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Shrader, Cathleen M.



Focusing on appellate practice and complex business litigation, Cathleen Shrader has extensive experience in many representative matters. She is experienced in representing clients at all levels in the appellate process; businesses in contract, warranty, intellectual property, and other disputes; and trustees, beneficiaries, and personal representatives in complex estate and trust disputes.

Cathleen has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America® publication for Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation since 2012 and in the Super Lawyers® publication for Business Litigation since 2013. She has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney based on their peer review ratings.

In 2010 and again in 2015, the Indiana Supreme Court appointed Cathleen to the ten-member Indiana State Board of Law Examiners for a five-year term. The Board of Law Examiners is an agency of the Indiana Supreme Court and is responsible for the licensing of attorneys in the state of Indiana. She is currently Vice President of the Board and has served as Board Secretary.

Cathleen is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, has chaired the ISBA’s Appellate Practice Section, and is currently a member of the ISBA’s Lawyer Advertising Rules Committee. Cathleen is also a member of the Allen County Bar Association and has chaired that association’s Appellate Practice Section. She is a frequent speaker on issues relating to appellate practice and advertising and social media.

Since 2010, Cathleen has been the representative of the Indiana State Bar Association on the nonpartisan Indiana Debate Commission, the only incorporated and independent debate group in the nation which is dedicated to promoting state-wide political debates in Indiana. She serves as a Board member and is currently the Board Secretary and has served as Executive Committee Chairperson.

In 1990, Cathleen graduated cum laude from Indiana University School of Business with a B.S. in Business Economics. In 1994, she received her J.D. from Duke University, where she served as Research Editor for the Duke Law Journal.

Cathleen is admitted to practice before the Indiana state courts, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Sixth, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana and the Western District of Michigan.

Legal Assistant: Gretchen F. Keller

Paralegal: Jamie L. Schofield

AV ® Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. The AV rating is a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

The News with Cathleen M. Shrader

Shrader and Ramsey to Speak
Cathleen Shrader and William Ramsey spoke at a seminar presented by the Allen County Bar Association titled “Lawyers in the Outfield: E-filing, Appellate…
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Firm Attorneys Recognized in Indiana Super Lawyers Publication
Barrett McNagny LLP is proud to announce its listing in Indiana Super Lawyers for 2016. The following attorneys were selected for inclusion in their respective
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Cathleen Shrader Elected Vice President
Cathleen Shrader has been elected by the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners as Vice President of the Board. 
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Barrett McNagny LLP Listed in 2016 “Best Law Firms” Rankings
Barrett McNagny LLP is proud to announce that the firm was ranked in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®.  
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Shrader Quoted in The Indiana Lawyer
​Cathleen Shrader was quoted in an article regarding advertising rules in The Indiana Lawyer.
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Shrader Reappointed to the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners
The Indiana Supreme Court reappointed Cathleen M. Shrader of Barrett McNagny LLP to a second five-year term as a member of the Indiana State Board of La…
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Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers® in America
 Barrett McNagny LLP is proud to announce that 18 firm attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2016.
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Barrett McNagny Announces Logo Change
Barrett McNagny is pleased to announce a “refresh” of the firm’s identity. The “refresh” includes an updated name, a new logo and a redesigned website.…
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Firm Attorneys Recognized in Indiana Super Lawyers Publication
Barrett McNagny is proud to announce its listing in Indiana Super Lawyers for 2015. 
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Shrader Re-Elected Board Secretary of the Indiana Debate Commission
Cathleen Shrader has been re-elected as Board Secretary of the Indiana Debate Commission. 
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Shrader Re-elected Secretary of the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners
Cathleen Shrader has been re-elected Secretary of the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners. 
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