Kevin C. Schiferl

Indianapolis
T 317.237.3819
F 317.237.3900
201 North Illinois Street
Suite 1900
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-4236

Kevin is a trial attorney concentrating his practice in product liability litigation and mass tort, defending corporations and individuals in personal injury claims involving automobiles and other consumer products. He is also engaged in the defense of professional liability and business claims.

With over 100 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials and hearings, Kevin is one of the Midwest’s most active litigators. Beyond his trial work, he maintains an active appellate practice, having had involvement in over 50 published cases from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, West Virginia and Texas.

Experience

Top 10 defense win, per National Law Journal, for child wrongful death case in Texas

Trials to defense verdict in multiple jurisdictions on wrongful death and quadriplegic cases, including Indiana, Ohio, Texas, New Mexico, Florida, West Virginia, Illinois and Mississippi

Serves as national coordinating trial counsel for major automotive manufacturer in child death and rollover cases

Appointed Indiana trial counsel for several insurer’s “Major Case Units”

Schultz v. Ford Motor Co., 857 N.E.2d 977 (Ind. 2006)

Tober v. Graco Children's Prods., 431.F.3d 572 (7th Cir. 2005)

Flis v. Kia Motors Corp., No. 1:03-cv-1567-JDT-TAB (June 20, 2005)

Andrews v. Suzuki Motor Co., 161 F.R.D. 383 (1995)

Rogers v. Cosco, Inc., 737 N.E.2d 1158 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000)

Carmichael v. Kroger Co., 654 N.E.2d 1188 (Ind. Ct. App. 1995)

Van Stan v. Fancy Colours & Co., 125 F.3d 563 (7th Cir. 1997)

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Terex Outstanding Product Liability Counsel, 2010
  • Distinguished Hoosier Award, 2010
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2005–2018
  • Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers®,  2004–2017, Top 50 Super Lawyers in Indiana
  • Indiana Defense Lawyer of the Year, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, 2004
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, trial academy faculty, Stanford Law School, 2007
  • Insurance Institute of Indiana, Recognition Award, 2005
  • Defense Research Institute Leadership Award, 2002
  • Inaugural Outstanding Young Lawyer's Award, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana,1998

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Inducted 2003
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Inducted 2000
  • Defense Research Institute, Products Liability Committee; Trial Tactics Committee, Chair; Young Lawyer's Committee, Vice-Chair
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, President, 2006; Initiated bi-annual Rookie Seminar
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1991
  • International Association of Defense Council Trial Academy, 1993

Press Releases

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Boone County Area Planning Commission, Chair, 2005-present
  • Boone County Board of Zoning Appeals
  • United Way, Volunteer and Key Club Member, 2000-present
  • College Mentors for Kids, Inc., former Board Member, 2003-2007
  • Eagle Township, appointed to Government Reorganization Committee
  • Zionsville Schools' Key Communicators
  • Christ Church, Zionsville, Council Member

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Multiple DRI, DTCI and IADC meetings
Indianapolis Bar Association Las Vegas Seminar, September 2006

“Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Case,” Locke Reynolds Product Liability Law Update, 2007 Issue I

“Defense Verdict in “False Latch” Seatbelt Case,” Locke Reynolds Product Liability Law Update, 2007 Issue I

“Locke Reynolds Appears as Amicus Curiae,” Locke Reynolds Product Liability Law Update, 2006 Issue I

“Locke Reynolds Receives Defense Verdict for Ford in Power Window Case,” Locke Reynolds Product Liability Law Update, 2005 Issue II

“Jury Returns Defense Verdict for Kia in a Sportage Crashworthiness Case,” Locke Reynolds Product Liability Law Update, 2005 Issue I

“Hoosier Seatbelt Saga, Circa 2005,” Locke Reynolds Product Liability Law Update, 2005 Issue I

“Victory Defending the Absence of Post-Sale Duty to Warn and Negligent Recall Actions in Indiana,” Locke Reynolds Product Liability Law Update, 2004 Issue II

“Indiana’s Rebuttable Presumption in Product Liability Jury Trials,” Locke Reynolds Product Liability Law Update, 2004 Issue I

“Marion County Jury Returns Defense Verdict For Ford in Explorer Crashworthiness Case”, Locke Reynolds Product Liability Law Update, 2003 Issue II

“Indiana Supreme Court Affirms Summary Judgment in Child Restraint Case,” Locke Reynolds Product Liability Law Update, 2003 Issue I  

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