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Lisa M. Dillman

Of Counsel

T: 317.237.0500
F: 317.630.2790
E: ldillman@lewiswagner.com

Legal Assistant

Sydney Cooper

T: 317.237.0500
E: scooper@lewiswagner.com

Biography

Lisa has practiced complex litigation and appellate law since 1995. Her experience includes professional malpractice, insurance bad faith, insurance defense and coverage (including domestic and international coverage arbitrations), premises liability, products liability (including MDL actions), environmental, domestic relations and general commercial litigation under Articles 2, 3, 4 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code in state and federal courts.

She has also litigated cases involving employment issues, ERISA, RICO and represented and advised secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, and Trustees in bankruptcy matters and Chapters 7, 11 and 13, including negotiating and effectuating sales of assets, initiating litigation to recover estate assets, analyzing claims and proposing plan of confirmation.

In addition to her complex litigation and appellate practice, Lisa counsels small business clients in all aspects of the law, including commercial collections, regulatory compliance, human resources, and family estate planning and wealth management.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association

Representative Cases

  • Clarian Health Partners v. Wagler, 925 N.E.2d 388 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010).
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of America, Inc. v. Turner-Ridley, 742 F. Supp.2d 964 (N.D. Ind. 2010).
  • Kho v. Pennington, 875 N.E.2d 208 (Ind. 2007).
  • Harris v. A.C.&S., Inc., 785 N.E.2d 1087 (Ind. Ct. App. 2003).
  • Richter v. Asbestos Insulating & Roofing, 790 N.E.2d 1000 (Ind. Ct. App. 2003).
  • Martin v. ACandS, Inc., 768 N.E.2d 426 (Ind. 2002).
  • Porier v. A.P. Green Services, Inc., 754 N.E.2d 1007 (Ind. Ct. App. 2001).
  • Black v. ACandS, Inc., 752 N.E.2d 148 (Ind. Ct. App. 2001). 
  • Osterman v. Baber, 714 N.E.2d 735 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999).
  • Hawkeye Nat. Life Ins. Co. v. AVIS Indus. Corp., 122 F.3d 490 (8th Cir. 1997).
  • Bollenbacker v. Helena Chemical Co., 934 F.Supp. 1015 (N.D. Ind. 1996). 

Publications

  • "Survey of Recent Developments in Insurance Law," (2000, 2001, 2002).
  • "Insurance "Bad Faith Setup" Dealing with the Practicalities," Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, March 2011.

Presentations

  • Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid, National Business Institute, October 28, 2014.
  • Settlement Strategies, Business Contract Litigation, National Business Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 9, 2012.

Civic & Community Involvement

  • Graduate, Ardath Burkhart Leadership Series

Practice Areas

  • Litigation

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

Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 1995
    • Executive Articles Editor, Indiana Law Review
    • American Jurisprudence Award, Torts and Secured Transactions
    • Order of the Barristers
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, B.A., 1992
    • Full Athletic Scholarship, University of Illinois, Women’s Volleyball Team
    • Big Ten Conference Champion, 1987, 1988, and 1989 
    • NCAA Final Four Participant, 1987 and 1988
    • Academic All-Big Ten, 1988, 1989, and 1990