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Kyle A. Lansberry

Partner

T: 317.453.8668 | Mobile: 317.250.1524
F: 317.630.2790
E: klansberry@lewiswagner.com

Legal Assistant

Cindy Garrett

T: 317.237.0500
E: cgarrett@lewiswagner.com

Biography

Kyle brings an energetic, enthusiastic dynamic to the practice of law and representation of his clients. He focuses his practice on all aspects of litigation, including personal injury, product liability, construction and premises liability cases. In addition, he regularly advises and represents insurance companies across the country in environmental and agricultural insurance coverage matters, and represents agricultural operations, farmers and property owners in both the defense of lawsuits and administrative actions. Kyle has tried numerous cases throughout Indiana, and is at his best advocating in a court of law. He has authored numerous articles in state and national legal publications in areas ranging from substantive tort and evidentiary law to trial tactics, and is a frequent lecturer on a variety of legal issues, ranging from environmental coverage issues, pre-trial investigation and discovery, effective presentation of evidence at trial, medical records, trial tactics and ethics. Kyle is an active member of the Defense Research Institute and Indianapolis Bar Association.

Experience

Filter Experience
Defense of trespass, conversion and fraud claims against utility company regarding scope of utility easements
Plaintiff is the owner of property subject to two utility easements held by defendant Utility Company. Utility Company contracted with defendant Tree Company to trim and remove trees on Plaintiff’s property that were interfering with the electrical lines. After several trees were trimmed and/or removed, Plaintiff filed this lawsuit alleging trespass, conversion and fraud on the part of the defendants as a result of the work performed on the property. Plaintiff argued the Defendants’ actions were done without Plaintiff’s consent and exceeded the authority granted by the easements.
 
Lewis Wagner, LLP represented both Defendants and moved for summary judgment, contending that the Defendants had the legal right to maintain the electrical line on Plaintiff’s property pursuant to the easements. The defense further maintained that Plaintiff’s consent was not required for the services performed on his property. The Court agreed, and found that the Defendants had lawfully entered Plaintiff’s property and acted in accordance with the easements in performing tree maintenance for the preservation of the electrical line. The Court granted summary judgment for the Defendants as to all Counts of Plaintiff’s Complaint. Plaintiff did not appeal.

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent
  • The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Environmental Law; Insurance Law; and Litigation - Environmental, 2013-2019
  • Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2013-2017
  • Rising Stars, Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2011-2012
  • 2005 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, Indianapolis Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
    • Trial Tactics Executive Committee, 2008 - 2011
    • Damages Seminar Planning Committee, 2008 - 2011
    • Young Lawyers, Executive Committee, 1999 - 2007
    • Insurance Law Committee 
    • Products Liability Committee
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
    • Products Liability
    • Trial Tactics
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Professionalism Committee, 2008
    • Young Lawyers—Executive Committee, 2000 - 2007
    • Vice President/Board of Managers, 2005
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation
    • Distinguished Fellow

Presentations

  • Deposition Boot Camp, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Chicago, IL, June 12 – 13, 2017, Faculty Member.
  • Enhancing Your Trial Skills: Billings v. Pearson - A Case of Alleged Cyber-Bullying, DRI Trial Tactics, Las Vegas, NV, March 15 - 17, 2017, Program Chair.
  • Skillful Use of Objections From Jury Selection to Closing Argument, May It Please the Court: Effective Case Presentation at Trial, National Business Institute, June 24, 2015.
  • How to Research, Precise Juror Questions and Strategic Use of Challenges Can Help You Win at Trial, Voir Dire and Jury Selection, National Business Institute, November 22, 2013.
  • Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in Indiana, National Business Institute, March 27, 2013.
  • Handling the Auto Injury Claim, National Business Institute, 2011.

In The News

            Seminars and Speaking Engagements

          1. Mar 15, 2017

            Enhancing Your Trial Skills: Billings v. Pearson - A Case of Alleged Cyber-Bullying, DRI Trial Tactics, Las Vegas, NV

            Press Release

            1. Aug 15, 2018

              10 lawyers from Lewis Wagner were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

            2. Feb 20, 2018

              Lewis Wagner Announces 2018 Indiana Super Lawyers® & Rising Stars

            3. Aug 15, 2017

              Lewis Wagner Attorneys Selected For Inclusion In The Best Lawyers In America® 2018

            4. Feb 15, 2017

              Twenty Lewis Wagner, LLP Attorneys Named on 2017 List of Indiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

            5. Aug 15, 2016

              Lewis Wagner attorneys selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

            6. Feb 12, 2016

              Lewis Wagner Attorneys Selected by Indiana Super Lawyers as Top Attorneys
              Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine

            7. Aug 17, 2015

              90% of Lewis Wagner, LLP’s Equity Partners Selected For Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America 2016; Four Named ‘Lawyer Of The Year’

            8. Feb 13, 2015

              100% of Lewis Wagner's Equity Partners Named Indiana Super Lawyers

            9. Aug 18, 2014

              80% of Lewis Wagner’s Equity Partners Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America 2015; Three Named ‘Lawyer Of The Year’

            10. Feb 12, 2014

              70% of Firm Partners named Indiana Super Lawyers®

            11. Aug 15, 2013

              Robert Wagner, Tom Hays, John Trimble, Jerry Hammond, Rick Shoultz, Susan Cline, Dina Cox, Rich Blaiklock & Kyle Lansberry Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America 2014

            12. Mar 16, 2012

              Kyle Lansberry selected for membership by the Board of Directors of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

            13. Jan 04, 2011

              Susan E. Cline and Kyle A. Lansberry elected Equity Partners

            Practice Areas

            Bar Admissions

            • State of Indiana, 1998

            Courts of Practice

            • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1998
            • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1998

            Education

            • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 1998
            • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, B.S., cum laude, 1995