Chasity Thompson Osborn

Director of Attorney Learning and Development Indianapolis

Summary

As director of attorney learning and development, Chasity oversees firm-wide attorney training and development in partnership with leaders across the firm. This includes identifying and addressing training and development needs, developing and implementing associate programming, managing Continued Learning Education (CLE) related functions, collaborating with firm leaders on recruitment initiatives, and leading overall design and implementation of attorney training activities across the firm.

With over 20 years of experience in the legal and professional development industry, Chasity brings a trusted perspective to Taft’s learning and development programming. Prior to joining Taft, Chasity worked in higher education, most recently serving as assistant dean for the office of student affairs and assistant dean for the office of professional development at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Before working at Indiana University, Chasity served as a Judicial Law Clerk to Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard for the Supreme Court of Indiana.

Chasity is well-respected in her field, receiving numerous awards for her work. Her accolades include the IU McKinney Advisor of the Year award, Alpha Kappa Alpha Empowerment Leader award (2021 and 2020) and Outstanding Educator award (2018), and Rabb Emison Diversity award (2017, 2006), among many others.

Chasity earned her B.A. and A.S., magna cum laude, from Alabama State University, her M.B.A. from Auburn University, and her J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Also, she has certification training in Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Attorney Assessment and Clifton Strengths.

Awards

  • Indianapolis Bar Association Distinguished Life Fellow (2021)

  • IU McKinney Advisor of the Year (2020)

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha – Chi Chi Omega Chapter, Empowered Leader Award (2021, 2020)

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha – Chi Chi Omega Chapter, Outstanding Educator Award (2018)

  • Rabb Emison Diversity Award (2006, 2017)

  • Champion of Diversity Award (2017)

  • White Cane Award, Best Administrator (2016)

  • 100 Black Men Indianapolis Chapter, Emerging Leader Award (2013)

  • Indianapolis Business Journal, 40 under 40 (2013)

  • Indy’s Best & Brightest, Education & Nonprofit (2011)

  • Indiana Lawyer Leadership in Law Award, Up & Coming Lawyer (2007)

Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2002)
  • Auburn University (1999)

    M.B.A., dual concentration in Marketing and Sports Management

  • Alabama State University (1997)

    B.A. English, magna cum laude
    A.S. Business Administration

Admissions

  • State - Indiana
  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

    Bar Leader Series, Class V
    Diversity Job Fair Committee

  • Indiana State Bar Association

    Member

  • Marion County Bar Association

    Member

  • American Bar Association

    Member 

Community Involvement

  • 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship

    Volunteer

  • ACE Preparatory Academy

    Founding Board Member

  • Alabama State University, Indianapolis Alumni Chapter

    Charter Member, Secretary

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

    Chi Chi Omega - Charter Member, former President

  • The Links Inc.

    Indianapolis (IN) Chapter - Member