Rep. Ed DeLaney | Biography

Ed DeLaney is a teacher and retired lawyer. He has a B.A. and an M.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton. After serving his country as an officer in the Navy, Ed graduated from Harvard Law School with honors in 1973 and began work in Indianapolis at the firm of Barnes, Hickman, Pantzer & Boyd.

Ed has served as an advocate for businesses and individuals in matters ranging from business disputes, estate litigation, election law, First Amendment, and access to records litigation. Ed has represented the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in an arbitration hearing under the Dayton Peace Accords. He speaks Russian fluently.

Ed was the founding lawyer for Investigative Reporters & Editors, Inc., which is now an international organization with thousands of members. He recently retired as a partner in the law firm of DeLaney & DeLaney, where he worked with his wife, Ann, and his daughter, Kathleen. For several years, Ed was an adjunct faculty member at Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington.

Ed has been active in his community. He served former Governor Evan Bayh as Chair of the Indiana Development Finance Authority from 1990-1996. He has been a member of the Indianapolis Police Merit Board and President of the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Council, where the family has been a member for 30 years. He served the Indianapolis Bar Association on its Judicial Evaluation Committee.

He has been an election monitor for the International Republican Institute in Russia. For some 25 years, Ed has trained both groups and individuals in the skills of being an advocate. His experience has been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America and the Indiana Super Lawyers.

Ed and Ann married in 1967 and have been blessed with three adult children: Kathleen, with whom they practiced law; Jennifer, a physician in St. Louis; and Tim, who is an attorney with Barnes & Thornburg. They have eight active grandchildren: Emma, Miranda, Kevin, Aidan, John, Owen, Cormac, and Caitlin.