Densborn Blachly Attorneys Recognized on 2023 Best Lawyers® List – Annual publication highlights top legal talent in the U.S.

Densborn Blachly Attorneys Recognized on 2023 Best Lawyers® List – Annual publication highlights top legal talent in the U.S.


INDIANAPOLIS – Five Densborn Blachly LLP lawyers have been included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, an annual publication highlighting the top five percent of legal talent in the United States, organized by state, city and practice area. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

“Inclusion on this list is based on peer review and a testament to the high caliber professionalism of our lawyers,” said Densborn Blachly LLP Managing Partner David Blachly. “More than half of the firm’s attorneys achieved Best Lawyer designation in 16 practice areas, proof that we are on a mission to address the legal needs of our clients with energy, effectiveness, creativity, and a high sense of honor, integrity, and respect.”

Blachly received Best Lawyer recognition in the areas of Corporate Law, Insurance Law and Reinsurance Law. His clients include mid-market businesses, as well as larger entrants in the insurance industry. This is Blachly’s tenth year being recognized as a Best Lawyer.

Don Densborn is a Best Lawyer in the areas of Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Commercial Transactions/Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Law, Banking and Finance Law and Business Organizations Law (including limited liability companies and partnerships). Densborn has been on the Best Lawyer’s list since 2006 and has received Lawyer of the Year accolades for Business Organization Law (2017, 2018 and 2020) and Banking and Finance Law (2017) in Indianapolis.

Jim Coles is named to the Best Lawyers list for the 25th year in the areas of Patent Law, Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Technology Law and Information Technology Law. He was chosen as Indianapolis’ Lawyer of the Year in Copyright Law in 2014 and 2019, in Trademark Law in 2015 and in Information Technology Law in 2016.

Eric Schmadeke is recognized for the second straight time as a Best Lawyer in the area of Litigation – Trusts and Estates. Schmadeke is a highly accomplished and recognized trial attorney and investigator. His practice focuses on civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, torts, injury claims and probate litigation.

Alexa Woods is recognized as a Best Lawyer in Real Estate Law and Corporate Law. Her real estate clients include developers, investors, financiers and owner-occupants of commercial real estate. This is the tenth year Woods has been named a Best Lawyer. 

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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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