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Michael J. Lewinski

Partner

T: 317.453.8665 | Mobile: 317.459.6230
F: 317.630.2790
E: mlewinski@lewiswagner.com

Legal Assistant

Sue Benson

T: 317-237-0500
E: sbenson@lewiswagner.com

Biography

Mike was admitted to practice in Indiana in 1985 and joined Ice Miller, LLP that year. He worked at Ice Miller, LLP for over 32 years, first as an associate and then as a partner. He took early retirement from Ice Miller, LLP at the end of 2017. In the Fall of 2017, Mike began teaching at Butler University in the Lacy School of Business and, in January, 2018 Mike joined Lewis Wagner, LLP as Partner where he continues to practice litigation.

Mike's primary practice area involves real estate litigation matters. Mike has litigated matters involving eminent domain, landlord/tenant issues, foreclosures, title issues, title agent defalcations, partition actions, and other real estate related issues. He has been a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars on the topics of eminent domain and commercial landlord/tenant law. He authored the chapter on eminent domain which is included in the "Indiana Elected Municipal Officials Handbook" published by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns and is a co-author of the chapter of Indiana law on eminent domain for the ABA. He is a member of the Indiana State Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association.

Mike was also director of the Roncalli High School Mock Trial Program and was awarded a statewide award in 2009 for his efforts with the Indiana Mock Trial Program. He was a member of the steering committee and finance chair for the National High School Mock Trial competition which was held in Indianapolis in 2013. 48 teams competed in the competition from across the country and beyond. Mike continues to work with the Indiana Bar Foundation on growing the High School Mock Trial Program in Indiana and is now a member of the Indiana Bar Foundation High School Mock Trial Advisory Committee.

Community activities have included 10 years of board membership with United Way's Youth as Resources (the final 2 years as chairman). Youth as Resources, provided grants to youth groups involved in community projects. After United Way elected to proceed in a different direction, Mike helped United Way to develop its youth initiative and activities surrounding the 2017 Global Youth Day of Service. He was previously a volunteer judge with the United Way Reach for Youth Teen Court program.

Mike helped develop a performing arts booster group for Roncalli High School and has stayed active in supporting the performing arts at Roncalli High School. Mike has also been awarded both the Monsignor Albert Busald Award and the John Bosco Award by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis (Catholic Youth Organization) recognizing his efforts and support of youth over the past 25 plus years. Mike is active at his Church where he has held various positions and currently is a member of the Finance Committee.

Experience

Pro Hac Vice Admissions:
  • Court of Appeals, Arizona
  • Supreme Court, Arizona

Representative Cases

  • ABN Amro Mortg. Group, Inc. v. Maximum Mortg., Inc., Slip Copy, 2006 WL 2598034, N.D.Ind., Sept. 8, 2006
  • City of Vincennes v. Emmons 841 N.E.2d 155, 2006 WL 168544, Ind., Jan. 25, 2006
  • SMDfund, Inc. v. Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, 831 N.E.2d 725, 2005 WL 1805605, Ind., Aug. 2, 2005
  • Fonseca v. Hall, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2005 WL 756229, S.D.Ind., Jan. 18, 2005
  • City of Vincennes v. Emmons, 817 N.E.2d 291, 2004 WL 2535403, Ind.App., Nov. 10, 2004
  • Michael v. City of Bloomington, Indiana Bd. of Public Works, 804 N.E.2d 1225, 2004 WL 557286, Ind.App., March 22, 2004
  • Dvorak v. City of Bloomington, 796 N.E.2d 236, 2003 WL 22204179, Ind., Sept. 23, 2003
  • Lake Cent. School Corp. v. Hawk Development Corp., 793 N.E.2d 1080, 2003 WL 21977072, Ind.App., Aug. 20, 2003
  • Dvorak v. City of Bloomington, 768 N.E.2d 490, 2002 WL 1003925, Transfer Granted, Ind.App., May 17, 2002
  • Piers v. American United Life Ins. Co., 714 N.E.2d 1289, 1999 WL 649386, Ind.App., Aug. 26, 1999
  • Perry County Development Corp. v. Kempf, 712 N.E.2d 1020, 1999 WL 366723, Ind.App., June 8, 1999
  • NationsCredit Commercial Corp. v. Grauel Enterprises, Inc., 703 N.E.2d 1072, 1998 WL 858021, Ind.App., Dec. 14, 1998
  • Book v. Hester, 695 N.E.2d 597, 1998 WL 201871, Ind.App., April 27, 1998
  • Dvorak v. Christ, 692 N.E.2d 920, 1998 WL 111689, Ind.App., March 16, 1998
  • Como, Inc. v. Carson Square, Inc., 689 N.E.2d 725, 1997 WL 793462, Ind., Dec. 23, 1997
  • State v. Hoovler, 668 N.E.2d 1229, 1996 WL 445339, Ind., Aug. 7, 1996
  • Como, Inc. v. Carson Square, Inc., 648 N.E.2d 1247, 1995 WL 217630, Ind.App. 2 Dist., April 13, 1995
  • Indiana Gaming Com'n v. Moseley, 643 N.E.2d 296, 1994 WL 656033, Ind., Nov. 21, 1994
  • T.H. Landfill Co., Inc. v. Miami County Solid Waste Dist., 628 N.E.2d 1237, 1994 WL 32779, Ind.App. 5 Dist., Feb. 9, 1994
  • Farmers State Bank of Wyatt v. Clark Equipment Co., 582 N.E.2d 452, 1991 WL 259480, Ind.App. 3 Dist., Dec. 12, 1991
  • First Nat. Bank of Logansport v. Logan Mfg. Co., Inc., 577 N.E.2d 949, 1991 WL 172117, 18 A.L.R.5th 999, Ind., June 28, 1991
  • Picadilly, Inc. v. Colvin, 519 N.E.2d 1217, 1988 WL 17176, Ind., March 2, 1988
  • Rasp v. Hidden Valley Lake, Inc., 519 N.E.2d 153, 1988 WL 9463, Ind.App. 4 Dist., Feb. 10, 1988
  • Picadilly, Inc. v. Colvin, 503 N.E.2d 421, Transfer Granted, Ind.App. 1 Dist., Jan. 27, 1987

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent
  • The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Litigation, 2009 – 2018
  • Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2004, 2011-2017

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association

Presentations

  • "Current Issues in Foreclosure and Receivership" webinar hosted by Ice Miller, July 20, 2016

Civic & Community Involvement

  • Marion County Reach for Youth Teen Court Juror, 2010 - present
  • Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, Class XXV, 2000-2001

In The News

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana, 1985

Courts of Practice

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1985

Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1985
  • Wabash College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1982