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Daniel Trachtman
Daniel Trachtman
 
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Dan.Trachtman@WoodenMcLaughlin.com
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211 North Pennsylvania Street
One Indiana Square, Suite 1800
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Cathy Butler
Cathy.Butler@WoodenMcLaughlin.com
Education
Hamilton College, B.A. – 1975
Indiana University School of Law, J.D. – 1978
Member of National Moot Court Team
Selected for membership in the Order of the Barristers
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Daniel D. Trachtman
Partner

Dan’s practice is devoted to civil litigation with an emphasis on significant business, product liability, professional liability, and premises liability disputes.  He has extensive litigation experience in cases involving complex medical and scientific issues.

Dan has successfully tried numerous bench and jury trials in State and Federal Courts and has been engaged as counsel in a number of cases which resulted in published appellate decisions.  He has longstanding relationships with a number of corporate clients by which he has been engaged as lead litigation counsel and as local, state or national coordinating counsel.  Dan has extensive experience in managing a varied portfolio of litigation and other liability matters on behalf of corporate clients.  Dan has been engaged by several law firms as their litigation counsel in connection with professional liability claims and lawsuits. 

Since the advent of alternative dispute resolution, Dan has acted as an advocate in several hundred mediations, including pre-suit mediations.

Dan frequently speaks at continuing legal education and at client sponsored seminars on a variety of litigation related topics.

Representative Cases

  • Obtained summary judgments and favorable arbitration awards in professional legal liability matters.
  • Represented several financial institutions in connection with loan participation agreements and auction rate securities disputes.
  • Obtained dismissals during 2010 of two major product liability cases in which persons who had lost limbs alleged the existence of various product defects.
  • Recently obtained a defense verdict for a national retailer in a trial involving claims of complex regional pain syndrome and near total disability.  The trial involved the testimony of multiple physicians.
  • Successfully represented a securities brokerage firm in an effort to enforce covenants against a former employee.  This matter was widely reported in industry literature.
  • Represented a product installer in the multiple cases arising from the Indianapolis Athletic Club fire disaster.
  • Obtained summary judgments for real estate developers in litigation arising from attempts by prospective purchasers to enforce what were claimed to have been binding agreements to purchase.
  • Has obtained numerous favorable settlements and summary judgments on behalf of manufactures, distributors and installers of various products as to which exposures resulting in disease or death have been alleged.

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Daniel D. Trachtman - Partner

Practice Areas
  • Business Disputes
  • Catastrophic Injury Defense
  • General Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Toxic Tort Defense
Professional Profile

Dan’s practice is devoted to civil litigation with an emphasis on significant business, product liability, professional liability, and premises liability disputes.  He has extensive litigation experience in cases involving complex medical and scientific issues.

Dan has successfully tried numerous bench and jury trials in State and Federal Courts and has been engaged as counsel in a number of cases which resulted in published appellate decisions.  He has longstanding relationships with a number of corporate clients by which he has been engaged as lead litigation counsel and as local, state or national coordinating counsel.  Dan has extensive experience in managing a varied portfolio of litigation and other liability matters on behalf of corporate clients.  Dan has been engaged by several law firms as their litigation counsel in connection with professional liability claims and lawsuits. 

Since the advent of alternative dispute resolution, Dan has acted as an advocate in several hundred mediations, including pre-suit mediations.

Dan frequently speaks at continuing legal education and at client sponsored seminars on a variety of litigation related topics.

Bar and Court Admissions
  • Admitted to the Indiana Bar and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Education
  • Hamilton College, B.A. – 1975
  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D. – 1978
  • Member of National Moot Court Team
  • Selected for membership in the Order of the Barristers
Professional Associations & Achievements
  • Selected by attorneys throughout Indiana as a Recipient of the Indiana State Bar Association Civility Award 2013
  • Included in "The Best Lawyers in America" ® 2013 - 2016 in the fields of Commercial Litigation and
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Law and Politics Magazine recognized Dan as an Indiana Super Lawyer 2004 - 2016
  • Admitted to practice pro hac vice before many state and federal courts outside of Indiana
  • American (Member: Section on Tort and Insurance Practice), Indianapolis and Indiana State Bar Associations
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Fellow: International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Indianapolis Lawyers Club

Representative Cases

  • Obtained summary judgments and favorable arbitration awards in professional legal liability matters.
  • Represented several financial institutions in connection with loan participation agreements and auction rate securities disputes.
  • Obtained dismissals during 2010 of two major product liability cases in which persons who had lost limbs alleged the existence of various product defects.
  • Recently obtained a defense verdict for a national retailer in a trial involving claims of complex regional pain syndrome and near total disability.  The trial involved the testimony of multiple physicians.
  • Successfully represented a securities brokerage firm in an effort to enforce covenants against a former employee.  This matter was widely reported in industry literature.
  • Represented a product installer in the multiple cases arising from the Indianapolis Athletic Club fire disaster.
  • Obtained summary judgments for real estate developers in litigation arising from attempts by prospective purchasers to enforce what were claimed to have been binding agreements to purchase.
  • Has obtained numerous favorable settlements and summary judgments on behalf of manufactures, distributors and installers of various products as to which exposures resulting in disease or death have been alleged.

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Practice Areas
Business Disputes
Catastrophic Injury Defense
General Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Toxic Tort Defense
Bar & Court Admissions
Admitted to the Indiana Bar and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Professional Associations & Achievements
Selected by attorneys throughout Indiana as a Recipient of the Indiana State Bar Association Civility Award 2013
Included in "The Best Lawyers in America" ® 2013 - 2016 in the fields of Commercial Litigation and
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Law and Politics Magazine recognized Dan as an Indiana Super Lawyer 2004 - 2016
Admitted to practice pro hac vice before many state and federal courts outside of Indiana
American (Member: Section on Tort and Insurance Practice), Indianapolis and Indiana State Bar Associations
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Fellow: International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
Defense Research Institute
Indianapolis Lawyers Club