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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ind. Law - Indianapolis attorney Ed Delaney reportedly brutally attacked, perhaps by another attorney

The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Indianapolis attorney and state representative Ed DeLaney was attacked in Carmel by "his prospective client, Augustus J. Mendenhall, 38." More from the story:

[Carmel police say that Mendenhall] punched DeLaney and wielded a gun. Mendenhall is being held in the Hamilton County Jail and faces several felony charges, including attempted murder.

Ann DeLaney, Edward DeLaney's wife, said her husband had never met his attacker before today. He thought Mendenhall was interested in buying land in the area and wanted legal advice, she said. * * *

Edward DeLaney suffered several head injuries, Ann DeLaney said. He's bruised and swollen and has broken bones above and below one eye. Doctors are doing tests to determine whether his ribs are broken. He's in good spirits and has been joking with the medical staff, she said.

"Under the circumstances," she said, "he's been doing very well."

A check of the net shows an Augustus J. Mendenhall on the list of those successful on the July 2008 Indiana Bar Examination. Here is a Linkedin page for the same new attorney, Augustus J. Mendenhall who, according to the Roll of Attorneys, lives in Plainfield and was admitted to the Indiana bar on Oct. 17, 2008.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 31, 2009 06:17 PM
Posted to Indiana Law