Life at PLG: Founder and principal of PLG, leading our team and managing all business functions for the firm. Concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, mediation, and business strategy. Recognized in 2009 and 2010 as an “Indiana Rising Star” (the top 5% of Indiana lawyers under 40), and as an “Indiana SuperLawyer” (the top 5% of all Indiana lawyers) every year since 2010; included in every edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” since 2013. Life before PLG: Litigation partner with Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, one of the largest law firms in the United States, where he developed a national business litigation and trial practice. Served as the 2012 Chair of the Litigation Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Graduated from the University of Notre Dame (B.A. 1992) and Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington (J.D. Cum Laude 1995). Life beyond PLG: Instructor and program chair for the annual Indiana Trial Advocacy College, and frequent speaker on legal and business issues. Chairman Emeritus of the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, a national charity that raises over $5 million per year for children who need life-saving organ transplants. Lives in Indianapolis with his wife and their two teenage children.


Chris McGrath

Attorney and Mediator 

Life at PLG

  • Chris McGrath works with business owners, helping them overcome challenges in set-up, employment, contracts, business negotiations, real estate, litigation and dispute resolution.

  • He has litigated cases before judges and juries in state and federal courts in Indiana.

  • Chris is a registered mediator, and regularly hosts client mediations at the Paganelli Group office.

Life before PLG

  • Chris has more than 25 years’ experience working on, in and for small businesses. He has started and operated an auto racing team, several real estate investment companies, a consulting group, a law firm, and a motorsports marketing company.

  • Chris earned his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1993.

Life beyond PLG

  • Chris’ core values are passion, service, faith, and loyalty.

  • He is the head coach of the Guerin Catholic High School Boys Soccer program. He played goalkeeper in high school, soccer clubs and at Marquette University.

  • He lives in Noblesville with his wife, two daughters, son, dogs and various wild creatures.


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