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Dina M. Cox


T: 317.453.8676 | Mobile: 317.418.9180
F: 317.630.2790

Legal Assistant

Sydney Cooper

T: 317.237.0500


Dina is a legal strategist and trial attorney who honors responsive client service as a top priority. Dina has served as lead counsel in numerous lawsuits and bet-the-company litigation involving multi-million dollar claims ranging from breach of contract, false advertising, unfair competition, unfair commercial practices, consumer fraud, and breach of warranty to claims of serious injury caused by products liability and professional negligence. Dina has significant jury trial experience in state and federal court and substantial appellate experience. Dina defends mass torts, class actions, government enforcement actions, drug and medical device cases, toxic tort and chemical exposure cases, and professional liability lawsuits including legal malpractice. Dina also counsels clients during government investigations and assists professionals facing disciplinary grievances and licensing issues. Dina’s mass tort and class action defense work is national in scope and has included lawsuits filed in numerous states from New York to California as well as lawsuits consolidated as part of multi-district litigation.  

In the drug and medical device context, Dina has handled cases involving breast implants, orthopedic bone screws, spinal fixation systems, prosthetic devices, blood plasma products, and pain pumps, just to name a few. Dina’s toxic tort and chemical exposure cases have involved tobacco, lead-based paint, latex gloves, mold, and animal/livestock feed products.

Dina has defended legal malpractice lawsuits with damage claims ranging from $16 million in one and $100 million in another. Dina has represented clients ranging from solo practitioners to some of the largest firms in Indianapolis. Dina has utilized or deposed some of the preeminent experts in legal malpractice and legal ethics.  Dina has defended lawyers in a diverse array of substantive areas, including estate planning; wills and trusts; criminal defense; corporate law; family law; business transactions such as stock sales, asset sales, and mergers; medical malpractice; and, personal injury. Most importantly, Dina is passionate about defending the profession. Dina works hard to mount an aggressive, thorough defense on behalf of all her professional clients. The results she has obtained, and the friends she has made in the legal community, are the greatest rewards for this hard work.


