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Stephen R. Pennell

Stuart & Branigin LLP
300 Main Street, Suite 900, P.O. Box 1010
Lafayette, IN

Phone: 7654231561
Fax: 7657428175
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New Member Subcommittee Chair - 2008, 2009,Class of 2011 - 2008 - 2011,State Chair - 2008,New Generation Committee Chair - 2010 - 2013,Long Range Strategic Planning Comm. Chair - 2010 - 2012,Program and CLE Committee - 2009,Mandatory CLE Compliance Committee, Vice Chair - 2012, Mentor Committee, Chair - 2013, 2016; Mentor Committee - 2017-2018;

Practice Areas

  • General Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Trial Tactics

Practice and Personal Background

I have had experience with a wide variety of cases including product liablility, commerical law cases, insurance, premises liabilty, personal injury, education law, construction law, and antitrust. I have argued cases on appeal before the Seventh Circuit and the Indiana Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. I am certified as a mediator. I served on the ADTA Executive Council from 2008-2011. I received the ADTA Presient's Award for outstanding service to the ADTA in 2011. I have been recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer for civil litigation-defense each year since 2004. I have also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America. I served as President of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana in 2004 and received the DRI Fred Sievert Award as the most oustanding leader of a defense organization in the country. I received the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana Diplomat Award in 2008 in recognition of my achievements as a defense attorney throughout my career. I currently serve as the Managing Editor for the Indiana Civil Litigation Review. I am also a member of DRI and IADC. I served as the Indiana state representative to DRI from 1998-2000.

Meetings Attended

2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

Firm Description

Stuart & Branigin LLP

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