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Leaders in Litigation

Featuring Prominent Indiana Lawyers

Leaders in Litigation is an advertorial series created by WKW to feature some of Indiana’s most interesting and accomplished lawyers. We hope you enjoy learning more about these fascinating lawyers as we did interviewing them.

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Tom Funk

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Litigator Norman T. “Tom” Funk of Krieg DeVault LLP is a lawyer’s lawyer—he doesn’t shout from billboards and he never toots his own horn, but he’s the one other lawyers call when they need a complex case handled by somebody they trust. “He is the best trial lawyer I know,” says Doug Hill, Funk’s law partner for 30 years before Funk joined Krieg DeVault. “His presence and abilities…

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Scott Starr

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One of Scott Starr’s favorite former clients still emails at least once per month to see how he’s doing. She’s in her 80s, a retired librarian from Michigan. It isn’t unusual in Starr’s line of work—he’s a well-known investment fraud lawyer at Starr Austen & Miller, LLP, Logansport, Indiana and he helps put people’s lives back together after they’ve been shattered by scam artists…

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Roger Pardieck

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Roger PardieckOver his 51-year career, Roger Pardieck has become one of the preeminent trial lawyers in the United States. He’s been named Trial Lawyer of the Year twice by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, was inducted into Indiana University’s Academy of Law Alumni Fellows (the law school’s highest honor), and was the first Indiana lawyer named to the Inner Circle of…

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James H. Voyles

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Jim VoylesWhen Indiana’s most noteworthy citizens find themselves in possible trouble with the law, they call James H. Voyles. In 46 years of practice at Voyles Zahn & Paul, Voyles has successfully represented dozens of clients in both civil and criminal cases, and his client roster is distinctly A-list. Those who have sought his services over the years include boxer Mike Tyson, racecar driver…

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Mary Nold Larimore

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Looking back on Mary Nold Larimore’s successful career, you have to wonder about the high school guidance counselor who discouraged her from getting the political science degree she wanted. The counselor suggested she look into elementary education instead, since she’d probably just get married after college instead of going to law school. “With my personality type…

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Betsy K. Greene

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It’s a sunny spring morning in Bloomington, and personal injury lawyer Betsy Greene jogs toward the Jackson Creek Trail, taking her typical unhurried gait around the Winslow roundabout. Greene just finished a half marathon four days ago, and she’s up to her eyeballs preparing for upcoming case depositions in California. Last night, she accepted Indiana Lawyer’s prestigious…

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Ron Elberger

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There are born lawyers, and then there’s Ron Elberger of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. The sought-after defense attorney and litigator says he never once considered another profession—and after just a few seconds of conversation with him, it’s obvious enough why. You pick up immediately on his toughness, his sense of fairness, his incredible recall of detail, and his tenacity…

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Larry Mackey

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Now in his 40th year of practicing law, Barnes & Thornburg’s Larry Mackey still remembers the case that started it all. Really started it all—in high school. Serving as the plaintiff’s lawyer for a mock trial conducted in the historic Vanderburgh County Courthouse, Mackey laid out his case with passion and wit. “I won,” he says with a chuckle, “and the jury gave me a dollar…

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