Amelia K. Lahn

J.D., Indiana University McKinney School of Law, 2010

B.A., Italian, Indiana University, 2006

Amelia founded Lahn Law LLC in 2014 in order to help college students navigate the consequential and often confusing academic, personal, and Title IX (sexual assault) university conduct process. Her practice now also includes general criminal defense; family law; protection orders; representing IU faculty and staff in employment-related administrative proceedings; and helping K-12 students with suspension or similar disciplinary action.

Ms. Lahn was drawn to representing college students through her own work as a hearing officer in the Indiana University Office of Student Conduct (then called the Office of Student Ethics) from 2012-2014, where she charged and adjudicated student cases relating to academic integrity, alcohol, drugs, and other violations of the Indiana University Code of Conduct. As part of her job, Amelia completed the sexual assault hearing officer training required for those staff members who sit on sexual assault hearing panels.

A native and life-long resident of Monroe County, Amelia is active in her community, having served on the boards of directors of Girls, Inc.; Middle Way House; Bloomington Montessori School; and the Lotus Music Festival. She has also been a volunteer attorney for District 10 Pro Bono and the Maurer School of Law Protective Order Project. While in Law School, Amelia was co-chair of the Women’s Law Caucus annual fundraising auction and law clerk for the Indianapolis firm of Betz & Blevins.

While a staff member at I.U., Amelia created and taught “Orientation to College Life” at I.U. to help ease the transition into college life for international students, first generation college students, adult students returning to school after hiatus, or anyone who wanted guidance on how to make the most of their I.U. experience.  She has also been a guest lecturer at the University on topics such as representing mentally impaired clients in criminal matters; starting and running a criminal practice; and the evolving status of women in the legal profession. She has been a guest on WFIU’s Noon Edition show on the topic of Title IX investigations.  Additionally, she was sought out by Indiana Daily Student reporters when they did a three part series on the Title IX process at I.U,: http://specials.idsnews.com/the-system-3/

Amelia was honored to be named a 2018 “Rising Star” by the SuperLawyers publication in the area of general criminal practice— one of only two in the entire southern half of the state. Superlawyers.com/indiana/bloomington/lawyer/amelia-lahn

Seth M. Lahn, Of Counsel

J.D., Yale Law School, 1982

B.A., summa cum laude, Yale College, 1979

Seth focuses his work at Lahn Law on the firm’s family-law practice, using his experience in divorce, protection order, and paternity cases in Monroe and surrounding counties since 1996. He believes that parties are often best served by a cooperative, common-sense approach to family law disputes, especially where children are involved, but that an attorney must also be ready to use all the avenues that the law provides to protect a client’s legitimate interests when an amicable resolution can’t be reached.

An experienced advocate, Mr. Lahn has first-chaired jury trials (for both plaintiff and defense) in tort cases in Morgan, Vigo, Clark, and Putnam counties and argued before the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Court of Appeals, and United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.        

Seth clerked for a federal judge in Philadelphia before practicing with the New York City firm of Webster & Sheffield from 1983 to 1989. A staff assistant to Indiana’s U.S. Senator Birch Bayh before starting law school, he moved to Bloomington in 1989 to become Chief Counsel of the Indiana Department of Human Services and later Deputy General Counsel of the Family & Social Services Administration. As a Deputy Indiana Attorney General from 1993 to 1995, he represented elected officials and government agencies in federal and state courts across Indiana.

Mr. Lahn was Counsel to the President of the Indiana State Bar Association in 2011-12 and a member of association’s Board of Governors from 2011 to 2014.  He has also served on the ISBA Legal Ethics Committee since 1999 and was a member of the Indiana Pro Bono Commission from 2013 to 2016. Seth is a recipient of the IU Maurer School of Law’s Leonard Fromm Public Interest and Faegre Baker Daniels Pro Bono Publico awards; the District 10/H Pro Bono Fred H. Gregory Memorial Award; and a Special Presidential Citation from the State Bar Association for “exceptional contributions to the profession of law.” Seth is also proud to serve as township attorney for Perry Township, Bloomington.

Community Involvement

  • Donor, Hoosier Hills Food Bank Soup Bowl Benefit
  • Past Board Member, Girls Inc. of Monroe County