Pro Hac Vice Admissions:
  • Saline County Circuit Court, Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • Los Angeles Superior Court of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri
  • Bergen County Superior Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Court of Common Pleas of Mercer County, Ohio
  • Court of Common Pleas of Van Wert County, Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (Orlando Division)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
Published Appeals:
  • Bieneman v. Foreman by Next Friend Foreman, No. 19A-CT-2894, WL 3865988, Indiana Court of Appeals, 2020 (memorandum decision).
  • Baker v. Atlantic Richfield ompany, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 962 F.3d 937, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2020.
  • Bardonner v. Clendening, Johnson & Bohrer, P.C., 144 N.E.3d 208, Indiana Court of Appeals, 2020 (memorandum decision).
  • Hamdan v. Indiana University Health North Hospital, Inc., 880 F.3d 416, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2018.
  • Magee v. Welke, 31 N.E.3d 1044, Indiana Court of Appeals, 2015.
  • Branham Corp. v. Newland Resources, LLC, 17 N.E.2d 979, Indiana Court of Appeals, 2014.
  • Jason T. Myers v. Charles R. Deets, et al, 968 N.E.2d 299, Indiana Court of Appeals, May 29, 2012.
  • Lady Di’s, Inc. v. Enhanced Services Billing, Inc., 654 F.3d 728, U.S. Circuit Court for the Seventh Circuit, August 16, 2011.
  • Blinn v. the Law Firm of Johnson, Beaman, Bratch, Beal and White, LLP, 948 N.E.2d 814, Indiana Court of Appeals, April 29, 2011.
  • Kovach v. Caligor Midwest, 913 N.E.2d 193, Indiana Supreme Court 2009.
  • Kovach v. Alpharma, Inc., 890 N.E. 2d 55, Indiana Court of Appeals 2008.
  • Georgos v. Jackson, 790 N.E.2d 448, Indiana Supreme Court 2003.
  • Inlow v. Henderson Daily Withrow & DeVoe, 787 N.E.2d 385, Indiana Court of Appeals 2003.
  • Elmer Buchta Trucking, Inc. v. Stanley, 744 N.E.2d 939, Indiana Supreme Court 2001.
  • Minisan v. Danek Medical, Inc., 79 F.Supp.2d 970, U.S. District Court for Northern District 1999.
  • Ross v. Cheema, 716 N.E.2d 435, Indiana Supreme Court 1999.
  • Wells v. Stone City Bank, 691 N.E.2d 1246, Indiana Court of Appeals 1998.
  • A Woman’s Choice v. Newman, 671 N.E.2d 104, Indiana Supreme Court, 1996.
Trials (all jury except as noted):
  • Samuel Lesjak v. Corby Bubp, Phd, HSSP, Hancock County Circuit Court, Cause No. 30C01-1607-CT-000984 (August 13, 2019) (breach of privacy).
  • The Medical Protective Company of Fort Wayne Indiana v. American International Specialty Lines Insurance Company, United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana, Cause No. 1:13-cv-357-HAB (January 28-31, 2020) (breach of contract; coverage dispute).
  • Talal S. Hamdan v. Indiana University Health North, LLC and Clarian Health North Hospital, LLC d/b/a Clarian North Medical Center, United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, July 7-10, 2015.
  • Federal Trade Commission v. Hold Billing Services, Ltd., et al., United States District Court, Western District of Texas, Cause No. 5:98-cv-00629-FB-HJB (November 4-15, 2013) (bench trial before Magistrate Judge on government’s motion for contempt).
  • Temp-Masters, Inc. v. Marsh Supermarkets, LLC, Judge Daniel Pfleging, Hamilton County Superior Court, Cause No. 29D02-0604-PL-326 (December 6-10, 2010) (resolved prior to verdict).
  • Neil Lucas v. Riley, Bennett & Egloff, Judge Larry J. McKinney, United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division, Cause No. 1:07-cv-534-LJM-JMS (March 8-10, 2010).
  • Cathy Sitarz v. South Bend Knights, Inc. d/b/a Knights Inn, Special Judge David T. Ready, St. Joseph County Circuit Court, Cause Number 71C01-0007-CT-00123 (May 10-13, 2004).
  • Hattie Shaw v. Payless Supermarkets, Inc., Judge Dennis Carroll, Madison County Superior Court, Cause Number 48D01-0106-CT-0483 (September 23-29, 2003).
  • Tracie Bentley vs. Richard L. Wilken, Judge Michael Scopelitis, St. Joseph County Superior Court, Cause Number 71D07-0110-CT-00210 (March 17-19, 2003).
  • Betty Jacques v. Allied Building Services, Inc. and Marsh Supermarkets, Inc., Judge Diana LaViolette, Putnam County Circuit Court, Cause Number 67C01-9709-CT-310 (November 14-16, 2000).
  • Pamela K. McCracken v. Indiana American Water Company, Inc., Special Judge John P. Stelle, Vigo County Superior Court, Cause Number 84D02-9608-CT-1348 (July 12-14, 1999).
  • Tyler G. Williams v. Marsh Supermarkets, Inc., Judge Bruce Bade, Blackford County Circuit Court, Cause Number 05C01-9604-CP-00053 (April 20, 1999).
  • Sami Maaita v. Kore Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a The Mine Shaft Saloon and Louis Huffman, Special Judge William Hughes (Hamilton County), Marion County Superior Court, Cause Number 49D03-9412-CT-1896 (February 16-18, 1999).
  • Berniece Wickersham v. Supervalu Holdings, Inc., d/b/a Cub Foods, Judge Houston, Marion County Superior Court, Cause Number 49D10-9605-CP-0654 (January 25-27, 1999).
