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.

 
 

Chris Simpkins

Attorney at Law

Life at PLG:

  • Experienced civil litigator who focuses his practice on commercial and health care litigation.

  • Recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star® (the top 5% of Indiana lawyers under 40) in 2012 and 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Life before PLG:

  • Attorney at a large, Midwestern law firm, where he defended numerous health care companies and businesses throughout state and federal courts in Indiana.

  • Served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Dig-IN, Inc., a nonprofit organization that implemented a nationally recognized local food and beverage festival in Indianapolis.

  • Graduated from Ohio University (2005) and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2009).

Life beyond PLG:

  • Active member of The Federalist Society, Defense Research Institute (DRI), and Indianapolis Bar Association.

  • Lives in Indianapolis with his wife and their two young daughters.

  • Enjoys cooking, reading history books, and spending time with his family.

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