Indiana University School of Law- Indianapolis J.D. 1997
Indiana University B.A. 1994
Clarissa Finnell is an attorney in Schultz & Pogue's Family Law Practice Group. Ms. Finnell practices exclusively in the area of family law, representing clients with cases including divorce, legal separation, child support, child custody, paternity, parenting time, and prenuptial agreements.
She has been practicing for over twenty (20) years and has extensive litigation experience managing heavy volume caseloads in complex, contested family law matters. Ms. Finnell is a registered domestic mediator and parenting coordinator assisting clients who are seeking to resolve their family law cases without going to court.
Ms. Finnell is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association where she serves as secretary on the alternative dispute resolution executive committee and the Indiana State Bar Association where she serves on the public relations committee. Ms. Finnell is also a member Hamilton County Bar Association, Boone County Bar Association and American Bar Association.
Ms. Finnell is a trained Collaborative attorney. Collaborative practice is a team centered approach to resolving divorce and other family law matters without going to court. Ms. Finnell is a member of Collaborative Solutions, LLC (collaborativesolutionsindiana.com) which is an interdisciplinary Collaborative practice group dedicated to facilitating custom family centered resolutions to divorce without court intervention. Ms. Finnell is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals.
In 2011 and 2012, Ms. Finnell was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, an honor for attorneys under 40 that lists her as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Indiana.
In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Finnell volunteers her time to various pro bono and legal services including the IBA's "Legal Line" and mediation day. She also serves as court appointed guardian ad litem acting as an advocate for children in custody and parenting time disputes.