J.C. Buehler

Email:jcb@buehlerlaw.com

       Mr. Buehler was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1980 and the Illinois Bar in 1991.  He is also admitted before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern District of Indiana, and Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Buehler received a B.A. from Indiana University in 1977 and his J.D. degree from Indiana University-Indianapolis in 1980.

  • Registered Civil Mediator
  • Hearing Judge, Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, 1999-2004.
  • Faculty, Mediator Training, ICLEF (2001-02; 2004; 2006-2011)
  • Judge pro tem, Marion Co. Superior Court and Putnam Co. Circuit Court, 1980-1993.        
  • Academic Standards Task Force, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, 1979-1980.
  • Adjunct Professor, Commercial Law, Indiana University School of Business, 1982-1987
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, University of Indianapolis, 1980-1982.
  • Airline Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor (Airplane single and multi-engine land and instrument-airplane)
  • FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE)
  • Member of  the Indiana and Indianapolis Bar Associations, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, NTSB Bar Association and International Aviation and Transportation Safety Bar Association (formerly NTSB Bar Association).

Articles and Publications

  • "Airline Labor Disputes: A Brief Overview," ICLEF Aviation Law (2006)
  • "Federal Preemption: An Aviation Perspective," ICLEF Aviation Law (2005)
  • "FAA Air Carrier Enforcement," ICLEF Aviation Law (2004)
  • "Technologically Advanced Cockpits,"  FAA Safety Seminar, March, 2006 
  • "Interstate Discovery Practice," 9 LPBAJ 11 (1987) 
  • "Mediating Personnel Disputes," Civil Air Patrol/USAFA National Board (1998)
  • "The Federal Aviation Regulations and Pilot Check Rides," ICLEF Aviation Law  (2007)
  • "Operational Control: Legal Aspects for FAR Part 135 Operators and Owners,"  ICLEF Aviation Law (2009)

L. Craig Turner

Email:cturner@buehlerlaw.com

Craig has been a practicing attorney for over 38 years, having been admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1974.  He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the 7th Circuit and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, the U.S. Tax Court, and several U.S. District Courts. Mr. Turner received a B.S. degree from Western Kentucky University (1969) and his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law (1973). He earned an M.B.A. degree from Indiana University in1986. His professional accomplishments and activities include:

  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Vice-President, Indianapolis Bar Association, 1992
  • Chairman, Litigation Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association, 2003
  • Assistant Legal Counsel, Indiana Senate, 1990-97
  • Commissioner, Marion Co. Municipal and Superior Courts, 1988-1992. 
  • Deputy Prosecutor, Marion County, Indiana, 1978-80
  • Deputy Public Defender, Marion County, Indiana, Trial, 1980-86; Appellate, 1987-88. 
  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association

 


Jill S. McGinnis

Email:jmcginnis@buehlerlaw.com

Ms McGinnis received her B.S. degree from Indiana University in 2000, and her Juris Doctor degree from the Valparaiso University School of Law in 2003.  She is admitted in Indiana, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Steven King, LaPorte Superior Court, 2002-2003
  • Deputy Prosecutor, Lake County, Indiana, 2004-2005
  • Deputy Public Defender, Marion County, Indiana, 2005-2007
  • Deputy Prosecutor, Marion County, Indiana, 2007-2012
  • Member, Indianapolis and Indiana State Bar Associations

 


Of Counsel

 

Jeffrey A. Doty

     Mr. Doty was admitted to the Bar in 1987, and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Indiana. Mr. Doty received a B.A. in Geology in 1979, a M.S. degree in 1983 from Indiana University, and his J.D. degree from Hasting College of Law, University of California in 1987.

  • Author: “Law and Practice of Insurance Coverage Litigation Automobile Insurance,” Westgroup (2000)
  • Member Indianapolis and Indiana State Bar
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (Secretary, Insurance Coverage Section) 1998
  • Member Defense Research Institute, Inc.
  • Adjunct Professor, Geography, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis


John Cloutier

    

Mr. Cloutier was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1998 and the Florida Bar in 2006. He is also admitted to practice before the  U.S. District Court, Northern Illinois. John earned a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1980, and his J.D. degree from Duquesne University in 1998. He also attended graduate engineering studies at California State Polytechnic University from 1982 to 1984.

  • Member Chicago, St. Petersburg, Illinois State Bar Associations and the Florida State Bar.
  • Airline Transport Pilot with various type ratings
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • Eagle Scout 


Administrative Staff



 

Dorothy Simone

Office Manager
Email: dsimone@buehlerlaw.com


Elaine Wells

Accounting and Legal Assistant
Email: ewells@buehlerlaw.com


Rhonda Rose

Administrative Assistant
Email: rrose@buehlerlaw.com


Barb Hellwig

Legal Assistant
Email: barb@buehlerlaw.com


Ashley Irvine

Legal Assistant
Email: airvine@buehlerlaw.com




 

Representative Clients

American Family Insurance Group; Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame, Inc.; General Casualty Insurance Co.; Montgomery Aviation, Inc.;  Platinum Transport, Inc.; AFNI Insurance Services; Lafayette Aviation Inc.; Jeweler’s Mutual Insurance Co.; Eagle Flyers, Inc.; SolutionsAir Charter, LLC.; Montgomery Management, LLC.   Approved Attorneys for AOPA Legal Services Program

 


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