Earl McCoy grew up in Lafayette, Indiana, having attended elementary school, junior high, high school, and college in Tippecanoe County. He handles all types of litigation and appeals with a large part of his practice centering around Family Law and Criminal Defense litigation. Earl was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1996 and has effectively represented thousands of clients since that time. He was also admitted to practice before the United States Federal Courts for the Northern District and Southern District of Indiana in that same year. Prior to being admitted to the bar in 1996, Earl had represented clients as a certified legal intern during his last two years of law school.
Earl graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Business Management in December, 1992. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis, in May, 1996. During his last semester of law school, Earl clerked for the late Honorable George Heid, Judge of the Tippecanoe Superior Court 2. After completing law school, Earl worked as an Associate Attorney for Holder, Davis, & Smith and then The Law Office of Patrick Harrington, each of which were law firms located in Lafayette, Indiana. In 2002, Earl opened The Law Office of Earl McCoy which has continued to grow over the years until it became the law firm of McCoy & Montgomery in 2011.
Throughout his career as a Criminal Defense Attorney, Earl has defended virtually every type of criminal case from Murder to Public Intoxication. Earl has prided himself in providing the best possible defense at a reasonable cost. Earl has also had a successful appeallate practice and has effectively represented clients before the Indiana Court of Appeals and the Indiana Supreme Court. While many attorneys handle appeals, only a few attorneys are requested to appear before the Indiana Court of Appeals for Oral Argument. In February, 2011, the Indiana Court of Appeals requested Earl to present an Oral Argument in the Indiana Supreme Court courtroom. This Oral Argument was presented in front of 110 college students from colleges throughout Indiana. You can see Earl in action by clicking on the following link.
Throughout his career as a Family Law Attorney, Earl has become one of the most active family law attorneys in Tippecanoe County. He has handled all types of family law litigation from complex asset division and custody cases to uncontested divorces. Earl has written materials for continuing legal education seminars on the topics of Guardianships and Case Law Updates on the Division of Assets. Most recently, Earl has taught in the Paralegal Program at Ivy Tech's Lafayette campus on the topics of Legal Research and Criminal Law.