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Christopher J. Mueller


T: 317.922.2850
F: 317.630.2790

Legal Assistant

Brenda Clarkson

T: 317.237.0500


Chris brings an innate curiosity to every case he tackles. He has earned multiple degrees in a range of focus areas, including chemistry and music. With a dual perspective of the rigorous scientific process and artistic creativity, he finds hidden connections and creative solutions to solve multifaceted problems in unique ways.

Chris spends his day representing clients in legal matters related to trusts and estates, real estate, business, tax planning, and general civil litigation. He represents clients in complex litigation and helps businesses and individuals plan wisely for the future. As a registered civil mediator, Chris relishes the opportunity to settle cases to the satisfaction of everyone involved.

Chris is a native of Cedarburg, Wisconsin. He moved to Indianapolis after meeting his wife, Laura. Along with their three young children, they enjoy cooking, hiking, and spending time with extended family. Chris and his wife are enthusiastic and passionate supporters of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, and The Indianapolis Children’s Choir.


• “5 Tips on Estate and Trust Settlement Agreements,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education
    Forum: 90 Hot Tips in Estate, Trust, and Probate Practice, 2022.
• “Ethical Considerations in Drafting Trusts for Clients with Diminished Capacity,” Indiana
    Continuing Legal Education Forum: Trust Planning Beyond the Acronyms, 2022.
• Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum: Reality CLE, Mediation Panel, 2021.
• “Continued Covid Craziness! What Does it Look Like and How Are You Staying Well?,”
    Indiana State Bar Association, 2021.
• “How to Avoid Probate – But Should You?,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum,
• “Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important,” National Business
    Institute, 2019.
• “Estate and Trust Contests, Disputes, Challenges,” National Business Institute, 2018.
• “Handling Debts and Claims Against the Estate,” National Business Institute, 2018
• “The Fiduciary Detective: Asset Marshalling Challenges,” Indiana State Bar Association,
• “Legal Ethics in Estate Administration,” National Business Institute, 2017.
• “Handling Debts and Claims Against the Estate,” National Business Institute, 2017.
• “Locating Companies for Due Diligence and Background Information,” National Business
    Institute, 2015.
• “Locating Persons and Finding Background Information,” National Business Institute, 2015.

Representative Cases

• Moriarty v. Moriarty, 150 N.E.3d 616 (Ind. Ct. App. 2020).
• ShermansTravel Media, LLC v. Gen3Ventures, LLC, 152 N.E.3d 616 (Ind. Ct. App. 2020).
• In re Estate of Melvin Simon, Cause No. 29D03-0910-ES-000141 (Hamilton Co. Ind. Sup. Ct.
• In re the Christel DeHaan 2012 Irrevocable Investment Trust dated March 7, 2012, Cause No.
    49D01-1703-TR-012560 (Marion Co. Ind. Sup. Ct. 1), and In re the Irrevocable Trust
    Agreement for Kirsten Andrea DeHaan dated April 15, 1997, Cause No. 49D01-1611-TR-
    042212 (Marion Co. Ind. Sup. Ct. 1).
• The National Bank of Indianapolis v. Ripley Entertainment, Inc., No. 6:18-cv-03394-MDH (West.
    Dist. of Missouri May 18, 2021).

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2015

Courts of Practice

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2015


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • Valparaiso University, B.S. Chemistry and B.A. Music, magna cum laude, 2010
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Graduate Certificate - Public Health, 2011