  • Marlene Freeman v. Supervalu, Inc., d/b/a Cub Foods, Judge Price, Marion County Superior Court, Cause Number 49D11-9612-CT-1794 (April 20-21, 1998).
  • Tammie L. Adkins v. Rebecca L. Houston, Judge Bruce Bade, Blackford County Circuit Court, Cause Number 05C01-9608-CP-094 (January 13-14, 1998).
  • American States Insurance v. Joseph Loughmiller, Judge Houston, Marion County Municipal Court No. 8, Cause Number 49F08-9404-CP-0670 (October 20, 1997).
  • Julie Ann Arnett v. Clancey’s, Inc., d/b/a Grindstone Charlie’s, Judge Christopher Monroe, Bartholomew Superior Court, Cause Number 03D01-9608-CT-744 (September 2-4, 1997).
  • Willie B. Trammel v. Supervalu, Inc., d/b/a Cub Foods, Judge Houston, Marion County Superior Court, Cause Number 49C10-9412-CT-307 (April 21-22, 1997).
  • Mary Gilley v. Supervalu, Inc., d/b/a Cub Foods, Judge William Lawrence, Marion County Circuit Court, Indiana, Cause Number 49C01-9402-CT-0430 (February 11-12, 1997).
  • Catherine S. Townsend & William Townsend v. Gene A. Hamm & Supervalu Transportation, Inc., Judge Pflum, Fayette County Circuit Court, Indiana, Cause Number 21C01-9512-CT-0370 (January 27-29, 1997).
Significant Class Action & Government Enforcement Cases:
  • Dina has defended a direct-to-consumer advertising company in three putative class actions, two mass torts involving more than 1,000 plaintiffs, and multiple single plaintiff lawsuits across the country related to the promotion and sale of a popular hair care product. In this context, Dina has negotiated nationwide class settlements in the United States and Canada, obtained dismissals of multiple cases, successfully litigated the enforceability of the company's on-line terms and conditions, compelled arbitration, and devloped expert medical and scientific evidence on the formulation of the product and the lack of causation. Dina collaborated to develop a sophisticated on-line platform for information and discovery sharing and in the creation of a meaningful settlement matrix.
  • Obtained summary judgment and order denying class certification on behalf of the nation’s largest telecommunications billing clearinghouse in alleged cramming (i.e., unauthorized telephone billing) putative class action.  After oral argument to the Seventh Circuit, the court affirmed the district court’s rulings that plaintiff’s authorization of disputed charges on its phone bill precluded its claims of unjust enrichment and statutory deception, and that individual issues surrounding each customer’s transaction precluded class certification.  The Seventh Circuit also agreed that an alleged violation of Indiana’s anti-cramming regulation could not serve as the factual predicate for class action claims because the regulation does not apply to billing clearinghouses.  This opinion has had significant industry impact as one of the first published appellate opinions addressing class action cramming allegations and the application of state anti-cramming regulations.
  • Leveraged voluntary dismissal of putative class action lawsuit filed against telecommunications billing clearinghouse using favorable Seventh Circuit opinion discussed above.
  • As national counsel, defended putative class action lawsuit filed in Arkansas state court – where the standard for certification of class actions is notoriously lenient – and litigated removal and remand under Class Action Fairness Act where the representative plaintiff attempted to avoid federal court by stipulating to alleged damages in an amount less than the jurisdictional amount in controversy ($5 million).
  • Guided client through class action settlement process and claims challenge process in two nationwide class actions in which client was major indemnitor of settling defendants, including mounting challenge to proposed class counsel fee award. 
  • Served as lead counsel in trial against the FTC in Federal Trade Commission v. Hold Billing Services, Ltd., et al., United States District Court, Western District of Texas, Cause No. 5:98-cv-00629-FB-HJB (November 4-15, 2013). After trial on FTC’s motion for contempt, the FTC significantly reduced its damages claims from more than $56 million to approximately $30 million, and it withdrew several liability theories, including its theory that the defendants had engaged in false and misleading advertising.
Significant Drug & Medical Device Cases:
  • Obtained summary judgment for distributor of medicine dispensing cup in a medical device product liability case where a minor child died of an accidental overdose of acetaminophen with codeine while recuperating from surgery.  Summary judgment was affirmed on appeal in an oft-cited opinion by the Indiana Supreme Court.  Kovach v. Caligor Midwest, et al, 919 N.E.2d 193 (Ind. 2009).
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a manufacturer of pedicle screw fixation device by demonstrating that the plaintiffs failed to produce the requisite expert support for their product liability claim.  Dina’s defense team also successfully argued that plaintiffs failed to produce evidence that the manufacturer’s warning was inadequate, thus precluding plaintiffs from recovery based on failure to warn.  Minisan v. Danek Medical, Inc., 79 F. Supp. 2d 970 (N.D. Ind. 1999).
