mark-ladendorfMark C. Ladendorf, Esq.

mark@ladendorf.com

Mark C. Ladendorf is an Indiana Injury Lawyer.  He has devoted his over thirty-five (35) 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 arguments 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)

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).

Member: Indianapolis, Indiana State and American Bar Associations; Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors, 1990 – 2015); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America – (Sustaining Member); Attorney Information Exchange Group; Tort and Insurance Practice Section of ABA.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Chair, “Personal Injury for Paralegals, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Chair, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Award Seminar, 2015
  • Author & Lecturer, “Protecting Work Product: Video Settlement Documentary”, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Chair, “Personal Injury for Paralegals, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Lecturer, “How to Manage your Law Practice and Balance it with your Personal Life”, Applied Professionalism for Young Lawyers, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Lecturer, “A new Twist on an Old Tradition”, Torts, Indiana Law Survey, The Alumni Association Of The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School Of Law, 2013
  • Lecturer, “Cross Examination of Defendants – Records Review – Expert”, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Award Seminar, 2013
  • Chair, “Personal Injury Primer for Paralegals”, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Lecturer, “Personal Injury Primer for Paralegals – Attorney/Paralegal Dynamics”, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Lecturer, “Damages in a Wrongful Death Trial,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar,, 2012
  • Lecturer, “Understanding & Evaluation of the Wrongful Death Claim”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 2010
  • Lecturer, “What you and Your Experts Are Missing – Using the Cost of Health Insurance as an Element of Damages, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Lecturer, “Topics in Litigation,” Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, 2008
  • Lecturer, “Dog Bite Law: Does it Bite?” Indiana Trial Lawyers Association 18th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Seminar, 2006
  • Lecturer, “Blood, Sweat and A Bad Dog,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 2006
  • Chair, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association 41st Annual Institute, 2005
  • Lecturer, “How Bankruptcy Affects Your Practice,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 2005
  • Lecturer, “the Auto Case: We Are Back in Front of Juries”, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Award Seminar, 2004
  • Lecturer, “Civil Discovery: The Tough Issues Argued,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 2004
  • Lecturer, “Young Lawyers Brown Bag Seminar Series,” Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, 2004
  • Lecturer, ITLA 16th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Seminar, 2003
  • Lecturer, “Medical School for Lawyers,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 2001
  • Lecturer, “Jury Selection in Indiana,” Lorman Education Services, 2001
  • Lecturer, “Hot Tips From the Experts: Personal Injury,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1998
  • Chair & Lecturer, “The Challenge of Picking and Persuading a Jury,” The Indiana Lawyer, Seminar, 1997
  • Lecturer, “Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Indiana,” National Business Institute, Inc., 1996
  • Lecturer, “Settling a Personal Injury Case: Valuation & Negotiation,” Young Lawyers Division, Indianapolis Bar Association, 1996
  • Author & Lecturer, “Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Indiana”, National Business Institute, Inc, 1996
  • Lecturer, “Effects of Tort Reform on Medical Malpractice,” Health Law Society, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, 1995
  • Lecturer, “Orthopedics for Lawyers”, Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1995
  • Lecturer, “Advanced Trial Series – Setting the Stage: Pre- Trial Practice,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1995
  • Author & Lecturer, “Issues Relating to Medical Malpractice in Indiana”, The Labor News, 1995
  • Author & Lecturer, “Advanced Trial Series – Setting the Stage; Pre-Trial Practice”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1995
  • Author & Lecturer, “Recent Case Law Update Regarding Interrogatories, Request For Production and Request For Admissions”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1995
  • Lecturer, “Accident Reconstruction: Dealing with Causation and Damages,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1994
  • Lecturer, “Increased Costs of Health Care Insurance, “Litigation Seminar For Legal Secretaries and Legal Assistants,” Law Seminars International, 1993
  • Lecturer, “Depositions – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1993
  • Author & Lecturer, “Taking and Defending Depositions from a Plaintiff’s Perspective”, Law Seminars International, 1993
  • Lecturer, “Measurement of Spinal Impairment: Medical and Legal Issues,” Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1992
  • Lecturer, “Summary Judgments,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1992
  • Author & Lecturer, “Plaintiff’s Perspective on Selecting and Preparing Cases for Summary Judgment”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1992
  • Lecturer, “Trial Advocacy Program,” Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, Indiana, 1991
  • Lecturer, “Indiana Orthopedics for Lawyers,” Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1991
  • Lecturer, “Evidence in Trial Practice in Indiana,” National Business Institute, Inc., 1991
  • Lecturer, “Tools for Enhancing an Arbitration Presentation,” ITLA 3rd Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Seminar, 1991
  • Author & Lecturer, “Using Expert Witnesses In Discovery & Trial”, National Business Institute, Inc. Seminar, 1991
  • Lecturer, “Depositions: Strategies, Tactics & Mechanics,” 2nd Annual, Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1990
  • Author & Lecturer, “Dram Shop Liability From the Plaintiff’s Perspective”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1990
  • Lecturer, “Indiana Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage Issues,” Indianapolis Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1989
  • Author & Lecturer, “Statutory Guidelines with Regards to Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claim”, Professional Education Systems, Inc  , 1989
  • Author & Lecturer, “Indiana Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage Issues” Professional Educations Systems, Inc, 1989
  • Lecturer, “Indiana Discovery, Pretrial and Trial Procedures,” Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1988
  • Author & Lecturer, “Indiana Discovery, Pretrial & Trial Resources: Plaintiffs Perspective”, Professional Education Systems, Inc, 1988
  • Lecturer, “Indiana Orthopedics for Lawyers,” Professional Education Systems, Inc, 1987
  • Lecturer, “Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases: The Experts Share Their Secrets,” Lorman Education Services, 1999 to 2002
  • Lecturer, “Indiana State Chiropractic Association, District Meeting Seminar”, 1986
  • Co-Author & Lecturer, “Final Argument in a Products Liability Lawsuit”, Indiana continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1982