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Ross.Rudolph@WoodenMcLaughlin.com
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21 South East 3rd Street
Suite 900
Evansville, IN 47708
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Michelle McConnell-Miller
Michelle.McConnell-Miller@WoodenMcLaughlin.com
Education
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D., 1980)
Miami University (Ohio)(B.A., English, cum laude, 1977)
Personal
Past and Current Assistant Girls Basketball Coach, Evansville Memorial High School
Former Head Girls Basketball Coach, Evansville Christian School
Young Life of Evansville, Chairman of the Management Committee, 1987-2007
Evansville Girls Basketball League, President, 1998-2010
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Ross E. Rudolph
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Ross concentrates his practice in the areas of mediation and arbitration, corporate and commercial litigation and insurance defense.  Ross also has extensive experience in matters of appellate law.

Ross has spent considerable time teaching and lecturing.  Examples include:

  • “Mediation Ethics:  Views Beyond the Code and Into Practice,” Instructor, ICLEF, May, 2016.
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Annual Conference, Mediation Ethics, Panelist and Instructor, November, 2015.
  • Evansville Bar Association, Mediation Tips, Panelist and Instructor, October, 2015.
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Civil Mediation, Panelist and Instructor, April, 2015.
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Annual Seminar, “The Recovery of Reasonable Attorney and Personal Representative Fees in Wrongful Death,” November, 2014.
  • CME for Civil Mediators:  "Mediating with Difficult People & Personalities in Complex Cases," Panelist, ICLEF, December, 2013
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Civil Mediation, Panelist and Instructor, July 2013
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage, Instructor, ICLEF, March 1991
  • Injunctions in Business Litigation, Instructor, ICLEF, May 1995
  • 60 Things You Need to Know About Taking Your Case to Civil Mediation, Co-Seminar Chair, ICLEF, November 1999
  • Drafting Injunctions: A Desk Reference, Seminar Chair, ICLEF, April 2001
  • "How to Effectively Present Your Case at Mediation," Instructor, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association 38th Annual Institute, November 2002
  • Masters Series Seminar on Advanced Civil Mediation, "Pre-Suit Mediation," Panelist, ICLEF, November 2009
    "Damages in TBI Cases: an Indiana Overview," Instructor, ICLEF, December 2010
  • Give those young lawyers time to ask the right questions," Tri-State Better Business Bureau newsletter (Evansville), May 2011
  • Developing Skills in the Practice of Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution: "Mediation Rumination," Instructor, ICLEF, May 2011
  • The Mediation Explosion: A Relationship between Pre-Trial Discovery and Speed of Communication," A.M. Best Company newsletter BestConnect™, June 2011
  • Masters Series Seminar on Advanced Mediation"Issues involved in Mediating the Complex, Multi-Party Case," Panelist, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), November 2011
  • Evansville Bar Association 2013 Dialogue Between the Bench and Bar,“Medicare/Medicaid Liens,” Instructor, March 2013

