Member Profile: John C.Trimble

John C.Trimble
Lewis Wagner LLP
501 Indiana Avenue, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Email: Click for email

Tel: (317) 237-0500
Fax: (317) 630-2790
Website: www.lewiswagner.com

IN Chapter: www.INMediators.org

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master; Insurance Umpire; ADR Training/CME

 

John C.Trimble has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Agricultural
Appellate
Arts (Fine, Performing)
Automotive
Aviation
Bankruptcy/Creditors
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Commercial/Business
Construction
Contract Disputes
Cross Cultural
Discrimination
EEOC
Eminent Domain
Employment
Environmental
Franchise
Health Care
Industrial
Insurance
Intellectual Property
Land Use/Planning
Landlord/Tenant
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Local Govt./Municipalities
Medical Devices
Medical Malpractice
Mergers & Acquisitions
Nursing Homes
Partnerships
Personal Injury
Pharmaceuticals
Police
Premises Liability
Probate
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Public Policy
Railroad & Trucking
Real Estate
Religious Institutions
Sexual Harassment
Shareholder Disputes
Sports
Taxation
Telecommunications
Torts
Trademarks/Patents
Transportation
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
Venture Capital
Wrongful Death

 

BIOGRAPHICAL:

John maintains a practice that is dominated by catastrophic, complex, and class action litigation in the State and Federal Courts. He focuses much of his time on insurance coverage disputes, bad faith defense, lawyer and insurance agent malpractice, business litigation, and catastrophic damages caused by all types of casualty risks, including transportation, construction, product liability, fires, and governmental liability, to name a few. He has also argued numerous appeals in the State and Federal appellate courts as counsel for a party and as amicus counsel for lawyer and trade associations. Through the years, he has been admitted pro hac vice in more than 20 jurisdictions, and is frequently hired by out-of-state firms to serve as local counsel in Indiana.


In the last 20 years, John has earned a reputation as one of Indiana's most sought after mediators. Because of the complexity of his litigation practice, John keeps the mediation to a manageable level, but he is frequently hired by judges and lawyers to mediate some of Indiana's largest and highest profile cases. He is also frequently named as an arbitrator in bodily injury, business dissolution, employment, and commercial disputes.

EDUCATION:

  • The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina 1973-75
    Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana, B.A., English 1977
    (Major-English)
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indianapolis
  • J.D. Magna Cum Laude, 1981 (Concentration of study - litigation, torts, insurance)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • I.U. - Indianapolis Law School Board of Visitors (1988 to present)
    (Chairman of Board, 1996-1998) (Vice Chair, 2012-14)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (State Legislation Committee 1996 to present; Chair 1996)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Discipline/Grievance Committee D, 1996-Present)
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (formerly Indiana Defense Lawyers Association) (President, 1998-1999). (Legislative Chairman, 1991-1999)
  • The Defense Research Institute (Board of Directors, 2003-06) 
  • American Bar Association 1981-Present
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (1994-Present)
  • Hanover College Board of Trustees (2000-Present) (Board Secretary 2005-06)
  • Hanover College Alumni Association Board of Directors (1985-1992; President 1991-92)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Managers (2002-2004)
  • Indianapolis American Inn of Court (2004 to Present)
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • 2005-07 Chair, DRI Judicial Task Force on the Independence of the Judiciary
  • Indianapolis Lawyers Club (1998-Present)
  • Indianapolis Law Cub (1994-Present)
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Committee on Improvements to the Judicial System (2008-Present) (Chair, State Judiciary Committee 2012-14)
  • The Defense Research Institute (Public Policy Committee Chair , 2010-11)
  • The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; (Vice-Chair, Defense of the Judiciary Committee; 2011-2012)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Bar Association; 2012 (First Vice President, 2012-13) (President Elect, 2013-14)
  • Member Kentucky Defense Lawyers Association (2013)
  • Member State Legislation Committee of the Indiana State Bar Association, 2014

Rates

$450/hour
 
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