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Biography

Jeff has more than 20 years of experience as a trial lawyer.  He concentrates his practice on catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, business, warranty, and economic loss claims.  He also counsels and defends employers on worker’s compensation issues, litigates claims before administrative tribunals and serves as national coordinating counsel for Medicare reporting for a major product manufacturer.  He has served as national defensive discovery counsel for a medical device manufacturer in multi-district litigation and currently handles national coordinating counsel responsibilities for a major vehicle manufacturer related to cases and claims for a recalled product.  Prior to the merger between Frost Brown Todd and Locke Reynolds, Jeff spent his entire career at Locke Reynolds.

Because Jeff believes strongly in a lawyer’s responsibility to give back to the community, Jeff devotes significant volunteer time to the arts, non-profit Board leadership, education, and other projects aimed at lifting up the lives of children and the indigent.

During his career, Jeff has tried more than a combination of 50 jury trials, bench trials, and cases before administrative tribunals.  Representative trials involved:  catastrophic injuries, recalled products, major fires, and breach of contract.  In addition, Jeff has handled a number of appeals on significant topics including: wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, a variety of worker’s compensation issues, evidence spoliation, fire loss, the economic loss rule, statute of repose, admissibility of expert testimony, and post sale duty to warn.

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Education

Law School

Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 1991

Undergrad

Northwestern University, B.A., 1987

Bar Membership

Jeff is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Indiana

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America©, 2010-2019

AV® Rated, Martindale Hubbell®

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Defense Research Institute

Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana

American Bar Association

The Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Board of Editors, 2013 – Present

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Indianapolis Children’s Choir:  Board of Directors President 2012 – Present, Vice President 2010 – 2012, Board Member 2009 – Present, Parent Association President 2008 – 2009

Indianapolis Bar Association – Homeless Legal Project 2009 – Present

Kids Voice – Guardian ad Litem 2011 – Present

Tindley Collegiate Academy – mentor, Coaches for College 2013 – Present

Northwestern University Alumni Association, Indianapolis Chapter President 2013 – Present; NAA Clubs committee 2014 – Present

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, volunteer 2010 – Present

Indianapolis Bar Association, Ask a Lawyer 2008 – Present, Legal Line 2010 – Present

North Central High School, Co-Chair MIC Show Choir Competition 2010 – 2012

Indiana University Intramural Moot Court Competition, Volunteer Judge 2014

Major Publications

Jeff is an author of the following publications:

“Does it Compute?  The Impact of Predictive Coding on Product Liability Litigation,” Indiana Civil Litigation Review 2013

Indiana’s Product Liability Act & Related Statutes, 2004

“Discovery of Documents Obtained from Litigation Clearinghouses: It’s Not Work Product Anymore,” For The Defense

Firm Committees

Jeff serves on the following committee(s) at Frost Brown Todd.

Pro Bono Committee, Member

Benefits/Retirement Committee, Member