Ladendorf Law

Ladendorf Law

Personal Injury * Trial Attorneys. Mark & Dan Ladendorf have been voted INDIANA SUPER LAWYERS from 2004 to present. Mark, Dan & the firm are peer review rated for Ethical Standards & Legal Ability. Mark Ladendorf, ITLA President 2013/14

Firm Overview

Ladendorf Law is an Indianapolis law firm that concentrates in the litigation of all areas of personal injury including automobile accidents and motorcycle accidents, product defects, premises liability, construction/work-related accidents, medical malpractice, and wrongful death, or any other type of accident that causes injury to individuals and their families. At Ladendorf Law you will work with an attorney who is committed to the protection and vindication of the rights of those who are injured through the negligence of another.

The goal of the attorneys and staff at Ladendorf Law is to achieve the best possible result for their client in each and every case they handle through hard work, dedication, and aggressive representation. If you, a loved one or a friend has been the victim of a serious personal injury or death resulting from the negligence of another, Ladendorf Law can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

The lawyers at Ladendorf Law proudly offer you over one hundred years of combined litigation experience and medical expertise, along with an impeccable reputation for integrity, professionalism, and success. The firm's reputation has earned it widespread respect and acclaim throughout the State of Indiana as well as across the nation. Its trial lawyers are seasoned veterans in the battles of courtroom litigation.

The small size and wide-ranging experience of the attorneys and staff of Ladendorf Law enables them to provide each client with an extraordinary level of commitment, compassion and highly personalized attention. More importantly, they consistently achieve the results that their clients are entitled and so justly deserve.

You are invited to browse through the Ladendorf Law website and encouraged to contact our office to schedule a free consultation if you have a potential case you wish to discuss with one of our professionals. Ladendorf Law does all work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we accept no legal fees unless, and until, our client receives compensation.
Main Office
Personal Injury * Trial Attorneys
7310 N. Shadeland Avenue
Indianapolis  IN  46250
Phone
  • 317-842-5800
Fax
  • 317-842-5858
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Ladendorf Law will consult with you free of charge. THERE IS NO FEE UNLESS A RECOVERY IS MADE ON YOUR BEHALF.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weekend and Night appointments available upon request
Office Manager
Julie D. Weiler
Emergency After Hours
Yes
Languages Spoken
English
Personal Injury
Ladendorf Law will represent your Personal Injury legal matters.
At Ladendorf Law you will work with an attorney that is different from other Indiana law firms. If you or a loved one has been injured and you are looking to hire an attorney there are three important criteria you should consider.

Does my attorney have the necessary experience?

Ladendorf Law's attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience handling complex personal injury and negligence cases. Our level of expertise in maneuvering a case is unparalleled. Each attorney at Ladendorf Law has designated their entire practice to representing injured individuals. Ladendorf Law is respected within the legal community, is consistently listed in the Super-Lawyer magazine, and has received many accolades and awards. While these recognitions are appreciated, it is the complements and recommendations of our clients which truly make the practice of law worth while.

Does my attorney care about me?

Since we are a small family based firm, Ladendorf Law is personally able to meet with each client and to listen to your needs. The attorneys at Ladendorf Law have exclusively protected the interests of the injured victim. Each attorney has made the choice to represent injured individuals because they have a passion and commitment to help those who have been injured through no fault of their own. Our firm understands the physical, emotional and financial trauma experienced by an injured victim. We understand that we are in the business of serving you. Our job is to make your life easier.

How is Ladendorf Law different from other personal injury law firms?

We know when you are searching for a personal injury attorney, you are searching for the best. Ladendorf Law is different because we have unmatched legal expertise, passion, and commitment to help you. Most people we work with have not previously been involved in a personal injury matter and are not familiar with the events and timing of a lawsuit. To that end, we work hard, are dedicated, and give our competent legal advice through the entire litigation process. An attorney is an advocate for your rights and interests and we put you first. The attorneys and staff at Ladendorf Law care about you. You are never a "file" to us, never just a number in our system. We don't have catchy slogans we have compassion, experience and the tenacity to fight for you.

How to hire your own lawyer to represent YOU:

Call or fill out the contact form on this website and we will immediately contact you. We will ask you a few basic questions about you and your case. This initial phone call is a great opportunity for you to ask us any questions you may have. Our attorneys will personally review the information. If additional information is needed, we will provide personal consultation with you at your convenience. The consultation is free and confidential. We look forward to meeting with you and the opportunity to show you how we will make a difference in your life.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

The goal of the attorneys and staff at Ladendorf Law is to achieve the best possible result for their client in each and every case they handle through hard work, dedication, and aggressive representation. If you, a loved one or a friend has been the victim of a serious personal injury or death resulting from the negligence of another, Ladendorf Law can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Mark C. Ladendorf, Esq.

Mark C. Ladendorf is an Indiana Injury Lawyer. He has devoted his over thirty-four (34) years of legal practice exclusively to representing injured victims of automobile and motorcycle accidents, product defects, premises liability, construction/work-related accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, or other types of accidents causing injury to people and their families.

