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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5.0/5.0 Review for William A. Maschmeyer by a Member on 09/25/14 in General Practice
Bill is a top flight lawyer. He works hard for his clients.
5.0/5.0 Review for William A. Maschmeyer by a Member on 09/15/14 in Estate Planning
3.3/5.0 Review for Haggerty, Haggerty and Maschmeyer on 11/17/17 in Paternity.
I used Jay to handle my dad's estate and worked with Jane throughout most the process. It was quick and painless. I also used Jay to handle my JP case and worked with a different paralegal. She was very rude - there's a soft side to her but for the... Read more
I used Jay to handle my dad's estate and worked with Jane throughout most the process. It was quick and painless. I also used Jay to handle my JP case and worked with a different paralegal. She was very rude - there's a soft side to her but for the most part she just made me feel like a huge inconvenience. If I used this firm again I would request a different paralegal. Read lessRead less
1.0/5.0 Review for William A. Maschmeyer on 06/17/17 in Family Law.
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 husb... Read more
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. Read lessRead less
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