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a manufacturer of a laser used in prostatic vaporization procedure by demonstrating that the plaintiffs failed to produce the requisite expert support for their product liability claim.  Dina’s defense team also successfully excluded the opinions of the Medical Review Panel urologists on the issue of product defect.  Plaintiffs filed but then withdrew their appeal of the summary judgment award.
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of a product liability claim against the manufacturer of a catheter where plaintiff claimed that the catheter “broke” during the patient’s arthrectomy surgery allegedly resulting in the need for emergency surgery to locate and remove the device.  After extensive discovery during which no device defect could be revealed, Dina and her defense team persuaded plaintiff to dismiss his claim without payment from the defendant manufacturer. 
Significant Legal Malpractice Cases:
  • Beneficiaries of a high-profile, $180 million estate asserted a complex, eight-count complaint against a very reputable Indiana law firm and eighteen attorneys in their individual capacities.  Dina’s defense team was able to garner immediate dismissal of five out of eight counts of the complaint on initial motions practice. The beneficiaries then amended their complaint alleging claims of negligence, “intermeddling,” and legal malpractice. Dina’s team was able to get the remaining claims dismissed by arguing that the beneficiaries lacked standing, the trial court lacked jurisdiction to hear the claims, the beneficiaries were not real parties in interest, and the amended complaint failed to state claims upon which relief could be granted.  The trial court granted the defense motions to dismiss with prejudice in favor of all of Dina’s attorney clients. The beneficiaries exhausted all appeal efforts which Dina and her team successfully resisted at every level. 
  • In a case where the attorney-defendants had been sued by a non-client, Dina’s team filed a comprehensive motion to dismiss which argued no duty and failure to state a claim. While this motion was pending, the defense team leveraged an attractive settlement of the plaintiff’s multi-million dollar claims of fraud and tortious interference with contract and business relationship against the law firm and its individual partners. 
  • Defended law firm and individual attorney serving as successor custodian and then receiver in action brought by shareholders of corporation in receivership. This highly contentious case involved conflict of interest issues, as well as various claims of mishandling corporate assets against the attorney defendants. Dina’s defense team was able to narrow the numerous conflict and mishandling claims down to a single issue for trial involving the sale of corporate stock. This resulted in a greatly reduced damage award following a three-day jury trial in federal district court.
  • Obtained judgment on the pleadings in favor of law firm and individually named attorney where underlying matter involved dissolution of marriage. The attorney defendants were accused of breach of contract, fraud, abuse of process, legal malpractice, and bad faith. Plaintiff sought punitive damages. Plaintiff opted not to appeal the judgment on the pleadings.
  • Dina successfully defended a law firm in a legal malpractice action where plaintiff claimed negligent representation by his defense lawyer in an underlying criminal case. Plaintiff alleged that the law firm was vicariously liable for the lawyer’s conduct. Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the law firm in hopes of obtaining a better settlement with the underlying defense attorney, who was also named individually in the suit. When mediation failed, plaintiff sought to reinstate his claims against the law firm. Dina successfully argued that the statute of limitations had expired and therefore plaintiff’s claims could not be reinstated. Dina also argued that the Journey’s Account Statute did not apply to save plaintiff’s time-barred claims. The trial court agreed, and plaintiff petitioned for interlocutory appeal. Undeterred after the Indiana Court of Appeals declined to hear the appeal, plaintiff re-filed the same claim against the law firm before another trial court. Dina obtained dismissal of plaintiff’s claims by arguing collateral estoppel and the trial court’s Order of dismissal was affirmed on appeal.
Significant Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Cases:
