John Kindley is a 1987 graduate of Mishawaka High School in Mishawaka, Indiana, where he was a four-time sectional wrestling champion. After graduation from high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and at boot camp was awarded the Military Excellence Award out of a graduating class of approximately seven hundred recruits. In 1988 he was admitted to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. As a midshipman he was consistently ranked in the top fourth of his class, and was chosen by his peers to serve as an Honor Concept representative and investigator. In 1991 he concluded that he did not wish to pursue a military career and resigned from the Naval Academy. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy in 1993.
John Kindley graduated from the University of Dallas in 1994 with a B.A. in Philosophy, and from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1999 with a juris doctorate. As a law student he was chosen for membership on law review by virtue of his performance in a legal writing competition, and authored an article selected by his peers for publication in the Wisconsin Law Review. The published article was subsequently distributed to every member of the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Dave Weldon, M.D., a physician who described it in an accompanying letter as making a “persuasive case for the potential legal liability of abortion providers who do not inform women about the prospect of increased risk for breast cancer following an induced abortion.” For several years after graduating from law school John Kindley prosecuted, on behalf of the public interest and on a pro bono basis, false advertising litigation based upon the legal theories and scientific evidence outlined in his Wisconsin Law Review article.
John Kindley is admitted to practice before all Indiana state courts, the Northern Indiana U.S. District Court, and the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago. His practice is focused on the following areas:
- Defending people accused of crimes
- Assisting pro se litigants in family law cases
- Representing debtors in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
- Drafting wills, living trusts and other estate planning documents