Brownsburg, Indiana native, Stacy has been practicing criminal law since 1997, when she graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and was a member of the Indiana Law Review. Stacy also graduated with high distinction from Indiana University-Bloomington with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1994.
Stacy began her
career in criminal defense at the Indiana
Public Defender Council, a State agency
dedicated to improving the quality of
representation provided at public expense.
http://www.in.gov/ipdc. At the Public
Defender Council, Stacy studied criminal law
and procedure and helped attorneys around
the State prepare their cases. Stacy also
co-authored many practice manuals on various
aspects of criminal defense law. For
example, Stacy co-authored the Indiana
Evidence Manual, Indiana Sentencing Manual,
Indiana Motions Manual, Search and Seizure
Pamphlet, and Confessions Pamphlet. As a
staff attorney for the Public Defender
Council, Stacy was able to build a deep
knowledge of Indiana law which provides the
foundation for her representation of clients
In 2001, Stacy joined the firm of Liell & McNeil, in Bloomington, Indiana. There she represented those accused of crimes all over the State of Indiana. Stacy represented clients in all stages of the criminal justice system from jury trials to appeals and post-conviction relief.
In 2005, Stacy started her own law firm concentrating solely on criminal defense law. Through her private practice, she has represented those charged with all types of crimes, from Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated to Murder. Stacy's office is located in the quiet, small town of Bargersville, just south of Greenwood off of State Road 135. Stacy also continues to contract with the Indiana Public Defender Council on a part-time basis, providing assistance and training to other defense attorneys around the State of Indiana. She frequently lectures at continuing legal education seminars around the State and country on topics ranging from challenging junk science in the courtroom to Indiana case law.
In her life outside of law, Stacy enjoys her family and friends and loves to travel. Stacy has three sons. She also has run marathons across the country. In 1993, Stacy was Rookie of the Year in the Little 500 bike race at Indiana University.