R.J. McConnell is a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, and a member of the Business Services, Governmental Services, and Estate and Wealth Transfer Planning groups. In the corporate segment of his practice, R.J. assists privately owned businesses, health and life sciences industries, as well as publicly held companies, primarily in the areas of succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, business organizations and financing. His service in public office and on the Johnson County Economic Development Corporation board, as well as his representation of cities, towns and other governmental entities, provide him with first-hand experience in understanding the legal, political, economic, financing and public relations challenges of governmental clients. In addition, R.J. has niche experience in representing airports in operations and in public and private financings. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington. R.J. has written and lectured extensively on matters affecting businesses including business financing, buy-sell agreements, and business exit and succession strategies.


Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington (J.D. magna cum laude, 1985)
Purdue University (B.S., agricultural economics, 1982)

Honors / Awards

The Best Lawyers in America® 2013-2022; AV® Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Appearances / Publications

Author: “Finding Money in the New Millennium: A Guide for Indiana Businesses”; “Business Finance: State and Federal Financial Assistance Programs” (Indiana Business Magazine Small Business Reference Guide); “Give Now or Pay Gift and Estate Taxes Later” (Indianapolis Business Journal); “Passing the Business to the Next Generation: All in the Family” (The Showroom)

Resource: R.J. was quoted extensively in the article “Indiana’s Inheritance Tax Phasing Out” (Indiana Lawyer, May 9, 2012).

Speaker: “Mergers and Acquisitions”, “Planning for the Next Generation”, “Making the Shoe Fit: Business Choices”, “Financing Indiana Businesses”, “Turning Your Business into Cash”, (CEO Net Intl’s Linkages Program); numerous presentations to clients, civic groups and church groups on the fundamentals of estate planning.

Appointments / Memberships

Indiana State Bar Association
Board Memberships: First Merchants Bank of Central Indiana; Johnson County Development Corporation (Chairman, 2010, Board of Directors); Indiana Legal Foundation (2012 – present); Johnson Memorial Hospital; Shepherd Community Ministries; Bridges of Hope International; Emmanuel Church of Greenwood Mission Board; former member of Lincoln Bank and Lincoln Bancorp Board of Directors; former member and president of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners; former town attorney for the Town of Trafalgar; and former member of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce


Indiana, United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana