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About Tatum Law Group
Tatum Law Group was founded in early 2014 and has provided legal help to clients facing criminal charges and those with personal injury claims. We also have skilled attorneys to assist with business matters. Our lawyers are dedicated to overcoming any legal challenges, and it’s always our goal to provide sound legal advice on any matter.
With an experienced team of attorneys and paralegals, our primary practice areas include criminal law at the state and federal level, personal injury law and business solutions. Contact us today to secure your lawyer on retainer.
We handle cases big and small, whether involving guns, drugs, compassionate releases, an automobile accident or a dog bite. We have experience arguing cases in front of state and federal judges.
Over nearly a decade, our lawyers have handled hundreds of cases. With our home office in Indianapolis, the firm is looking to expand to bring more people the representation they need.
If you need criminal defense or representation in a personal injury matter, contact the attorneys at Tatum Law Group.
About Finis Tatum IV
Finis Tatum IV is an experienced litigator and federal criminal lawyer who regularly represents companies and individuals in state and federal courts in criminal, business and personal injury cases. Prior to founding his Tatum Law Group, Finis was in private practice with a small business boutique firm and a personal injury and bankruptcy firm. He worked on cases involving mergers and acquisitions, estate planning and litigation, foreclosure, bankruptcy, family law and criminal defense.
Throughout his career, Finis has represented criminal defense clients charged with drug offenses, white collar crime, gun possession, armed robbery, murder and other serious matters. He has also represented businesses in construction disputes, contract disputes, creditors’ rights and collections, environmental matters, commercial real estate transactions, labor and employment disputes, licensing, fraud, officer liability issues and business formation. Additionally, he has advised people with insurance claims and during the appellate process.
Finis graduated from Purdue University with a degree in history. He earned his law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He has been selected as an Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star and is a graduate of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series, the Indiana State Bar’s Leadership Development Academy and the Emerging Leaders Project.
He began his legal career on the Indiana Supreme Court as a law clerk to the Honorable Randall T. Shepard, then the Chief Justice of Indiana. He drafted and edited majority and dissenting opinions for civil and criminal cases, prepared research memoranda and compiled court-related data for administrative purposes, edited the Indiana State of the Judiciary Address and law review articles for publication, helped facilitate programs for court history and public education, and attended oral arguments and government-related meetings with and for the Chief Justice of Indiana.
In addition to working tirelessly on behalf of clients, Finis volunteers in the community and is a volunteer coach. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
Finis is admitted to practice law in Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, the U.S. Southern District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, and the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
About Janet Wheeler
Janet Wheeler is a trial and appellate attorney whose practice areas include criminal defense, appellate advocacy, personal injury and post-conviction relief.
Prior to joining Tatum Law Group, Janet worked as a legal intern for the Indiana Court of Appeals and the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. She also served as a certified legal intern at the Appellate Clinic at the McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.
Janet earned her law degree with honors from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. While in law school, she served on the Moot Court Board and was vice magister of Phi Delta Phi, an international legal honor society. Outside of her legal practice, Janet enjoys playing board games with her family and friends, exploring the outdoors and traveling.
Janet is admitted to practice law in Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, the U.S. Southern District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, and the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
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You need a knowledgeable, determined criminal defense attorney supporting you. We defend many clients against charges of robbery, sexual assault, murder, and other serious crimes. We also help with divorce settlements, business entity formations, child custody battles and more.
We bring each client a combination of deep industry knowledge and expert perspectives from other industries on the challenge at stake, to offer our clients fresh perspectives and breakthrough business insights.