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Neal Bowling

Senior Counsel

T: 317.453.8706 | Mobile: 317.345.2086
F: 317.630.2790

Legal Assistant

Sue Benson

T: 317.237.0500


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As a part of Lewis Wagner’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, Neal counsels and represents employers in a wide array of complex matters including wage and hour issues, claims by current and former employees, and noncompete matters. He has published articles on numerous matters, including overtime pay issues arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In addition to his work in the Labor and Employment Practice Group, Neal is also a member of the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group, and regularly represents and advises attorneys in malpractice and professional responsibility matters as well.


  • "U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious and Moral Exemptions in ACA Birth Control Mandate," Lewis Wagner Newsroom, July 20, 2020.
  • "U.S. Supreme Court Reinforces 'Ministerial Exception,' Protecting Religious Employers from Employment Discrimination Claims," Lewis Wagner Newsroom, July 14, 2020.
  • "U.S. Supreme Court Rules to Keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Policy in Place," Lewis Wagner Newsroom, June 24, 2020.
  • "COVID-19 Policy Update - What the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Means for You," Lewis Wagner Newsroom, April 3, 2020.
  • "Employer FAQ - Stay-at-Home Order and Families First Coronavirus Response Act Explained," Lewis Wagner News Room, March 25, 2020.
  • "Employer FAQ - Must Read for Indiana Businesses Managing COVID-19 Impact," Lewis Wagner Newsroom, March 18, 2020.
  • "Not Blowing Smoke: Indiana's Marijuana Laws Keep Things Simple for Employers, for Now," The Indiana Lawyer, March 18, 2020.
  • "Takin' Care of Busines...And Gettin' Overtime," The Indiana Lawyer, August 21, 2019.
  • "Lawyers may still be subject to discipline when lacking any knowledge of employee misdeeds," LPL eAdvisory, March 2014.
  • "Taking payment from someone other than client may create risk of discipline," LPL eAdvisory, March 2014.
  • “Malpractice vs. Misconduct,” DRI: The Voice, May 23, 2012 (co-author).
  • "Indiana’s New Securities Act," The Indiana Lawyer, 2008.


  • Do’s and Don’t’s of Responding to a Disciplinary Complaints, Survive & Thrive: Essentials for Starting or Improving Your Solo/Small Practice, Indianapolis Bar Association, October 20, 2017.
  • Private Placement of Securities, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation’s Business Institute, 2009.

Professional Associations

  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • Indiana State Bar Association

Representative Cases

  • Bardonner v. Clendening, Johnson & Bohrer, P.C., 144 N.E.3d 208, Indiana Court of Appeals, 2020 (memorandum decision).
  • Blackmon v. Mt. Zion Apolstolic Church, Inc. (Ind. Ct. App. 2018). Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's grant of partial summary judgment to Mt. Zion on wrongful death and survival claims.
  • Magee v. Welke (Ind. Ct. App. 2015). Dismissal pursuant to Rule 12(B)(6) reversed.

Civic & Community Involvement

  • Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Board of Directors, 2016
  • Child Advocates, Board of Directors, 2006 - 2012

In The News

    Media Mentions

  1. Feb 22, 2017

    Lawmakers consider attorney anti-indemnification bill
    The Indiana Lawyer

    Published Articles

  1. May 23, 2012

    Malpractice vs. Misconduct
    DRI: The Voice

          Press Release

          1. Jun 28, 2010

            Neal Bowling, Edward D. Thomas and Ryan J. Vershay join firm as attorneys

          Bar Admissions

          • State of Indiana, 1996

          Courts of Practice

          • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1996
          • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1996
          • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan , 2010
          • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2018
          • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2016


          • Indiana University, Kelley School of Business-Bloomington, M.B.A., Finance, 2005
          • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 1995
          • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, B.A., 1990