Shelley M. Jackson concentrates her practice in the areas of health law, employment law, and insurance coverage, with an emphasis on risk management, regulatory compliance, and litigation. She represents and advises clients in matters before Indiana’s state and federal courts and various regulatory agencies, such as the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. She regularly presents on a variety of healthcare and employment law related topics, including general risk management and best practices, professional license defense, telemedicine, employment discrimination, and wage/hour issues.

In addition to her legal experience, Shelley holds an advanced degree in secondary education and taught high school English for seven years. As an attorney, Shelley has counseled parents and teachers on various education-related matters. She continues to remain involved in the educational community through her current service as president of the Board of Directors for the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation.


  • 2008, Board of Directors Award for the Indianapolis Bar Association
  • 2010, Recipient of Indiana Lawyer’s Up and Coming Lawyer Award
  • 2011-2012, Participant, Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series
  • 2011, Recipient, Marion County Bar Association President’s Award for Outstanding Service and Achievement
  • 2014, Indianapolis Bar Association 2013 Diversity Job Fair Committee selected as finalist in Mayor’s Celebration of Diversity Awards Program
  • 2012-2015, Selected for inclusion in Indiana Rising Stars – Insurance Coverage
  • 2016-2017, Selected for inclusion in Indiana Rising Stars – Health Care
  • 2018-19, Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers  – Health Care
  • 2018, Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America – Health Care


  • B.S., 1996, English/Teaching, Ball State University
  • M.Ed., 2001, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • J.D., 2007, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana, 2007
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2007
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2007
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 2011
  • T.M. v. Adult & Child Mental Health Ctr., Inc., 2016 Ind. App. Unpub. LEXIS 303, 50 N.E.3d 154 (Ind. Ct. App. Mar. 15, 2016)
  • Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Lake Erie Land Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114481, 2013 WL 4401834 (N.D. Ind. Aug. 13, 2013)
  • Ind. Spine Group, P.C. v. Pilot Travel Ctrs., LLC, 959 N.E.2de 789, 2011 Ind.LEXIS 1011 (Ind. Nov. 17, 2011)
  • Ind. Spine Group, P.C. v. Handleman Co., 944 N.E.2d 497 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011), trans. denied, 2011 Ind.LEXIS 1022 (Ind. Nov. 17, 2011)
  • Ind. Spine Group, P.c. v. Int’l Entm’t Consultants, 940 N.E.2d 380 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011), trans. denied, 2011 Ind. LEXIS 1039 (Ind. Nov. 17, 2011)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Society for Pharmacy Law
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member, Marion County Bar Association
  • Affiliate and Advisory Council Member, Indiana Association of Regional Councils
  • Corporate Member, Indiana Pharmacists Alliance
  • Member, IndySHRM (Indianapolis Society for Human Resource Management)

Community Affiliations

  • President, Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation; Vice President (2016 to 2017); Secretary (2015 to 2016); Member (2014 to present)
  • Member, Legislative Affairs Committee, Indy SHRM (Indianapolis Society for Human Resource Management) (2015 to present); Director of Legislative Affairs (2014)
  • Member, Executive Women in HealthCare; Event Planning Committee (2014 to 2015)
  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association’s Diversity Job Fair Committee (2007 to 2014); Chair (2013)
  • Member, Paramedic Science Advisory Committee (2012 to 2016)
  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association’s Board of Directors (2012)
Articles & Events

2018  |  Co-Presenter

Indianapolis Society for Human Resources Management How #MeToo Has Changed the Landscape for Employers: Bad Boss or Actionable Harassment?

2018  |  Co-Presenter

Indiana Association of Regional Councils Bridging the Divide:  Strategies to Maximize Cost Recovery Options for Environmental Cleanups

2017  |  Co-Presenter

Indiana Pharmacists Alliance Annual Meeting, Here’s to Better Health(care): Navigating Healthcare Reform

2017  |  Presenter

Indiana Association of Regional Councils Annual Business Meeting, Basics of the Hatch Act

2017  |  Co-Presenter

Indiana Association of Regional Councils Annual Meeting, Risky Business: Navigating Employment-Related Liability in the Workplace

2017  |  Co-Presenter

Employment Issues for Start-ups and the Solo/Small Firm Practitioner, Indianapolis Bar Association

2017  |  Panelist

Indiana Council for Legal Education Opportunity, “Practicing as a Diverse Attorney”

2017  |  Contributing Editor

Indianapolis Bar Association’s Commonly Asked Questions of Indiana Law (Employment Law and Employment Discrimination)


Fueling Indiana Magazine, “Game Changer: Compliance Lessons for Employers from the New Overtime Rule”

2017  |  Speaking Engagement

Title Speaker, Employment Law CLE, Indiana Paralegal Association

2016  |  Speaking Engagement

ICLEF’s Healthcare in Indiana Symposium, Professional Licensing and Disciplinary Actions

2016  |  Speaking Engagement

Presenter, Putting It All Together: Best Practices for Risk Management, Indiana Petroleum Marketers Association/Indiana Propane Gas Association’s 2016 HR Compliance Seminar

2016  |  Speaking Engagement

Indiana Association of Regional Councils’ Annual Meeting, “Going to School: Compliance Lessons Learned from the New Overtime Rule”

2016  |  Speaking Engagement

National Association of Regional Councils’ Executive Directors Conference, “Understanding Overtime Rules and Other Issues”

2016  |  Speaking Engagement

Speaker, “To Disclose or Not to Disclose: Mental Health Law Mandatory Reporting and Duty to Warn”, Valle Vista Hospital

2016  |  Speaking Engagement

Speaker, Indiana Association of Regional Councils’ Annual Meeting, “Navigating the Electronic Age: Electronic Use Policies and the Workplace”

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