Rachel Bir represents clients in commercial and civil litigation cases. She also has extensive experience related to renewable energy litigation, including judicial review of administrative agency decisions, challenges to board of zoning appeals’ actions, and tax appeals.
Rachel is admitted to practice in the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana and has argued before the Indiana Court of Appeals. Rachel also enjoys practicing in Indiana’s Commercial Courts.
Rachel graduated from Smith College, where she double majored in philosophy and government and obtained her law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she was a member of the Dean’s Tutorial Society and served on the Staton Moot Court Competition Executive Board. During law school, Rachel received the Mitzi H. Martin Moot Court Winning Team Award and the Christopher M. Maine Advocacy Award for her work in McKinney’s moot court competition. Rachel also represented McKinney at the American Bar Association's National Appellate Advocacy Competition where she was named a Regional Finalist.
Outside of work, Rachel enjoys spending time with her three dogs and being involved in the community, including serving as pro bono counsel for children in the foster care system through Child Advocates and serving on the Park Tudor School Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Chaka represents clients on regulatory and legislative matters before the state legislature as a lobbyist. Drawing from over a decade of public and private sector government affairs experience, Chaka is able to navigate legislative interests to protect the value of the organizations she represents. She helps clients navigate both market and non-market environments by assisting with the development of a complimentary government affairs strategy.
Chaka graduated from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. During law school Chaka was a summer clerk at the Indiana Court of Appeals and also interned in the Quality of Life Unit at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. Additionally, she was a co-fellow in the IU McKinney Program on Law and State Government.
Prior to joining Paganelli Law Group, Chaka worked for the City of Fishers and the Marion Superior Court. She spent her early career at FedEx, where she worked closely with U.S. Customs and Border to overcome the regulatory obstacles her import consignees faced.
Chaka enjoys living in Carmel with her family, where she serves on the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Human Relations and is a member of the Carmel Rotary. Chaka is also a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and served on the organization’s Board of Directors as the Accountability Director. She currently serves on the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Commission on Racial Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion and also serves on the Board of the Bishop Joseph D. Farris Senior Living Center. Chaka is a member of both the Government Affairs Society of Indiana and the National Black Professional Lobbyist Association.
Kaylin Cook focuses on commercial litigation, with experience in real estate litigation, bankruptcy, and general business disputes. Before joining Paganelli Law Group, she clerked for two bankruptcy judges in the Southern District of Georgia, which sparked her interest in equitable solutions and provides a unique perspective from both sides of the courtroom.
Kaylin received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky, graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2017, and moved to Central Indiana in 2021. She is admitted to practice in Indiana, Alabama, and Florida. She loves PLG’s size and the sense of community it offers, among both her clients and her colleagues. Kaylin also gives back to her community by serving as pro bono representation for children in the foster care system.
Kaylin enjoys trying new restaurants and learning more about the area she now calls home. Along with spending time with her dachshund puppy, Kaylin is an avid horseback rider.
Anna Corbit is a paralegal and billing coordinator who supports the Insurance Litigation Team at PLG.
Before joining PLG, Anna spent nearly 20 years in the medical field and worked as a legal assistant and billing coordinator at a boutique law firm in town. This skillset is beneficial when working with insurance companies and on medical malpractice claims.
Anna is a graduate of DePauw University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in sports medicine – athletic training and music performance.
She is an accomplished flutist and member of the Indy Winds Flute Choir. Anna lives with her husband in Fishers, where they are acclimating to life as empty nesters. They enjoy taking day trips around Central Indiana, exploring antique stores and local restaurants, and spending time visiting their four children.
Amanda Couture is a practical, proactive advisor and litigator. She helps employers reduce their risks and resolve disputes related to employees.
Amanda litigates in state and federal courts with a focus on discrimination, wage and hour, and noncompetition cases. She represents companies before governmental agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.
As an advisor, Amanda helps employers avoid litigation by drafting strong contracts and policies, conducting meaningful training, performing workplace investigations, and providing guidance on regulatory compliance. She also represents executive employees in contract negotiations and noncompetition matters.
Prior to joining PLG, Amanda spent five years at a plaintiffs’ firm representing employees in discrimination lawsuits. Then she spent ten years at a large employment defense firm representing employers. Her experience working with parties on either side of employment disputes allows her to provide her clients with insightful, pragmatic, sound advice.
