Christine Plews has been Of Counsel with the firm since its inception in 1988. With a legal background ranging from experience with pro bono immigration cases to serving as in-house counsel for Eli Lilly and Company, Chris brings a valuable perspective to the clients she serves. Chris is also extremely involved in the Indianapolis Community. She is a bass violinist in the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis and is a member of both the Brebeuf Mothers’ Association and the St. Richard’s School Parent Organization. Chris has also been an active Board member of a variety of prominent Indianapolis institutions, including the Indiana State Museum Foundation, Junior League of Indianapolis Endowment and the Indiana Repertory Theater Society, where she also served as Vice President. She has also volunteered for the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic and was a member of the vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church for a number of years.


  • 2006-2007, John Edwards Burns Award for Outstanding Service to St. Richard’s School
  • 2011-present, Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated


  • J.D., 1979, Harvard Law School
  • Honours B.A., 1976, (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics); M.A., 1981, St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University
  • A.B., 1974, magna cum laude, (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) Princeton University

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana, 1979
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 1979

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Community Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Hanover College Parents Association, 2010
  • Board of Directors, Indiana State Museum Foundation, 1993 – 1999
  • Board of Directors, Junior League of Indianapolis Endowment, 1992 – 1998
  • Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis, bass violin, 1991 – present
  • Vice President and Board of Directors of Parkview Cooperative Preschool, 1989 – 1992 and 1993 – 1998
  • Vestry, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1995 – 1998, 1999 – 2002
  • Past Vice President and Board of Directors, Indiana Repertory Theater Society
  • Past President, Princeton Club of Indiana
  • Past President, American Field Service Chapter
  • Volunteer, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic
  • Member, Brebeuf Mothers’ Association, 1998 – present
  • Member, St. Richard’s School Parent Organization, 1988 – present
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Youth as Resources
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