Mary A. Schopper

Attorney Mary A. Schopper

Mary A. Schopper is a partner attorney with Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer, LLP in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mary has concentrated her practice on Indiana workers' compensation and occupational diseases defense since 1991.

Mary graduated from the Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, cum laude, in 1991. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1983, where she was selected as an undergraduate teaching assistant as well as a Congressional intern. She is admitted to practice before the Workers' Compensation Board of Indiana, the Indiana Court of Appeals, and the Indiana Supreme Court.

Mary has frequently presented educational programs to legal and workers' compensation professionals regarding case law updates, implementing return to work programs, nuts and bolts claims handling, undocumented workers, affirmative defenses, medical causation issues, psychological injuries, medical co-morbidities impacting work injuries, and the statute of limitations.

Mary is active in her community, schools, and church, volunteering as a Liturgical Minister, Parish and school committee chairs, Cathedral Soup Kitchen volunteer, Indiana State Bar Association “We the People” student tutor and competition judge, Salvation Army annual phonathon, and Muscular Dystrophy Lock Up.

Mary is a member of the Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations. She is an active member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana Workers' Compensation Section and the Indiana Workers' Compensation Institute.

Practice Areas:


  • Indiana University School of Law, 1991
    • J.D., cum laude
  • Indiana University Bloomington, 1983
    • B.A., Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Liturgical Minister, Volunteer
  • Parish Committee, Chair
  • School Committee, Chair
  • Cathedral Soup Kitchen, Volunteer
  • Indiana State Bar Association, “We the People” Student Tutor and Competition Judge
  • Salvation Army Annual Phone-a-thon, Volunteer
  • Muscular Dystrophy Lock Up, Volunteer
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member


  • “Modified Duty Return to Work Issues,” Council on Education In Management, 1999
  • “Are Illegal Aliens Entitled to Benefits Under The Workers' Compensation Act of Indiana?”, Indiana Lawyer, 2003
  • “Litigating Medical Expenses,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2007
  • “Are Illegal Aliens Entitled to Benefits Under the Workers' Compensation Act of Indiana?”, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • “Medical Causation and Liability,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2009
  • “The Challenges of the Aging Workforce,” Lorman Education Services, 2013 Workers' Compensation Update in Indiana
  • “The Aging Workforce and Indiana Workers' Compensation Considerations: Can An Employer Draw A Line In The Sand To Limit Liability?”, 2013 Indiana Occupational Nurses’ Association conference

Honors and Awards:

  • BV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
8440 Allison Pointe Blvd
Suite 350
Indianapolis, IN 46250