Before beginning her private practice, Amanda served as a federal judicial law clerk to Judge Richard L. Young in the Southern District of Indiana. She is a past recipient of the Indianapolis Bar Association's Young Lawyer of the Year Award, and she has served as the Chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association's Labor & Employment Section.
Amanda is a lifelong Hoosier. She grew up in Indianapolis, attended North Central High School, and received her law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, cum laude.
Anne Cowgur primarily represents clients in appellate, employment, trust and estate, and commercial litigation. Anne, who is well known in the Central Indiana legal community for her leadership on the Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations, has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Women and Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers in the area of Appellate Law and in the Best Lawyers in America®.
She is admitted to practice in the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois and the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana, and has argued cases before the Indiana Court of Appeals, Indiana Supreme Court, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits.
Anne’s extensive experience as a trial lawyer has encompassed cases including access to public records, defamation defense, constitutional law, administrative disputes, and breaches of fiduciary duties, among others. She also is highly regarded for her appellate and municipal law work.
Anne is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. Her professional affiliations include serving as a faculty member for NITA Deposition Skill Training and an Indianapolis American Inn of Court.
Dan Cyr is an experienced attorney in the areas of real estate and business law. Dan helps clients with a wide variety of issues. He is admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
Dan’s commitment to the legal community extends to his involvement in the Monroe County Bar Association and the Indiana State Bar Association, where he actively serves in the Business Law Section Council. Notably, he recently represented his peers as a delegate in the Indiana State Bar Association's House of Delegates, contributing to the governance of the legal profession in Indiana.
Before joining Paganelli Law Group, Dan was an associate attorney at a Bloomington-based law firm focusing on real estate and business law. While at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Dan served on the Student Board of Editors as the Executive Articles Editor for the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies.
Outside the office, Dan enjoys living in the Bloomington area with his wife and two kids, where they enjoy the nearby parks and nature trails.
Julie Dreyfus brings experience in nonprofit and real estate to her role as a legal assistant on the PLG team, where she supports a team of lawyers who primarily work in real estate and corporate law.
She assists in maintaining calendars and electronic case files, as well as drafts motions, pleadings, and client correspondence.
Julie has a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Indiana University. Before joining the PLG team, she worked in real estate marketing and right-of-way acquisition.
Julie loves spending time with her husband and their two children, attending Colts games and IU sporting events, and is an avid concertgoer.
Drew Farrington is an experienced litigator focusing in the areas of civil litigation, residential and commercial real estate, business litigation, government affairs and litigation, and medical malpractice. He assists clients with litigation needs starting before any lawsuits are filed, all the way through final jury trial. Drew will work to find efficient and cost-effective solutions to his clients’ problems.
Drew is admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Before arriving at PLG, Drew began his career litigating on behalf of the State of Indiana and then transitioned to private practice at a small law firm in Indianapolis focused on civil litigation, government litigation, civil rights defense, and medical malpractice defense. He managed hundreds of cases through all stages of litigation, including both federal and state jury trials.
Drew graduated from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in the top 5% of his class. During his studies, he was a member of the Indiana Law Review and held internships with the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana with Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch, the Office of Corporation Counsel in Indianapolis/Marion County, and the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.
When he is not working, Drew enjoys living and exploring Indianapolis with his wife, son, and giant labradoodle. He is an active member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. Drew loves to try different restaurants and learn new recipes to cook at home. Fun fact: he's an avid comic book nerd!
Chantel Finkton is a legal assistant, supporting the medical malpractice and family law attorneys at Paganelli Law Group. As legal assistant, she enjoys supporting PLG's clients, preparing and filing documents, and using her experience from the Marion County public legal sector.
For over a decade, Chantel worked in Marion County as the chief bailiff, bailiff, and in the clerk's office. She was drawn to Paganelli Law Group because of the ability to continue helping people have access to quality legal services.
Chantel was born and raised in Indianapolis and attended Indiana State University and the Art Institute of Indianapolis.
She resides in Indianapolis with her husband and children and enjoys exploring the city's museums and other wonderful attractions.
