Abel, Arend J.

One Indiana Square #1400Indianapolis, IN 46204

Updated: 10/17/2016


Arend Abel was born in Muncie, Indiana, in 1960. He grew up in Union City, Indiana, and graduated from Union City Community High School in 1978.

Arend graduated with honors from Ball State University in 1982, where he was a National Merit Scholar and Whitinger Scholar. Following graduation, he taught high school for a year before attending Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington. He graduated with honors there also, and was a member of the school's national moot court team, as...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Class Action


Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993

Other Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • State Board of Law Examiners, 1996 - 2006

Classes and Seminars

  • Presenting Effective Appellate Oral Argument, Office of the Attorney General and the Appellate Practice Section of the Indiana State Bar Association, 1996
  • The Changing Face of Regulatory Takings, Conference of Government Mining Attorneys, 1996
  • Brief Writing, Indiana Office of the Attorney General, 1995
  • Analysis of Indiana Department of Environmental Management v. Chemical Waste Management, Inc., Indianapolis Bar Association, 1995

Past Positions

  • Office of the Indiana Attorney General, Special Counsel, 1993 - 1996


  • Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, 1986
    Honors: summa cum laude
  • Ball State University, 1982
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: Telecommunications

Office Information


One Indiana Square #1400Indianapolis, IN 46204


  • (317) 636-2495


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