His deep respect for his client's long-term goals and interests, and an unwavering dedication to character and integrity in both thought and action, have earned him the trust and respect of his peers.
Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) November 14, 2014
Indiana family law attorney Andrew C. Mallor, a founding partner of Mallor Grodner, has been elected into membership in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACFTL). The ACFTL is a select national group of 100 of the best family law trial lawyers from across the country. He was chosen by his peers based upon his litigation skills and courtroom abilities. Mallor is the first, and only, Indiana lawyer admitted to the organization.
“As a firm we are proud of Andy for this singular achievement that recognizes his exceptional legal career,” said Geoffrey M. Grodner, managing partner. “His deep respect for his client's long-term goals and interests, and an unwavering dedication to character and integrity in both thought and action, have earned him the trust and respect of his peers.”
A leading family lawyer in Indiana for over 40 years, Mallor leads the firm’s Private Client Division, with some client relationships spanning three generations. In addition to family law matters such as adoption, divorce, matrimonial agreements, and child custody matters, Mallor has significant expertise in matters involving wealth management, including trust and estate planning and probate matters, business succession planning, and premarital agreements.
An early advocate of collaborative law, Mallor has built a reputation in the family law practice area by advocating for clients and doing what is in their best interest. “Divorce is a difficult process and our goal is to make it as easy as possible,” said Mallor. “When we have determined that a divorce is the only option, we want to reach a meaningful and fair settlement and avoid the expensive financial and emotional costs of a trial.”
It is with this personal philosophy that Mallor says he is even more so honored to be recognized by his peers as a top-performing family trial lawyer. “They all know I don’t take a client to court lightly, but if we do, when the court room doors close, no one will be better prepared to advocate for his client.”
Looking to the Future
As a diplomate with the American College of Family Trial Lawyers there is opportunity to collaborate with some of the best family trial lawyers in the country as well as being involved in the uppermost level of continuing education. Diplomates present continuing legal education programs, act as guest speaker and participate in hands-on interactive sessions.
Beyond his own personal development, he enjoys giving back to the industry. Mallor is the chair of the annual Family Law Institute for Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. “I value the opportunity to give back to this career what it has given me,” said Mallor. “If I can lead by example and mentor the next generation of lawyers, I can only hope they will continue to embrace our approach to finding creative and cost-effective solutions for our client’s legal issues.”
Throughout his career Mallor has garnered significant professional honors. He has received an AV® Preeminent™ designation by Martindale-Hubbell for having the highest possible ratings in both legal ability and ethical standards. He is a past recipient of the Gale Phelps Award, which recognizes an Indiana lawyer with exceptional service to the profession, highest level of competence, raising the level of professionalism and civility in domestic relations matters, and high moral character.
He has been listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” since 1989 and was selected as the Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Indianapolis in 2014 by Best Lawyers in America. He has been named a Family Law Indiana Super Lawyer® every year since its inception eleven years ago. He has also been named one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Indiana by Indiana Super Lawyers® every year since its inception.
He is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. He has authored over 100 articles on family law and tax planning.
Mallor is a graduate of Indiana University and earned his Juris Doctor from Indiana University School of Law.
About the American College of Family Trial Lawyers
The American College of Family Trial Lawyers is a select group of 100 of the top family law trial lawyers from across the United States. The American College was formed in 1993 to bring together some of the best trial lawyers in America practicing sophisticated and complex family law and matrimonial matters both domestically and abroad ranging from dissolution of marriage (divorce), paternity, palimony, child abduction and domestic torts. Diplomates, all members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, are chosen based upon their recognized litigation skills and courtroom abilities.
About Mallor Grodner LLP
Mallor Grodner is a multi-service Indiana law firm whose attorneys provide practical and innovative counsel in the areas of business law, family law, estate planning and administration. The firm was founded in 1988 by Andrew C. Mallor and Geoffrey M. Grodner with a clear vision to provide accessible, efficient and responsive service while building a relationship of trust with clients. Named 2014 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" in Indiana, Mallor Grodner has garnered national recognition in peer-reviewed and client recommended rankings that gauge legal excellence for both the firm and its attorneys. The firm serves clients throughout Indiana from its offices in Indianapolis and Bloomington. For more information visit http://www.lawmg.com