Section Chairs

Business Litigation


chuffman@jbjlegal.com

Cameron is a part of Jeselskis Brinkerhoff and Joseph’s litigation practice group, where he primarily focuses on business disputes such as shareholder claims, director and officer liability, contract disputes, and intellectual property issues. A former Marion County Deputy Prosecutor and Deputy Attorney General, Cameron has extensive jury trial experience and has handled a broad spectrum of civil and criminal cases. Cameron is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Cameron is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, and the Boone County Bar Association.

Construction

Evan Norris
norris@lewisandwilkins.com

Evan received his B.S. with honors distinction from Indiana State University. He was a student-athlete on the Sycamore Football program.  After his playing days ended, Evan took on an operational role with the NCAA Division-I team while also working for a Vigo County-based not-for-profit that assisted impoverished youth.  Evan is a graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, earning a Graduate Certificate in Health Law and Policy.  During law school, Evan served as the President of IU McKinney’s Federalist Society Chapter, which won the “Student Organization of the Year Award.”  He was twice elected by his peers to serve as Class Representative to the Student Bar Association.  Evan accepted an invitation to serve on the Deans’ Student Advisory Board and a founding member IU McKinney’s Wellness Committee.  Prior to graduation, Evan was a volunteer logistical assistant for a congressional campaign in Southern Indiana.  Evan’s primary practice areas include civil litigation and business law. He is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana, the Northern District of Indiana, and the Southern District of Indiana. Evan is from Franklin; however, he and his family now reside in Zionsville with their three dogs.

Employment

Stephanie McGowan
smcgowan@fbtlaw.com

Stephanie focuses her practice in municipal law, employment law, and education law. She represents municipalities, counties, public entities, law enforcement agencies, and school corporations in employment-related matters, including employment litigation, arbitrations, and general employment counseling, and in a variety of state and federal constitutional challenges. She has represented clients in federal courts, federal appellate courts, state courts, and state appellate courts. While she primarily works in government services, she has handled all matters of general litigation including product liability and tort litigation, business disputes, creditor’s rights, commercial disputes, insurance defense, transportation law, and appellate practice.  Stephanie is a graduate of the Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series, Class XIII. She serves as the 2021 Co-Chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association Public Policy Standing Committee. She served as the 2019 and 2020 Chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and as a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Directors for 2019 and 2020. For 2017-2018, she served as the Vice-Chair of the Legal Education Committee for the Indianapolis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. She also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Employment Law Section of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana for 2019-2020. She is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Seventh Circuit Bar Association, and Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. Stephanie is involved with Beyond Monumental and serves on the Strategic Planning Committee and on the Advisory Committee.

Health Care

Beth Behrens
Beth.Behrens@btlaw.com

As a member of the firm’s Medical Malpractice Group, Beth represents physicians, nurses, dentists, hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities and other health care providers in the defense of medical negligence claims throughout the State of Indiana.  Beth is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana and before the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.  She is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana.   Education: Indiana University – Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D., 2012) – Indiana Health Law Review (Associate Editor) State University of New York at Cortland (B.A., cum laude, 2007)

Insurance Section Chair


pmackowski@salawus.com

Paul leaves no stone unturned, exploring every option to find the best result for his clients. As a former prosecutor, he brings investigative and interrogative skills to his civil litigation practice. Problem solving and strategizing are what he enjoys most about litigation.   As a member of the firm’s Tort Litigation  and Insurance Services Practice Groups, Paul defends clients in various industries including retail, transportation, manufacturing and insurance. He assists with toxic tort, catastrophic personal injury and construction matters. He also handles insurance matters including, bad faith, breach of contract, premises liability, environmental claims, and environmental cost recovery.

Product Liability Chair


jbucher@schultzpoguelaw.com

Jon is a Partner with Schultz & Pogue, LLP, and focuses his practice in the area of general liability defense. Jon has successfully defended individuals and businesses in auto, premises liability, and products liability lawsuits. Jon also defends individuals and businesses in construction defect matters and before the Indiana Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in Indiana, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

Prior to joining Schultz & Pogue, LLP, Jon obtained his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law where he was a member of the University of Dayton Law Review and served as a national competitor for the UDSL Moot Court program. Jon is a member of the Indianapolis and Indiana State Bar Associations, as well as the Defense Research Institute. He is also a member of the Sagamore American Inn of Court, as well as the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, where he serves as the Section Chair for the Products Liability Section.

Trial Tactics Chair


kstrawbridge@lewiswagner.com

Katie is a partner in Lewis Wagner’s Transportation Practice Group, where she devotes a substantial amount of her practice to representing commercial carriers and drivers in litigation involving wrongful death, catastrophic injury and property damage claims. She frequently litigates in both state and federal court and assists clients in pre-suit investigation, including 24/7 state-wide emergency accident investigation. Katie also frequently represents property owners in the defense of personal injury litigation. Katie is actively involved in all phases of the litigation process to protect the interests of her clients; she zealously advocates on their behalf to reach the best possible outcome, whether it be through alternative dispute resolution or trial.

