Attorney Profiles

ATTORNEY MICHAEL RILEY

Michael Riley has been engaged in the practice of law for over fifty years. Mr. Riley opened his law office in Rensselaer in 1980 and has been providing expert legal advice to residents in Jasper and surrounding counties ever since. Before practicing law in Rensselaer, Mr. Riley practiced law in Indianapolis, Indiana for fifteen years. While in Indianapolis, Mr. Riley tried numerous criminal cases, including multiple death penalty cases. He has been lead counsel in over two hundred jury trials both criminally and civilly. Mr. Riley currently serves as the Chief Public Defender in Jasper County Indiana.

 

​Mr. Riley has served on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Trial Lawyers and for eight years was chairman of the Indiana Law-Pac. For that service he was honored by having received Consumer of Advocate of the Year in 2002. Additionally, Mr. Riley received the Sagamore of the Wabash in 1996, Indiana's highest award given to a citizen. 

 

​Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Riley has represented thousands of clients to help bring each case to a swift and satisfactory resolution. Mr. Riley received his B.A. from Indiana State University and his J.D. from Indiana University.

​Mr. Riley is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana and the Northern  District of Indiana. Mr. Riley is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Trial Lawyers and serves as the Chief Public Defender in Jasper County Indiana.

ATTORNEY JACOB AHLER

Jacob Ahler is an Attorney in Rensselaer, Indiana who works in a general practice setting. Jacob primarily focuses his practice on Commercial Law, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation, and Criminal Defense. Jacob also serves as a public defender in Tippecanoe County Indiana.

​Before practicing law as an Attorney, Jacob worked as a Certified Legal Intern for Michael Riley Esq and as an Associate Justice on the Staton Moot Court Board where he was appointed to the Order of the Barristers. Jacob received his J.D. at Indiana University and his A.B. from Wabash College. While at Wabash, Jacob was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

​Jacob is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana, as well as the Northern Federal District in Indiana. Jacob is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Jasper County Bar Association.

 

Prior to returning to Rensselaer, Jacob worked for the Office of the Indiana Attorney General where he investigated licensed professionals for misconduct. Jacob also worked as an assistant to U.S. Senator Richard Lugar in Washington D.C. and as a law clerk at the law firm of Spagnolo & Hoeksema LLC in Chicago, Illinois.

 

​Jacob is a proud native of Rensselaer who decided to move back to his hometown and get involved in community improvement. Jacob serves on the Rensselaer Central School Board, is involved in the Knights of Columbus, Rensselaer Rotary Club, and volunteers his time with the Boy Scout Troop 152 where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

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