Civil Litigation

Lawsuits are stressful and complicated.  As a PLG client, you’ll work with a team of accomplished litigators who have the experience and knowledge to guide you through the process, understand and present your case to a judge or jury, and fight for your best interests.

The Civil Litigation Team at PLG can help whether you are pursuing a claim to enforce your rights or defending a lawsuit brought against you or your business. We understand that a successful outcome may mean different things to each client and that litigation is not “one size fits all.”

No matter the claim, our team always develops a litigation strategy that keeps your business goals and interests in mind. Our lawyers have practical business experience that helps us understand your goals and work with you toward the best solution for your needs, whether it’s settlement, mediation, arbitration, or trial.

Achieving a resolution outside of the courtroom is often preferred because litigation can be costly and time-consuming. But when that is not possible, our team is experienced in all facets of litigation – from pre-trial to presenting a case before a judge or jury to appeals.

The Civil Litigation Team at PLG has extensive experience handling business and contract disputes, business torts and unfair competition claims, shareholder disputes, construction and real estate disputes, employment and non-compete disputes, and trust and estate disputes.

Our team can also help your business prevent future litigation and disputes by reviewing existing contracts, documents, and agreements and draft updated ones when necessary.

The Civil Litigation Team at PLG brings over 100 years of litigation experience to the table. Our team can guide you through the big disputes and the small ones, working toward a successful outcome while keeping an eye your budget.

We represent clients in cases involving:

  • Disputes over real property

  • Breach of contract claims

  • Intellectual property disputes

  • Product liability 

  • Asset forfeiture

  • Education law disputes

  • Debt settlement

  • Environmental disputes

  • Trade secret and noncompete disputes

  • Partnership/shareholder disputes

  • Construction liability

  • Employment and labor disputes

  • Real estate lawsuits 


Our Civil Litigation Team

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Tony Paganelli

  • Recognized in 2009 and 2010 as an “Indiana Rising Star” (the top 5% of Indiana lawyers under 40), and as an “Indiana Super Lawyer” (the top 5% of all Indiana lawyers) every year since 2010; included in every edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” since 2013.

  • More than 20 years of civil litigation experience.

  • Served as the 2012 Chair of the Litigation Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association.

 
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Jim Strenski

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

  • Advises insurance companies pre-suit on issues of coverage and conducts examinations under oath.

  • Has served as legal counsel in numerous trials as both first and second chair.

  • Extensive experience managing summary judgment hearings, mediations, and arbitrations.

 

Chris McGrath

  • Chris works with business owners, helping them overcome challenges in set-up, employment, contracts, business negotiations, real estate, litigation and dispute resolution.

  • He has litigated cases before judges and juries in state and federal courts in Indiana.

  • Chris is a registered mediator, and regularly hosts client mediations at the Paganelli Group office.

 
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Tom Perkins

  • Has more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer in Indiana.

  • Tom advises private-sector clients on entity formation and structure, strategic contracting, litigation, real estate transactions, zoning matters and risk mitigation.

  • He helps municipalities and public sector clients with APRA compliance, procurements, and planning.

 
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Anna Mallon

  • 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.

 
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Raegan Gibson

  • Concentrates her practice in business and real estate litigation.

  • Experienced litigator at the state, federal, trial, and appellate levels.

  • Admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Court of Appeals, and United State District Courts in Indiana.

 
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Jonathan Bont

  • Former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. 

  • Advises and represents individuals in civil noncompete, trade secret, and partnership/shareholder disputes. 

  • Represents businesses and individuals in civil asset forfeiture lawsuits. 

  • Represents clients in qui tam and other related whistleblower litigation. 

  • Assists students and teachers in Title IX and disciplinary proceedings.

 
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Caroline Richardson

  • Practice has included commercial litigation, business formation, and commercial and residential foreclosure proceedings. 

  • On the board of directors for the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and recently concluded her term as president of the board of directors for Partners in Housing Development Corp., where she remains a board member.

 
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Ian Goodman

  • Represents businesses of all sizes, from Fortune 500 corporations to local companies.

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

  • Has tried multiple cases as lead counsel, both before juries and judges.

  • Trusted by businesses to advise on operational matters and pre-suit disputes.

 
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Chris Simpkins

  • 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.

 
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Amber Logsdon

  • Amber helps business clients with a variety of needs, focusing on complex civil litigation and appeals.

  • Admitted to practice in the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, plus Indiana state courts.

 
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Stephanie Grass

  • Stephanie focuses her practice on representing businesses and their owners from the start-up phase to handling complex civil litigation and appeals needs.

  • She assists business owners with all aspects of legal transactions.

  • She is admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Court of Appeals, Indiana Tax Court, state trial courts, and the United States District Courts in Indiana.

 
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Mackenzie Skalski

  • Mackenzie focuses her practice on representing people and companies in civil litigation matters including real estate and commercial litigation.

  • She also represents business owners in transactions and entity formations.

  • Mackenzie is admitted to practice in Indiana and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.