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John H. Brooke

John H. Brooke

Muncie, Indiana
866-920-1823 (Toll Free)

John H. Brooke, born Terre Haute, Indiana, May 17, 1959; admitted to bar, 1984, Indiana; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana and Western District of Michigan.

Preparatory education, Ball State University (B.S., cum laude, Honors College, 1981); legal education, Indiana University, Indianapolis (J.D. 1984)

Deputy Prosecutor, Delaware County, Indiana, 1986-89. Author: "Policies and Procedures Manual," Indiana Fireworks Users Association (1994); "Indiana Mechanic's Liens," Credit Manager's Survival Kit (1993; 1994) Member: Muncie, Indiana State, and American (Sections: General Practice; Intellectual Property) Bar Associations.

Fireworks Law; State and Federal Litigation; Insurance Defense; Governmental Relation; Trademarks.

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. cum laude - 1984
  • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
    • B.S. cum laude - 1981
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science and History

Published Works

  • "Policies and Procedures Manual", Indiana Fireworks Users Association, 1994
  • "Indiana Mechanic's Liens", Credit Manager's Survival Kit, 1994

Representative Clients

  • Cincinnati Insurance Company
  • McQuik's Oilube, Inc.
  • North Central Industries, Inc.
  • Pyrotechnicians Guild International, Inc. (PGI)
  • Western Pyrotechnics Association (WPA)
  • Indiana Fireworks Users, Association (IFUA)
  • Indiana Fireworks Distributors Association (IFDA)


  • North Central Industries, Inc.
  • Summit Bank
  • American National Bank


  • Administrative Law, Muncie Bar Association
  • Fireworks Law Update, Indiana Fireworks Dealers Association, 1992 - 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Delaware County Good Government Award
  • The Muncie Black Expo Trailblazer Award
  • Appointed by the Governor of Indiana as a member of the Indiana Political Subdivision Risk Management Commission

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Muncie Bar Association, Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, General Practice Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Member
  • American Pyrotechnics Association (APA)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • National Council on Fireworks Safety, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Delaware County , Deputy Prosecutor, 1986 - 1990
  • Delaware County , Commissioner, 2004 - 2008
  • Delaware County, Public Defender, 2009 - 2011
  • Delaware County, County Attorney
  • Delaware County, County Council Attorney
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