Mark has been selected to "The Best Lawyers in America" as well as the "National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers". Mr. Ladendorf is featured in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers under three distinct categories of practice, which include personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death litigation. Mark holds an "AV" rating as an attorney, the highest ranking an attorney can attain.

Mark served as President of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association during the May, 2013 to May, 2014 term, and holds an emeritus position on its Board of Directors, having served since 1990. Mark is also a Life Member of the National Registry of Who's Who, as well as being selected as one of Indiana's Super Lawyers in Indianapolis Monthly magazine and Indiana Super Lawyers magazine, every year of its publication. He has authored and lectured extensively in the field of tort law and trial litigation, as demonstrated in his Resume.

Mark has represented clients throughout the State of Indiana and the United States. He has personally argued cases before the Indiana Supreme Court, the Indiana Court of Appeals, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, and the Northern and Southern districts of the United States District Courts of Indiana.

RESUME

Mark C. Ladendorf: born Hammond, Indiana, June 17, 1955; admitted to bar, 1980, Indiana, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Presented oral argument before the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Court of Appeals and the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Chicago, Illinois.

Education: Indiana University (B.A., with distinction, 1977; J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 1980)

Author: "Indiana Discovery, Pretrial & Trial Resources: Plaintiffs Perspective", 1988, Professional Education Systems, Inc.; "Indiana Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage Issues" 1989, Professional Educations Systems, Inc.; "Statutory Guidelines with Regards to Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claim", 1989 Professional Education Systems, Inc.; "Dram Shop Liability From the Plaintiff's Perspective", 1990, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar; "Using Expert Witnesses In Discovery & Trial" 1991, National Business Institute, Inc. Seminar; "Plaintiff's Perspective on Selecting and Preparing Cases for Summary Judgment", 1992, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar; "Taking and Defending Depositions from a Plaintiff's Perspective", 1993, Law Seminars International; "Recent Case Law Update Regarding Interrogatories, Request For Production and Request For Admissions", 1995, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar; "Advanced Trial Series Setting the Stage; Pre-Trial Practice", 1995, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar; "Issues Relating to Medical Malpractice in Indiana", 1995, The Labor News; "Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Indiana", 1996, National Business Institute, Inc.

Co-Author: "Final Argument in a Products Liability Lawsuit", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1982.

Member: Indianapolis, Indiana State and American Bar Associations; Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors, 1990 Present); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Sustaining Member); Attorney Information Exchange Group; Tort and Insurance Practice Section of ABA.

Practice Area: Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Product Liability; Wrongful Death; Construction/Work-related Injuries; Trials and Appeals.

Verdicts & Settlements: International Vacuum, Inc. v. Owens, (1982) 439 N.E.2d 188; DiBortolo v. Metropolitan School District of Washington Township, (1982) 440 N.E.2d 506; Rachel Riggs, et al. v. Alan Burrell, (1992) 595 N.E.2d 268; Armstrong v. Lake, (1983) 447 N.E.2d 1153; Gonzalez v. U-Haul of Central Indiana and Volvo of America Corp., (1985) 752 F.2d 295; Wildman v. Nat'l Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 03N.E.2d 683 (Ind. App. 1998); St. Anthony Medical Center v. Ralph Kalember 853 N.E.2d 1046, 2006. Nature's Link, Inc. v. Przybyla, 885 N.E.2d 709 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008).
Education
  • Indiana University
    B.A., with distinction, 1977; J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 1980 , 1980

Daniel A. Ladendorf

Daniel A. Ladendorf is an Indiana Personal Injury Lawyer who gained significant investigative and courtroom trial experience serving as legal counsel to the Marion County Grand Jury and as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney during the terms of Steve Goldsmith, Jeff Modisett and Scott Newman.

Dan was awarded the "Trial Lawyer of the Year" honor by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) in 2013. Dan received the ITLA's highest annual honor in recognition of his tireless efforts in promoting legislative changes to benefit civil litigants. Dan has extensive administrative experience in the trial court system having served as Chief Deputy Clerk for the Marion County Circuit and Superior courts, as well as Court Administrator to the then-presiding Municipal Court Judge, Harold Kohlmeyer.

As a multiple term mayoral appointee to the five-member Indianapolis-Marion County Board of Ethics, Dan continues his service to Indianapolis and Marion County government. The Board of Ethics oversees the implementation and enforcement of the ethics ordinance enacted by the City-County Council for all local government employees and officers.

Dan served as General Counsel to the Marion County Election Board from 2001 through 2006. The county election board is responsible for the administration of all federal, state and local elections in Indianapolis and Marion County, including local school board elections.

Dan is member of the Indiana State Bar Association and is active in the Indiana Trial Lawyer's Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association, where he has been inducted as a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. Dan has lectured as a member of the faculty for the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF).

A graduate of Indiana University Schools of Business (B.S., 1983) and Law (J.D., 1986), Dan also received a Certificate in Public Affairs (1983) through the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Dan holds the distinguished Martindale-Hubbell "AV" peer-review rating and recognized in 2006 and 2007 as one of Indiana's Super Lawyers by Law & Politics. Super Lawyers is an annual listing of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement as published in the Super Lawyers magazine and Indianapolis Monthly Magazine.

