Thomas Ridley Lemon


Thomas Ridley Lemon



Thomas Ridley Lemon was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana. He graduated from that town’s University High School in 1959 and then enrolled at Indiana University. Lemon received his A.B. degree from IU in June of 1963 and was then admitted to the Indiana University School of Law. Lemon received his JD from the law school with distinction, and was elected to the Order of the Coif, in 1966.

After law school, Lemon clerked for Judge S. Hugh Dillin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. In 1967, he joined the Warsaw, Indiana, firm of Graham Rason Eschbach & Harris, where he eventually became senior partner. Lemon also served as Corporate Counsel to the City of Warsaw and the Chief Legal Counsel to Zimmer Orthopedic Products. In addition, Lemon has completed thousands of mediations and arbitrations, and served as the Primary Trainer for the Indiana Supreme Court Certified Mediation Program more than forty times. Lemon retuned to Bloomington and is currently Of Counsel with Mallor Grodner LLP, where he chairs the firm’s Alternate Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

Active in the Indiana Bar Association, he was a member of the Board of Governors (1974-76), served as Treasurer (1977), and was the association President (1992-93). He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and served on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Lemon has served on the law school’s Alumni Board (1970-1979) and was instrumental in the creation of the law school’s alumni weekend. Thomas Ridley Lemon was inducted into the Indiana University Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2003.


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