Timothy M. Sledd
Timothy M. Sledd is an attorney in our family law division. Tim is able to help you with your family law, criminal defense, adoption, guardianship, or estate planning needs.
As a Certified Family Law Specialist (by the Family Law Certification Board), Tim is recognized as having achieved extraordinary knowledge and skill through his level of experience and expertise in family law. He is also a collaboratively trained attorney by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. The collaborative model minimizes conflict as relationships transition and allows divorcing couples to maintain privacy, dignity, and control during this most sensitive time.
Tim is a registered mediator for both civil matters and family law matters. He has mediated hundreds of cases using patience, creativity, effective communication, and a "stay in the fight" attitude to help parties come to an agreed resolution of their legal issues. He believes in helping clients craft the outcome of their cases, and believes mediation is a great tool for doing this and avoiding the risks of the courtroom. Tim frequently serves on the faculty of Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum seminars, presenting topics in family law and mediation.
Prior to joining Mallor Grodner, Tim sat as the Juvenile Law Judge (Referee) in Lawrence County, Indiana, where he presided over paternity, custody, child support, protective order, and CHINS cases. From this experience on the bench, he honed his ability to see the many sides of complex legal issues and how to formulate cases to be most effectively heard by the Court.
Tim also spent 6 years as the Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Lawrence County. During this time, he was in a courtroom almost every day, advocating, arguing, and litigating a wide variety of cases. In this role, it was very important to be able to balance the interests and needs of victims of crime with the full power of the law and its ability to punish offenders.
Tim is an aggressive competitor. He holds the esteemed rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, having trained in that martial art for over 23 years. He has owned two Jiu Jitsu gyms and traveled to many states and foreign countries to teach the art. Tim takes his determination to succeed in competition and applies it to his cases and clients.
Tim is married and the father two daughters and a son. He is active in his church and enjoys outdoor activities, reading, watching movies, and cooking.
- Family Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Criminal Defense
- Estate Planning
- Indiana, 2004
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2004
- Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
- J.D. - 2004
- Honors: cum laude
- Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
- Major: Criminal Justice