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April 17 - Merrillville
BROCK P. ALVARADO is a seasoned trial attorney with The Law Office of Walter J. Alvarez, P.C., who has represented clients (both plaintiff and defendant) in complex high profile personal injury, medical malpractice, and coverage matters. He served as plaintiff’s trial counsel in a nationally publicized case against Dr. Mark Weinberger. He also handles litigation involving premises liability, trucking, work site, and commercial matters, including; mediation and arbitration proceedings. Mr. Alvarado is skilled and experienced in all phases of litigation ranging from the composition of pleadings, briefs, motions, and discovery materials; as well as, medical review panel submissions. He is dually licensed in both Indiana and Illinois and practices in both state and federal forums. In addition, Mr. Alvarado has served as a continuing education instructor for Indiana attorneys in the areas of trial practice and coverage issues. Prior to working in private practice, he was a deputy prosecutor for the Lake County Prosecutor's Office in Crown Point, Indiana, where he served in the Felony Division. Of recent, Mr. Alvarado served as counsel for the Board of Directors of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority. He earned his B.S. degree from Indiana University Northwest and his J.D. degree from Valparaiso University School of Law.
KIRK D. BAGROWSKI is a partner with Eichhorn & Eichhorn, LLP, where he practices in the areas of general civil practice, commercial and business litigation, professional liability and licensing, medical malpractice defense, medical disciplinary proceedings, legal malpractice defense, products liability defense, medical device defense, appellate practice, insurance defense, workers' compensation defense, and utility law. He is a member of the Indiana State and Lake County bar associations, as well as the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. Bagrowski earned his B.S. degree from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree from the Indiana University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Indiana, Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Indiana, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
MICHAEL A. FISH is the owner of Michael A. Fish, Attorney at Law in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he practices bankruptcy and general practice law. Mr. Fish earned his B.S. degree from Indiana State University and his J.D. degree from Valparaiso University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Indiana and before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Northern District of Indiana. Mr. Fish is a member of the American, Indiana State, and Porter County bar associations.
MATTHEW D. LaTULIP is the owner of the Law Offices of Matthew D. LaTulip, P.C. in Northwest Indiana, where he focuses of his practice is in personal injury and criminal law. Mr. LaTulip earned his B.S. and J.D. degrees from Indiana University. He served on the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review and Executive Board member as well as Moot Court. Through his years of practice, Mr. LaTulip has been fortunate to represent injured plaintiffs and their families, as well as defendants, insurance companies, and municipalities, through all phases of civil litigation in state and federal courts (Northern and Southern districts of Indiana and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals). Presently, the majority of his injury practice focuses on helping injured persons and/or individuals.
April 20 - Indianapolis
ANGELA M. AGUSTIN FOX is a shareholder with Katz Korin Cunningham PC, where she practices in litigation and risk management. Ms. Fox is admitted to practice in Indiana and Kansas; and before the U.S. District Court, Northern districts of Indiana and the U.S. District Court, Southern districts of Indiana. She is a former deputy prosecuting attorney for the Marion County's Prosecutor's Office. Ms. Fox earned her B.A. degree from the University of Kansas and J.D. degree from the University of Kansas School of Law.
TRACY N. BETZ is a partner in Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP's litigation group. She also serves as co-chair of Taft’s Gender Advancement Committee which is comprised of professionals from across the firm’s offices who lead the firm’s efforts to develop, promote and advance women attorneys within Taft, the legal profession and the community. The committee also oversees all of Taft’s gender initiatives, including the firm’s women affinity groups in each office. She routinely represents companies and individuals in matters involving a wide variety of commercial litigation, including business and contract disputes, injunctive relief, creditors’ rights and collections, receiverships, intellectual property, non-compete, and securities litigation. Ms. Betz is also experienced in matters involving product liability and personal injury, fiduciary and probate litigation, and criminal defense. She is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association (Visibility Committee). She earned her B.A. degree from Indiana University - Bloomington and her J.D. degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
SUSAN E. CLINE is an attorney with Cline Law Group, LLC, and concentrates her practice in healthcare and medical malpractice. She also represents the commissioner of the Indiana Department of Insurance in the defense of Indiana Patients Compensation Fund in claims for excess damages resulting from medical negligence. Ms. Cline has tried medical negligence cases before various state courts in Indiana and before the United States District Court. She has argued appeals before the Indiana Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Ms. Cline frequently speaks on the topic of medical malpractice, including an annual presentation to graduating nurses at her alma matter, the University of Indianapolis. She earned her B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Indianapolis, her honors certificate from Roosevelt University, and her J.D. degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Ms. Cline is a member of the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, and the Indiana State and Indianapolis bar associations.
NORRIS CUNNINGHAM is a co-founder of Katz Korin Cunningham PC, where he concentrates his practice in healthcare dispute resolution, including trial practice, regulatory advocacy, and arbitration. Mr. Cunningham has tried and arbitrated numerous long-term care and medical malpractice cases throughout the nation. He is a certified arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association and the American Health Lawyers Association. Mr. Cunningham is admitted to practice in Indiana and before the U.S. District Court, Northern & Southern districts of Indiana. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, Marion County Bar Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, National Association of Health Services Executives, Defense Research Institute, and the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. Mr. Cunningham earned his B.A. degree from Aurora University, his M.S. degree from Central Michigan University, and his J.D. degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
MEGHAN E. RUESCH is an attorney with Lewis Wagner, LLP. As a member of the Lewis Wagner, LLP's Litigation Group, Ms. Ruesch primarily focuses on insurance coverage and reinsurance issues. She also represents insurance companies, businesses, and individuals in all aspects of complex civil litigation involving business and contract disputes, catastrophic injuries, and general litigation matters involving transportation, construction, and premises liability. Ms. Ruesch is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, and Indiana and before the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana; and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana. She is a member of ALFA International (Insurance Practice Group), American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute (Insurance Law Committee, In-House Defense Quarterly, Associate Editor), Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Indiana State Bar Association, and Indianapolis Bar Association. Ms. Ruesch earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Hanover College and J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law.
CARI L. SHEEHAN is of counsel in Barnes & Thornburg LLP's Indianapolis office and is a member of the litigation department. Ms. Sheehan serves as professional responsibility counsel to the firm and focuses on various legal ethics and professional responsibility matters. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Ms. Sheehan worked on a wide variety of litigation matters, including Title IX litigation, employment discrimination, bullying and school litigation, complex torts, civil rights litigation, police misconduct, medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death claims, and criminal issues. She has represented clients in state and federal courts in Indiana and Illinois. Ms. Sheehan is admitted to practice in Indiana and Illinois. She also is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Indiana, U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana and Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Ms. Sheehan is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, and the Saint Thomas More Legal Society. She earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Southern Indiana; and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.