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Michael R. Giordano

Associate

T: 317.453.8670 | Mobile: 317.650.2092
F: 317.630.2790
E: mgiordano@lewiswagner.com

Legal Assistant

Rachelle Cole

T: 317.237.0500
E: rcole@lewiswagner.com

Biography

Michael is an associate in Lewis Wagner’s litigation group where he concentrates his practice in insurance coverage defense and bad-faith litigation. Michael evaluates first- and third-party insurance claims in order to assist insurers in resolving coverage-related matters in a prompt and efficient manner. He also defends insurers against bad-faith claims arising under both personal lines and commercial lines policies. Michael graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Michael is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana and before the United States District Courts for Northern Indiana and Southern Indiana.

Honors & Awards

  • Rising Stars, Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2017-2018

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association 
    • Member of Executive Committee of Insurance Coverage Section
    • Legal Lines Volunteer
  • Legal Lines Volunteer
    • 2014 - present
       

Publications

  • "Indiana Court of Appeals Holds Insurer's Effort To Collect Subrogation Lien From Insured's Attorney Subject to Two-Year Statute of Limitations," Lewis Wagner Insurance Law Alert, September 20, 2018.
  • "Court Of Appeals Determines That Insurance Agent Lacked Legal Duty To Motorist Injured In Automobile Accident With Customer Who Sought Insurance Coverage From The Agent," Lewis Wagner Insurance Law Alert, August 10, 2018.
  • "Indiana Court of Appeals Refuses To Apply Business Use Exclusion To Auto Policy For Home Healthcare Worker Traveling Between Jobs," Lews Wagner Insurance Law Alert, June 1, 2018.
  • "Indiana Court of Appeals' Decision Holds That Injured Mortorist's Release With One Alleged Tortfeasor Barred Claims Against All Alleged Tortfeasors," Lewis Wagner Insurance Law Alert, June 1, 2018.
  • "Indiana Court of Appeals Remands Case For Trial Court To Determine If Landlord's Insurer Has Viable Subrogation Claim Against Tenant," Lewis Wagner Insurance Law Alert, March 23, 2018.
  • "Federal Court Outlines Characteristics of Proper Insurance Company Reservation of Rights Letter," Lewis Wagner Insurance Law Alert, March 2, 2018.
  • "Seventh Circuit Affirms Jury Determination That Insured Resided In Home Destroyed By Fire And Was Properly Awarded Home's Actual Cash Value Damages," Lewis Wagner Insurance Law Alert, February 27, 2018.
  • “Indiana Court Of Appeals Requires Health Insurer To Pay Medical Expenses Incurred During Grace Period For Late Premiums,” Lewis Wagner Insurance Law Alert, January 25, 2018.
  • “Indiana Supreme Court Denies Transfer of Case Holding That Insurer Has No Duty to Defend Additional Insured Until Named Insured Satisfies Self-Insured Retention,” Lewis Wagner Insurance Law Alert, November 13, 2017.
  • “Where tortfeasor's insurer denied coverage because of his breach of cooperation clause, the tortfeasor was considered "uninsured motorist" to allow plaintiff to recover uninsured motorist benefits,” Lewis Wagner Insurance Law Alert, October 9, 2017.
  • "In an unpublished decision, Court of Appeals enforces property policy language limiting insurer coverage obligation to actual cash value of destroyed home," Lewis Wagner Insurance Law Alert, June 13, 2017.
  • "Court holds that death resulting from road-rage incident did not arise out of the use of the insured's auto," Lewis Wagner Insurance Law Alert, April 27, 2017.

Civic & Community Involvement

  • Indianapolis 500 Parade Committee, Member
    • 2013, 2015

In The News

      Published Articles

    1. Oct 19, 2018

      Insurance Law Alert: INDIANA COURT OF APPEALS DETERMINES THAT NAMED INSURED CANNOT RECOVER UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE WHILE RIDING AS A PASSENGER IN HIS OWN VEHICLE

    2. Aug 13, 2018

      Court of Appeals Determines That Insurance Agent Lacked Legal Duty to Motorist Injured in Automobile Accident With Customer Who Sought Insurance Coverage From the Agent

    3. Aug 02, 2018

      DRI's Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act Compendium

    4. Jun 01, 2018

      Insurance Law Alert: INDIANA COURT OF APPEALS REFUSES TO APPLY BUSINESS USE EXCLUSION TO AUTO POLICY FOR HOME HEALTHCARE WORKER TRAVELING BETWEEN JOBS

    5. Jun 01, 2018

      Insurance Law Alert: Indiana Court Of Appeals' Decision Holds That Injured Motorist's Release With One Alleged Tortfeasor Barred Claims Against All Alleged Tortfeasors

    6. Mar 23, 2018

      INDIANA COURT OF APPEALS REMANDS CASE FOR TRIAL COURT TO DETERMINE IF LANDLORD'S INSURER HAS VIABLE SUBROGATION CLAIM AGAINST TENANT
      Lewis Wagner, LLP

    7. Mar 02, 2018

      FEDERAL COURT OUTLINES CHARACTERISTICS OF PROPER INSURANCE COMPANY RESERVATION OF RIGHTS LETTER
      Lewis Wagner, LLP

    8. Feb 27, 2018

      SEVENTH CIRCUIT AFFIRMS JURY DETERMINATION THAT INSURED RESIDED IN HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE AND WAS PROPERLY AWARDED HOME'S ACTUAL CASH VALUE DAMAGES
      Lewis Wagner, LLP

    9. Sep 12, 2016

      DRI Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Compendium, 2016

            Press Release

            1. Feb 20, 2018

              Lewis Wagner Announces 2018 Indiana Super Lawyers® & Rising Stars

            2. Feb 15, 2017

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

            3. Aug 11, 2015

              Lewis Wagner Attorneys Offer Free Legal Advice

            4. Feb 18, 2014

              Michael R. Giordano and Keenan M. Jones Join Lewis Wagner

            Practice Areas

            Bar Admissions

            • Indiana, 2013

            Courts of Practice

            • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2014
            • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2014

            Education

            • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2013
              • Michael and Janie Maurer Scholarship
              • Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition
            • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, B.A., magna cum laude, 2010
              • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society