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Michael J. Hebenstreit

Partner

Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek LLP


Email:  MJH@whzlaw.com

Telephone: 317.638.5555

Paralegal: Arlene L. Morris (Arlene@whzlaw.com)

Paralegal: Lottie L. Wathen (LLW@whzlaw.com)

Practice Areas

· General civil practice including bankruptcy, family law, business representation, probate and estate planning

· Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel Trustee—U.S. Dept. of Justice for the Southern District of Indiana

Preparatory Education

· Brebeuf Preparatory School, 1970

· Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio), B.A., 1974

Legal Education

· Indiana University School of Law (Indianapolis, Indiana), J.D., 1977

Admitted to Practice

· Indiana, 1977

· U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1977

· U.S. Supreme Court, 2008

Memberships

· Indianapolis Bar Association, 1977-present

· President, 2011

· President Elect, 2010

· First Vice President, 2009

· Counsel to the Board, 2007

· Bar Review Committee, 2007-present

· Indianapolis Bar Foundation

· Fellow of Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 1997

· Board Member, 2001-present

· Chair, Development Committee, 2006                

· Indiana State Bar Association, 1998-present

· Delegate to Indiana State Bar Association House of Delegates (at least 10 years)

· Fellow of Indiana State Bar Association Foundation, 2001

· Chair, Attorney Fee Dispute Committee, 2009-2010

· National Association Bankruptcy Trustees, 2003-present

· Bankruptcy Trustee Advisory Panel, 2004-present

· Indianapolis Lawyer’s Club, 2006-present

Professional Experience

· Staff Attorney with Nisenbaum & Brown (General Counsel for Indianapolis Morris Plan Corporation), 1977-1979

· Private Practice with William R. Richards, P.C., 1979-1982

· Managing Partner: Hebenstreit and Moberly, P.C., 1982-1996

· Of Counsel: Kroger Gardis & Regas, 1996-2002

· Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel Trustee-United States Deptartment of Justice, 2002-present

· Partner: Whitham, Hebenstreit & Zubek, LLP

Civic Affiliations

· Boy Scouts of America

· Girls, Incorporated

· 500 Festival Associates, Parade Band Committee, Co-Chair, 1996-2010

· Zoobilation, Indianapolis Zoo Steering Committee, 2000-2006

Publications and Seminar Participation

· “Secured Transactions and Creditor’s Rights”, Indianapolis Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Handbook (1982)

· ICLEF Basic Bankruptcy (March 2008)

Awards

· 2007 President’s Award for Service to the Indianapolis Bar Association

· 2006 Boy Scouts of America, Silver Beaver Award

· 2005 Indianapolis Bar Association Pro Bono Recognition Award

· 2005 Indiana State Bar Association Solo and General Practice Award

· 2003 Brebeuf Jesuit Alumni Association’s Father Paul O’Brien, S.J. Service Award

· 2006 Super Lawyers Designated by Indianapolis Monthly

· 2005 Super Lawyers Designated by Indianapolis Monthly

· 2004 Super Lawyers Designated by Indianapolis Monthly

· Who’s Who in America, 2002 Edition