Small Firm.
Big Impact.

Our mission is to help you reach your goals

...whether you need to grow and manage your business, resolve a dispute, or navigate the uncertain waters of a government investigation.

PLG was launched in founder Tony Paganelli's spare bedroom in 2013. Since then, we’ve grown to over 20 lawyers, plus a dedicated team of legal support professionals, all working every day to be the best law firm in Indiana. Most of our lawyers came to us from the biggest law firms in the Midwest in search of a place where they could practice law at the highest level while also having a life outside the office, consistent with our guiding principle of “quality law/quality life.”

We provide our clients with the quality of legal work they expect from a major firm with hundreds of lawyers, and the level of personal attention they expect from a small law office on the courthouse square.

We provide our clients with the quality of legal work they would expect from the largest firms, and the level of personal attention they expect from a small law office.

— Tony Paganelli


PLG is a team of experienced lawyers and world-class support staff. Our award-winning team has been recognized by U.S. News and Best Lawyers® every year since we opened our doors. Our lawyers are consistently included on the annual lists of Indiana Super Lawyers® and Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, as well as in The Best Lawyers in America©.

Practice Areas

How can we help?

Appellate Practice

Our experienced attorneys have handled appeals in a wide variety of civil cases in state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of Indiana, the Indiana Court of Appeals, and the Seventh Circuit. In addition to our own firm’s cases, we manage the appellate phase of cases tried by lawyers outside of PLG.

Our appellate work includes:

  • Defending and challenging summary judgment decisions
  • Appealing trial verdicts
  • Submitting briefs on behalf of amici curiae
  • Successfully advocating in oral arguments

If you are unhappy with the outcome of your case based on a verdict or a summary judgment decision, we can assist with developing and executing a strategy for your appeal.

Business & Corporate Law

The PLG business and corporate law team provides experienced counsel and a full range of legal services for all types of businesses. Backed by decades of industry knowledge and experience, we will represent you and your interests throughout all stages of business creation, growth, and exit.

We help companies in their early stages with business entity formation, selecting the proper business structure, and securing the financing needed to start the business. Once a company is created, the business and corporate law team at PLG assists with writing and reviewing contracts; ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations; and responding to ongoing employment law needs. When owners are ready to retire, sell the business, or close it, we assist in developing and executing exit strategies that achieve each owner’s unique business and personal goals.

Our team represents entrepreneurs, established companies, business owners, buyers, sellers, investors, consultants, bankers, franchisors, franchisees, and exempt organizations in a wide variety of industries throughout central Indiana and across the Midwest.

Civil Litigation

Lawsuits are stressful and complicated. As a PLG client, you will work with a team of accomplished litigators who have the experience and knowledge to fight for your best interests and guide you through the litigation process — from investigation to jury trial to appeal.

For each claim, our team develops a litigation strategy that keeps your business goals and interests in mind. Our lawyers have practical business experience that helps us understand your objectives. We will work with you toward the best solution for your needs, whether that is settlement, mediation, arbitration, or trial.

The civil litigation team at PLG has extensive experience handling business cases involving breach of contract, business torts, shareholder disputes, construction and real estate claims, employment and non-competition disputes, and trust and estate issues.

Employment Law

We have decades of experience working with employers on managing risk and protecting their interests. Whether you are responding to a lawsuit, creating policies, managing your workforce, or working toward compliance, PLG is here to help. We represent employers throughout central Indiana and across the Midwest in a variety of industries.

Our services include:

  • Litigating discrimination, wage, and noncompetition cases
  • Responding to charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, HUD, or the Indiana Civil Rights Commission
  • Drafting and revising employee handbooks
  • Conducting in-person and online anti-harassment training for employees and supervisors
  • Negotiating employment contracts and severance agreements
  • Providing day-to-day guidance to employers on compliance with employment laws such as the FMLA, ADA, FLSA, and OWBPA

As a smaller employer itself, PLG is well-situated to help small and mid-sized employers manage the challenges that arise as a workforce grows. Our team is committed to developing and implementing strategies that keep your business objectives and interests in mind.

Family Law

Family law addresses the vital issues that touch the daily lives of individuals—matters involving children, marital assets, and personal livelihoods. PLG offers experienced legal representation in several areas that fall under the family law umbrella:
  • Dissolution and post-dissolution matters
  • Paternity actions
  • Child custody
  • Guardianships
  • Third-party custody issues
  • Child support-related issues
  • Protective orders
  • Legal separations
  • Name changes
  • Grandparent visitations
  • Relocations

At PLG, we approach each family law case on an individual basis, placing a heavy emphasis on in-depth analysis to ensure we deliver the best service to our clients.

Healthcare Law

We offer experienced representation of hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers in medical negligence litigation, licensing matters, and contract and employment matters.


Mediation has become a favored tool in civil disputes and can be a cost-effective and time-saving alternative to litigation. This approach involves a meeting between two or more parties and a professional, neutral mediator.

The trained mediators at PLG are experienced in working with parties involved in high-conflict issues. We will facilitate negotiations and help the involved parties arrive at a resolution. Mediation can be a relatively informal and inexpensive way for the parties to resolve their dispute without involving the courts.

The registered civil mediators at PLG have the experience and perspective to settle even the most difficult cases, including insurance coverage and claims, contract disputes, medical malpractice claims, and employment issues.

Real Estate Law

The laws governing real estate transactions are complex and can change as quickly as the market itself. The real estate law team at PLG has the strong industry experience clients need in this ever-evolving landscape to actively and effectively protect their interests.

Whether buying, selling, investing, or facing other complicated real estate matters, our team is prepared to counsel you every step of the way. We will ensure you understand the terms of your transaction and that the transaction complies with applicable state and federal laws. Our goal is to reduce your risk.

The real estate law team at PLG has helped clients with land use issues, including waivers and redevelopment plans. Our team is also experienced in drafting documents and assisting in lease and contract negotiations.

There are times when a matter may have to be litigated, such as a commercial lease dispute or contract dispute. The real estate law team at PLG has extensive litigation experience prosecuting and defending real estate claims.


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