Matt Black

Indianapolis, Indiana
Experience: 8 years
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About Matt Black

Matt was born in Michigan City, Indiana, and is a proud graduate of Michigan City High School. In 2005, Matt graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies. While at Ball State, Matt won a school-wide mock trial tournament and was named to the dean's list seven times. In 2009, Matt graduated from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, where he was named to the Order of the Barristers, was a Sacopulos Tax Award recipient, and twice competed in the Midwest Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. During law school, Matt also co-authored a survey of recent developments to Indiana tax law in the 2009 issue of the Indiana Law Review. Prior to co-founding Black Clay LLC, Matt worked in the tax litigation section for former Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter, where he appeared on behalf of the state of Indiana in the Indiana Tax Court as a certified legal intern. Matt then spent three years as a Deputy Attorney General in the civil litigation section for current Indiana Attorney General, Greg Zoeller. During his time as a Deputy Attorney General, Matt represented many elected and appointed state officials, agencies, and employees in both state and federal court. As a Deputy Attorney General, Matt managed a large and diverse caseload including the following: tax disputes, auto accidents, IOSHA violations, involuntary mental health commitments, civil rights claims, employment discrimination claims, environmental violations, fire and building safety code regulations, and requests for restricted driving privileges under state motor vehicle law. Matt also regularly brought civil enforcement actions against individuals and entities for violations of state securities law. In addition to his years of public service, Matt has also worked in private practice, primarily in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, representing insurance companies and other corporate clients.

Language(s) Spoken by Matt Black

  • English : Spoken, Written

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Tax Law
  • White Collar Crime


  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • IndianaSince 2009

Professional Experience

  • Attorney at Law, Founding Partner Black Clay LLC 2013 - Current
  • Deputy Attorney General Office of the Indiana Attorney General 2010 - 2013
  • Law Clerk Office of the Indiana Attorney General 2008 - 2010


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law J.D. (2009) | Law 2009Honors: Order of the Barristers, Sacopulos Tax Award
  • Ball State University B.A. (2005) | Pre-Law 2005


  • Rising Star Super Lawyers 2018
  • Rising Star Super Lawyers 2017
  • 10 Best Under 40 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 2015
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 American Society of Legal Advocates 2015

Professional Association

  • State Bar of Indiana #1138272 Member 2009 - Current
  • Indianapolis Bar Association #1138273 Member 2009 - Current

Articles & Publications

  • Recent Developments in Indiana Taxation Indiana Law Review 2009


9333 N. Meridian St.
Suite 370 Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN 46260 USA

Telephone: (317) 580-9007

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