Robert E. Shive

Robert E. Shive


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Phone: 317-257-8787

Fax: 317-257-9042

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Areas Of Practice

Family Law
Civil Litigation
Criminal Law

Robert E. Shive blends a full litigation practice with substantial involvement in mediation, arbitration, parenting coordination and collaborative law. While maintaining a primary practice of high asset, high conflict family law cases, Rob also practices general civil litigation, criminal defense, and business law.

Rob also has significant experience in dealing with cases involving DCS/CPS, including CHINS actions, administrative appeals, and judicial review of DCS reports.

This breadth of experience provides Rob with the background to handle complicated legal matters from a variety of angles and seek the best possible approach for his clients. Having represented radio and television stations, internet businesses, local restaurants, national corporations, scientific laboratories, real estate developers and other commercial enterprises, he brings that experience into complicated divorce disputes and custody battles.

Rob is also a registered civil and domestic mediator having successfully mediated divorce actions, paternity cases, modifications, contempt actions, international custody disputes, property divisions, real estate litigations and construction cases. As a part of the movement towards out-of-court resolutions, Rob is also a family law arbitrator, parenting coordinator, and is trained as a collaborative law professional. He has also been a private and volunteer guardian ad litem.

Rob has been listed as a Super Lawyer since 2014 in the area of Family Law.

Bar Admissions

Indiana, 1995


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Major: English & History
Minor: Psychology