Raegan M. Gibson joined Paganelli Law Group in September 2016 after spending several years as a litigation attorney at a large national law firm. She focuses her practice on real estate and business litigation, representing clients throughout Indiana from the firm’s offices in Indianapolis. Ms. Gibson is admitted to practice before the trial and appellate courts of Indiana. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
Ms. Gibson has represented individual, business, bank, and local government plaintiffs and defendants. Her practice involves counseling, transactional, and litigation work and encompasses a wealth of legal matters including contract disputes; shareholder/member/owner disputes; trade secret, non-compete, and non-solicit actions; employment contract disputes; disputes over the sale of real estate (buyer and seller); disputes over real estate title and boundaries; eminent domain and zoning actions (local government and property owner); construction defect claims (owner and contractor); commercial and residential lease disputes (landlord and tenant); and residential and commercial foreclosure actions (bank, creditor, and borrower).
As an undergraduate, Ms. Gibson attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, where she majored in government and criminology and won multiple national debating competitions before receiving a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in 2003. After obtaining a Master of Public Administration in the following year from the same institution, she enrolled at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. While she was there, Ms. Gibson received several academic scholarships, served on the moot court board, law review, and externed for two Indiana Superior Court judges before being awarded her Juris Doctor with honors in 2007. Ms. Gibson is the President of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. She is the Vice President of Sagamore Inn of Court. And, she is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association.
Christopher Goff concentrates his practice on criminal defense, representing businesses in civil litigation and providing professional discipline and ethics defense. He assists clients with a range of litigation needs, including plea and settlement negotiations, trial representation, appeals, and collateral challenges to final judgments.
Chris is a former law clerk for the Institute of Justice. He also interned at the Marion County Prosecutor's Office in the Post-Conviction Relief Unit and at the Indiana Office of Inspector General. Chris received his law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Chris contributes often to the Indiana State Bar Association, so be sure to look for his written articles there. He volunteers as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana when he is not working.
Erin serves as executive assistant and marketing director for Paganelli Law Group. With a background in studio art and management, Erin brings a unique blend of creative and organizational skills to her role.
Erin is responsible for interpersonal client relations, scheduling, event planning, and firm marketing. Before joining PLG, she was the photo studio manager for the home décor line of Urban Outfitters at its Philadelphia headquarters.
Erin earned her bachelor's degree in studio art with an emphasis in textiles, fiber work, and print making from St. Mary's of Notre Dame.
A native of Indiana, Erin is happy to be back in the Hoosier state. In her free time, she enjoys camping and spending time with family.
LaToya Highsaw is a dedicated attorney who concentrates her practice in family law. Recognized for her legal expertise, she was honored by Indiana SuperLawyers as a Rising Star in 2023, placing her in the top 2.5% of Indiana lawyers under 40.
She is admitted to practice in all Indiana state courts, as well as the United States District Courts for both the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana.
LaToya is deeply involved with the Indianapolis Bar Association, serving as a member of its Board of Directors and on several committees. Beyond her professional accomplishments, LaToya demonstrates a deep commitment to her community. She actively contributes pro bono hours to YouYesYou, an organization that assists incarcerated fathers in understanding their parental rights and fostering relationships with their children.
Latoya is a graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, where she served as Executive Business Editor of the Indiana Health Law Review and as Treasurer of the Family Law Society.
Outside of work, LaToya values time with her 10-year-old son, spending time with friends, and traveling, often taking road trips during extended weekends.
Ana Carolina Hohn concentrates her practice on healthcare litigation, with an emphasis on defending hospitals in medical malpractice lawsuits. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, her alma mater.
While at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Ana was a Dreamers Scholarship recipient, a Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholar, and a member of the Dean’s Tutorial Society. She was a member of the Moot Court Order of Barristers and Assistant Chief Justice of National Competitions.
Ana attended Purdue University as an undergraduate, double majoring in linguistics and law & society while also minoring in French and Portuguese.
She is active in the Indianapolis Bar Association, where she serves on the executive boards for both the Hispanic Lawyers Division and the Young Lawyers Division.
Outside of work, Ana enjoys running, baking and spending time with her family.
Carla Johnson brings over 20 years of customer service experience to Paganelli Law Group, overseeing daily business activities, HR operations and support staff.
She enjoys spending her free time with her family, whether that’s attending sporting events, concerts, or the occasional musical performance of her two sons, stepdaughter, and grandchildren.
Scott Kreider brings over 20 years of experience to PLG. His concentration is on business and commercial litigation and business transactions such as contract negotiation and business formation. He is admitted to practice before Indiana’s state and appellate courts, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and various federal district and bankruptcy courts.