  • Defended $45 million claim of bad faith against insurer resulting in settlement for a fraction of demand. In defending this complex case, Dina led and collaborated with a team of lawyers and law firms pursuing interdependent actions for coverage, breach of contract, and fraud which directly led to successful settlement. Pending for more than seven years, Dina managed this extremely document-intensive case by utilizing the latest technology to implement document management software and digital communication features such as document share and remote database hosting to reduce travel expense and the expense associated with paper copies. Throughout the course of the case, Dina and her team litigated multiple issues, including choice of law, disqualification of counsel as necessary witnesses, agency duties and negligence, third-party beneficiary of insurance contract theories, insurance contract reformation, and numerous privilege issues impacting the joint interest privilege, the insurer-insured privilege, as well as attorney-client privilege and work product protections implicated in insurance claim files, coverage counsel files and sensitive company financial information. Dina’s team also worked with several nationally recognized insurance experts in the areas of claims handling, underwriting, bad faith and insurance defense counsel ethics and professional responsibility.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a professional liability insurance carrier who had been sued by its lawyer-insured for bad faith and punitive damages. Successfully advocated for application of the prior acts exclusion and denial of coverage for failure to timely provide notice of the potential claim under a claims-made policy. The issue of contract rescission on the basis of material misrepresentations on the policy application was also litigated.
  • In underlying case involving wrongful death claims stemming from the death of a freshman college student during a fraternity “rush” event, two carriers disagreed over defense and indemnity obligations to an insured who leased the fraternity house to the fraternity organization. After litigating which policy was primary vs. excess, whether the underlying death arose out of “use” of the premises, whether the underlying death resulted from an “occurrence” or “accident,” whether two Liquor Liability Endorsements excluded coverage, whether an exclusion based upon the lack of prompt medical care applied, whether a Special Events Endorsements excluded coverage, and whether an exclusion based upon “failure to supervise” precluded coverage where alcohol was involved in the underlying event, Dina obtained a declaration of coverage on summary judgment on behalf of the insurer who had defended and indemnified the realty corporation, including a judgment for the sums expended in defending and settling the underlying wrongful death case. The case was then favorably settled at mediation before a trial on damages.
  • With co-counsel John C. Trimble, Dina obtained an order requiring the insured to submit the issue of repair/replacement cost of damaged curtainwall of downtown Indianapolis skyscraper (estimated to be in the range of $15 million to $49 million) to appraisal, despite the insured’s arguments that the applicable policy language was ambiguous and that the insurer had committed bad faith in the claims investigation process. After umpire reached decision favorable to insurer, the case was settled at mediation for a fraction of the replacement cost sought by the insured, and all claims of bad faith were dismissed.
  • Defended an insurer in a breach of contract/bad faith case, who had issued a miscellaneous professional liability policy to a company that produced and bred laboratory animals. The insured sought coverage under the policy with respect to a dispute with the U.S. Government based upon the False Claims Act, where the Government contended the insured supplied federally funded researchers with genetically non-conforming lab mice raised under two contracts held with the National Institutes for the Aging. After the insurer declined to defend and indemnify, the insured and the Government reached a settlement wherein the insured agreed to pay $7.2 million to settle the False Claims Act claims. In the subsequent breach of contract and bad faith case by the insured against the insurer, Dina argued that the U.S. Government’s False Claims Act claims against the insured arose from false billings rather than professional services such that they were not covered by the policy. She also argued that multiple exclusions barred coverage. The case was favorably resolved at an early mediation. 
  • Defended a lawsuit involving claims of breach of contract, bad faith, fraud and constructive fraud by a hog farmer against his insurance carrier. The case arose after the insurer and insured (who had retained a public adjuster) disagreed over the replacement value and business interruption loss associated with the total destruction by fire of one of the insured’s hog confinement barns. In this case, Dina successfully warded off the insured’s attempts to depose high-level executives of the insurance company. She also litigated issues associated with the insurance broker’s negligence in the procurement of insurance on behalf of the insured. The case was favorably resolved on the eve of trial after Dina’s defense team uncovered the insured’s probable insurance fraud in manufacturing fake invoices for repair and clean-up costs.

