Indianapolis lawyer and writer Stephen Terrell hosts an hour-long discussion between “just us” where “ditto” is not an accepted response. The program focuses on a wide-ranging exploration of issues impacting justice, whether in the courts, in the political arena, or in the world at large. ”The moral arc of the Universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” – M.L. King, Jr.
Stephen Terrell is a lawyer and writer in Indianapolis. He practices with his own firm, Terrell Law Office, LLC
With over 30 years experience, he represents individuals and small businesses throughout Indiana in the areas of business disputes, personal injury, civil rights and defamation, real estate matters, contracts, and estate planning and probate.
In 2007, Stephen was selected to the Indiana State Bar Association’s General Practice Hall of Fame. He also received the ISBA’s Presidential Award in 2002, and was recognized with the ISBA Solo & Small Firm Conference’s Founders Award in 2011 for his work in starting and chairing that nationally-recognized annual conference.
Stephen is the author of two books: Stars Fall, a tense legal thriller that has received a 5-star rating from readers on Amazon, and Visiting Hours and Other Stories From the Heart, a collection of short stories. The short story Visiting Hours received the Manny Award for best short fiction at the 2011 Midwest Writers Workshop. He also has written numerous articles for professional journals and spoken extensively on a wide variety of legal topics.
Stephen currently writes two blogs: Law for Writers at www.lawforwriters.blogspot.com, and Stephen Terrell: Ideas and Images at www.stephenterrell.blogspot.com.
Active in politics and in his local community, Stephen is a board member for the Goodwin Community Center, and Secretary and Past President of the Decatur Central Lions Club, both in Indianapolis. He has served in various other community positions, including as a member of the Decatur Township (Marion County) Schools Leadership Team. He received the 2011 Paul G. Fox Community Service Award given by the Decatur Township (Marion County) Democratic Club.
Stephen earned his undergraduate degree in political science and journalism from Ball State University. He received his law degree, summa cum laude, from Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law (Indianapolis), where he was a member of the Board of Editors for the Indiana Law Review.
Stephen is an avid motorcyclist, photographer and amateur chef. He loves music but can’t sing a lick.