Scott is a former City-County Councillor for Marion County-Indianapolis, where he advocated for issues related to public safety, veterans, homelessness, and improving infrastructure. He is also a former Federal Law Clerk at the US. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana; a former Deputy Attorney General for the State of Indiana where he worked on civil and criminal appeals, habeas corpus and capital matters, and extradition applications; and a former Adjunct Professor at Robert H. McKinney School of Law teaching legal writing. His past experience also includes defending one of the major credit reporting agencies in Fair Credit Reporting Act matters and working as an insurance defense counsel.
As an undergraduate, Scott attended Indiana State University where he majored in Political Science and minored in Philosophy and Sports Studies. He was a member of Blue Key Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, and Pi Sigma Alpha, and he graduated with highest honors and received the Alan C. Rankin Distinguished Senior Award. Scott then attended and graduated with honors from the Indiana University School of Law — Indianapolis (now the Robert H. McKinney School of Law) where he was on the Moot Court Society’s Order of Barristers.
Beyond PLG, Scott is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and Indianapolis Law Club and is involved with veterans' issues.
Mike is a transactional attorney and business and real estate advisor. He has spent 17 years helping clients grow their businesses and develop projects that produce strong financial results and make sense to the end-user. Mike spent over 5 years working on complex redevelopments with Simon Property Group, one of the largest retail and mixed use developers in the US. These redevelopments have included large format health clubs, multi-family, luxury big-box tenants, national discount brands and restaurants. In many cases, those transactions included extensive construction or build outs.
Mike helps his clients proactively and strategically grow and protect their businesses and real estate. He works with his clients to understand their business, tax, and compliance goals and help them craft a plan to achieve them.
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Mike is a business and real estate owner and understands the struggles facing his clients. Mike has assembled, managed, added value to and sold a portfolio of apartments. He understands the real-life dynamics of dealing with customers, lenders, investors, and vendors.
Outside of work, Mike loves travelling and spending time with his wife and kids. He also loves doing home improvement projects and seems to always have a major renovation under construction or in the planning stages. He is also active at his church.
Mackenzie Lyons focuses her practice in civil litigation, including real estate and commercial matters. Mackenzie also has experience in appellate practice. Mackenzie is admitted to practice before the trial and appellate courts of Indiana. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
Before working at PLG, Mackenzie was an associate attorney at a firm in Northwest Indiana, where focused her practice in trust and estate, family law, and general civil litigation matters. She graduated from Indiana University with her B.A. in Geology and Anthropology and then received her J.D. with honors, magna cum laude, from Valparaiso University School of Law.
Mackenzie is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and also serves as a Bar Exam essay grader for the Barbri IN Bar Prep program. In her spare time, Mackenzie enjoys reading, listening to true crime podcasts, trying new restaurants, and rooting for her beloved Green Bay Packers.
Anna Mallon represents insurance companies and insureds in insurance coverage and insurance bad faith litigation. Anna also handles third-party liability litigation and personal injury defense. Anna has experience in handling all aspects of litigation, including trials, summary judgement, alternative dispute resolution and appeals.
Anna also advises insurance companies pre-suit on issues of coverage and files declaratory lawsuits in state and federal courts seeking a determination of coverage.
Anna is regularly asked to speak on issues of insurance coverage, bad faith, and insurance law generally.
Anna is a 1997 graduate of Miami University (OH) and a 2002 graduate of Indiana University McKinney School of Law. Before her arrival at PLG, Anna was a partner at an Indianapolis law firm where she focused on insurance coverage/bad faith and personal injury defense.
When Anna is not working, she serves as Secretary of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI) Board of Directors and previously served as the chair of the insurance section for DTCI. Anna has her secondary education teaching degree and is currently very active at her kids’ schools in Indianapolis. She served as the President of the PTSA for CFI School 84. Anna lives in Indianapolis with her husband, Andy Mallon, and their two kids, Charlotte and Johnny.
Monica McCoskey concentrates her practice in business and real estate litigation.
Before joining PLG, Monica was an associate attorney with a law firm in Northern Indiana, where she practiced securities litigation and represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil matters. Monica also served as a law clerk with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General's Complex Litigation Division and completed a clerkship with the Honorable Mary Ellen Diekhoff.