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent
  • Next Generation Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2012-2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2011-2023
    • Best Lawyers' 2023 Product Liability Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" in Indianapolis
    • Best Lawyers' 2022-2023 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" in Indianapolis
    • Best Lawyers' 2021, 2015 and 2023 Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" in Indianapolis
  • Indiana Super Lawyers©, 2011-2022  
    • Top 25 Women, Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2011-2021
    • Top 50, Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2013, 2016-2017, 2021
  • Rising Star, Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2009

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2022
  • ALFA International
  • American Bar Association
    • Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability
      • Reporter, ABA LPL eAdvisory
    • National Legal Malpractice Data Center
    • Professional Liability Committee of the Litigation Section
      • Former Co-Editor, Professional Liability Litigation Alert
      • Former Co-Chair, Membership Committee
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL)
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Drug & Medical Device Committee
    • Professional Liability Committee
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
    • Trial Tactics Committee
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Indiana State Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Lawyers' Club of Indianapolis
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
    • Fellow
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)
    • Next Generation Faculty (NGF) Class of 2012
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)



  • "Riding the Wings of Transformation:  The Power of Radical & Fundamental Change," Chair, ALFA International Client Seminar, March 2-4, 2021.
  • "Call Me When You Have No Class: Hot Topics in Consumer and Other Class Actions," Moderator & Speaker, ALFA International Products Liability & Complex Torts Seminar, June 1-3, 2022.
  • "Are You Mocking Me?  Fun with Focus Groups and Mock Trial Madness," Moderator & Speaker, ALFA International Insurance & Professional Liability Seminar, June 22-24, 2022.
  • "Combatting Counterfeiting and Gray Market Sales," ALFA International Webinar, October 7, 2020. Click here to view the webinar recording.
  • "Reply All: Has the Attorney-Client Relationship Suffered in an Over-Connected World, Why it Matters and Can We Make it Better?, ALFA International Client Seminar, Dana Point, California, March 13, 2020.
  • Game On: A Debate on #MeToo and its Impact on Business, Social Equality, and Due Process of Law, ALFA International Client Seminar, Dana Point, California, March 1, 2019.
  • Stemming the Tide. Preventing the Erosion of the Attorney Client Privilege, ALFA International Webinar, December 19, 2018. Click here to view the webinar recording.
  • Trade Secret Litigation: Selected Aspects from a Mock Jury Trial, ALFA International Webinar, June 26, 2018. Click here to view the webinar recording.
  • Batting Down the Reptile 2.0: Tactics, Technology, and the Next Generation in Professional Liability Defense. ALFA International Product Liability and Employment Law Seminar, New York, NY, June 14, 2018.
  • Building Trial Skills: Indianapolis, NITA National Institute for Trial Advocacy, October 8-13, 2017.
  • When Legal Nightmares Become Reality - You Mean All These People Are After US? ALFA International Product Liability and Complex Tort Seminar, Santa Barbara, CA, October 6, 2017.
  • Protecting Your Business Before, During and After “Bet the Company” Litigation - Selected Aspects of the Trial of a Business Litigation Case, ALFA International Business Litigation Practice Group Seminar, Chicago, IL, September 15, 2017.
  • Rolling the Dice with Your Law License: An Interactive Legal Ethics Presentation, Know When to Hold’em and Know When to Fold’em, Addressing Topics to Help you Identify and Assess Risk on your Professional Liability Claims, ALFA International Professional Liability Practice Group Meeting, Mashantucket, CT, August 3, 2017, Moderator.
  • Teaching a Lawyer to Fish: The Karaoke Session, ALFA International Client Seminar, Aventura, FL, March 2-5, 2017, Panelist.
  • Making the Record: The Pitfalls, Tips, and an In-Depth Look At Creating and Using Incident Reports, ALFA International, Product Liability & Complex Torts Practice Group, November 15, 2016, Panelist. Click here to view the webinar recording.
  • A Woman’s Place:  How to Get into the First Chair, ALFA International, Women’s Initiative Program, October 26, 2016, Panelist.
  • NITA National Session – Building Trial Skills, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Boulder, CO, July 20-28, 2016, Faculty Member (including lecture and demonstration on closing argument).
  • The Reptile Theory: Snakes Everywhere – How Not to Lose Your Case During Deposition Cross-Examination, Medmarc – 29th Annual Medical Device Seminar, La Jolla, CA, June 8-10, 2016.
  • What the Heck Happened? The Eyes Don’t Have It!, 2016 ALFA International Client Seminar, Plenary Session, March 4, 2015, Panelist and Mock Trial Presenter.
  • NITA National Session – Building Trial Skills, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Boulder, CO, July 22-30, 2015, Faculty Member.
  • Tribalism in the Courtroom: What Neuroscience Says about Bias, Loyalty, and Group Behavior, 2015 ALFA International Client Seminar, March 7, 2015, Panelist & Mock Trial Presenter.
  • Beware of the Weakest Link! Mitigating supply chain risk: Best Practice Risk Management and Risk Transfer Strategies, Indiana Health Industry Forum, May 6, 2014, Panelist.
  • The Prom Dance: Working Together with a Group of Defendants, 2014 ALFA International Client Seminar, March 8, 2014, Panelist.
  • NITA National Session – Building Trial Skills, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Boulder, CO, July 23-31, 2014, Faculty Member.
  • NITA National Session – Building Trial Skills, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Boulder, CO, July 24-August 1, 2013, Faculty Member.
  • Practical and Thoughtful Tips for Successful Litigation Management, DTCI 18th Annual Conference & Meeting of the Membership, Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park, November 16, 2012.
  • Panel Discussions on Lawyer Misconduct & Legal Malpractice, Indiana Lawyer, October 31, 2012.
  • Trial Tips & The Art of Legal Persuasion, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, September 26, 2012 and October 4, 2012.
  • Navigating the Social Media Maze, Medmarc Annual Meeting of Defense Panel Counsel, Bolton Landing, NY, June 15, 2012.  
  • Hot Topics in Accountant Liability – 2012, American Society of Women Accountants, May 22, 2012.
  • Ethics Within the World of Tax, Indiana Tax Practitioners Association, December 13, 2011.
  • CPA Ethics & Risk Management, Indiana Society of Accountants, Nashville, IN, 2010 -  present.
  • Deposition Advocacy Skills College, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, July 13-14, 2010, Faulty Member.
  • CPA Ethics & Risk Management, Indiana Society of Accountants, July 14, 2010.
  • Mid-Central Regional Basic Trial Skills Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, annually, 2007 - present, Faculty Member.
  • Mid-Central Deposition Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, annually, 2005 - present, Faculty Member.

