Densborn Blachly LLP: Don Densborn Named “Lawyer of the Year”, Five Others Recognized as Best Lawyers

INDIANAPOLIS – Six Densborn Blachly LLP lawyers are included in today’s release of the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, an annual publication highlighting the top five percent of practicing lawyers in the U.S., organized by state, city and practice area.  

“The significance of this year’s recognition is that two-thirds of the firm's overall legal staff, including all partners, are now recognized as Best Lawyers in their respective fields,” says Managing Partner David Blachly. “This underscores the depth of talent and dedication Densborn Blachly LLP brings to its clients.”  

Don Densborn, a founding partner of the firm, is recognized as a 2024 Lawyer of the Year in the category of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) in Indianapolis. This prestigious recognition is not new to Densborn; he previously received the honor in 2017, 2018 and 2020. Densborn is also recognized for his work in Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Transactions / UCC Law, Corporate Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. This year marks Densborn’s 15th year of inclusion on the Best Lawyers list. 

In addition to Densborn, Densborn Blachly LLP’s recognized lawyers include:   

David Blachly — Recognized for the 10th straight year, Best Lawyers highlights Blachly’s work in the categories of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Insurance Law and Reinsurance Law.  

Brian Bouggy — Best Lawyers acknowledges Bouggy’s expertise in Real Estate Law, an area in which he advises clients on complex real estate matters. Bouggy serves on the Indiana University Hall Center for Law & Health steering committee and is an active member of the American, Indiana and Indianapolis Bar Associations.  

James Coles — This is Coles 35th year of recognition by Best Lawyers, highlighting his practice in the areas of Copyright Law, Information Technology Law, Patent Law, Technology Law and Trademark Law. He has previously received the Lawyer of the Year award and is a leading Indiana attorney on matters of intellectual property.  

Eric Schmadeke — Recognized for the second year in the area of Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Schmadeke is a highly accomplished attorney and trial lawyer. He previously served as the deputy prosecuting attorney for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, where he prosecuted some of the most high-profile cases in the state.

Alexa Woods — Acknowledged for her work in Corporate Law and Real Estate Law, Woods was first recognized by Best Lawyers in 2013. She is known for her expertise representing real estate owners, investors and developers in a diverse blend of real estate matters. 

In total, Densborn Blachly attorneys are recognized across 18 practice areas. To learn more about The Best Lawyers in America and Lawyer of the Year visit   

About Densborn Blachly LLP 

Densborn Blachly LLP is a partnership of respected business, real estate and litigation lawyers who are mission-driven to achieve desired client outcomes with energy, practicality, integrity and differentiating skill. Broad experience and deep business understanding enable Densborn Blachly lawyers to spot opportunities, thwart risks, and find solutions where others might fail to look. Learn more at 


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