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Based in Bloomington, Indiana, Liell and McNeil Attorneys provides legal services for Bloomington, the Indiana University community, and all of southern Indiana.

Liell & McNeil Attorneys draws on the experience and expertise of its husband and wife team, Michael McNeil and Katharine Liell. Liell & McNeil Attorneys provides criminal defense and intellectual property legal services. 

Liell & McNeil Attorneys offers a unique partnership between two diverse legal disciplines. Katharine Liell is an acclaimed criminal defense attorney. Her husband and law partner, Michael McNeil, has helped secure over 750 patents for companies around the world. Together, Liell & McNeil Attorneys provides comprehensive legal representation no matter how the law affects you.

Katharine Liell

Headshot of Katharine Liell - Criminal Defense Attorney in Bloomington, Indiana
Katharine Liell

Criminal Defense Attorney at Liell & McNeil Attorneys PC

Born Bloomington, Indiana, 1961; admitted to bar, 1989, Indiana; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; U.S. District court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. Preparatory education, University of Kent, Canterbury, England (Politics and International Relations, 1982); Indiana University (B.A, Political Science, 1983); legal education, Indiana University School of Law (J.D. 1988); National Criminal Defense College, Macon, Georgia (1991). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Board of Directors: Indiana Public Defender Council, 1993-2005; Indiana School of Law Alumni Association, Indianapolis, 1999-2002. Named in Super Lawyers®, Criminal Defense, Indiana, 2004-2008. Public Defender Board, Monroe County, Indiana, 2007-. Author: “Survey of Recent Developments in Indiana Criminal Law and Procedure,: 23 Ind. L. Rev. 303 (1990). Member: Monroe County and Indiana State Bar Associations; Indiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Indiana Public Defender Council; Superlawyers 2004-2013; Monroe County Public Defender Board 2007-2009.

Email Katharine at kliell@liellmcneil.com

Michael McNeil 

Michael McNeil - Patents & Intellectual Property Attorney in Bloomington, Indiana
Michael McNeil

Patent Attorney / Intellectual Property at Liell & McNeil Attorneys PC

Born Lompoc, California, 1962; admitted to bar, 1991, Indiana; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; registered before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Preparatory education, Purdue University (B.S., Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering, 1984); University of California, Los Angeles, (M.S.M.E., 1988); legal education, Indiana University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1991). Author: “Copyright Ownership of Commissioned Computer Software in Light of Current Developments in Work Made for Hire Doctrine,” 24 Ind. Law Rev. 135 (1991). Member: Monroe County Bar Association; American Institute for Intellectual Property Law Attorneys; Author of hundreds of US Patents 1991-present; Proud father of three college students.

Email Michael at mmcneil@liellmcneil.com

Carrie Stremming

Carrie Stremming - Patent/Criminal Defense Paralegal in Bloomington, Indiana
Carrie Stremming

Patent/Criminal Defense Paralegal at Liell & McNeil Attorneys PC

Carrie Stremming is a paralegal with experience in Criminal Defense, Appeals and a strong emphasis in Patents and Trademarks. She has been employed at Liell & McNeil Attorneys since 2000. Being born in Bloomington, she has a passion and love for her community. As a cancer survivor herself, she enjoys raising funds for the Olcott Cancer Center. She is the mother of two boys and loves to spend time with her family at the YMCA and various sports. Carrie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Indiana University in 1997.

Email Carrie at cstremming@liellmcneil.com