Jeff is a seasoned litigator with extensive trial experience. As a member of the firm’s General Liability Service Group, Jeff defends clients in a timely and cost effective manner. He provides insurance clients with a good faith basis for investigating and making coverage decisions, primarily first party arson and fraud claims. In third party matters, he handles traditional negligence issues, as well as slip and fall, and premises liability matters.
Prior to private practice, Jeff spent five years as a Lake County and Marion County Deputy Prosecutor handling major felonies and trying more than 100 jury and bench trials. He also assisted in the development of the Marion County Drug Task Force. He draws on this experience today as he assists insurance carriers in fraud investigations. Jeff conducts examinations under oath for insurance carriers throughout Indiana, addressing a wide range of coverage questions including home and auto fires, home and auto theft, mysterious disappearance and other claims issues requiring clarification for coverage.
Outside the office, you can find Jeff with his wife and their two kids.
Membership & Involvement
Member: Indiana Bar Association; Indianapolis Bar Association; National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators; Defense Research Institute (DRI); International Association of Special Investigation Units; Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men
Former President: Indianapolis Civilian Police Merit Board, 1994 - 2001, 2009 - 2010
- Selected to Indiana Super Lawyers list: 2018, 2022
Resources & Insights
- Overview of NFPA 921 and Legal ConsiderationsNational Society of Professional Insurance Investigators,
- Fire Cause, Fire Classifications and NFPA 921National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators National Conference ,
Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, J.D., 1986
Wabash College, B.A., 1983