Law firms set for merger


Fishers-based Massillamany Jeter & Carson LLP will be growing when the criminal defense law firm merges March 1 with Mitchell Family Law PC and Mark K. Sullivan & Associates.

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Founding partner Mario Massillamany said the merger will allow the firm to provide better service for clients.

“This brings another level of experience to our firm and will allow us the opportunity to compete with other big-name firms in the area of family law and personal injury and workman’s comp, as well as criminal law,” Massillamany said. “We will be able to expand our portfolio and provide a full range of law services to our clients and be a one-stop shop.”

Gloria Mitchell brings more than 30 years of experience in divorce and family law to the expanded firm. Mark Sullivan is a former county prosecutor and has more than 40 years of experience in personal injury and criminal defense.

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Massillamany said his firm was interested in expanding not just by hiring additional attorneys, but through small, strategic mergers.

“We are one of the largest-growing law firms in central Indiana,” he said. “Our goal is to be one of the largest central Indiana law firms. Our strategic focus over the (next) five to 10 years is to try to build a 30- to 40-attorney law firm that will be able to provide legal services throughout the state of Indiana.”

The merger will raise the firm’s number of professional staff to 10.

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“The talent level in their staff (Mitchell & Sullivan) is incredible because most of the staff have been around and practicing in their specific areas for 20 to 30 years,” Massillamany said.

A new 20,000-square-foot, three-story building for the firm, which will retain its current name, is being constructed in downtown Fishers and is scheduled to be finished in 2024.