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About Us

Our founder and lead lawyer, James Richard Lisher is extremely well versed in all aspects of the law and boasts an extensive resume including:
  • AB. Ind. U., 1969. JD,
  • 1975. Bar: Ind. 1975, U.S. Dist Ct (so. dist) Ind.
  • 1975, U.S. Supreme Ct
  • 2000. Assoc. Rafferty & Wood, Shelbyville, Ind.,
  • 1975.  Rafferty & Lisher, Shelbyville, Ind.,
  • 1976-77; dep. prosecutor Shelby County Prosecutor's Office, Shelbyville
  • 1976-78; ptnr. Yeager, Lisher & Baldwin, Shelbyville
  • 1977-96; pvt. Shelbyville
  • 1996-. Chief Public Defender
  • 2000-. Speaker, faculity advisor Ind. Pros. Sch.
  • 1986. Editor: (manual) Traffic Case Defenses
  • 1982, First Law Office
  • 1998. Bd. Dirs. Girls Club of Shelbyville
  • 1979-84, Bears of Blue River Festival, Shelbyville
  • 1982-2002; pres. Shelby County Internat. Rels. Coun.
  • 1997-2003.  With USNR
  • 1969-75. Recipient Citation of Merit, Young Lawyers Assn. Mem. ATLA, VFW, Nat Assn. Criminal Def. Lawyers, Ind. Pub. Defender Assn., Ind. State Bar Assn. (bd. dirs. young lawyer sect
  • 1979-83, bd. dirs. gen. practice sect
  • 1996-98, treas. 1997-98, vice-chmn.
  • 1998-99, Chmn. 2000-01), Who's Who in the World –
  • 1989 - current, Who's Who in the Midwest –
  • 1995 - current, Who's Who in America –
  • 1996 - current, Who's Who in American Law –
  • 1995 - current, Who's who in Finance and Industry –
  • 1996 - 2001, Shelby County Bar Assn. (sec-treas. 1986, v.p. 1987, pres. 1988) Ind. Prosecuting Attys. Assn. (bd. dirs. 1985-95, sec.-treas. 1987,  v.p. 1988, pres. 1990)
  • Columbia Club, Indianapolis
  • Elected Shelby County Prosecuting Attorney 1983-1995
  • Law practice management of the Indiana Bar Association
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