Monica graduated from the University of Michigan with her Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience, with High Distinction. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Societies. Monica obtained her J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. While at Maurer, Monica was the Executive Editor of the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality, President of the Health Law Society, a member of the Executive Advisory Committee of the Outreach for Legal Literacy pro bono organization, and served as the school’s Lead Admissions Fellow.
Monica serves on the Executive Committee for the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Litigation Section and Young Lawyers Division, and is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Sagamore American Inn of Court. Monica is also a passionate advocate and volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In her spare time, Monica enjoys running and visiting her family in Michigan.
Monica is admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Court of Appeals, state trial courts, and the United States District Courts of Indiana.
She oversees billing and manages account receivables, account payables, attorney expense accounts, general accounting, and administrative tasks. Brenda loves to go "glamping" with her family on the lake - they participate in tons of water activities and make many memories by the campfire.
As managing attorney at PLG, Tony Paganelli is responsible for the firm’s business operations. He also practices in the areas of business litigation, mediation, and business law, and he frequently advises corporate officers, senior executives, and professionals on employment law matters.
Born and raised in Northwest Indiana, Tony was the first person in his family to go to college. He is a 1992 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He then attended the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington on scholarship, where he served as a Managing Editor of the Indiana Law Journal and graduated with honors in 1995.
Before founding PLG in 2013, Tony was a litigation partner at one of the largest law firms in the United States. He focused his practice on business litigation and developed a nationwide trial and injunction practice.
Tony was on the Indiana Rising Stars list (the top 2.5% of Indiana lawyers under 40) in 2009-2010, and has been recognized by Indiana Super Lawyers® (the top 5% of all Indiana lawyers) every year since 2010. He has also been included in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America© since 2013, most recently for both business litigation and mediation.
In 2012 he chaired the Litigation Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association. He has been an instructor since 2007, and co-chair since 2015, of the annual Indiana Trial Advocacy Skills College. Tony is a board member, and was a two-term board chairman, of the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, a national charity that raises millions of dollars each year for children who need life-saving organ transplants. Tony is also a board member of the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the highest quality educational materials and seminars to lawyers across the State of Indiana.
With over 30 years of experience, Mark Palmer concentrates his practice in governmental and regulatory matters, including alcoholic beverage permitting. He is the founder of Market and Capital Advocacy, a lobbying related affiliate of PLG. Mark is permitted to practice before Indiana state and appellate courts, U.S. Supreme Court, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for Southern Indiana.
A former partner with Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, Mark chaired the Government Affairs Practice Group. Mark was also formerly Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Gibson County, Indiana and Bibb County State Court for Macon, Georgia. From 1984 to 1990, Mark was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives. He graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College and Mercer University Law School.
Beyond PLG, Mark is a board member of the Grouseland Foundation - an organization that preserves and support the former Indiana Territorial Capitol and presidential home of William Henry Harrison. Mark is also an active member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and the Government Affair Society of Indiana. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, Ann, reading biographies and history, and playing unexceptional golf.
With more than 20 years of experience, Tom Perkins advises private-sector clients on entity formation and structure, strategic contracting, litigation, real estate transactions, zoning matters, and risk mitigations. Tom helps municipalities and public sector clients with APRA compliance, procurements, and planning.
Prior to PLG, Tom served as Contracts counsel at the Indiana Public Retirement System, where he negotiated both investment and procurement contracts, drafted and implemented personnel policies, and more. He also worked at the Office of the Attorney General, and later served as Assistant City Attorney for the city of Carmel, Indiana.
Many of Tom's written articles have been published, which featured new legislation, cyber security, appellate opinions and more. He has taught Criminal Law and Procedure to several Marion County Sheriff's Department recruit classes.
MARY BETH ROBBINS WORKS WITH AND SUPPORTS THE CIVIL LITIGATION AND BUSINESS REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONAL ATTORNEYS AT PLG.
She has over 34 years of experience as a paralegal, legal assistant, and office manager supporting real estate, corporate law, litigation, estate planning, and probate work. Mary Beth excels at details, communication, and organization and was drawn to Paganelli Law Group because of the warm company culture.
Mary Beth was born and raised in Indianapolis and attended Indiana Central University (now the University of Indianapolis). She currently resides in Noblesville.
Outside of PLG, Mary Beth loves to spend time with her dogs and enjoys crocheting, reading, and watching old movies.
Amanda Rogers is a paralegal for PLG. She has previous litigation experience vis a vis drafting and filing documents in state and federal courts, completing legal research, and case management.
