Practice and Industry Groups

Theresa R. Parish

Of Counsel Indianapolis

Theresa is an experienced litigator. With a particular focus on labor and employment litigation and counseling, Theresa represents management in a broad variety of matters, including:

Individual claims in agency and court actions. Defends clients in administrative proceedings and in federal and state court litigation against claims of age, race, sex, and disability discrimination, wage and hour violations, and retaliation, among others. Has obtained favorable summary judgment rulings in such cases.

Administrative Proceedings. Represents employers in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the US Department of Labor, and the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, among other agencies.

Mediations and negotiations. Represents employers and corporate clients in formal, court-ordered settlement conferences and mediation programs and in informal, voluntary claim resolution negotiations.

Terms of Employment. Advises clients regarding compliance with federal, state, and local law, including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA and assists clients in conducting investigations of harassment and employee misconduct.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Bar Leader Series IX, 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana


  • Ogletree Deakins Managing a Workforce in 2019 Seminar - ''Investigating Sexual Harassment Allegations and Getting It Right'' - Indianapolis - September 20, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''Navigating the Harassment Hailstorm'' - Carmel - March 22, 2018
  • Indiana Chamber, Workplace Harassment Prevention Seminar - ''The High Cost of Getting Even: Preventing Retaliation'' - Indianapolis - February 27, 2018
  • Mutual Insurance Companies Association of Indiana - ''Discrimination 101 Employment Law Essentials'' - Indianapolis - December 06, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Leaves, Leaves, and More Leaves! Successfully Managing the Most Difficult Situations'' - Indianapolis - November 02, 2017
  • Business Management Daily Webinar - ''FMLA in the Trenches: Advanced Tips & Tactics for Administering Problematic Leaves of Absences'' - 2016 - 2017

Published Works



Media Quotes

August 13 - August 26, 2014 - Indiana Lawyer - "ENDA Would Protect Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity"
June 27, 2014 - DRI's Job Description - "Clear Job Descriptions: Limit ADA Exposure"
March 5 - March 12, 2012 - Indiana Lawyer - "Disabilities By Association: Nondisabled Employees Bringing Claims Following Law Changes in 2008"