Civic & Community Involvement

  • Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, Inc. (WFYI Indianapolis), Board Member, 2013-2019.
  • Canal Stakeholders Association, Past Member
  • Historic Ransom Place Neighborhood Association, Past Board Member
  • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Past Advisory Board Member
  • Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, Inc. (WFYI Indianapolis), Board Member, 2013 - present
  • St. Florian Center, Past Board Member & Mock Trial Volunteer Instructor

In The News

    Media Mentions

  1. Jul 20, 2012

    Gender Appeal: Law firms embrace marketing geared toward the female client
    The Indiana Lawyer

  2. Apr 12, 2012

    Lawyers Part of Super-Commuter Trend
    The Indiana Lawyer

    Published Articles

  1. Feb 21, 2018

    Discovery with Dina Cox
    2018 Indiana Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers

  2. Aug 29, 2012

    What to do when your supervising partner makes a mistake
    DRI The Voice

  3. May 23, 2012

    Malpractice vs. Misconduct
    DRI: The Voice

    Legal Updates

  1. Apr 14, 2017

    Seventh Circuit is First to Rule that Workplace Discrimination Based upon Sexual Orientation violates Civil Rights Act

      Seminars and Speaking Engagements

    1. Sep 25, 2019

      ALFA International Product Liability & Complex Torts Seminar

      Press Release

      1. Jun 01, 2021

        New Location. Same Dedication.

      2. Mar 03, 2021

        22 Lewis Wagner Attorneys Named to the 2021 Indiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

      3. Oct 23, 2020

        Dina Cox Elected to ALFA International Board of Directors

      4. Aug 15, 2019

        Lewis Wagner Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers 2020

      5. Jul 26, 2019

        Dina Cox Nominated to the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

      6. Feb 07, 2019

        Lewis Wagner Announces 2019 Indiana Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

      7. Aug 15, 2018

        10 Lawyers from Lewis Wagner were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

      8. Feb 20, 2018

        Lewis Wagner Announces 2018 Indiana Super Lawyers® & Rising Stars

      9. Aug 15, 2017

        Lewis Wagner Attorneys Selected For Inclusion In The Best Lawyers In America® 2018

      10. Feb 15, 2017

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

      11. Aug 15, 2016

        Lewis Wagner attorneys selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

      12. Feb 12, 2016

        Lewis Wagner Attorneys Selected by Indiana Super Lawyers as Top Attorneys
        Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine

      13. Aug 17, 2015

        90% of Lewis Wagner, LLP’s Equity Partners Selected For Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America 2016; Four Named ‘Lawyer Of The Year’

      14. Feb 13, 2015

        100% of Lewis Wagner's Equity Partners Named Indiana Super Lawyers

      15. Aug 18, 2014

        80% of Lewis Wagner’s Equity Partners Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America 2015; Three Named ‘Lawyer Of The Year’

      16. Apr 10, 2014

        Dina Cox invited to serve as faculty member for flagship trial advocacy program by NITA

      17. Feb 12, 2014

        70% of Firm Partners named Indiana Super Lawyers®

      Practice Areas

      Bar Admissions

      • Indiana, 1995

      Courts of Practice

      • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1995
      • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1995
      • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1996
      • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 2010
      • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2013
      • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2016


      • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995
        • HonorsG. Kent Frandsen Memorial Scholarship; Law School Alumni Association Scholarship; Order of the Barristers, Intramural Moot Court; Competitor, New York National Moot Court; Tutor, Dean's Tutorial Society
        • Law Review: Indiana Law Review, Articles Editor, 1993 - 1995
      • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, B.G.S., cum laude & dean’s list, 1991