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Alissa Wetzel
Associate

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-231-6428

F 317-231-7433

OVERVIEW

Alissa Wetzel
Associate

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-231-6428

F 317-231-7433

A former attorney with U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and federal judicial clerk, Alissa Wetzel helps clients facing litigation or government investigations prepare for trial or determine the best path for resolution. She knows how to get to the root of the matter and help craft persuasive arguments for her clients.

OVERVIEW

A former attorney with U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and federal judicial clerk, Alissa Wetzel helps clients facing litigation or government investigations prepare for trial or determine the best path for resolution. She knows how to get to the root of the matter and help craft persuasive arguments for her clients.

Alissa focuses her practice in the area of commercial litigation and government investigations. She represents clients in trial, as well as in settlement negotiations, mediations and related hearings.

Having learned about small businesses from her parents, who owned and operated a local grocery store, and about how the courts and federal agencies work from first-hand experience, Alissa brings legal and practical knowledge to her clients. Her goal is to help clients navigate the intricacies of the litigation process and work with all the parties involved.

Most recently, she held a two-year clerkship with Chief Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Before that, Alissa spent seven years working for the U.S. Department of Defense as a senior assistant counsel and assist counsel in the Defense Finance and Accounting Service’s Office of General Counsel at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis. In those roles, Alissa represented the Department in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 commercial bankruptcies and advised the Department of Justice’s Commercial Litigation Branch, assistant U.S. Attorneys, and senior counsel from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Army Corps of Engineers, and other defense agencies on corporate debt collection, insolvency, and bankruptcy. In connection to internal investigations, she researched and drafted liability determinations arising out of theft, fraud, embezzlement, and negligence by service members and DOD employees.

While earning her bachelor’s, master’s and law degrees, Alissa served as an intern for U.S. Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana, as an extern in the Office of the General Counsel in the Procurement Section of the U.S. Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C., and as an intern in the Walt Disney World College Program, where she enhanced her knowledge of how large businesses work and make decisions, which she uses even now in practice.

Professional and Community Involvement

Board member, Butler University Central Indiana Chapter Steering Committee

Participant, The Verdict!, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis annual mock trial event

Graduate, Women’s Fund OPTIONS Class, 2016

Member, Society of Indiana Pioneers

Former member, Junior League of Indianapolis

Former volunteer immigration attorney , Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

Former reading tutor, United Way of Central Indiana

Former associate council member, Indianapolis Zoological Society

Participant, Indiana Democratic Party Emerging Leaders Program, 2014

EXPERIENCE
Publications
  • Going Toe-to-Toe with Justice Scalia, South Bend Tribune, April 3, 2016
  • New Deal Photographs of the Hoosier State, Indiana Magazine of History, Vol 109, Issue 3, Sept. 2013
  • Beyond the Zone of Twilight: How Congress and the Courts can Minimize the Dangers and Maximize the Benefits of Executive Orders, Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2007
  • Georgia v. Randolph—Consent and the 4th Amendment, Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2006
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