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Matthew W. Conner


T: 317.453.8657
F: 317.630.2790

Legal Assistant

Laurie Lee

T: 317.237.0500


Matthew Conner concentrates his practice in the area of medical malpractice defense, professional licensure and disciplinary litigation, and business litigation matters. He has represented clients in several areas of medical malpractice defense, including suits involving wrongful death, class actions and complex litigation. A graduate of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Matthew has been recognized as one of the Indiana Super Lawyers® from 2011-2021.


Representative Experience:
Anonymous Hospital, Inc. v. Doe, 994 N.E.2d 760 (Ind. Ct. App. 2013).
Campbell v. Chambers, 951 N.E.2d 855 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011).
Indiana Patient’s Comp. Fund v. Brown, 949 N.E.2d 822 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011).
Arlton v. Schraut, 936 N.E.2d 831 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010).
Clarian Health Partners, Inc. v. Wagler, 925 N.E.2d 388 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010).
Scott v. Retz, 916 N.E.2d 252 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009).
Spaulding v. Harris, 914 N.E.2d 820 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009).
Fairbanks Hospital v. Harrold, 895 N.E.2d 732 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008).
Baumgart v. DeFries, 888 N.E.2d 199 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008).
Palmer v. Comprehensive Neurologic Servs., P.C., 864 N.E.2d 1093 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007).
Patient’s Compensation Fund v. Hicklin, 823 N.E.2d 705 (Ind. Ct. App. 2005).
McCarty v. Sanders, 805 N.E.2d 894 (Ind. Ct. App. 2004).
McGill v. Ling, 801 N.E.2d 678 (Ind. Ct. App. 2004).
Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund v. Wolfe (735 N.E.2d 1187, Ind. Ct. App. 2000).
Ling v. Stillwell, 732 N.E.2d 1270 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000)
Insurance Commissioner of Indiana v. Smith, 714 N.E.2d 1285 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999).
Poehlman v. Feferman, 706 N.E.2d 173 (Ind. 1999).
Pluard v. Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund (705 N.E.2d 1035, Ind. Ct. App. 1999).
Smith v. Pancner, 679 N.E.2d 893 (Ind. 1997).
Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund v. Anderson, 661 N.E.2d 907 (Ind. Ct. App. 1996).

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2021-2023
    •  Best Lawyers' 2023 Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" in Indianapolis     
  • Indiana Super Lawyers® 2011-2021

Professional Associations

Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Indianapolis Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association


“Indiana Medical Malpractice: How It Works and How It Is Changing,” Indiana Department of Insurance, September 2015.
“Medical Malpractice Cases From Intake To Verdict: What Is Medical Malpractice?” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, May 2010).
“Liquidated: Is The Glass Half Empty Or Full? The Role Of Outside Counsel in Defending Claims Under The Indiana Insurance Guaranty Association Law,” Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, March 2002.

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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana, 1993

Courts of Practice

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1993


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • Ball State University, B.S. English, cum laude, 1990