Dan is an attorney at Ladendorf & Ladendorf that focuses on a wide range of practices including medical malpractice; product liability; wrongful death; trials and appeals.

Timothy F. Devereux

Timothy F. Devereux graduated from the University of Denver, College of Law in 1988 and is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court and in the states of Indiana, Illinois, Texas, and Colorado as well as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Courts in Indiana, Colorado and Illinois.

Mr. Devereux has authored "Preparing the Portable Kerosene Heater Case for Trial," 43 AM JUR TRIALS; "Trying the Portable Kerosene Heater Case," 45 AM JUR TRIALS; "Declaratory Actions in Tort Cases", Trial Talk, Vol. 43, Issue 2 as well as "Chapter 48 Kerosene Heaters" and "Chapter 49 Butane Lighters" for Matthew Bender's Products Liability Practice Guide. He also wrote "Premise Liability Thinking Outside the Premises" which appeared in the Spring 2007 edition of ITLA's Verdict. His past and present memberships include the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association of Justice, as well as AAJ's Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical litigation. He was also a speaker at the Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference in New Orleans, LA, on the topic of "Case Preparation Tools for High Volume/High Value Litigation". In November 2008, Mr. Devereux spoke at the Indiana Trial Lawyer Association's Annual Conference's Sunrise Series on the topic of "Telling the Story: Litigation Through Narrative" and in December 2009 Mr. Devereux spoke at the National Business Institute's Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy seminar on the topics of "Putting Together a Powerful Closing Argument" and "Direct Examination An Important Building Block to Your Case's Examination."

Lance R. Ladendorf

Lance R. Ladendorf joined Ladendorf Law as an Associate Attorney in January 2013.

A lifelong resident of the Hoosier State, Lance represents the "second generation" of Ladendorf attorneys in the Central Indiana area. Lance received his B.A. in Psychology with a second concentration in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. He served as Vice-President of Keenan Hall in 2007-2008 and a Resident Assistance (RA) in 2008-2009.

Lance earned his juris doctor degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in May 2012. Lance was recognized with numerous distinctions for his work both within and outside of the classroom, including the 2011-2012 Judge Ralph Hamill Memorial Award and multiple selections to the Dean's List. Lance was a member of the winning intramural team for the 2011 ABA Client Counseling Competition, advancing to the Regionals in Chicago, and he served as Justice of his school's Phi Alpha Delta Chapter during his third and final year of law school.

While a student in the full-time division at the IU-McKinney School of Law, Lance gained critical, real-world legal experience through the completion of externships with The Julian Center, the Enforcement division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the D-Felony division of the Marion County Prosecutor's Office. Before joining Ladendorf Law, Lance clerked for the Honorable William J. Hughes of Hamilton Superior Court 3 from January 2012 through January 2013.

As the son of an attorney and a brother of a disabled sibling, Lance credits his upbringing for instilling in him a sense of fairness and respect for all members of society. Lance believes the United States Constitution to be the greatest gift left by our forebearers to our nascent democracy, and he holds dear his oath to protect that document, including the right to trial by jury. In that vein, Lance finds his work as an attorney for injured Hoosiers to be especially rewarding.

Lance is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana and before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

Dustin F. Fregiato

Born: Saint Clairsville, Ohio

Title: Associate Attorney

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Torts; Civil Litigation; Premises Liability; Toxic Torts

Admitted: 2012, Indiana; 2012 U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana; 2012, U.S. District
Court, Northern District of Indiana

Education: The Ohio State University (B.A., cum laude, 2009); I.U. Robert H. McKinney School of
Law (J.D., 2012)

Bar Association Memberships: Indiana State Bar Association; Indiana Trial Lawyers Association;

Biography: Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, 2009 Present; Marion County Prosecutor's Office Internship, 2010; Marion County Criminal Court 22 Internship, 2011; Ladendorf & Ladendorf Law Clerk, 2010-2012.

Dustin Fregiato was born and raised in a small town in Eastern Ohio before attending undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University. After graduating cum laude with a BA in political science at OSU, he moved to the west side of Indianapolis to attend law school at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. While there, Dustin focused his legal education and experiences on litigation and trial practice; taking on the trial attorney focused classes he could, clerking for the Marion County Prosecutor's Office and later for Marion County Judge Carol Orbison.

Though Dustin found criminal litigation interesting, Dustin wanted to turn his focus to protecting victims via civil litigation and began working with Ladendorf & Ladendorf as a Law Clerk in 2010. While there he quickly learned to appreciate the practice of representing injured clients and their families. After graduating from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Dustin was offered the opportunity to continue working at Ladendorf & Ladendorf where he has remained to the present. Throughout his time as an attorney, Dustin has represented and been successful in obtaining the needed compensation for clients impacted by wrongful death, medical malpractice and injuries of all kinds. He understands the frustration and anguish an injury can cause that extends well beyond the superficial bruise or broken bone and uses his knowledge about this intricate area of law to fight for his clients.

He is licensed to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court as well as the Northern and Southern Districts of the United States District Courts of Indiana. Dustin's practice areas include personal injury, premises liability, medical malpractice and wrongful death.
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