Allyson R. Breeden


Posted on Apr 13, 2015

Allyson represents individuals, schools, businesses and municipalities in a wide range of matters in front of administrative agencies, state courts, and federal courts. She represents adoptive parents in uncontested and contested adoption matters. Allyson facilitated the finalization of 60+ adoptions over the past 3 years. She also has extensive experience in guardianship and other family law matters. Allyson also defends physicians and healthcare facilities in medical malpractice actions. Additionally, Allyson advises and defends schools (public and parochial) in matters involving student records, student discipline, and special education and related services.

Allyson is an Evansville native. She attended the University of Southern Indiana, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1998. She obtained her law degree, cum laude, from Indiana University McKinney School of Law. While earning her law degree, Allyson was chosen as the recipient of the Judge Betty Barteau Scholarship, the Stephen W. Kellams Memorial Scholarship and the Honorable Cale J. Holder Scholarship. During that time, she also completed her legal internship with United States Magistrate Judge Kennard P. Foster of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Indiana. Additionally, Allyson was Executive Articles Editor for the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review.

Allyson is the author of Policies, Procedures, and Litigation over Service Animals in Schools, Indiana School Board Association, Special Education Seminar (2014), Transition Planning Under IDEA and Article 7, Indiana School Board Association, Special Education Seminar (2010); A School’s Duty to Open its Doors and Databases to Outside Organizations and to Distribute their Flyers, Indiana School Board Association, School Law Seminar (2007) (co-author with Patrick A. Shoulders); Federal Removal Jurisdiction and its Effect on Plaintiff Win-Rates, Res Gestae, Volume 46, Number 2 (September 2002); The Pitfalls of Relying on the Indiana Trade Secrets Act for Protection of Trade Secrets, The Workplace Lawyer (Fall 2002).

Allyson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.  She is also a member of the Indiana State and Evansville Bar Associations.  Her community involvement includes serving as President of the Board of Directors for Vanderburgh County CASA, Inc., serving on the Executive Committee of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law Board of Directors, serving as Vice President of the Evansville Bar Foundation, and serving as President of the Board of the  Mater Dei Soccer Club. Allyson is also a member of the University of Southern Indiana Alumni Association and the Indiana University Alumni Association.

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Evansville Bar Association
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Fellow
  • Indiana Council of School Attorneys
  • National School Board Association’s Council of School Attorneys

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana
  • Northern District of Indiana
  • Southern District of Indiana

Community Involvement

  • 2010 and 2014 Volunteer Lawyer Program Award recipient for 50 hours of pro bono services
  • 2009 Recipient of the Susan K. Helfrich Excellence in Pro Bono Service Award
  • Executive Committee, Indiana University McKinney School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Evansville Bar Foundation – Vice President of the Board of Directors
  • Holy Redeemer Catholic School – Parent-Teacher Organization President
  • CASA – President of the Board of Directors
  • Mater Dei Soccer Club – President of the Board of Directors