Myra Selby

Ice Miller LLP

Contact Details

Ice Miller LLP




assistant Leslie Redman

p 317­236­2443



Undergraduate School Bachelor of Arts, Kalamazoo College 1977

Law School

University of Michigan Law School 1980

Admissions Indiana

Washington D.C.



Awards & Recognitions Legacy Award, James C. Kimbrough Bar Association, 2013

Indiana Super Lawyer, Health Care, since 2006

Woman of Impact Award ­Business, NFL Players' Wives Association, 2012

Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, since 2009

Distinguished Barrister, Leadership in Law Award, Indiana Lawyer, 2008

Excellence in Leadership, Executive Women in Health Care, 2008

Hero in the Heartland Award,
YWCA of Indianapolis, 2006

Myra C. Selby

Partner Indianapolis

One American Square Suite 2900 Indianapolis, IN 46282­0200 email p 317­236­5903 f 317­592­4880


Myra Selby, former associate justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, has a broad­based 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 1995­1999, 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.

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 doctorate from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1980. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana.

Firm Publications



12/5/2013 ­ Part 2: Why Strong Internal Compliance Programs Are Good


Indiana Commission for Women, Torchbearer Award ­Trailblazer, 2004

Touchstone Awards, Girls Incorporated, 2001

Indiana's Trailblazing Women, 2000

Antoinette Dakin Leach Award, Indianapolis Bar Association (Women in the Law), 1997

Influential Woman in Indianapolis, Indianapolis Business Journal, 1996

Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series, Class XIII

"A Breakthrough Woman" Award, Coalition of 100 Black Women, 1990

AV­Preeminent, Martindale­Hubbell, Peer Review Ratings




Member, Indiana State Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, National Bar Association

Board of Directors, American Health Lawyers Association

Chair, Race and Gender Commission, Indiana Supreme Court

Member, State Board of Law Examiners Committee on Character and Fitness, Indiana Supreme Court

Chair, Diversity Committee, United States Law Firm Group, 2012­2014

Arbitrator and Mediator, American Health Lawyers Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Service

Chair, American Health Lawyers Association ADR Task Force

Member, Fellows of American Bar Foundation

Elected Member, American Law Institute




9/27/2013 ­ Why Strong Internal Compliance Programs Are Good Business

Published In



Ice Miller Partner Myra Selby Receives Madame C.J. Walker Award

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

Co­Author, "Patient­Tailored 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

Co­Editor, "Medicaid Basics: A Question and Answer Guide about Eligibility, Coverage and Benefits," Health Lawyers' Public Information Series, American Health Lawyers Association, 2006

Ice Miller News



3/27/2014 ­ Ice Miller Partner Myra Selby Receives Madame C.J. Walker Award

2/12/2014 ­ Ice Miller Announces 55 Attorneys Named in 2014 Indiana Super Lawyers

2/14/2013 ­ Ice Miller Announces Sixty Seven Attorneys Named in Indiana Super Lawyers

9/10/2012 ­ One­Hundred Twenty­Three Ice Miller Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America List

2/27/2012 ­ Ice Miller LLP Announces Sixty­Seven Attorneys Named in Indiana Super Lawyers

Speaking Engagements



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 Resolution­Theory 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: Attorney­Client 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 Law­Indianapolis Diversity Week, 2009


Member, Council of the Section of Dispute Resolution, American Bar Association

Member, Health Law Section, American Bar Association

Member, Presidential

Advisory Council on Diversity in the Profession, American Bar Association

Chair, Committee on Diversity in the Profession, Indiana State Bar Association

Former Member, Standing Committee on Judicial Independence, American Bar Association

Former Member, Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, American Bar Association

Former Member, Coalition for Justice and Committee on State Justice Initiatives, American Bar Association

Former Member, Coordinating Committee on Diversity, American Bar Association

Former Member, Non­Profit Governance Task Force, American Bar Association

Former Vice Chair, Health Law Business and Transactions Interest Group, American Bar Association







Community Involvement Co­Chair, Jazz Fellowship Awards Competition 2015, American Pianists Association

Member, Indianapolis Public Library Strategic Plan Steering Committee, 2013­2014

Chair, Advisory Committee, National High School Mock Trial Competition, 2013

Honorary Chair, Craine House, 2013 Capital Campaign

Honorary Advisory

Committee, Indiana Governor's Conference for Women, 2013

Adjunct Professor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney


School of Law



Board of Visitors, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University­Indianapolis

Honorary Advisory Board, Indianapolis Children's Choir

Board of Governors, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Board of Advisors, Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis

Committee of Visitors, University of Michigan School of Law

Member, Executive Committee, Indianapolis Chapter, Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

President, Indianapolis Chapter, The Links, Incorporated

Former Member, Board of Trustees, Kalamazoo College

Former President (1996­2001) and Board Member, Ballet Internationale

Internal Committees



Chair, Personnel Committee

Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Ex Officio


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