Before arriving at PLG, Amanda worked at the Indiana Attorney General’s Office for five years, three of which were in the Complex Litigation Division focusing on the opioid crisis. Through her tenure, she assisted in litigation and settlement to attain $12.5Mil from one corporate marketing defendant, and $507Mil from four opioid distributing defendants.
Amanda graduated from Ball State University, earning her BA double major in Legal Studies and Political Science with a German minor, and her MA in International Political Science. Amanda was the President of the Legal Studies Student Association, as well as a member of the Mock Trial Team.
In her free time, Amanda is a proud member of Hoosier Burn Camp, a non-profit organization. She also loves spending time with her friends and family. She especially enjoys taking her two dogs, Tito and Rex, to dog parks or going on walking trails.
Elizabeth Schuerman focuses her practice on civil litigation and insurance, specifically medical malpractice, premises liability, and general liability defense. She assists clients with litigation needs ranging from pre-suit negotiations to final judgment. Lizzie was selected to the Indiana Super Lawyers(r) list from 2014-2022.
Before PLG, Lizzie was a partner at an Indianapolis law firm, where she counseled clients through medical malpractice claims, from the required administrative claim process through judgment. She has litigated in both state and federal courts.
Lizzie is an active member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and the Indiana Society for Healthcare Risk Management. She also served on the Indiana Legal Services Board of Directors for nearly 10 years.
Charley Smith is an experienced attorney representing clients in real estate and commercial litigation. Throughout his 22-year career, he has represented individuals, governmental entities, and corporations in a wide variety of cases.
Charley is admitted to all Indiana state courts, as well as the federal courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana.
He earned his undergraduate degree from Ball State University with magna cum laude honors and completed his law degree at the University of Georgia, also with cum laude distinction. During his time at the University of Georgia, Charley served as the Senior Notes Editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property and raced for the Georgia cycling team.
Charley has been named an Indiana Super Lawyer every year since 2018. His professional involvement includes serving as the treasurer for the Indy Bar Foundation, with two years of prior service on its board. Charley is also a board member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and the Sagamore Inn of Court.
Beyond his legal practice, Charley swims with the Indy Aquatic Masters and has been involved with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Indiana. He lives in the Indianapolis area with his wife and daughter.
Jim Strenski represents insurance companies in insurance coverage, insurance bad faith litigation, and third-party defense of insureds. Jim has over 25 years of experience in handling jury trials, summary judgment hearings, and arbitrations. He has served as legal counsel in numerous trials as both first and second chair.
Prior to his arrival at PLG, Jim was a partner at an Indianapolis law firm where he focused on insurance bad faith, insurance, coverage, and third party defense of insureds. Jim graduated from Georgetown University (B.S. 1990), then received his law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D. 1994).
Jim is currently an active member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI), Indianapolis Bar Association and the Georgetown University Alumni Association. He serves on the Indianapolis Bar Association's Insurance Coverage Section Executive Committee and serves on the Board of Directors of Broad Ripple Haverford Little League and Hoosier Burn Camp.
As director of IT, Bradford Sullivan supports daily operations through the support and management of critical software, hardware, and communication technologies, while prioritizing customer service.
Bradford has prior experience in the legal world, as he previously worked at Benesch Law, Messner Reeves, and Hall Render in their IT departments. Bradford enjoys attending live performances, collecting vinyl, as well as playing the drums and guitar. Besides music, Bradford also loves checking out local farmers' markets and doing his own gardening and farming on the side.
Tai Toole is PLG's bookkeeper. Tai works alongside Brenda, our accounting manager, to assist in recording financial transactions and helping with anything else she needs done. She also manages QuickBooks.
Prior to PLG, Tai has about 10 years of experience in bookkkeeping and worked at REVONE in Greenwood. She has also worked in AP and AR, and as a customer service rep.
When she isn't working, she loves spending time with her 10 year old son. Tai loves going up to the lake and enjoying the sunshine. She is also a great poker player!
Anna Vance provides her paralegal experience to the Civil Litigation, Real Estate, and Business & Corporate law teams. By doing so, her responsibilities include drafting legal documents and assisting with trial, hearing, and deposition preparation. Anna graduated from Ball State University.
Beyond PLG, Anna enjoys exploring the Indy area and spending time with her dog.