Attorney Jody M. Butts

Phone: 317-680-2352

Jody is an attorney at Stephenson Rife and a part of the employment & labor law, elder law, government, real estate, education law and business litigation practice groups. Jody is an experienced litigator who employs a client-focused and practical approach to all legal issues and takes the time to ensure clients are making informed decisions.

Jody serves estate clients in the areas of simple and complex estate planning, estate and trust administration, and probate litigation. Jody strives to create tailored estate plans that address individual family dynamics and preserve family harmony.

Jody has extensive experience representing both employees and employers in a full range of labor and employment matters. She has represented employees and employers in investigative and administrative proceedings before the NLRB, EEOC, ICRC, DOL, IOSHA, and other federal and state agencies.

Jody represents various county government entities in matters related to budgets, public records requests, employee discipline and discharge, vendor contract negotiations, grants, service contract negotiations, tax abatements, and general counsel services.

Areas of Practice

  • Business
  • Corporate & Business Litigation
  • Elder Law
  • Employment & Labor Law
  • Government & Municipal
  • Real Estate Law
  • Education Law


  • J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2010
  • B.A., DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2010

Courts of Practice

  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Indiana

Professional Association and Membership

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association, 2021 to present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Shelby County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Indiana State Bar Association
    • Employment, Labor & Benefits Section Council Member, 2020 to present
    • Probate Section, Programs Co-Chair, 2021 to present
  • MHP Foundation
    • Planned Giving Committee Member, 2018 to present
    • Board Member, 2018 to present
    • Royal Oak Society Committee Member, 2021 to present
  • Blue River Community Foundation
    • Scholarship Committee Member, 2017 to present
    • Board Member, 2021 to present
  • Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
    • Board Member, 2021 to present
  • Blue River Youth Choir
    • Board Member, 2021 to present

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