Worker's Compensation Section Chair


lisa.dillon@thehartford.com

Lisa M Dillon was admitted to practice in Indiana in 2001 and Illinois in 2011.  She is also admitted to practice before the Northern and Southern District Courts of Indiana.  She is a graduate of Wittenberg University and Indiana University Michael Maurer School of Law Bloomington.  Ms. Dillon has spent her career concentrating on the defense of worker’s compensation claims across the State of Indiana first with the firm of Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer, LLP and currently as Senior Staff Attorney with The Law Offices of the Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

Business Litigation

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Cameron is a part of Jeselskis Brinkerhoff and Joseph’s litigation practice group, where he primarily focuses on business disputes such as shareholder claims, director and officer liability, contract disputes, and intellectual property issues. A former Marion County Deputy Prosecutor and Deputy Attorney General, Cameron has extensive jury trial experience and has handled a broad spectrum of civil and criminal cases. Cameron is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Cameron is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, and the Boone County Bar Association.

Construction

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Evan received his B.S. with honors distinction from Indiana State University. He was a student-athlete on the Sycamore Football program.  After his playing days ended, Evan took on an operational role with the NCAA Division-I team while also working for a Vigo County-based not-for-profit that assisted impoverished youth.  Evan is a graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, earning a Graduate Certificate in Health Law and Policy.  During law school, Evan served as the President of IU McKinney’s Federalist Society Chapter, which won the “Student Organization of the Year Award.”  He was twice elected by his peers to serve as Class Representative to the Student Bar Association.  Evan accepted an invitation to serve on the Deans’ Student Advisory Board and a founding member IU McKinney’s Wellness Committee.  Prior to graduation, Evan was a volunteer logistical assistant for a congressional campaign in Southern Indiana.  Evan’s primary practice areas include civil litigation and business law. He is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana, the Northern District of Indiana, and the Southern District of Indiana. Evan is from Franklin; however, he and his family now reside in Zionsville with their three dogs.

Employment

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Stephanie McGowan
smcgowan@fbtlaw.com

Stephanie focuses her practice in municipal law, employment law, and education law. She represents municipalities, counties, public entities, law enforcement agencies, and school corporations in employment-related matters, including employment litigation, arbitrations, and general employment counseling, and in a variety of state and federal constitutional challenges. She has represented clients in federal courts, federal appellate courts, state courts, and state appellate courts. While she primarily works in government services, she has handled all matters of general litigation including product liability and tort litigation, business disputes, creditor’s rights, commercial disputes, insurance defense, transportation law, and appellate practice.  Stephanie is a graduate of the Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series, Class XIII. She serves as the 2021 Co-Chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association Public Policy Standing Committee. She served as the 2019 and 2020 Chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and as a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Directors for 2019 and 2020. For 2017-2018, she served as the Vice-Chair of the Legal Education Committee for the Indianapolis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. She also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Employment Law Section of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana for 2019-2020. She is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Seventh Circuit Bar Association, and Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. Stephanie is involved with Beyond Monumental and serves on the Strategic Planning Committee and on the Advisory Committee.

Health Care

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Beth Behrens
Beth.Behrens@btlaw.com

As a member of the firm’s Medical Malpractice Group, Beth represents physicians, nurses, dentists, hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities and other health care providers in the defense of medical negligence claims throughout the State of Indiana.  Beth is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana and before the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.  She is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana.   Education: Indiana University – Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D., 2012) – Indiana Health Law Review (Associate Editor) State University of New York at Cortland (B.A., cum laude, 2007)

Insurance Section Chair

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Paul leaves no stone unturned, exploring every option to find the best result for his clients. As a former prosecutor, he brings investigative and interrogative skills to his civil litigation practice. Problem solving and strategizing are what he enjoys most about litigation.   As a member of the firm’s Tort Litigation  and Insurance Services Practice Groups, Paul defends clients in various industries including retail, transportation, manufacturing and insurance. He assists with toxic tort, catastrophic personal injury and construction matters. He also handles insurance matters including, bad faith, breach of contract, premises liability, environmental claims, and environmental cost recovery.

Product Liability Chair

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Jon is a Partner with Schultz & Pogue, LLP, and focuses his practice in the area of general liability defense. Jon has successfully defended individuals and businesses in auto, premises liability, and products liability lawsuits. Jon also defends individuals and businesses in construction defect matters and before the Indiana Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in Indiana, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

Prior to joining Schultz & Pogue, LLP, Jon obtained his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law where he was a member of the University of Dayton Law Review and served as a national competitor for the UDSL Moot Court program. Jon is a member of the Indianapolis and Indiana State Bar Associations, as well as the Defense Research Institute. He is also a member of the Sagamore American Inn of Court, as well as the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, where he serves as the Section Chair for the Products Liability Section.

Trial Tactics Chair

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Katie is a partner in Lewis Wagner’s Transportation Practice Group, where she devotes a substantial amount of her practice to representing commercial carriers and drivers in litigation involving wrongful death, catastrophic injury and property damage claims. She frequently litigates in both state and federal court and assists clients in pre-suit investigation, including 24/7 state-wide emergency accident investigation. Katie also frequently represents property owners in the defense of personal injury litigation. Katie is actively involved in all phases of the litigation process to protect the interests of her clients; she zealously advocates on their behalf to reach the best possible outcome, whether it be through alternative dispute resolution or trial.

Worker's Compensation Section Chair

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Lisa M Dillon was admitted to practice in Indiana in 2001 and Illinois in 2011.  She is also admitted to practice before the Northern and Southern District Courts of Indiana.  She is a graduate of Wittenberg University and Indiana University Michael Maurer School of Law Bloomington.  Ms. Dillon has spent her career concentrating on the defense of worker’s compensation claims across the State of Indiana first with the firm of Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer, LLP and currently as Senior Staff Attorney with The Law Offices of the Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.