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Myra Selby, former associate justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, has a broad-based practice with a focus in the areas of corporate internal investigations, appellate practice, compliance counseling, complex litigation, risk management, strategic and other legal advice, based upon an understanding of the related business objectives, across various industry sectors.

She serves in the role of advisor for large institutional clients as well as individuals. She is a trained and experienced commercial mediator and arbitrator.

Myra has the distinction of being both the first woman and the first African American to serve as an associate justice on the Indiana Supreme Court. While on the Court from January 1995-1999, Selby participated in several landmark decisions involving state property taxes, insurance and tort law reform. She authored more than 100 majority opinions receiving national recognition. Selby spearheaded efforts to increase the Court's accessibility to the public by expanding education and outreach activities. In 1999, the Indiana Supreme Court appointed Selby to chair its Commission on Race and Gender Fairness. The commission is charged with ensuring fairness and diversity in the legal system. She continues her tradition of service to the commission as a current member.

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Prior to her appointment to the Court, Myra was director of health care policy for the state of Indiana, where she was responsible for policy development and the execution of state health care programs, including Medicaid managed care.

Myra received a Bachelor of Arts from Kalamazoo College in 1977 and a juris doctor from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1980. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana.
Firm Publications
Blog Posts
Published In
  • Selby writes and speaks frequently on a variety of regulatory, business and legal topics.
  • Featured in "Justices of the Indiana Supreme Court," Linda C. Gugin and James E. St. Clair, ed., Indiana Historical Society Press 2010
  • Adviser, "Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm," Vol. 1, American Law Institute, 2010
  • Co-Author, "Patient-Tailored Medicine, Part One: The Impact of Race and Genetics on Medicine," American Health Lawyers Association's Advisory Council on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law, American Health Lawyers Association, October 2008
  • Co-Editor, "Medicaid Basics: A Question and Answer Guide about Eligibility, Coverage and Benefits," Health Lawyers' Public Information Series, American Health Lawyers Association, 2006
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, "How Arbitration and Mediation Will Look and Should Look in the Future" webinar presented by Milwaukee Bar Association, November 2020
  • Keynote speaker, Indianapolis Business Journal Women of Influence, October 2020
  • Co-speaker, "Arbitrators' Insights Into Managed Care Disputes" webinar hosted by American Conference Institute, July 2020
  • Co-speaker, "Arbitration and Mediation" webinar presented at the American Health Lawyers Association 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, June-July 2020
  • Moderator, 41st Annual Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala, with Keynote Speaker Judge Harry T. Edwards, Senior U.S. Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, March 2019
  • Presenter, Celebration of Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard, Indiana State Museum, June 2018
  • Speaker, Duke Energy Black History Month Spotlight Presentation, "The Bold and the Brave," 2017
  • Presenter, Northwest Indiana Health Disparities Initiative, "Opportunities Under the Affordable Health Care Act," 2013
  • Presenter, American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, Spring Conference 2013, "Women in Dispute Resolution-Theory and Practice"
  • Moderator, American Bar Association Health Law Section, Ethics Fundamentals Webinar, 2012
  • Presenter, Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act Update for Illinois Primary Health Care Association, "Employment Law 2012"
  • Panelist, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, "Judicial Independence in Peril?," Annual Meeting 2011
  • Speaker, The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, "The Growing Role of Diversity & Inclusion in Healthcare Explained," 2011
  • Facilitator, IWL Women's Leadership Conference, 2011
  • Panelist, PNC Bank and American Health Lawyers Association, "What Physicians Should Know About Healthcare Reform for Their Practices," 2010
  • Presenter, American Health Lawyers Association, "Legal Ethics: Attorney-Client Privilege in the Healthcare Setting," 2010
  • Panelist, Defense Research Institute, "Beyond the 'Business Case:' How to Customize Diversity Practices and Maximize Competitive Advantage," 2010
  • Keynote Presenter, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis Diversity Week, 2009
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