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Eric C. McNamar


T: 317.453.8701 | Mobile: 317.409.5698
F: 317.630.2790

Legal Assistant

Joan Johnson

T: 317.237.0500


Eric is an attorney in Lewis Wagner’s Litigation Group where he spends the majority of his time handling first-party property damage coverage disputes on behalf of a number of insurance carriers. Eric is regularly asked to analyze and litigate complex insurance coverage questions relating to property and homeowner policies, commercial general liability policies, and automobile policies. His insurance coverage practice has him litigating insurance coverage disputes such as declaratory judgment actions, bad faith claims, and suspected insurance fraud claims in federal and state courts. He also handles other catastrophic and complex litigation, legal malpractice defense and general litigation matters involving transportation, construction and premise liability.

Prior to joining Lewis Wagner, Eric represented corporate and individual clients in civil litigation matters involving breach of contract claims, shareholder disputes, real estate disputes, aviation matters, property and casualty litigation and general tort litigation. He provided advice and counsel to a variety of clients including individuals, airlines, trucking and logistics companies, and construction firms and related contractors.

Eric also was a member of the aviation mass disaster litigation team at Condon & Forsyth in New York prior to joining Lewis Wagner. The team represented airline clients in all facets of complex civil litigation arising out of the crash of a commercial flight including wrongful death and personal injury claims, property damage claims, CERCLA and other environmental claims, and insurance coverage disputes.

From 2000-2002, Eric served as Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Robert D. Rucker, Indiana Supreme Court. He is a 2007 graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy.



Published Appeals:
  • Legend's Creek Homeowners Association, Inc. v. Travelers Indemnity Company of America, 33 F.4th932 (7th Cir. 2022)
  • Villas at Winding Ridge v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, 942 F 3d 824 (7th Cir. 2019)
  • Schrader Trust v. Gilbert, 978 N.E.2d 519 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012)
  • Schrader Trust v. Gilbert, 974 N.E.2d 516 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012)

Representative Cases

  • Represented insurers in coverage disputes during which the appraisal process was invoked.
  • Represented insurers in coverage disputes regarding major property losses.
  • Represented lawyer in malpractice claim by former client.
  • Represented individual in litigation involving a breach of a lease.
  • Represented property owner in litigation over water drainage problems.
  • Represented medical device manufacturer in tort litigation.
  • Represented a logistics company in a breach of contract action.
  • Represented open-wheel race team in litigation matters.
  • Represented homeowners in a dispute with contractors.
  • Represented homeowner before the Indiana Court of Appeals in a dispute over a boundary survey.
  • Represented shareholder in shareholder derivative action in a closely-held corporation.
  • Represented a national security corporation in litigation regarding surveillance duties.
  • Represented major airline in litigation arising out of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
  • Represented air carrier in litigation arising out of an airplane crash outside of Buffalo, New York.
  • Represented airlines in disputes arising out of travel delays and baggage claims.
  • Represented insurer in litigation involving hail damage claims.
  • Represented insurer in bad faith litigation.
  • Represented insurer in dispute over fire damage claim.

Professional Associations

  • Sagamore Inn of Court, Barrister, 2016 - present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Insurance Coverage Committee, Section Chair, 2022
    • Legal Lines Volunteer


  • "Limiting the use of 'subject to and without waiving' objections," The Indiana Lawyer, July 1, 2015.
  • "I love Indy, but not the public transit system," Indianapolis Business Journal, Op-Ed., February 6, 2012.


  • The Montreal Convention and the Death of the High Seas Act, International Air Travel, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, October 10, 2013.
  • The Montreal Convention and the Death of the High Seas Act, International Air Travel, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Aviation Law Class, 2011- 2017.

Civic & Community Involvement

  • Purdue Club of New York City, President, 2009 - 2010
  • St. Joan of Arc French Market, Organizing Committee, 2013 - present
  • Valparaiso University School of Law Central Indiana Regional Alumni Council, 2012 - 2018
  • Freewheelin' Community Bikes
    • Freewheelin’ Community Bikes Fundraiser Organizing Committee, 2018 – present
    • Board of Directors, 2018 - 2020

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2021-2023
  • Indiana Super Lawyers® - 2021-2022, Insurance Coverage

In The News

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2000
  • New York, 2005

Courts of Practice

  • U.S District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 2019


  • Valparaiso University, J.D., 2000
    • Executive Managing Editor, Valparaiso University Law Review
    • Indiana State Bar Foundation Scholarship
  • Purdue University, B.S., 1992