutrals and  serves on the Commercial and Large Complex Case Panels. In 2021, he received the AV Preeminent Rating in the Judicial Edition of Martindale-Hubbell.  Michael serves on the Indiana Supreme Court Diversity in ADR Committee.

Michael received his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney  School of law in 1980. Following graduation he served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable James E. Noland, United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana. Michael is a a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, a Fellow of the National Academy of Distinguisehd Neutrals, and a member of the Association of Attorney Mediators. Michael has an AV Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Bishop is the author of "Civil Mediation," Indiana Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide, and has been a Chair of the Annual  Advanced Civil  Mediation seminar  in Indiana. Michael is past chair of the Litigation Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association and a founding member of the IBA Settlement Week. He 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, a member of the Board of Directors for Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, and is past President to the Board of Directors for the Indiana Bar Foundation.  Michael is also past President of the Sagamore American Inn of Court, where he continues to serve as one of the founding Benchers of the Inn.

Case Experience

  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law,  1980 - Juris Doctorate

Harvard Law School Executive Education, October 2021

Pepperdine Straus Institute for Dipsute Resolution, Certificate  Advanced Mediation Seminar 2004

AAA Healthcare Mediation Coarse 2016

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, American Arbitration Association National Roster of Neutrals
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Alternate Dispute Resolution and Arbitration since 2006
  • Named as an Indiana Super Lawyer in the Area of Litigation since 2004
  • Distinquished Fellow, International Academy of Mediator
  • Diplomate, National Academy of Distinquished Neurtals
  • Member, Association of Attorney Mediators
  • Past President, Sagamaore American Inns of Court
  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundatin
  • Fellow, Indiana State Bar Foundatio
  • AV Preeminent Rating in Judicial Edition of Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member, Academy of Court Appointed Neutrals
  • Pananalist, CPR: International Institute  for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
  • Member, Indiana Supreme Court Diversity in ADR Committee

Rates Information

$425-$450   per hour divided among the parties.   $200  hourly rate for travel time outside of Indianapolis

Willing to consider half day/whole day rate and blended with hourly.

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