Representative Cases

  • Melton v. Stephens, 13 N.E. 3d 533 (Ind. Ct. App. 2014);
  • Presbytery of Ohio Valley, Inc. v. OPC, Inc., 973 N.E.2d 1099 (Ind. 2012);
  • Johnson v. Payne and National Insurance Association, 549 N.E.2d 48 (Ind. Ct. App. 1990);
  • Aetna Casualty & Surety Company v. Crafton, 551 N.E.2d 893 (Ind. Ct. App. 1990);
  • Ohio Valley Communications, Inc. v. Greenwell, 555 N.E.2d 525 (Ind. Ct. App. 1990);
  • Koenig v. Bedell and Aetna Insurance Company, 601 N.E.2d. 453 (Ind. Ct. App. 1992);
  • Meyers v. Furrow Building Materials, 659 N.E.2d 1147 (Ind. Ct. App. 1996);
  • Citizens National Bank of Evansville vs. Foster, 668 N.E.2d 1236 (Ind. 1996);
  • Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company v. Stinnett, 698 N.E.2d 339 (Ind. Ct. App. 1998);
  • John A. Ackerman v. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, 172 F.3d 467 (7th Cir. 1999);
  • Mendenhall v. Skinner and Broadbent, 728 N.E.2d 140 (Ind. 2000);
  • Cahoon v. Cummings, 734 N.E.2d 535 (Ind. 2000);
  • Research Systems Corp. v. IPOS Publicite, 276 F.3d 914 (7th Cir. 2002);
  • Glotzbach v. Frohman, 854 N.E.2d 337 (Ind. 2006);
  • Madison Capital Co., LLC v. S & S Salvage, LLC, 765 F.Supp.29 (W.D. Ky., 2011) affirmed United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Case No. 11-5831 (Dec. 6, 2012); and
  • Gill v. Evansville Sheet Metal Works, Inc., 970 N.E.2d 633 (Ind. 2012)

ADR Services include:
Mediation; Early Neutral Evaluation; Fact Finding; Mini-Trial Judge; ADR Training/CME

Please click preferred date to submit request form to this member's office.

Ross Rudolf - NADN Member  



 

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Ross E. Rudolph - Partner

Practice Areas
  • Business Disputes
  • Catastrophic Injury Defense
  • Environmental Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • General Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Professional Profile

Ross concentrates his practice in the areas of mediation and arbitration, corporate and commercial litigation and insurance defense.  Ross also has extensive experience in matters of appellate law.

Ross has spent considerable time teaching and lecturing.  Examples include:

  • “Mediation Ethics:  Views Beyond the Code and Into Practice,” Instructor, ICLEF, May, 2016.
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Annual Conference, Mediation Ethics, Panelist and Instructor, November, 2015.
  • Evansville Bar Association, Mediation Tips, Panelist and Instructor, October, 2015.
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Civil Mediation, Panelist and Instructor, April, 2015.
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Annual Seminar, “The Recovery of Reasonable Attorney and Personal Representative Fees in Wrongful Death,” November, 2014.
  • CME for Civil Mediators:  "Mediating with Difficult People & Personalities in Complex Cases," Panelist, ICLEF, December, 2013
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Civil Mediation, Panelist and Instructor, July 2013
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage, Instructor, ICLEF, March 1991
  • Injunctions in Business Litigation, Instructor, ICLEF, May 1995
  • 60 Things You Need to Know About Taking Your Case to Civil Mediation, Co-Seminar Chair, ICLEF, November 1999
  • Drafting Injunctions: A Desk Reference, Seminar Chair, ICLEF, April 2001
  • "How to Effectively Present Your Case at Mediation," Instructor, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association 38th Annual Institute, November 2002
  • Masters Series Seminar on Advanced Civil Mediation, "Pre-Suit Mediation," Panelist, ICLEF, November 2009
    "Damages in TBI Cases: an Indiana Overview," Instructor, ICLEF, December 2010
  • Give those young lawyers time to ask the right questions," Tri-State Better Business Bureau newsletter (Evansville), May 2011
  • Developing Skills in the Practice of Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution: "Mediation Rumination," Instructor, ICLEF, May 2011
  • The Mediation Explosion: A Relationship between Pre-Trial Discovery and Speed of Communication," A.M. Best Company newsletter BestConnect™, June 2011
  • Masters Series Seminar on Advanced Mediation"Issues involved in Mediating the Complex, Multi-Party Case," Panelist, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), November 2011
  • Evansville Bar Association 2013 Dialogue Between the Bench and Bar,“Medicare/Medicaid Liens,” Instructor, March 2013
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Admitted to the Indiana Bar and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Indiana
  • Admitted to the United States Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Six Circuits
Education
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D., 1980)
  • Miami University (Ohio)(B.A., English, cum laude, 1977)
Professional Associations & Achievements
  • Evansville Bar Association Board of Directors, 2014 - 2018
  • Evansville Bar Association, Diversity Committee, Member and former Co-Chair
  • Indiana State and 7th Circuit Bar Associations
  • Indiana Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Brooks American Inn of Court, Past President and current Member
  • Registered Indiana Civil Mediator
  • Elected to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Included in "The Best Lawyers in America" ® 2011 - 2016 in the field of Mediation
  • Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers ®, 2013 - 2016
  • Listed to the Indiana Super Lawyers ® list - 2007 - 2016
  • Mediation Assistance Program U. S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • Volunteer Lawyer Program

