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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