Bloomington: 812.332.5000    Indianapolis: 317.453.2000

Practice Areas:

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bar Admissions:



J.D. Indiana University
with Distinction
magna cum laude
Order of the Coif

Honors & Awards

Indiana Super Lawyer®, Alternative Dispute Resolution, annually since 2004
Indiana Super Lawyer®, Top 50 list, 2005-2009
Recognized by Best Lawyers®, Mediation and Arbitration, 2005-2018
Academy of Alumni Fellows, Indiana University Bloomington School of Law, 2003
Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Frank O’Bannon, 1997
ISBA GP Hall of Fame Award Recipient, 2016
ICLEF Excellence in Continuing Legal Education, 2016

Thomas R. Lemon is Of Counsel with Mallor Grodner LLP and Chair of the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Throughout his long and impressive career, Tom has established himself as an outstanding Indiana trial lawyer and a renowned mediator.  He has been a pioneer in mediation in Indiana, training mediators and conducting thousands of mediations throughout the state.

Tom received his J.D. in 1966, with distinction, Order of the Coif, from Indiana University, and was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1966. Following graduation, Tom served as law clerk for Federal District Court Judge S. Hugh Dillin in the Southern District of Indiana. In 1967, Tom moved to Warsaw, Indiana, where he was engaged primarily in a civil trial practice, including jury trials in Indiana, Illinois, California, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Minnesota, and Missouri.

In 2003, Tom was honored to be inducted into the IU Bloomington School of Law’s Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, which recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers through personal achievements and dedication to the highest standards of the profession. Induction into the Academy is the highest honor the Bloomington School of Law bestows upon its graduates.

Since 1991, Tom has completed more than 3,500 mediations and arbitrations in virtually every area of civil law, including medical malpractice, contracts, trusts and estates, personal injury, employment disputes (including discrimination actions), construction cases, false imprisonment, slander, commercial litigation, estate disputes, will contests, subrogation claims, insurance disputes and coverage issues, limited domestic issues, asbestos suits, and environmental suits.

Tom has served as Primary Trainer for the Indiana Supreme Court Certified Mediation Program, through ICLEF, over 40 times. He has also served as a Primary Trainer of the Indiana Association of Mediators for Advanced Mediation Training and participated in Mediation Advocacy training programs for the Indiana Attorney General’s office and other organizations, including the EEOC.  He has participated in numerous ICLEF workshops as Faculty Chair and speaker and has served on the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Tom is available for mediations in Mallor Grodner’s Indianapolis and Bloomington offices, as well as throughout the state. In addition to Tom, the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group consists of Andrew C. Mallor and Kendra G. Gjerdingen, both Registered Family Law Mediators, and Geoffrey M. Grodner, Registered Civil Mediator.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys hunting and spending time on his farm.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 1997-2001
Named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Frank O’Bannon, in 1997
Member, American Bar Association
State Delegate from Indiana, 1994-1999
Member of the Federal Judiciary Committee, 1997-1999
Chair of House of Delegates Rules and Calendar Committee
Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
Member, Indiana State Bar Association

Board of Governors, 1974-1976
Treasurer, 1977
President, 1992-1993

Chair of House of Delegates, 1988-1989
Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, 1977-1985
President, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1991-1992
Patron Fellow, Indiana State Bar Foundation
Member, Monroe County Bar Association
Member, Kosciusko County Bar Association