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Biographical Information

Lee is a Top 10 Super Lawyer in Indiana and is also the 2014 Best Lawyer, Indianapolis Lawyer of the Year for Mediation as well as the 2014 Best Lawyer, Indianapolis Lawyer of the Year for Arbitration. His practice focuses on trucking collision cases, wrongful death, medical malpractice and alternative dispute resolution.   He received a $30.5M Verdict for his client in a garage door negligence case in 2014.

Lee is committed to maximizing tort recoveries for accident affected victims. He has extensive trial experience in both federal and state court and is a frequent lecturer on trial, mediation, personal injury, medical malpractice, trucking accidents, and settlement issues.

Lee is a member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group and Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.

Lee is passionate in representing his clients and takes pride in the relation-ships he develops. He is a lifelong resident of Indianapolis, where he attended Arlington High School, Indiana University and Indiana University-Indianapolis Law School. He was admitted to practice law in Indiana and to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana in 1982.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

  • Indiana, 1982
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Education

  • Indiana University, B.S., 1978
  • Indiana University, J.D., 1982

Professional Experience

Seminar and Conference Attendance

  • Vioxx Litigation (Philadelphia, PA), 2005
  • Vioxx Trial-ATLA Mock Trial, 2005
  • Litigating Catastrophe Injury Cases (Boston, MA), 2009
  • Wrapping Up the Case-Liens & Medicare, 2009
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy College, 2009
  • Litigating Truck Collision Cases

Honors & Awards

  • 2014 Top 10 Indiana Super Lawyer
  • Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers, 2005–2013
  • Indiana Super Lawyers, 2004-present – Honored every year since the award’s inception
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2005–2015
  • Best Lawyers® 2014 Mediation “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis
  • Best Lawyers® 2012 Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis
  • Martindale Hubbel highest AV rating, 1983–2015

Professional Associations

  • Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
  • American Association of Justice (AAJ)
  • Heart Device Litigation Group
  • Vioxx Litigation Group
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
  • College of Fellows Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Litigation Section Indiana State Bar Association
  • Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy
  • Fellow-National College of Advocacy

Verdicts & Settlements

2014 jury verdict for $30.5M in a garage door negligence case.    Parker v. Professional Garage Doors, Marion County Circuit Court, Cause Number 49C01-0707-CT-029811

Representative Cases

  • Cole v. Lantis Corp., 714 N.E.2d 194 (Ind. App. 1999)
  • Hanson v. St. Luke’s, 704 N.E.2d 1020 (Ind., 1998)
  • Porter v. Irvin’s Interstate Brick & Block, 691 N.E.2d 1363 (Ind. App. 1998)

Speaking Engagements

  • Punitive Damages in Indiana (ICLEF), 1983
  • Indiana Discovery, Pretrial & Trial Procedures (PESI), 1988
  • Indiana Evidence Workshop, 1989, Co-chairman
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Coverage, 1990
  • Indiana Insurance & Tort Law Update (PESI), 1994
  • Expert Witnesses (Lorman), 1996
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution for Paralegals (I.P.E.), 1999
  • Indiana Discovery Pre-Trial and Trial Procedures (PESI), 1999
  • Evaluating and Settling Personal Injury Claims (PESI), 2001
  • Evaluating and Settling Personal Injury Claims (PESI), 2002
  • How to Maximize Personal Injury Damages (PESI), 2003
  • Winning Ways w/Direct & Cross Examination (NBI), 2005
  • Premises Liability-Slip, Trip and Fall Cases, 2005, Chairman
  • Civil Arbitration-Indianapolis Bar Association, 2007
  • Child Wrongful Death-Indianapolis Bar Association, 2007
  • Expert Witnesses-Indianapolis Bar Association, 2007
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education-Truck Accident Litigation, 2008
  • Essential Discovery in Trucking Litigation
  • Evaluating and Settling Personal Injury Claims (PESI), 2008
  • ICLEF-Winning before Trial, 2008
  • ITLA-Advanced Civil Mediation Training, 2009, 2013
  • Indianapolis Bar Association-Medicare and Medicaid, 2010
  • ITLA-Applied Professionalism, 2010–2013
  • Professionalism and Civility in your Practice
  • Civility in the Court
  • ICLEF-Trucking Litigation Seminar, 2011
  • ICLEF-Presenting Catastrophic Injury Damages at Trial (Chair), 2012

Publications

  • “How to Defend a Celebrity in a Breach of Contract Case,” Trial Diplomacy Journal, co-author, 1987

Service Activities

  • Lawrence Township Ladies Basketball League (2004-Present), President
  • YMCA Indianapolis Leadership Forum