Brad A. Catlin

Member

Overview

Brad Catlin, a member of Price Waicukauski Joven & Catlin, LLC, has a broad range of experience representing individuals and businesses seeking compensation in complex litigation. Brad has obtained multiple jury verdicts in excess of $10 million, including one in excess of $130 million, and is licensed to practice in the States of Indiana and Ohio.

One of Brad’s primary practice areas is prosecuting legal malpractice claims. He represents individuals, small businesses, and multinational corporations in situations where their prior attorneys made mistakes and must be held accountable. These cases can be complex and require an attorney who is well-informed about many areas of law. Brad does this by regularly educating Indiana attorneys on recent developments in Indiana and federal law.

Brad also represents businesses in other forms of litigation, pursuing antitrust claims, trade secret claims, property disputes, and claims of wrongful interference with contracts or business relationships. Brad’s technical proficiency and project management experience allows him to advise businesses, which are considering litigation about their obligations to preserve relevant information.

Brad’s individual clients have included people who have been the victims of an abuse of power. That could be in civil rights cases against government employees from, for example, the Indiana Departments of Revenue or Child Services. Or it could be against companies who damage a large group of people as part of our class action practice, such as the class of people Brad represented against State Farm for a breach of its duty to treat its insured with good faith and a group of landowners he represented in Missouri against electric companies who operated a telecommunications business across the landowners’ land without permission. Other attorneys also regularly hire Brad to act as local counsel in their complex cases, to help guide them through Indiana law and procedure to achieve a favorable outcome for their clients.

In addition to representing clients in lawsuits, Brad teaches other attorneys both locally, state-wide, and nationally, about legal matters on a variety of topics. Brad is a regular speaker at the monthly meeting of the Indianapolis Law Club, has spoken on a number of occasions at classes hosted by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association, and has given presentations on legal technology in nation-wide webinars. Brad has also had a number of articles published by various legal publications, including a regular column in the Verdict, published by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.

Brad is a native of Westfield, Indiana and attended Wabash College as an Honor Scholar. He graduated from Wabash cum laude with an B.A. in Political Science and obtained his law degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Law. Brad served as a law clerk to Hon. Mary DeGenaro of Ohio’s Seventh District Court of Appeals. While working at the Court of Appeals, Brad helped prepare material for the Ohio exam governing certification as a specialist in Appellate Law.

Brad has enjoyed the honor of having his peers name him as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and as one of the “Best Lawyers” for his work in Commercial Litigation and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs.

Education

  • J.D., University of Notre Dame School of Law
  • A.B cum laude, Wabash College

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1999
  • Northern District of Indiana
  • Southern District of Indiana
  • Northern District of Ohio
  • Ohio, 2008

Awards & Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Honors Scholar, Wabash College
  • Judicial Clerk to Judge Mary DeGenaro, Ohio Court of Appeals
  • Indiana Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars
  • Best Lawyers
  • Distinguished Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Publications

  • Brad has been regularly writing a column in the Verdict since 2011.

Community

  • Brad provides legal advice to the Scottish Society of Indianapolis.

Representative Cases

  • Lite Machines Corp. v. Defendant (2006)—Represented business in business and trade secrets dispute with former employee and contractor; matter settled during trial for confidential amount.
  • Hayes Lemmerz Intern., Inc. v. Law Firm (2011)—Represented plaintiff in legal malpractice case, resulting in judgment for substantial damages following bench trial; matter settled on appeal for confidential amount.
  • Barfield v. Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative (2018)—Represented a class of Missouri landowners against trespassing electric companies; the case resulted in a $130.5 million jury verdict.
  • State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Radcliff—Represented contractor in defamation action against an insurance company; the case resulted in a $14.5 million jury verdict.
  • Harmon v. Central Electic Power Cooperative—Represented a class of Missouri landowners against a trespassing electric company; the case resulted in a $6.5 million settlement.

Speaking Engagements

  • Brad discussed “Simple Tips for Better Cybersecurity” on April 19th at the Indiana Trial Lawyers Lifetime Achievement Seminar. 

Memberships & Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Law Club
  • American Bar Association

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