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Meanwhile, brother and firm partner Jay B. Haggerty handled other legal matters by representing south side businesses and becoming respected in the Courts as a probate and small business attorney. He served as a Court Commissioner and as First Magistrate of the Marion County Drug Court. Jay also took cues from Judson and ran for political office. Jay campaigned for a seat in the Indiana House of Representatives in the late 50s and served on the Sheriff's Board in Marion County in the 70s. A major responsibility while on the board included deciding who to retain and who to let go in the Marion County Criminal Court. In addition to these duties, he also handled case overload for Judge Trauberg.
As Judson F. Haggerty and Jay B. Haggerty entered the decade of the 80s, the law firm was still going strong. Jay B's sons were making plans to follow in the family footsteps and attend law school. However, the current partners were looking to hire an associate so the possibility of retirement could become more of a reality in the coming years. Jay B. Haggerty recruited William A. Maschmeyer - a lifelong southsider and a Deputy Attorney General under Lindley Pearson - and in 1987, the law school alum joined the firm to assist in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, small business and estate planning. Once the associate gained momentum and made partner, the firm name was changed to Haggerty, Haggerty and Maschmeyer.
Shortly thereafter, firm co-founder Jay B. Haggerty's sons Jay J. Haggerty and Jon F. Haggerty graduated from law school and joined the firm. Jay focused on divorce and family law, estate planning and probate, as well as personal injury. Jon focused on bankruptcy, elder law, Medicaid planning and general civil and criminal litigation.
While Judson F. Haggerty deceased in 1997, Jay B. Haggerty remains of counsel to the firm by offering a wealth of experience and guidance on complicated business and probate matters. Brothers Jay J. Haggerty and Jon F. Haggerty, along with William A. Maschmeyer, continue the traditions of excellence established by their predecessors in the practice of law in the Indianapolis area, while maintaining a reputation for honesty and fair dealing with clients and other attorneys.
The firm is conveniently located ten minutes south of downtown Indianapolis, just north of Southern Plaza, near the intersection of Troy Avenue and Meridian Street. Parking is free and access is easy. The firm offers a free initial telephone consultation. If we cannot handle your case, we will refer you to someone who can. We offer mediation services for divorce and all civil disputes to those seeking to resolve their differences outside the Court.
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1.0/5.0 on 03/01/15
I retained Mr. Maschmeyer to represent me for hearing back in Indiana. Once retained, he rarely returned my phone calls. Mr. Maschmeyers e-mails wer... Read more
I retained Mr. Maschmeyer to represent me for hearing back in Indiana. Once retained, he rarely returned my phone calls. Mr. Maschmeyers e-mails were brief and unprofessional. I called him 3 days in a row before my 'Johnson County phone in hearing' (where I could not hear a thing and told Mr. Maschmeyer this over and over).. He never called me back until 4 minutes before my hearing. He threw out a last minute settlement that I was not comfortable with nor could I hear the proceedings. I called him a couple weeks later and asked him why he never would return my calls or why his emails were so brief and informal. I asked him specifically if he had a problem with gay people or gay marriage (as this was key to my case) - Mr. Maschmeyer refused to answer my question. I asked him again about his views on gay rights, marriage and lifestyle and asked him again for an answer and again, he refused to answer my questions. Mr. Maschmeyer should have never taken my case. He knew about my relationship with my partner, a physician, of 12 years from our first phone call. I feel that my representation suffered because Mr. Maschmeyer saw me as and made me feel like a second class person not worthy of his time or efforts. And now, the results of hiring William Maschmeyer and his services have impacted the rest of my life in a very sad way.
1.0/5.0 on 05/12/11
I don't know about the Haggerty's, but my experience with Maschmeyer has been disappointing. He made me give him $500.00 dollars on my credit card to answer a general que... Read more
I don't know about the Haggerty's, but my experience with Maschmeyer has been disappointing. He made me give him $500.00 dollars on my credit card to answer a general question. He never answered my one question! He said on a call that he put aside sometime to research a general knowledge question. At which time I told him to never mind the request. He charged my card $500.00 and wont return any calls or emails. this to me is the same as theft. He is not an honest person.