Mary Wisehart Phillips - A Cordell & Cordell Indianapolis Divorce Attorney

Mary Wisehart Phillips

Senior Litigation Attorney

Indianapolis divorce attorney Mary Wisehart PhillipsPracticing family law is in Indianapolis divorce attorney Mary Wisehart Phillips’ genes. She is a third-generation attorney who is passionate about children and helping others.

“I grew up visiting the courthouse often and was drawn to the idea of justice and fairness in the law,” Ms. Wisehart Phillips said.

Ms. Wisehart Phillips started her career by practicing with her father. They practiced with family law as their primary focus for 17 years.

She credits her father’s mentoring as a key component to her success and her continued passion for family law. For four years, she was a judicial officer presiding over family law cases, which gave her perspective from the bench.

Ms. Wisehart Phillips is diligent and industrious when working cases and patient and kind when communicating with her clients. She also has a competitive streak when she enters a courtroom.

“I am experienced and tested,” she said. “… I hate to lose.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Wisehart Phillips is licensed to practice in Indiana.


Ms. Wisehart Phillips earned her Juris Doctor from Indiana University School of Law. She received her Bachelor of Science from Texas Christian University.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Wisehart practiced family law, guardianships, adoptions, probate, estate planning, and estate administration.


  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association


Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

  • Wisehart Phillips has had articles published in TownePost Fishers and Towne Post Geist related to family law, probate, and estate planning.
  • Wisehart Phillips has been a presenter at Family Law Boot Camp for Custody and Jurisdiction.