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John J. DeRoss


T: 317.453.8682
F: 316.630.2790


John is an associate in Lewis Wagner's litigation group, focusing his practice on personal injury defense, premises liability defense, insurance defense, and general litigation.

John earned his J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2017. Prior to law school, John earned a B.S. from Indiana University in 2013, majoring in Arts Management and minoring in Music Studies. John’s experience includes serving as a Staff Attorney and Judge Pro Tempore for the Honorable Judge Michael A. Casati in Hamilton County Superior Court 1, and representing the State of Indiana's interests in cases involving child abuse and neglect for the Indiana Department of Child Services.

Honors and Awards

• CALI Award recipient for top grade in Civil Procedure I, Civil Procedure II, Legal Analysis Research and Communication I, and Legal Analysis Research and Communication II at Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Professional Associations

• Indiana State Bar Association
• Hamilton County Bar Association
• Indianapolis Bar Association

Civic & Community Involvement

• Volunteer youth basketball coach, LTBBL

Practice Areas

    Bar Admissions

    • Indiana, 2017

    Courts of Practice

    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2021
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2021


    • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2017• Note Development Editor, Indiana Law Review, 2016-2017
      • Dean's Tutorial Society Scholarship Tutor, 2015-2017

    • Indiana University, B.S., 2013