Representative Cases

  • Melton v. Stephens, 13 N.E. 3d 533 (Ind. Ct. App. 2014);
  • Presbytery of Ohio Valley, Inc. v. OPC, Inc., 973 N.E.2d 1099 (Ind. 2012);
  • Johnson v. Payne and National Insurance Association, 549 N.E.2d 48 (Ind. Ct. App. 1990);
  • Aetna Casualty & Surety Company v. Crafton, 551 N.E.2d 893 (Ind. Ct. App. 1990);
  • Ohio Valley Communications, Inc. v. Greenwell, 555 N.E.2d 525 (Ind. Ct. App. 1990);
  • Koenig v. Bedell and Aetna Insurance Company, 601 N.E.2d. 453 (Ind. Ct. App. 1992);
  • Meyers v. Furrow Building Materials, 659 N.E.2d 1147 (Ind. Ct. App. 1996);
  • Citizens National Bank of Evansville vs. Foster, 668 N.E.2d 1236 (Ind. 1996);
  • Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company v. Stinnett, 698 N.E.2d 339 (Ind. Ct. App. 1998);
  • John A. Ackerman v. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, 172 F.3d 467 (7th Cir. 1999);
  • Mendenhall v. Skinner and Broadbent, 728 N.E.2d 140 (Ind. 2000);
  • Cahoon v. Cummings, 734 N.E.2d 535 (Ind. 2000);
  • Research Systems Corp. v. IPOS Publicite, 276 F.3d 914 (7th Cir. 2002);
  • Glotzbach v. Frohman, 854 N.E.2d 337 (Ind. 2006);
  • Madison Capital Co., LLC v. S & S Salvage, LLC, 765 F.Supp.29 (W.D. Ky., 2011) affirmed United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Case No. 11-5831 (Dec. 6, 2012); and
  • Gill v. Evansville Sheet Metal Works, Inc., 970 N.E.2d 633 (Ind. 2012)

ADR Services include:
Mediation; Early Neutral Evaluation; Fact Finding; Mini-Trial Judge; ADR Training/CME

Please click preferred date to submit request form to this member's office.

Ross Rudolf - NADN Member  



 

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Personal
  • Past and Current Assistant Girls Basketball Coach, Evansville Memorial High School
  • Former Head Girls Basketball Coach, Evansville Christian School
  • Young Life of Evansville, Chairman of the Management Committee, 1987-2007
  • Evansville Girls Basketball League, President, 1998-2010

Practice Areas
Business Disputes
Catastrophic Injury Defense
Environmental Insurance Coverage & Defense
General Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Bar & Court Admissions
Admitted to the Indiana Bar and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Indiana
Admitted to the United States Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Six Circuits
Professional Associations & Achievements
Evansville Bar Association Board of Directors, 2014 - 2018
Evansville Bar Association, Diversity Committee, Member and former Co-Chair
Indiana State and 7th Circuit Bar Associations
Indiana Bar Foundation, Fellow
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Brooks American Inn of Court, Past President and current Member
Registered Indiana Civil Mediator
Elected to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
Included in "The Best Lawyers in America" ® 2011 - 2016 in the field of Mediation
Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers ®, 2013 - 2016
Listed to the Indiana Super Lawyers ® list - 2007 - 2016
Mediation Assistance Program U. S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
Volunteer Lawyer Program