Gregory S. Fehribach
An attorney with a disability who uses an electric wheelchair as a mobility aid device, Gregory S. Fehribach founded The Fehribach Group in 1995, where he provides innovative access solutions to clients who are continually creating an accessible environment that is welcoming to all guests.
Greg’s law practice affiliates with Doninger, Tuohy & Bailey LLP, in Indianapolis. He is a panel trustee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana, a position he has held for 24 years. Greg is a Distinguished Fellow at Ball State University’s Bowen Center, where he coordinates the Disability Project. The Project’s mission is to increase economic potential for people with disabilities by connecting them to public and private sector opportunities.
Greg’s work with social entrepreneurship began when Governor Robert D. Orr (R) appointed him to Indiana’s Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council from 1987‐1990. He later was appointed chairman of the Indiana Governor’s Planning Council for People with Disabilities from 1989‐1992 by former Governor Evan Bayh (D).
In 2001, the late Governor Frank O’Bannon (D) appointed Greg to chair the Indiana Governor’s Residence Commission. He led the commission to create a more accessible Governor’s Residence. Governor Joseph Kernan (D) continued Greg’s appointment to the commission following Governor O’Bannon’s death. Governor Kernan appointed Greg to the Ball State University Board of Trustees in 2004, where he concluded his service in December of 2007.
Former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson (D) called Greg to serve his administration in several capacities. In 2001, he appointed Greg to the board of directors of the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, which he chaired from 2003‐2005. In 2005, Greg began his service as a trustee for the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Indiana. Mayor Greg Ballard (R) again called on Greg to continue his service and reappointed him as trustee for the corporation in 2011. Under Greg’s guidance as legal counsel, Indianapolis has been named a top accessible city since 2004 by the National Organization on Disability, and was awarded the honor of most accessible city in 2009.
Greg is a former member of the national board of directors for Easter Seals where he served as the first vice‐chair and on the public affairs committee. He has been honored with the Indiana Lawyer’s Leadership in Law Distinguished Barrister Award, 2008; the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation’s Unbreakable Spirit Award, 2007; the Easter Seals’ Joanna Cooke Plaut Award, 2002; and by the Indianapolis Mayor’s Advisory Council on Disability in 1997 and 1998. Both Governors O’Bannon and Kernan appointed Greg a Sagamore of the Wabash. Greg is often consulted by national, state and local media as an expert regarding people with disabilities as it relates to inclusion and access.
Areas of Practice
- U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee
- ADA consulting for all facilities, structures and space
- Cities and towns ADA consulting for all areas of government
- Indiana, 1986
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1986
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1986
- U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1986
- Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
- J.D. - 1985
- Ball State University
- M.A., Personnel Admin. for Public Service - 1983
- Ball State University
- B.S. - 1981
- Major: Political Science, Business Administration and Counseling Psychology
- Americans with Disabilities Act and its Amendments, Ball State University
- ADA and its Amendments, Ball State University
- The ADA and its Amendments, Ball State University
Honors and Awards
- Indiana Lawyer's Leadership in Distinguished Barrister Award
- Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation's Unbreakable Spirit Award
- Easter Seals' Joanna Cooke Plaut Award
- Indianapolis Mayors' Advisory Council on Disability, 1997, 1998
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
- Indiana State Association, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- Defense Research Institute, Member
Pro Bono Activities
- Indianapolis Arts Council, 2010 - Present