The Indianapolis attorneys of Black Clay LLC are motivated, experienced litigators. Learn more about Matt and Adam below. To call on our legal services or meet with our attorneys, contact us by calling (317) 580-9007.
Matt is an experienced family law attorney, representing clients in divorce, custody, parenting time, paternity and child support matters. He has litigated disputes throughout Indiana, with a primary focus in Indianapolis and Hamilton County. In 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, Matt was named a “Rising Star” by Indiana Super Lawyers magazine. This designation is limited to 2.5% of Indiana attorneys 40 years old or younger or in practice 10 years or less.
Matt is also an experienced tax attorney, counseling and advising individuals and business owners in Federal and state tax matters, including tax disputes before the IRS and tax protests before the Indiana Department of Revenue.
Prior to founding Black Clay LLC with attorney Adam Clay in 2013, Matt spent 5 years working at the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. Matt was Deputy Attorney General under former Attorney General Greg Zoeller from 2010-2013 in the office’s Civil Litigation Section, representing state agencies and officers in both Federal and State court. From 2008-2010 Matt worked in Tax Litigation, and helped represent the State’s interests before the Indiana Tax Court.
Matt is a 2009 graduate of Indiana University McKinney School of Law, where he was a recipient of the Sacopulos Tax Award. Matt was also named to the Order of the Barristers, and twice competed in the Midwest Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. In 2009, he co-wrote a survey of tax law changes for the Indiana Law Review. In 2005, Matt graduated from Ball State University where he was named to the Dean’s List seven times.
A native of Michigan City, IN, Matt and his family now live in Fishers, IN.
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.