Lewis Wagner is pleased to announce that John Trimble has been elected as a Fellow in the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC). This national organization is comprised of over 300 experienced and recognized lawyers involved in coverage and extracontractual matters, with Fellows representing both policyholders and insurers and honorary members, primarily from academia.

The College is focused on the creative, ethical and efficient adjudication of insurance coverage and extra-contractual disputes, peer-provided scholarship, professional coordination and the improvement of the relationship between and among their diverse members.

John has distinguished himself as a bar leader. He has been president of the state defense bar, and was a past Defense Lawyer of the Year honoree. He has also served on the Board of Directors of DRI, the largest national association of defense lawyers. In 2000, DRI named John its outstanding defense bar leader of the year. More recently, John has chaired DRI's national Judicial Task Force to explore and offer recommendations on how DRI can assist in maintaining a fair and impartial judiciary. John also served as President of the Indianapolis Bar Association: Secretary of the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society; and Chair of the Board of Visitors of Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

John maintains a practice that is dominated by catastrophic, complex, and class action litigation in the State and Federal Courts. He focuses much of his time on insurance coverage disputes, bad faith defense, lawyer and insurance agent malpractice, business litigation, and catastrophic claims. He has also argued numerous appeals in the State and Federal appellate courts as counsel for a party and as amicus counsel for lawyer and trade associations. Through the years, he has been admitted pro hac vice in more than 25 jurisdictions, and is frequently hired by out-of-state firms to serve as local counsel in Indiana.