Robert D. Brown

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Attorney Awards


Trial and Appellate Attorney, Kenneth J. Allen Law Group, LLC, 2009-Present. Trial and Appellate Attorney, Associate, 1986-1994 and Partner, 1995-2008, Spangler, Jennings & Dougherty, P.C., Merrillville, Indiana. (Also at Indianapolis and Merrillville, Indiana, Chicago, Joliet and Tinley Park, Illinois Offices)

Legal Publications/Seminars

Interlocutory Appeals and Motion Practice in Federal Civil Appeals, Northwest Indiana
Chapter of Federal Bar Association (1990); Interpretation of Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Policy Provisions, ICLEF (1992); Legal Issues Relating to Voir Dire, ICLEF (1992); Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists, ICLEF (Seminar Chair 1996); Discovery Considerations and Strategies for the Insurance Company, ICLEF (1997); Handling Your First Federal Case, Applied Professionalism Course for Newly Admitted Attorneys, Lake County Bar Association (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009); Thinking Outside the Toolbox, (co-author), Trial, Vol. 50, No. 4, (April, 2014)

Indiana Bar Foundation

(Also at Valparaiso, Indianapolis and Merrillville, Indiana, Chicago and Joliet, Illinois Offices)

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Appellate Advocacy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
708-251-1018  Phone
219-477-5181  Fax
University Attended:
Illinois State University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1983
Law School Attended:
Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; Illinois; 1986, Indiana; U.S. Supreme Court
Indiana State Bar Association (Member, Appellate Practice Section); Lake County Bar Association; Indiana Trial Lawyers Association; Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice; Life
Reported Cases:
LaPorte Community School Corp. v. Rosales, 963 N.E.2d 520 (Ind. 2012); Commissioner of the Ind. Dept. of Ins. V. Black, 962 N.E.2d 675 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012); Kornelik v. Mittal Steel USA, Inc., 952 N.E.2d 320 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011); LaPorte Community School Corp. v. Rosales, 936 N.E.2d 281 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011); A.S.V. La Porte Regional Health System, Inc., 921 N.E.2d 853 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010); Howard v. E & B Paving, Inc., 920 N.E.2d 693 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010); Carolina Cas. Ins. Co. v. Estate of Karpov, 559 F.3d 621 (7th Cir. 2009); Spar v. Cha, 907 N.E.2d 974 (Ind. 2009); Smith v. King, 902 N.E.2d 878 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009); Ramirez v. Wilson, 901 N.E.2d 1 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009); Querrey & Harrow v. Transcontinental Ins. Co., 885 N.E.2d 1235 (Ind. 2008); Spar v. Cha, 881 N.E.2d 70 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008); Florio v. Tilley, 875 N.E.2d 253 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007); Munster Community Hospital v. Bernacke, 874 N.E.2d 611 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007); Querrey & harrow, Ltd. V. Transcontinental Ins. Co., 861 N.E.2d 719 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007); State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co. v. Gutierrez, 866 N.E.2d 747 (Ind. 2007); Briggs v. Griffin Wheel Corp., 851 N.E.2d 1261 (Ind. Ct. App. 2006); Cavens v. Zaberdac, 849 N.E.2d 526 (Ind. 2006); State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co. v. Gutierrez, 844 N.E.2d 572 (Ind. Ct. App. 2006); Hassan v. Begley, 836 N.E.2d 303 (Ind. Ct. App. 2005); Cavens v. Zaberdac, 820 N.E.2d 1265 (Ind. Ct. App. 2005); Goleski v. Fritz, 768 N.E.2d 889 (Ind. 2002); Harbor Motor Comopany, Inc. v. Arnell Chevrolet-Geo, Inc., 265 F.3d 638 (7th Cir. 2001); Vintila v. Drassen, 52 S.W.3d 28 (Mo. Ct. App. 2001); Patel v. Barker, 742 N.E.2d 28 (Ind. Ct. App. 2001); Paitn Shuttle, Inc. v. Continental Casualty Company, 733 N.E.2d 513 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000); Spangler, Jennings & Dougherty, P.C. v. Indiana Insurance Co., 729 N.E.2d 117 (Ind. 2000); Gold v. Ishak, 720 N.E.2d 1175 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999); Helmchen v. White Hen Pantry, Inc., 685 N.E.2d 180 (Ind. Ct. App. 1997); Trotter v. Nelson, 684 N.E.2d 1150 (Ind. 1997); Spangler, Jennings & Dougherty, P.C. v. Indiana Ins. Co., 685 N.E.2d 705 (Ind. Ct. App. 1997); Freeman v. Mayer, 95 F.35 569 (7th Cir. 1996); Hill v. Porter Memorial Hospital, 90 F.3d 220 (7th Cir. 1996); Tardy v. Chumrley, 658 N.E.2d 959 (ind. Ct. App. 1995); Medley v. American Economy Ins. Co., 654 N.E.2d 313 (Ind. Ct. App. 1995); Bethlehem Steel Corp. v. Lohman, 661 N.E.2d 555 (Ind. Ct. App. 1995); Transcontinental Technical Services, Inc. v. Allen, 642 N.E.2d 981 (Ind. Ct. App. 1994); Timothy F. Kelly & Assoc. v. Illinois farmers Ins. Co., 640 N.E.2d 82 (Ind. Ct. App. 1994); Chapman v. Grimm & Grimm, P.C., 638 N.E.2d 462 (Ind. Ct. App. 1994); American Inter-Fidelity Exchange v. American Re-Insurance Co., 17 F.3d 1018 (7th Cir. 1994); Antevski v. Volkswagenwerk & Aktiengesellshaft, 4 F.3d 537 (7th Cir. 1993); City of Gary v. Allstate Insurance Company, 612 N.E.2d 115 (Ind. 1993); State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co. v. Spotten, 610 N.E.2d 299 (Ind Ct. App. 1993); Walker v. Rinck, 604 N.E.2d 591 (Ind. 1992); Deadwiler v. Chicago Motor Club Ins. Co., 603 N.E.2d 1365 (Ind. Ct. App. 1992); Granack v. Continental Casualty Company, 977 F.2d 1143 (7th Cir. 1992); Matuga v. Matuga, 600 N.E.2d 138 (Ind. Ct. App. 1992); City of Gary v. Allstate Insurance Co., 598 N.E.2d 625 (Ind. Ct. App. 1992); Sheldon v. Munford, Inc., 950 F.2d 403 (7th Cir. 1991); Transamerica Insurance Services v. Kopko, 570 N.E.2d 1283 (Ind. 1991); Tarr v. Jablonski, 569 N.E.2d 378 (Ind. Ct. App. 1991); Walker v. Rinck, 566 N.E.2d 1088 (Ind. Ct. App. 1991); Justice v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 908 F.2d 119 (7th Cir. 1990); Meridian Mutual Insurance Company v. Richie, 544 N.E.2d 488 (Ind. 1989); Meridian Mutual Insurance Company v. Richie, 540 N.E.2d 27 (Ind. 1989); Meridian Mutual Insurance Company v. Richie, 517 N.E.2d 1265 (Ind. Ct. App. 1988); Lake County Trust Co. v. Household Merchandising, Inc., 511 N.E.2d 512 (Ind. Ct. App. 1987).
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