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Biography

Randy devotes his practice to the defense of vehicle/equipment manufacturers and distributors headquartered in the United States and internationally. He has acted as lead trial counsel in state and federal courts in 16 different states, served as product liability national coordinating counsel for two international manufacturers and served as Defense Liaison for all defendants in the Ford-Firestone MDL litigation that was based in Indianapolis.

Randy has received numerous awards and honors recognizing him as a leading product liability attorney by the International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, the Outstanding Lawyers of America, the Guide to the World’s Leading Product Liability Lawyers, the Best Lawyers in America®, and the Indiana Super Lawyers®. He holds an AV® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Randy is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. In 2002, he was named “Indiana Defense Lawyer of the Year.” He is a former Chair of DRI’s Product Liability Committee and a former member of DRI’s Board of Directors. He is a 1977 graduate of the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University-Bloomington, and he currently is an emeritus member of the Board of Visitors.

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Experience

Legal Work  Highlights

Randy has acted as lead trial counsel in state and federal courts in 16 different states, served as product liability national coordinating counsel for two international manufacturers and served as Defense Liaison for all defendants in the Ford-Firestone MDL litigation that was based in Indianapolis.

Education

Law School

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 1977, Indiana Law Journal, Board of Editors

Undergraduate School 

Indiana University, B.A., 1974, cum laude, with honors

Bar Membership

Randy is licensed to practice in the following state:

Indiana

Courts

Randy is admitted to practice before the following courts:

United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana

United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana

United States Supreme Court

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Diplomat Award from Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI)

International Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defense Lawyers

Outstanding Lawyers of America

Guide to the World’s Leading Product Liability Lawyers

The Best Lawyers in America© 2001–2019

The Best Lawyers in America® Indianapolis Product Liability Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2012, 2014

Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers® 2004–2020

Super Lawyers® Corporate Counsel Edition, Personal Injury Defense: Products

“Indiana Defense Lawyer of the Year,” Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, 2002

“Rich Krochock Award,” Defense Research Institute, 2003

Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Indianapolis Bar Association

Indiana State Bar Association

American Board of Trial Advocates

Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Defense Research Institute, Board of Directors, 2005-2007; Product Liability Committee, past Chair; Law Institute 2001-2004

International Association of Defense Counsel, Trial Academy, Director, 2008; Product Liability Committee; Advocacy Practice & Procedure Committee, past Chair

Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Alumni Association, Past President and Former Member of the Board of Visitors

Firm Committees

Randy was a member of the following committee at Frost Brown Todd:

Executive Committee, former Member