Haggerty, Haggerty and Maschmeyer

Haggerty, Haggerty and Maschmeyer
  • Firm Size 3
  • Trusted Indiana Legal Counsel Since 1955
  • 4.7/5.0 (14)
    < 50% Recommended (4)

About this firm

The law firm of Haggerty and Haggerty was founded over 50 years ago. In 1955, brothers Judson F. Haggerty, a former Deputy Prosecutor, became a well-known and respected litigator for handling high profile criminal defense and personal injury cases. He tried some of the most serious murder cases that had worldwide coverage. Judson always took on tough, sometimes unpopular, issues. He was a champion of the underdog. His persistent spirit led him to run for political office and he served as a State Representative. Running for office certainly furthered his standing in the community. Judson also served as the Marion County Democratic Chairman, Deputy Prosecutor and personal counsel to Congressman Andy Jacobs.

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.

Locations (1)

Areas of Practice (240)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Business Associations Law
  • Business Cooperatives
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Estate Planning
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Torts
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Transfers
  • Business Trusts
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Estate Planning
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Family Business Law
  • Family Business Mediation
  • Family Business Successions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Pass-Through Entities
  • Private Business Law
  • Small Business Law
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Contracts
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contract Fraud
  • Contract Litigation
  • Corporate Fiduciary Law
  • Corporate Formation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Corporate Successions
  • Family Corporations
  • Incorporation
  • Professional Corporations
  • S Corporations
  • Small Business Corporations
  • Victim's Rights
  • Elder Law
  • Elder Abuse
  • Elder Care
  • Elder Rights
  • Family Law
  • Adoptions
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Child Custody
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Child Dependency
  • Child Protection
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Child Support
  • Child Welfare
  • Civil Unions
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Community Property Law
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Torts
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Family Arbitration
  • Family Mediation
  • Fathers Rights
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Independent Adoptions
  • International Child Custody
  • International Family Law
  • Interstate Child Custody
  • Interstate Support
  • Marital Agreements
  • Legal Separation
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Military Divorce
  • Name Changes
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Non-Traditional Family Law
  • Orphans Court Practice
  • Palimony
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Parental Rights
  • Parenting Time
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Private Adoptions
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Separation Agreements
  • Same Sex Marriage
  • Spousal Support
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Third Party Custody
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Visitation Rights
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Adult Guardianship
  • Advance Directives
  • Conservatorship
  • Dependent Adult Abuse
  • Elder Guardianship
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Guardianship
  • Guardianship Administration
  • Incompetency Proceedings
  • Mental Disability Law
  • Insurance
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Medicaid Hearings
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement
  • Negligence
  • Partnership Law
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Family Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Partnership Dissolution
  • Partnership Formation
  • Partnership Organization
  • Partnership Syndication
  • Personal Injury
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Electromagnetic Field Litigation
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Personal Injury Mediation
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Power Line Contact Injury
  • Psychological Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Subway Accidents
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Whiplash
  • Probate
  • Ancillary Probate
  • Probate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Adverse Possession
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Easements
  • Land Acquisitions
  • Land Sales
  • Land Trusts
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Mediation
  • Real Estate Partnerships
  • Real Estate Sales
  • Real Property
  • Real Property Acquisitions
  • Residential Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Residential Real Estate Foreclosure
  • Residential Real Estate Sales
  • Right of Way Easements
  • Torts
  • Civil Liability
  • Mass Torts
  • Intentional Torts
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Decedents Estates
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children
  • Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
  • Estate Planning for the Disabled
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • Estate Settlements
  • Family Trusts
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • Fiduciary Law
  • Fiduciary Liability
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Financial Planning
  • Living Trusts
  • Personal Planning
  • Pet Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Retirement Planning
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Surrogates Court Practice
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust Law
  • Trust Planning
  • Trust Litigation
  • Unclaimed Property
  • Wealth Planning
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Wills
  • Contested Wills
  • Inheritance
  • Living Wills
  • Missing Heir Searches
  • Successions

People (3)

Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 (14)
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    4.7/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.7/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.7/5.0
  • Communication

    4.6/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.7/5.0

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Client Reviews

  • 1.4/5.0 (4)
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    1.5/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    1.5/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    1.5/5.0
  • Value for Money

    1.3/5.0
  • My husband wouldn't turn in his financial statement and Mr. Maschmeyer wouldn't file a contempt of court against him. He said he is only 9 days late f...

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    My husband wouldn't turn in his financial statement and Mr. Maschmeyer wouldn't file a contempt of court against him. He said he is only 9 days late filing it. He was afraid of my husband's attorney Jim Sargent (now deceased). When I told him my husband's attorney was Mr.Sargent he said "oh, no not Jim Sargent". Not a good attorney.

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  • Haggerty Haggerty Maschmeyer

    1.0/5.0 on 05/12/11 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...

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    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.

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