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Celia M. Pauli


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Celia is committed to providing her clients with creative problem solving and zealous advocacy. As a team member of Lewis Wagner’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, Celia counsels employers on employment issues and provides tailored employment training. She has participated in various employer presentations such as Navigating the “Me Too” Movement, An Effective Social Media Policy and Employment Issues and Considerations in the Hiring Process. She has experience drafting workplace documents, including handbooks, policies, restrictive covenants and employment agreements. She also concentrates her practice in product liability defense, premises liability defense and insurance defense. Celia aggressively defends her clients, while also recognizing the importance of efficient and cost-effective resolutions. Her goal is to be a seamless extension and integration to her clients’ business or legal team.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Bar Leader Series Class XVII


  • "COVID-19 FAQs for businesses, employers, organizations," The Indiana Lawyer, April 1, 2020.
  • "Employer FAQ - Stay-at-Home Order and Families First Coronavirus Response Act Explained," Lewis Wagner Newsroom, March 25, 2020.
  • "Employer FAQ - Must Read for Indiana Businesses Managing COVID-19 Impact," Lewis Wagner Newsroom, March 18, 2020.
  • "Worker performance and terminations - Hasta la vista, maybe?" The Indiana Lawyer, March 20, 2019.
  • "Documentation tells the employer's story," The Indiana Lawyer, August 22, 2018.
  • "Ruling on sexual orientation leaves landscape unsettled," The Indiana Lawyer, March 21, 2018.
  • "Dos and don'ts of social media policies," The Indiana Lawyer, August 23, 2017.


  • The NLRA for Non-Union Employers, ALFA International Labor & Employment Regional Seminar, Pittsburgh, PA, September 25, 2019.
  • Navigating Social Media in the Workplace, ALFA International Webinar, October 9, 2018.
  • Navigating the "Me Too" Movement, Lewis Wagner Employment Law Breakfast, April 25, 2018.
  • An Effective Social Media Policy, Probation Officers Professional Association of Indiana, April 12, 2018.

Civic & Community Involvement

  • One Net Coalition, Volunteer

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Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2016

Courts of Practice

  • U.S District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2016


  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2016
    • Admissions Office Fellow
    • Sherman Minton Moot Court Competitor
    • Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Board
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, B.S., with High Distinction, 2013
    • Founder’s Scholar for sustained academic excellence