Kelleigh Irwin Fagan, of Church Church Hittle + Antrim, has been recognized as one of Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 in the Class of 2023. Fagan is a partner in the firm’s sports law and business services sections. Each year, the Indiana Business Journal recognizes the top professional leaders in Indianapolis who have achieved success and excelled in their field before the age of 40. All honorees were recognized at a reception and through profiles of their accomplishments — read more about Kelleigh’s leadership and stand-out work in her field here.“I’m honored that my colleagues at CCHA thought to nominate me for this recognition. Being selected is truly a recognition of the firm and all current and past members of the Sports Law Group. Each of those individuals has made noteworthy contributions to our growth and success, and I feel lucky to be on a team with them!” said Fagan. Fagan is a pioneer in the collegiate sports world. When beginning her career, she started a practice group to represent colleges and universities through the NCAA infractions process. Over the past nine years, Fagan has crafted CCHA Collegiate Sports Law into a national practice group. Her initiative and leadership have also been recognized through the Indiana Lawyer’s “Leadership in the Law” award and by CCHA Law when she was named partner after just five years of practicing law when she was 30 years old. Active in her field and in giving back to the community, Fagan serves as the President of the Board for the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville.
“Kelleigh had the foresight in her twenties to go about building the only exclusively female college sports law practice in the country. She still leads the practice and, in the nearly ten years that it’s been around, has worked to build clients from coast to coast and to shape a practice group that continues to grow and meet client needs in the emerging trends of college sports” said Todd Shumaker, Partner at CCHA Law.