John W. Woodard, Jr.: Lawyer with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP

John W. Woodard, Jr.

New Albany,  IN  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Construction
  • Product Liability
  • Environmental
  • Labor & Employment
University Indiana University - Bloomington, B.A., 1987
Law SchoolIndiana University - Indianapolis, J.D., 1991 Associate Editor of the Indiana Law Review
Admitted1991, Indiana; 2003, Kentucky; U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky; U.S. Courts of Appeals, Sixth and Seventh Circuits

Professional Activities and Memberships

•Indiana, Kentucky and American Bar Associations

BornIndianapolis, Indiana, July 15, 1961

John Woodard has 20 years experience handling a wide variety of matters including real estate development; contract negotiation, drafting and interpretation; construction; employment; labor; open door law and open records law; representation of Boards of Directors; insurance; environmental; labor; civil rights; administrative law; product liability; toxic torts; public procurement; and all types of business litigation in state and federal courts throughout Indiana and Kentucky.

Representative Clients

•General Electric Company
•Interlock Industries, Inc.
•PNC Bank, National Association
•The Hughes Group
•Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.
•New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation
•General Growth Properties, Inc.

(NOTE: the above list excludes certain material financial institutions clients whose policies prohibit specifically naming them in this context)

Professional Experience

Mr. Woodard has served as Counsel for the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation for over 17 years.


Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in Americain the areas of Commercial Litigation and Litigation-Construction, 2013-2014
•Recognized by his peers as aKentucky Super Lawyer
•Recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in the area of Construction Law byLouisville Magazine, March 2012.
•Indiana Bar Foundation's Pro Bono Publico Award, 1994
•Associate Editor of the Indiana Law Review

Civic Involvement

•Past Member Board of Directors of Blue Sky Kentucky, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Americana musical events in Louisville
•Past President, and eight years service as Board member of Interfaith Community Council
•Judge, Indiana State Fair banjo, fiddle and mandolin contests 1988-1990


Mr. Woodard plays traditional Irish music on the banjo, mandolin and bouzouki.

Related News

•Wyatt Success with Appalachian Regional Healthcare
•Success for Wyatt's Hospital Clients in Federal Court Managed Care Battle
•John Woodard Receives President's Award for Post-Tornado Volunteer Efforts in Southern Indiana
•96 Wyatt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Listing
•39 Wyatt Attorneys Named Kentucky Super Lawyers (Also at Louisville, Kentucky Office)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Starks Mech., Inc. v. New Albany-Floyd County Consol. Sch. Corp., 854 N.E.2d 936 (Ind. Ct. App. 2006). Obtained summary judgment defeating contractor's claim for additional costs. Judgment affirmed on appeal. Ind. Gaming Co. v. Blevins, 724 N.E.2d 274 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000). Obtained dismissal for contractor accused of violating common construction wage provisions in a construction contract. Judgment affirmed on appeal. United Steel Workers of Am., AFL-CIO-CLC v. Saint Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc., 505 F.3d 417 (6th Cir. 2007). Briefed and argued a hotly-disputed federal labor law case to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals sittingen banc. Ryan v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., No. 1:05CV162, 2006 WL 449207 (N.D. Ind. 2006). Obtained dismissal of wrongful death case for cigarette manufacturer as to plaintiff's claims of negligence and fraud. J.C. v. N. Harrison County Cmty. Sch. Corp., No. 4:04CV0109-DFH-WGH, 2005 WL 280340 (S.D. Ind. 2005). Successfully defended school corporation accused of violating the civil rights of a special needs student. Johnson v. Seagram & Sons, Inc., 311 F. Supp. 2d 774 (S.D. Ind. 2004). Obtained summary judgment in an employment discrimination case. Haehl v. Wash. Mut. Bank, F.A., 277 F. Supp. 2d 933 (S.D. Ind. 2003). Obtained dismissal defeating putative class action against the bank. Meyers v. Furrow Bldg. Materials, 659 N.E.2d 1147 (Ind. Ct. App. 1996). Obtained summary judgment for a defendant in a personal injury case. Judgment affirmed on appeal. Lee v. Friedman, 637 N.E.2d 1318 (Ind. Ct. App. 1994). Obtained dismissal for defendant in a personal injury case. Judgment affirmed on appeal.

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John W. Woodard, Jr.

120 West Spring Street, Suite 300
New AlbanyIN 47150


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