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Jonathan W. Padish


T: 317.453.8678 | Mobile: 224.234.7709
F: 317.630.2790
E: jpadish@lewiswagner.com

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Sydney Cooper

T: 317.237.0500
E: scooper@lewiswagner.com


An associate in Lewis Wagner’s complex litigation group, Jon’s concentrations are product liability defense, professional liability defense, and class action defense.  He is known and respected most for his thorough legal research, excellent legal writing, and creative problem solving.  Before joining the Firm, Jon worked as a law clerk for the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. In that role, Jon researched statutory and case law concerning charitable trusts, consumer fraud, and administrative and judicial decisions on tax exemption, unemployment benefits, and agency and contract liability.  Jon earned his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served as Notes Editor for the Elder Law Journal.  While in law school, Jon competed in the National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition, the ABA Negotiation Competition, and the ABA Client Counseling Competition. Jon’s past work experience includes serving as a congressional staff member for U.S. Representative Peter J. Roskam.

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
    • Liaison, Legislative Liaison Subcommittee
    • Young Lawyers Committee
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
    • Legislative Chair, Products Liability Committee
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association


  • "Distinction without a Difference: Reforming the Medicare Three-Day Qualifying Stay Rule for SNF Care", 22 ELDER L.J. 465 (2014).
  • Frequent contributor of case law digests, ABA LPL eAdvisory

Civic & Community Involvement

  • Reach for Youth, Inc.
    • Teen Court Judge, 2015 - present
  • Trained SKYWARN Spotter, National Weather Service, 2012 - present
  • Guest Lecturer on Tornado Safety, Urbana Middle School, Urbana, IL, 2010

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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana, 2014

Courts of Practice

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


  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
    • Elder Law Journal, Notes Editor
    • National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition, 2012
    • Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., cum laude, 2010
    • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences James Scholar
    • Roger L. Von Amelunxen Foundation Scholar
    • Phi Gamma Delta, External Philanthropy Chair and Graduate Advisor