Matthew Abels

Matthew Abels

Sole Practitioner
Indianapolis, Indiana

Abels Law Office specializes in litigation, specifically trials. Attorney Matt Abels is a former prosecutor who has over ten years experience in the criminal courtrooms throughout central Indiana, and he has tried numerous jury trials from misdemeanors to major felony during that time. Mr. Abels graduated in the top 1% of his law school class. He limits the number of clients he will accept at any given time so that he may provide you with the best representation possible. He also handles traffic court cases, including specialized driver's license petitions, forfeitures, expungements and child custody, paternity, and other family law matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Expungement
  • Speeding and Traffic including specialized driver's license/hardship license
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2004


  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. summa cum laude
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Member, 2003 - 2004
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2001
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana Public Defender's Council, 2009 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member, 2004 - 2011

Past Employment Positions

  • Marion County Prosecutor's Office, Deputy Prosecutor, 2004 - 2005


  • Delta Tau Delta