Officers

President 2021

Kori Chambers
kchambers3@iuhealth.org

Kori L. Chambers received her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Miami University in 1998, and received her juris doctorate in 2001 from Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. She is an Attorney/Liability Claim Specialist with Indiana University Health Risk Retention Group where she manages the defense of medical negligence and general negligence cases involving Indiana University Health facilities. She is licensed to practice in the state of Indiana and before the Federal District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. She is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association where she has previously served as the Young Lawyers Division Chair. In 2008, Ms. McOmber was named Young Lawyer of the Year by the Indianapolis Bar Association. In 2009, DTCI named Ms. Chambers the Young Lawyer of the Year for her leadership qualities in service to the Indiana defense bar, the national defense bar, and the community. She has also been named a “Rising Star” by the Indiana Super Lawyers publication in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. She is also a member of the Defense Research Institute. Ms. Chamber was appointed by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and reappointed by Governor Mike Pence to the Indiana Commission for Women.

President-Elect

Elliott Pinkie
epinkie@pinkielaw.com

Elliott Pinkie is the founder of Pinkie Law in Indianapolis, Indiana. He practices in the areas of medical malpractice defense, medical licensing and credentialing, premises and products liability, and general civil litigation. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Indiana. Elliott has been selected multiple times for inclusion in the listing of Indiana Rising Stars® and Super Lawyers® for his medical malpractice defense work. In addition to defending physicians and other health care professionals in medical malpractice litigation, Elliott represents long-term care facilities and retail establishments against claims of negligence. He also defends manufacturers against product liability claims under the Indiana Product Liability Act (IPLA). Elliott earned a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Ball State University (1995), and a J.D. from The Claude W. Pettit College of Law, Ohio Northern University (2000). He is a member of the Indiana State (ISBA) and Indianapolis Bar Associations, the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the Indiana Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ISHRM), the American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM), and, of course, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI). Elliott is an active supporter of Life Smart Youth, Inc., a United Way Agency, where he has served on the Board of Directors since 2007.

Secretary

Christopher D. Lee
clee@woodmclaw.com

Chris Lee is a partner with the Evansville law firm Wooden McLaughlin. Chris is a trial attorney and has been recognized by his peers for his representation in insurance defense and commercial litigation matters. Chris manages complex litigation cases and is a frequent speaker on trial practice and trial advocacy. He is also an active member in DRI.

Treasurer

Anna Mallon
amallon@paganelligroup.com

Anna Mallon is with the Paganelli Law Group and concentrates her practice in the areas of insurance bad faith, insurance coverage and third party defense of insureds. Anna regularly practices in state and federal courts handling trials, summary judgment hearings, mediations and arbitrations. Prior to attending law school, Anna taught high school government and worked in Washington, DC as a paralegal. Anna received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Secondary Education from Miami University in 1997. She received her J.D. from Indiana University School of Law- Indianapolis in 2002. Anna is admitted to practice in Indiana, and before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and Defense Research Institute. Anna was named as a “Rising Star” by Indiana Super Lawyers in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Immediate Past President 2020

Donald S. Smith
dsmith@rbelaw.com

Donald S. Smith is a partner in the Indianapolis law firm of Riley Bennet & Egloff, LLP. He limits his practice to representing employers in employment matters. Mr. Smith graduated with honors from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis in 1981. Since then, he has defended employers before state and federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Indiana Civil Rights Commission, U. S. Department of Labor, Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board, various arbitrators, and the collective bargaining table, in addition to advising them concerning day-to-day employment issues.

President 2021

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Kori Chambers
kchambers3@iuhealth.org

Kori L. Chambers received her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Miami University in 1998, and received her juris doctorate in 2001 from Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. She is an Attorney/Liability Claim Specialist with Indiana University Health Risk Retention Group where she manages the defense of medical negligence and general negligence cases involving Indiana University Health facilities. She is licensed to practice in the state of Indiana and before the Federal District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. She is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association where she has previously served as the Young Lawyers Division Chair. In 2008, Ms. McOmber was named Young Lawyer of the Year by the Indianapolis Bar Association. In 2009, DTCI named Ms. Chambers the Young Lawyer of the Year for her leadership qualities in service to the Indiana defense bar, the national defense bar, and the community. She has also been named a “Rising Star” by the Indiana Super Lawyers publication in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. She is also a member of the Defense Research Institute. Ms. Chamber was appointed by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and reappointed by Governor Mike Pence to the Indiana Commission for Women.

President-Elect

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Elliott Pinkie
epinkie@pinkielaw.com

Elliott Pinkie is the founder of Pinkie Law in Indianapolis, Indiana. He practices in the areas of medical malpractice defense, medical licensing and credentialing, premises and products liability, and general civil litigation. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Indiana. Elliott has been selected multiple times for inclusion in the listing of Indiana Rising Stars® and Super Lawyers® for his medical malpractice defense work. In addition to defending physicians and other health care professionals in medical malpractice litigation, Elliott represents long-term care facilities and retail establishments against claims of negligence. He also defends manufacturers against product liability claims under the Indiana Product Liability Act (IPLA). Elliott earned a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Ball State University (1995), and a J.D. from The Claude W. Pettit College of Law, Ohio Northern University (2000). He is a member of the Indiana State (ISBA) and Indianapolis Bar Associations, the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the Indiana Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ISHRM), the American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM), and, of course, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI). Elliott is an active supporter of Life Smart Youth, Inc., a United Way Agency, where he has served on the Board of Directors since 2007.

Secretary

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Christopher D. Lee
clee@woodmclaw.com

Chris Lee is a partner with the Evansville law firm Wooden McLaughlin. Chris is a trial attorney and has been recognized by his peers for his representation in insurance defense and commercial litigation matters. Chris manages complex litigation cases and is a frequent speaker on trial practice and trial advocacy. He is also an active member in DRI.

Treasurer

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Anna Mallon is with the Paganelli Law Group and concentrates her practice in the areas of insurance bad faith, insurance coverage and third party defense of insureds. Anna regularly practices in state and federal courts handling trials, summary judgment hearings, mediations and arbitrations. Prior to attending law school, Anna taught high school government and worked in Washington, DC as a paralegal. Anna received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Secondary Education from Miami University in 1997. She received her J.D. from Indiana University School of Law- Indianapolis in 2002. Anna is admitted to practice in Indiana, and before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and Defense Research Institute. Anna was named as a “Rising Star” by Indiana Super Lawyers in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Immediate Past President 2020

President 2020

Donald S. Smith
dsmith@rbelaw.com

Donald S. Smith is a partner in the Indianapolis law firm of Riley Bennet & Egloff, LLP. He limits his practice to representing employers in employment matters. Mr. Smith graduated with honors from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis in 1981. Since then, he has defended employers before state and federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Indiana Civil Rights Commission, U. S. Department of Labor, Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board, various arbitrators, and the collective bargaining table, in addition to advising them concerning day-to-day employment issues.