Life at PLG: Founder and principal of PLG, leading our team and managing all business functions for the firm. Concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, mediation, and business strategy. Recognized in 2009 and 2010 as an “Indiana Rising Star” (the top 5% of Indiana lawyers under 40), and as an “Indiana SuperLawyer” (the top 5% of all Indiana lawyers) every year since 2010; included in every edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” since 2013. Life before PLG: Litigation partner with Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, one of the largest law firms in the United States, where he developed a national business litigation and trial practice. Served as the 2012 Chair of the Litigation Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Graduated from the University of Notre Dame (B.A. 1992) and Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington (J.D. Cum Laude 1995). Life beyond PLG: Instructor and program chair for the annual Indiana Trial Advocacy College, and frequent speaker on legal and business issues. Chairman Emeritus of the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, a national charity that raises over $5 million per year for children who need life-saving organ transplants. Lives in Indianapolis with his wife and their two teenage children.

 
 

Anna Mallon

Attorney at Law

Life at PLG:

  • Represents insurance companies and insureds in insurance coverage, insurance bad faith and third-party liability litigation.

  • Advises insurance companies pre-suit on issues of coverage.

  • Defends personal injury lawsuits.

  • Experienced litigator handling all aspects of litigation, including trials, summary judgment, alternative dispute resolution and appeals.

Life before PLG:

  • Partner at Indianapolis law firm, focusing on insurance coverage/bad faith and personal injury defense, 2009-2019.

  • Member of Bingham McHale Insurance Practice Group, 2002-2009.

  • Recognized as a Super Lawyers, Indiana Rising Star, 2009-2011.

  • Graduated from Miami University (Ohio) (B.A., B.S 1997); Indiana University McKinney School of Law (J.D. 2002).

Life beyond PLG:

  • Actively involved with Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana; Indianapolis Public School Corporation Finance Committee; and Indianapolis Center for Inquiry School 84.

  • Enjoys traveling, ballet, cheering on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and the Chicago Cubs.

  • Lives in Indianapolis with her husband, daughter and son.

Selected Cases:

  • Celina Mutual Insurance Co. v. Gallas (Northern District Indiana, 2017) —coverage/declaratory judgment involving business risk exclusions.

  • USAA Life Insurance Co. v. Brunton (Southern District Indiana, 2016) — interpleader.

  • Missler v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. (Indiana Court of Appeals, 2015) —coverage/bad faith involving allegations of faulty workmanship against third party contractor.

  • Foster v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. (7th Circuit, 2012) — coverage/ bad faith involving duties and cooperation provision of policy.

  • Royer v. USAA Casualty Insurance Company (Northern District Indiana, 2011) — suit limitation provision of policy.

  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Estep (Indiana Supreme Court, 2007) — assignment of claims.

  • Sammons v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. (Southern District Indiana, 2006) —coverage/bad faith involving mold exclusion.

  • Watt v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Northern District Indiana, 2006) — coverage/bad faith involving underinsured motorist coverage.

  • Achey v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. (Northern District Indiana, 2003) — coverage/bad faith involving fire loss.

Presentations/Insights:

  • ICLEF Judge Robert H. Staton Indiana Law Update, Insurance Update — 2019 speaker.

  • DTCI Annual Conference Insurance Law Update — 2012, 2017 speaker.

  • ICLEF Advanced Insurance Law, Additional Insured Endorsements — 2016 speaker.

  • Annual Indiana Law Survey, Insurance Law Update — 2015, 2016 speaker.

  • DTCI Roundtable, Appraisal and Additional Insured Endorsements — 2013 speaker.

  • NBI Seminar, “Insurance Coverage Litigation” — 2010 speaker.

  • NBI Seminar, “Common Types of Insurance Coverage Disputes” — 2007 speaker/publication.

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Tel: 317.550.1855
Fax: 317.569.6016
Email: amallon@paganelligroup.com