Mr. Elberger is a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans and chair of the Sports, Entertainment and Media Group He also is a member and former chair of the Litigation Group, and a member of the Appellate Group and Health Group. He practices in the areas of litigation, constitutional/civil rights law, entertainment law, sports law, appellate law and professional responsibility/disciplinary law. Mr. Elberger is a ten year distinguished advisor to and former nine year member of the Board of Trustees for the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. He served for more than sixteen years as a member of the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana and on three occasions served as president of the Board. He received his law degree from American University, and has been a practicing attorney since 1971, a member of the firm since 1972 and a partner since 1981. Mr. Elberger is a member of the Indianapolis, Maryland, District of Columbia and American Bar Associations, as well as the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.
Honors / Awards
Included in The Best Lawyers in America® for more than fifteen years in the areas of commercial litigation, sports, entertainment, legal malpractice and professional responsibility / ethics; Distinguished Barrister, Indiana Lawyer 2013 Leadership in Law Award; Best Lawyers'® 2013 Indianapolis Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants Lawyer of the Year; 2001 and 2002 Indianapolis Business Journal's "Who's Who in Law"; Sagamore of the Wabash, awarded by Governor Evan Bayh; "Who's Who in Midwest"; "Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America; "Who's Who in American Law" (5th Ed.-13th Ed.); "Who's Who in America"; "Who's Who in the World"; Distinguished Advisor, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis; Chambers USA top ranking in litigation (2003-2011, 2013); Voted the "top point getter" in the 2004 Indiana Super Lawyers® balloting, and a top 50 "Indiana Super Lawyers®" (2005-2013); AV® Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell; Chambers USA; Robert G. Risk Award for Outstanding Service to the Indiana Civil Liberties Union (1977)
Appearances / Publications
Speaker: "Racing Attorney Conference 2012" (North Carolina Bar Foundation); "Computer Abuse and Fraud Act, Trade Secrets and Confidential Information"; "NCAA Ethics Seminar for Non-Practicing Attorneys" (2010); "There's Money in That Paper - Some People Call It a Talent Contract (Indianapolis Bar Association); "Civil Litigation Strategies and Trial Tactics" (ICLEF); "Ethics: What's New" (Indianapolis Bar Association, Bench - Bar Conference); "Professional Responsibility: Indiana Law Update" (ICLEF, 2000); "Ethics and the Trial Lawyer" (ITLA Annual Institute); "1st Amendment Ethics" (Indianapolis Bar Association, Bench-Bar Conference); Ethics Update (2005)
Appointments / Memberships
Member: Ball State University Digital Policy Institute (Board of Directors, 2011-present); Indiana Civil Liberties Union, Inc. (president and chairperson, 1972-1977); National Council for the School of Media and Public Affairs of The George Washington University (2000-2011); Flanner House, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1999-2006); Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc. (Advisory Board, 2007-present); Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers; Emmis Communications Corporation (vice president / general counsel, 1986-1998 and vice president - litigation and assistant secretary, 1999-2002); Cardboard Shoe Productions, Inc. (vice president, 1986-2002); Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Inc. (IRL, IPS, Grand Am) (vice president, general counsel and assistant secretary, 2000-2011) (vice president and assistant secretary, 2010-present); American Civil Liberties Union (Board of Directors, 1972-1980); The Children's Museum of Indianapolis (Board of Directors, 1994-2003; Distinguished Advisor to the Board of Trustees, 2003 - present); Indianapolis Bar Foundation (fellow, 2000- ); Indianapolis Bar Association; Indiana State Bar Foundation (fellow, 2002- ); Bar Association of the District of Columbia.
Admissions: Maryland (1969) (inactive), District of Columbia (1970) and Indiana (1971); United States Distrct Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, District of Colorado, District of Nebraska, District of Columbia, District of Maryland, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, United States Court of Military Appeals (1970), United States Tax Court (1970) and the Supreme Court of the United States (1973)