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Automobile; Railroad Accidents; FELA; Negligence; Business Law; Commercial Law; Contracts; Litigation; Insurance Litigation; Accidents; Animal Attacks; Aquatic Injuries; Automobile Accidents; Automobile Negligence; Bicycle Accidents; Boating Accidents; Bodily Injury; Brain Injury; Bus Accidents; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Catastrophic Injury; Commercial Vehicle Liability; Dog Bites; Electrical Injury; Head Injury; Motor Vehicle Accidents; Motorcycle Accidents; Pedestrian Injuries; Personal Injury Appeals; Personal Injury Mediation; Plaintiffs Personal Injury; Power Line Contact Injury; Psychological Injury; Rental Vehicle Litigation; Repetitive Stress Injury; School Bus Accidents; Severe Burns; Sexual Abuse; Spinal Injury; Subway Accidents; TMJ Dysfunction; Third Party Wrongful Death; Tourist Injuries; Traumatic Brain Injury; Unintended Acceleration; Transfusion Associated AIDS; Whiplash
Olivet College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1979
Valparaiso University, J.D., 1982
1982, Indiana and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; 1995, U.S. Supreme Court; 2009, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Lake County and Indiana State Bar Associations; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Indiana Trial Lawyers Association; The Million Dollar Advocates Forum - The Top Trial Lawyers in America; The American Trial Lawyers Association.
Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy. Assoc. Editor, Valparaiso University Law Review, 1981-1982. Author: "The Contributory Negligence Defense as Applied Against Children in Indiana," 16 Valparaiso University L. Rev. 319-359, 1982. Co-Author: "Indiana Not-For-Profit Corporations' Standing to Maintain A Derivative Suit," 25 Valparaiso University L. Rev. 249, 1991. Latent Heart Injury Following Vehicular Impact," 35 Trial Lawyer's Guide 3, Callahan, 1991.
Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate (1996).
Brumley v. Commonwealth Business College Education Corp., 945 N.E. 2d 770, 266 Ed. Law Rep. 482 (Ind. App., 2011); Pendleton v. Aguilar, 827 N.E.2d 614 (Ind.App., 2005); Linden v. Health Care 2000, Inc., 809 N.E.2d 929 (Ind.App., 2004); Johnson v. Parkview Health Systems, Inc., 801 N.E.2d 1281 (Ind.App., 2004); Northern Indiana Public Service Co. v. Sharp, 790 N.E.2d 462 (Ind., 2003); Spudich v. Northern Indiana Public Service Co., 745 N.E.2d 281 (Ind.App., 2001); Greater Hammond Community Services, Inc. v. Mutka, 735 N.E.2d 780 (Ind., 2000); Red Arrow Stables, Ltd. v. Velasquez, 725 N.E.2d 110 (Ind.App., 2000); Minks v. Pina, 709 N.E.2d 379 (Ind.App., 1999); Martin v. Amoco Oil Co., 696 N.E.2d 383 (Ind., 1998); Straley v. Kimberly, 687 N.E.2d 360 (Ind.App., 1997); Nesvig v. Town of Porter, 668 N.E.2d 1276 (Ind.App., 1996); Kennedy v. Tri-City Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center, Inc., 590 N.E.2d 140 (Ind.App. 3 Dist., 1992); Henrichs v. Pivarnik, 588 N.E.2d 537 (Ind.App. 1 Dist., 1992); Brenner v. Powers, 584 N.E.2d 569 (Ind.App. 3 Dist., 1992); Murphy v. Target Products, 580 N.E.2d 687 (Ind.App., 1991); Indiana Comprehensive Health Ins. Ass'n v. Dye, 531 N.E.2d 505 (Ind.App., 1988); American Bldgs. Co. v. Kokomo Grain Co., Inc., 506 N.E.2d 56 (Ind.App. 1987); Franciski v. University of Chicago Hospitals, 338 F.3d 765 (C.A.7 Ind., 2003); Murzyn v. Amoco Corp., 925 F.Supp. 594 Pens. Plan Guide (CCH) P 23927X (N.D.Ind., 1995).
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