Ladendorf Law

Mark C. Ladendorf



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Mark C. Ladendorf, Esq.

mark@ladendorf.com

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 accidentsproduct defectspremises liability, construction/work-related accidentsmedical malpracticewrongful 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.

Lecturer: Indiana State Chiropractic Association, District Meeting Seminar, 1986; “Indiana Orthopedics for Lawyers,” 1987, Professional Education Systems, Inc.; “Indiana Discovery, Pretrial and Trial Procedures,” 1988, Professional Education Systems, Inc.; “Indiana Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage Issues,” 1989, Indianapolis Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division; “Depositions: Strategies, Tactics & Mechanics,” 2nd Annual, 1990, Professional Education Systems, Inc.; “Tools for Enhancing an Arbitration Presentation,” 1991, ITLA 3rd Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Seminar; “Evidence in Trial Practice in Indiana,” 1991, National Business Institute, Inc.; “Indiana Orthopedics for Lawyers,” 1991, Professional Education Systems, Inc.; “Trial Advocacy Program,” 1991, Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, Indiana; “Summary Judgments,” 1992, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar; “Measurement of Spinal Impairment: Medical and Legal Issues,” 1992, Professional Education Systems, Inc.; “Depositions – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” 1993, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar; “Increased Costs of Health Care Insurance, “Litigation Seminar For Legal Secretaries and Legal Assistants,” 1993, Law Seminars International; “Accident Reconstruction: Dealing with Causation and Damages,” 1994, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar; “Advanced Trial Series – Setting the Stage: Pre- Trial Practice,”1995, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar; “Orthopedics for Lawyers”, 1995, Professional Education Systems, Inc.; “Effects of Tort Reform on Medical Malpractice,” 1995, Health Law Society, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis; “Settling a Personal Injury Case: Valuation & Negotiation,” 1996, Young Lawyers Division, Indianapolis Bar Association: “Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Indiana,” 1996, National Business Institute, Inc.; “The Challenge of Picking and Persuading a Jury,” 1997, The Indiana Lawyer, Seminar Chair; “Hot Tips From the Experts: Personal Injury,” 1998, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum; “Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases: The Experts Share Their Secrets,” 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, Lorman Education Services; “Jury Selection in Indiana,” 2001, Lorman Education Services; “Medical School for Lawyers,” 2001, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar; 2003, ITLA 16th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Seminar; “Young Lawyers Brown Bag Seminar Series,” 2004, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Seminar; “Civil Discovery:  The Tough Issues Argued,” 2004, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar; “How Bankruptcy Affects Your Practice,” 2005, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar; 2006, ITLA 18th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Seminar; “Blood, Sweat and A Bad Dog: 2006, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar; “Topics in Litigation,” 2008, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Seminar; “What’s It Worth?  Evaluating Damages in a Wrongful Death Trial”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 2010; “Presenting Cases with Catastrophic Damages”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 2012; ITLA 25th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Seminar, 2013.

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).