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Matt was born in Michigan City, Indiana, and is a proud graduate of Michigan City High School. In 2005, Matt graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies. While at Ball State, Matt won a school-wide mock trial tournament and was named to the dean’s list seven times. In 2009, Matt graduated from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, where he was named to the Order of the Barristers, was a Sacopulos Tax Award recipient, and twice competed in the Midwest Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
During law school, Matt also co-authored a survey of recent developments to Indiana tax law in the 2009 issue of the Indiana Law Review.
Prior to co-founding Black Clay LLC, Matt worked in the tax litigation section for former Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter, where he appeared on behalf of the state of Indiana in the Indiana Tax Court as a certified legal intern. Matt then spent three years as a Deputy Attorney General in the civil litigation section for current Indiana Attorney General, Greg Zoeller. During his time as a Deputy Attorney General, Matt represented many elected and appointed state officials, agencies, and employees in both state and federal court. As a Deputy Attorney General, Matt managed a large and diverse caseload including the following: tax disputes, auto accidents, IOSHA violations, involuntary mental health commitments, civil rights claims, employment discrimination claims, environmental violations, fire and building safety code regulations, and requests for restricted driving privileges under state motor vehicle law. Matt also regularly brought civil enforcement actions against individuals and entities for violations of state securities law.
In addition to his years of public service, Matt has also worked in private practice, primarily in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, representing insurance companies and other corporate clients in matters concerning tort and products liability.
Matt has been licensed to practice in all of the state trial and appellate courts of Indiana, as well as the federal district courts of Indiana since 2009. Matt was also admitted to practice in the state of Illinois in 2010.
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Adam was born in Zionsville, Indiana, and is a proud graduate of Zionsville High School. Adam attended Purdue University on a full academic merit scholarship, graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering. While at Purdue, Adam was president of the Beta Phi chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, and was named to the dean’s list seven times. In 2009, Adam graduated cum laude from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he served as managing editor of the Federal Communications Law Journal. His note concerning network neutrality was published in the 2008 edition of the journal.
Prior to co-founding Black Clay LLC, Adam worked in the legal departments for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. Beginning in 2009, Adam served as a law clerk for the Indiana Solicitor General, Thomas Fisher, assisting with the preparation of filings for cases in front of the Indiana Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. Adam then spent three years as a Deputy Attorney General under current Indiana Attorney General, Greg Zoeller, where he represented many elected and appointed state officials, agencies, and employees in both state and federal court. During his time as a Deputy Attorney General, Adam litigated a diverse caseload with matters involving professional licensing, requests for hardship and probationary driving privileges, civil rights claims, complex class action disputes, and Medicaid eligibility. Adam also litigated several cases, receiving regular media coverage, involving constitutional challenges to laws concerning immigration, funding for women’s health, and voter identification requirements.
Adam is licensed to practice in all of the state trial and appellate courts in Indiana, as well as the federal district courts of Indiana. Adam and his wife, Erin, currently reside in Indianapolis and were married in 2011.