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Kevin is a trial attorney concentrating his practice in product liability litigation and mass tort, defending corporations and individuals in personal injury claims involving automobiles and other consumer products. He is also engaged in the defense of professional liability and business claims.

With over 100 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials and hearings, Kevin is one of the Midwest’s most active litigators. Beyond his trial work, he maintains an active appellate practice, having had involvement in over 50 published cases from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, West Virginia and Texas.

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Education

Top 10 defense win, per National Law Journal, for child wrongful death case in Texas

Trials to defense verdict in multiple jurisdictions on wrongful death and quadriplegic cases, including Indiana, Ohio, Texas, New Mexico, Florida, West Virginia, Illinois and Mississippi

Serves as national coordinating trial counsel for major automotive manufacturer in child death and rollover cases

Appointed Indiana trial counsel for several insurer’s “Major Case Units”

Schultz v. Ford Motor Co., 857 N.E.2d 977 (Ind. 2006)

Tober v. Graco Children’s Prods., 431.F.3d 572 (7th Cir. 2005)

Flis v. Kia Motors Corp., No. 1:03-cv-1567-JDT-TAB (June 20, 2005)

Andrews v. Suzuki Motor Co., 161 F.R.D. 383 (1995)

Rogers v. Cosco, Inc., 737 N.E.2d 1158 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000)

Carmichael v. Kroger Co., 654 N.E.2d 1188 (Ind. Ct. App. 1995)

Van Stan v. Fancy Colours & Co., 125 F.3d 563 (7th Cir. 1997)

Education

Law School

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 1988
National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1991
International Association of Defense Council Trial Advocacy, 1993

Undergrad

Purdue University, B.A., 1985

Bar Membership

Indiana

Recognition

Terex Outstanding Product Liability Counsel, 2010

Distinguished Hoosier Award, 2010

The Best Lawyers in America©, 2005–2019

Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers®,  2004–2018, Top 50 Super Lawyers in Indiana

Indiana Defense Lawyer of the Year, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, 2004

International Association of Defense Counsel, trial academy faculty, Stanford Law School, 2007

Insurance Institute of Indiana, Recognition Award, 2005

Defense Research Institute Leadership Award, 2002

Inaugural Outstanding Young Lawyer’s Award, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana,1998

Professional Affiliations

American Board of Trial Advocates, Inducted 2003

International Association of Defense Counsel, Inducted 2000

Defense Research Institute, Products Liability Committee; Trial Tactics Committee, Chair; Young Lawyer’s Committee, Vice-Chair

Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, President, 2006; Initiated bi-annual Rookie Seminar

National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1991

International Association of Defense Council Trial Academy, 1993

Civic Activities

Boone County Area Planning Commission, Chair, 2005-present

Boone County Board of Zoning Appeals

United Way, Volunteer and Key Club Member, 2000-present

College Mentors for Kids, Inc., former Board Member, 2003-2007

Eagle Township, appointed to Government Reorganization Committee

Zionsville Schools’ Key Communicators

Christ Church, Zionsville, Council Member