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Brandon W. Ehrie

Attorney

T: 317.453.8712 | Mobile: 765.404.9984
F: 317.630.2790
E: behrie@lewiswagner.com

Legal Assistant

Cindy Garrett

T: 317.237.0500
E: cgarrett@lewiswagner.com

Biography

Brandon is an associate in Lewis Wagner's litigation group where he concentrates his practice in general civil litigation matters; including premises liability, product liability, trucking, construction and various insurance defense cases.  Brandon also represents municipalities, agricultural operations, farmers and property owners in both the defense of lawsuits and administrative actions.
    
Brandon earned a B.A. from Wabash College in 2007 majoring in History and his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law in 2010. Prior to joining Lewis Wagner as an associate, Brandon clerked for the firm in the summer of 2009 and he also worked for the Michigan Department of the Attorney General in 2008. He is admitted to practice in the state of Indiana and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
 
 

Experience

Filter Experience
Trial victory in underinsured motorist case
Lewis Wagner, LLP in Indianapolis, Indiana, successfully defended an insurance company client in an underinsured motorist jury trial in Hamilton County, Indiana.
 
The lawsuit arose from an automobile accident that occurred in Florida in March of 2010.  The plaintiffs alleged physical injuries resulting in damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. The parties stipulated to the fault of the underlying tortfeasor for negligently causing the accident.
The wrongdoer’s insurance carrier paid its policy limits of $100,000 and then, approximately one month prior to trial, the underlying UIM carrier settled out of the case for its policy limits of $400,000. Plaintiffs were seeking the remaining allowable limits of $500,000 from their own UIM carrier as occupants of the owner’s car.  Mr. Hays and Mr. Ehrie defended the case solely with regard to damages.
 
Plaintiff was claiming approximately $205,000 in medical bills and produced expert testimony from a vocational economics expert who opined that the plaintiff’s loss of earning capacity was in the range of $224,264 to $315,534 and her loss of usual and customary household services was in the range of $91,652 to $366,607. Plaintiff’s husband brought a claim for loss of consortium. 
 
Plaintiffs requested $1.45 Million in final argument. The jury returned a verdict of $420,451.03 for both plaintiffs, which resulted in a zero dollar payout on behalf of the UIM insurance company client.

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Legal Lines Volunteer
  • Young Professionals of Central Indiana
  • The Penrod Society 
     

Representative Cases

  • Johnson v. Poindexter Transp., Inc., 2013 WL 4829315; Ind. Ct. App. 2013 (dismissal based on dual employment affirmed on appeal).

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV
  • Listed In Rising Star, Indiana Super Lawyers® , 2014-2016

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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana, 2010

Courts of Practice

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2010

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010
  • Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, B.A., cum laude, 2007