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Eric C. McNamar

Partner

T: 317.453.8701 | Mobile: 317.409.5698
F: 317.630.2790
E: emcnamar@lewiswagner.com

Legal Assistant

Joan Johnson

T: 317.237.0500
E: jjohnson@lewiswagner.com

Biography

Eric is an attorney in Lewis Wagner’s Litigation Group where he spends the majority of his time handling catastrophic and complex litigation, insurance coverage disputes, legal malpractice defense and general litigation matters involving transportation, construction and premise liability.

Prior to joining Lewis Wagner, Eric represented corporate and individual clients in civil litigation matters involving breach of contract claims, shareholder disputes, real estate disputes, aviation matters, property and casualty litigation and general tort litigation. He provided advice and counsel to a variety of clients including individuals, airlines, trucking and logistics companies, and construction firms and related contractors.

Eric also was a member of the aviation mass disaster litigation team at Condon & Forsyth in New York prior to joining Lewis Wagner. The team represented airline clients in all facets of complex civil litigation arising out of the crash of a commercial flight including wrongful death and personal injury claims, property damage claims, CERCLA and other environmental claims, and insurance coverage disputes.

From 2000-2002, Eric served as Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Robert D. Rucker, Indiana Supreme Court. He is a 2007 graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy.

Experience

Published Appeals:
  • Schrader Trust v. Gilbert, 978 N.E.2d 519 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012)
  • Schrader Trust v. Gilbert, 974 N.E.2d 516 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012)

Representative Cases

  • Represented insurer in coverage disputes with insured's represent lawyer in malpractice claim by former client.
  • Represented individual in litigation involving a breach of a lease.
  • Represented property owner in litigation over water drainage problems.
  • Represented medical device manufacturer in tort litigation.
  • Represented a logistics company in a breach of contract action.
  • Represented open-wheel race team in litigation matters.
  • Represented homeowners in a dispute with contractors.
  • Represented homeowner before the Indiana Court of Appeals in a dispute over a boundary survey.
  • Represented shareholder in shareholder derivative action in a closely-held corporation.
  • Represented a national security corporation in litigation regarding surveillance duties.
  • Represented major airline in litigation arising out of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
  • Represented air carrier in litigation arising out of an airplane crash outside of Buffalo, New York.
  • Represented airlines in disputes arising out of travel delays and baggage claims.
  • Represented insurer in litigation involving hail damage claims.
  • Represented insurer in bad faith litigation.
  • Represented insurer in dispute over fire damage claim.

Professional Associations

  • Sagamore Inn of Court, Barrister, 2016 - present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Legal Lines Volunteer

Publications

  • "Limiting the use of 'subject to and without waiving' objections," The Indiana Lawyer, July 1, 2015.
  • "I love Indy, but not the public transit system," Indianapolis Business Journal, Op-Ed., February 6, 2012.
  • "The Liability Reporter," published jointly by the International Air Transport Association ("IATA") and Condon & Forsyth LLP, Contributor, (13th ed., February 2010).

Presentations

  • The Montreal Convention and the Death of the High Seas Act, International Air Travel, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, October 10, 2013.
  • The Montreal Convention and the Death of the High Seas Act, International Air Travel, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Aviation Law Class, 2011- present.

Civic & Community Involvement

  • Purdue Club of New York City, President, 2009 - 2010
  • St. Joan of Arc French Market, Sponsorship Committee Chair, 2013 - present
  • Valparaiso University School of Law Central Indiana Regional Alumni Council, 2012 - present 
  • Valparaiso University School of Law National Alumni Council, 2003 - 2009

In The News

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2000
  • New York, 2005

Courts of Practice

  • U.S District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2000
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2006

Education

  • Valparaiso University, J.D., 2000
    • Executive Managing Editor, Valparaiso University Law Review
    • Indiana State Bar Foundation Scholarship
  • Purdue University, B.S., 1992