Todd G. Relue concentrates his practice in the areas of complex litigation, commercial real estate, corporate transactions, and education law, with an emphasis on representing municipal clients in environmental cost recovery actions. He represents and advises businesses and public entities in environmental and insurance recovery matters at all stages of state and federal litigation. His broad real estate practice involves leasing, lending, construction, and acquisitions of properties from corner stores to multi-million dollar developments, with a focus on sites that have unique environmental concerns. He guides corporate clients through the acquisition and sale of assets and business interests in diverse fields from petroleum marketing to healthcare services and energy production. Todd is also the co-chair of the Education Law practice group and advises charter schools, private schools, and affiliated organizations on a variety of legal issues including charter approval, school formation, governance, replication and expansion, sponsor relations, and sustainability.


  • 2021, Best Lawyers in America® – Insurance Law
  • 2014-2020, Selected for inclusion in Indiana Rising Stars – Insurance Coverage
  • 2014, Finalist, Indy’s Best and Brightest
  • 2013, Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation
  • 2012, Selected by the Indiana State Bar Association for inaugural Leadership Development Academy
  • 2012, Up and Coming Lawyer, The Indiana Lawyer


  • J.D., 2006, cum laude, Duke University
  • B.A., 2003, summa cum laude, Indiana University Bloomington

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana, 2010
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2009
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2009
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2009
  • State of North Carolina, 2006
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association, (2012 Chair of Membership Retention Subcommittee)
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association (2012 Member of Leadership Development Academy, 2012-2016 Member of Legal Ethics and Improvements in the Judicial System Committees)
  • Member, American Bar Association

Community Affiliations

  • Senior Warden, Vestry, Trinity Episcopal Church (2021-present)
  • Junior Warden, Vestry, Trinity Episcopal Church (2020-2021)
  • Member, Vestry Executive Committee, Trinity Episcopal Church (2016-Present)
  • Member, Duke Law Reunion Committee (2020-Present)
  • Member, Heritage Place Resource Development Committee (2019-Present)
  • Chair, Executive Search Committee, Heritage Place of Indianapolis, Inc. (2016-2018)
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, Heritage Place of Indianapolis, Inc. (2011-2013)
  • Volunteer, Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (2012-present)
  • Volunteer Judge, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis Intramural Moot Court Competition (2011-2015)
  • Volunteer, Center for Inquiry at IPS School 384 (2011-present)
  • Legal Advisor to Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights Under Law (2008-2009)
  • Legal Advisor to Double Oaks Day Nursery (2008-2009)
  • Pro Bono Attorney for Legal Aid of North Carolina (2006-2008)
Articles & Events

2019  |  Speaking Engagement

Co-Presenter, Sex Abuse & Insurance: Lessons from Litigation, Indiana RIMS Chapter

2018  |  Co-Presenter

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

2016  |  Speaking Engagement

Speaker, Indiana Charter School Legal and Legislative Updates, Charter School Law in Indiana, NBI Seminar

2016  |  Speaking Engagement

Speaker, Special Disaster Planning and Liability Considerations for Schools and Other Educational Institutions, When Disasters Strike: What Should You Do for Your Client?, ICLEF Seminar

2014  |  Speaking Engagement

Speaker, “Commercial & Residential Landlord-Tenant Law,” Sterling Education Services Seminar

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