Practice Areas

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General Litigation

In significant, complex cases, we are trusted advisors to our clients in matters ranging from pre-litigation strategy to the decision of when to try cases, and how. And clients count on our attorneys to try—and win—their most important disputes.

We represent clients in actions pending in Indiana state trial courts, before the Indiana Court of Appeals and the Indiana Supreme Court, in federal District Courts all over the United States, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Insurance Defense

Our attorneys provide a full spectrum of legal services to insurance carriers, including the defense of claims in the areas of products liability, environmental and toxic substance law, officers’ and directors’ liability, worker’s compensation claims, and general personal injury and property damage claims, including catastrophic claims arising out of construction site accidents. Our attorneys also defend professional negligence and malpractice claims asserted against accountants, attorneys, insurance agents, real estate brokers, physicians, dentists, hospitals and other health care professionals.

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Arbitration / Mediation / Alternative Dispute

For clients who are not experienced in litigation, being involved in a lawsuit can be difficult at best, exhaustive and costly at worst. But finding a win-win situation for all the parties involved short of trial can be very complicated.

That’s when having an attorney experienced in alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) becomes important. Going to trial is unavoidable in some cases, but our attorneys are effective at using mediation, arbitration and other ADR methods to neutralize emotions and resolve disputes.

ADR offers greater control over the process and the result. From setting the ground rules, to selecting the mediator, ADR not only offers more flexibility and can be faster and less expensive than court proceedings, but it can eliminate the “win-lose” mentality that is often present in court proceedings. Our lawyers are experienced in both mediation and arbitration. They will consult with you to determine which one will best meet your needs.

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Product Liability

Our attorneys have defended product liability actions on behalf of product manufacturers, in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout Indiana. Our product liability litigation involves defending claims that a product caused personal injuries, including disability or death, or caused extensive property damage, due to defects in product design or manufacturing, or to inadequate product warnings.

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Toxic Tort

Our attorneys represent numerous manufacturing clients in the defense of toxic tort cases. We have decades of experience defending claims for damages allegedly stemming from short-term and long-term exposure to hazardous substances, industrial accidents involving hazardous or toxic substances, asbestos litigation, and products liability litigation involving the sale of hazardous or toxic substances. We represent business and industrial clients in litigation involving claims for personal injury, including fear of future injury or illness, and future lost wages and other damages allegedly stemming from exposure to absestos, latex gloves, mold, pharmaceuticals, and silica and other materials.

Our practice ranges from the defense of small, single plaintiff/single defendant claims to representation in complex, multi-party claims and large class actions. We are actively involved in the defense of toxic tort cases in state and federal courts throughout Indiana.

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