Michelle R. Maslowski

Associate Indianapolis

Michelle R. Maslowski graduated summa cum laude with her J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. While at Indiana University, Michelle served as the Executive Managing Editor for Indiana Law Review and the Assistant Chief Justice for the Moot Court Board. Michelle previously earned a B.A. in Music and Economics from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. She currently lives in Greenwood, Indiana with her husband, Christian, and her daughter, Gabriella. Michelle concentrates her practice on employment litigation and counseling.


Michelle counsels and defends employers on a wide range of employment, labor, and personnel matters. She has significant litigation management experience in both federal and state court, including several trials, arbitrations, and evidentiary hearings. Michelle defends employers in litigation involving individual and class action claims under Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, the FLSA, and claims involving wage and compensation issues, covenants not to compete, workers compensation, and whistleblower retaliation. She also represents employers at the administrative level, including claims filed with the EEOC, the NLRB, OSHA, and unemployment agencies.

Michelle represents and counsels several industries for their employment and personnel needs, including transportation companies, general contractors, subcontractors, financial institutions, mortgage servicers, credit bureaus, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, medical providers, staffing companies, and property owners. She counsels both domestic and international clients on compliance issues, best practices for litigation avoidance, and how to streamline internal business processes. Michelle also provides advice on employment and personnel issues, such as employment agreements, severance and separation agreements, employee handbooks, and individual employment policies.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Women in the Law Committee; Written Publications Committee (December 2013 - present)
  • Phoenix Theatre, Board Member (August 2013 - present); Simply da Vine Committee, Chair (July 2012 - present); Simply da Vine Committee Member (August 2011 - July 2012)
  • American Lung Association, Fight for Air Climb, Team Captain (March 2013)


  • Business Management Daily - ''FMLA in the Trenches: Problematic FMLA Leaves'' - Indianapolis - April 24, 2014
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce FMLA Update Seminar - ''FMLA Leave: When to Grant and When to Deny'' - Indianapolis - December 12, 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Managing a Workforce 2014 - ''Everything I Ever Wanted to Learn About Employment Law, I Learned at the Movies'' - Indianapolis - October 10, 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Managing a Workforce 2014 - ''ADA Accommodations and Title III Trends: The New Era in ADA Title III Compliance'' - Indianapolis - October 10, 2013
  • Business Management Daily - ''FMLA in the Trenches: Advanced Tips & Tactics to Protect Your Company'' - Indianapolis - October 03, 2013
  • ICLEF - ''A Practical Guide to Employment Practice Liability Insurance'' - Indianapolis - October 02, 2013
  • Workforce Management in 2013 - Wabash Valley Human Resources Association - ''Combating Fraud Under the FMLA: Tips & Tactics to Protect Your Company'' - Terre Haute - September 20, 2013
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce 49th Annual Human Resources Conference - ''Everything I Learned About Employment Law I Learned From the Movies'' - Indianapolis - May 08, 2013
  • Business Management Daily - ''FMLA in the Trenches: Advanced Tips & Tactics to Protect Your Company'' - Indianapolis - April 25, 2013

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Media Quotes

January 16, 2014 - Lexology, Association of Corporate Counsel - "Federal Minimum Wage Stagnant but 13 States Raise Their Minimum Wages"
2013 - ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law (Contributing Editor) - "The Family Medical Leave Act of 2013 Cumulative Supplement"