About Margie Rice
Margie Rice joined Dobbs & Folz, LLC after practicing law solely in southern Indiana for twenty-five years. She focuses her efforts helping the Dobbs & Folz clients with their legal matters that are outside the estate and farm succession planning niche where our other lawyers concentrate. Margie prides herself on providing solid legal advice and counseling her clients about what they need to know as it relates to local government, regulatory, and compliance issues.
After graduating from Butler University, Margie moved to Bloomington where she graduated from the Maurer School of Law, cum laude, in 1996. She promptly started working as a deputy prosecuting attorney in Lawrence County, Indiana, where she gained essential trial and advocacy skills. Those skills served her well when she joined a private practice and then later, as she represented Monroe County Government and the City of Bloomington for a combined twenty years.
When she was the Corporation Counsel for the City of Bloomington, Margie had the pleasure of being on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association and its president from 2013 to 2014. Using her time and talent to serve others is important to Margie, who has been a member of the Hoosier Hills Food Bank Board of Directors since 2007. She also served on the Boards for the Monroe County YMCA and Options For Better Living (now LifeDesigns), which serves persons with developmental disabilities. As a parent of a child (now young man) with disabilities, Margie understands how important it is to advocate for the needs of all persons. She is a graduate of the Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities Partnership in Policy Making program. She is also an advisory committee member on the Monroe Community Voices for Health Project, designed to contribute in a meaningful way to policy decisions that impact the health and well-being of the community and its members.
In addition to being a lawyer, Margie has served as an adjunct instructor at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Teaching undergraduate students gave Margie the opportunity to share her passion for the intersection of law and public policy.
Margie was born and raised in Peru, Indiana, where her family has lived for generations. She maintains a strong connection to and a true fondness for her hometown. She resides in Bloomington, Indiana, with her husband, Steve, and their two sons. As a lifelong Hoosier, she is excited to now serve clients all across the great state of Indiana.