Lewis Wagner Welcomes Two New Attorneys

Lewis Wagner is thrilled to welcome two new attorneys to our litigation practice groups. Michael R. Watkins joins as an associate specializing in labor and employment litigation, with a primary focus on complex tort and professional liability. A graduate of the University of Toledo, Michael holds degrees from both Cleveland State University’s College of Law […]

Indiana Court of Appeals Applies “Dishonest Act” and “Unexplained Disappearance” Exclusions in Employer’s Claim That Former Employee Stole Missing Tools

Williams v. Pekin Ins., Inc.  2024 WL 901885 (Ind. Ct. App. 2024)  A contractor entrusted tools to its employee but demanded their return when his employment ended.  When the employee failed to do so, the contractor reported the tools as stolen and sued the former employee for replevin. The former employee returned some tools, but […]

Dina M. Cox Named Managing Partner of Lewis Wagner

Dina M. Cox Named Managing Partner of Lewis Wagner

Lewis Wagner is pleased to announce the election of Dina M. Cox as Managing Partner. This will be Dina’s second term, having previously served in 2018 and 2019, when she became the firm’s first female in the position. In her renewed capacity, she will lead the firm’s Executive Committee, tasked with guiding strategic initiatives and […]

Getting Attorney Fees in Will Contests and Contested Guardianships

It’s always surprised me that we decided to depart from the English Rule where the losing party pays the winner’s fees, given how competitive we are as a society. For clients, the American Rule requiring each party to pay their own attorney fees, regardless of who wins a case, can make a win feel like […]

26 Lewis Wagner Attorneys Named to 2024 Indiana Super Lawyers List

We are proud to acknowledge the recognition of 26 of our attorneys in the 2024 Indiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Those honored in the annual Super Lawyers list represent Indiana’s top 5% of legal professionals, determined through a comprehensive selection process involving peer evaluation and professional achievement. The Rising Stars list follows the […]

A. Richard M. Blaiklock Appointed to Marion Superior Court

Lewis Wagner is proud to announce the appointment of A. Richard M. Blaiklock as a judge to the Marion Superior Court, filling the vacancy left by the honorable Judge Shatrese M. Flowers. This prestigious appointment reflects Rich’s exceptional legal acumen and dedication to the legal community.

A Case Study: Postnuptial Agreements in Estate Planning

A Case Study: Postnuptial Agreements in Estate Planning

I recently met with new estate planning clients who moved to Indiana from New Mexico about two years ago. It started as a straightforward consultation for a married couple in their mid-70s: A first marriage for both spouses (going on 50 years!), they had two children together, and they have one grandchild. As we began […]

Lewis Wagner Named Among Best Law Firms Across 19 Practice Areas

A Case Study: Postnuptial Agreements in Estate Planning

Lewis Wagner is thrilled to announce the firm has been recognized across 19 practice areas, including 14 Tier 1 honors, in the 2024 Best Law Firms® list, as ranked by Best Lawyers in America. The Best Law Firms designation is based on a combination of qualitative and quantitative data, reflecting the firm’s skills, achievements, and […]

Acknowledging Implicit Bias to Support a Culture of DE&I

Diversity, equity and inclusion has been a major topic of discussion in recent years. Organizations such as the American Bar Association and the National Association for Law Placement have made efforts to advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession by working to educate those in the profession, as well as students who […]