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Meghan E. Ruesch


T: 317.453.8714 | Mobile: 765.346.0147
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As a member of the Lewis Wagner’s litigation group, Meghan primarily focuses on insurance coverage, reinsurance issues and bad faith issues. She also represents insurance companies, businesses, and individuals in all aspects of complex civil litigation involving business and contract disputes, catastrophic injuries, cybersecurity and data management, and general litigation matters involving transportation, construction, premises liability, and professional liability.

Prior to joining Lewis Wagner, Meghan was an associate in the New York firm Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry’s insurance coverage group, where she represented insurance company clients in insurance coverage litigation, and advised insurers on exposure and liability issues in wide array of tort and commercial contexts, including mass tort and class action litigation involving pharmaceuticals, chemical, transportation, news and entertainment, and oil and gas; environmental suits; FDA compliance claims; unfair competition and false advertising claims; intellectual property claims; construction defect; personal injury; product liability; and associated breach of contract claims.

Meghan has also represented clients in wide array of civil lawsuits concerning construction accidents, labor and employment laws and regulations, professional liability and malpractice claims, constitutional claims, embezzlement, fraud, and best banking practices and standards. She frequently advises insurance company clients on issues of regulatory compliance and assists in the drafting of insurance policies and associated endorsements to conform with state, national, and international law.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2023
  • New York City Metro Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015
  • Indiana Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, 2019, 2022

Professional Associations

  • ALFA International
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Insurance Law Committee, In-House Defense Quarterly, Associate Editor.
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Insurance Coverage Chair, 2019


  • French


  • "Procedural Bad Faith: The Latest Trends," American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, Tucson, Arizona, March 4-7, 2020.
  • "Everything You Need to Know About the NAIC Insurance Data Security Model Law But Were Too Afraid (or Confused) to Ask," 2019 ALFA International Insurance Roundtable, Nashville, Tennessee, May 17, 2019.
    • Moderator
  • "Closing Statements and Final Jury Instructions - Steer the Jury in the Right Direction," National Business Institute, Inc., Civil Trial from Start to Finish, Indianapolis, IN, December 21, 2018.
  • "Opening Statements - Tell a Compelling Story," National Business Institute, Inc., Civil Trial from Start to Finish, Indianapolis, IN, December 21, 2018.
  • "E-discovery in Insurance Coverage Litigation," Indianapolis Bar Association, Indianapolis, IN, June 7, 2018, Moderator.
  • "How to Apply Rules to Discovery and Evidence," National Business Institute, Inc., Building Your Civil Litigation Skills, Indianapolis, IN, April 20, 2018, Presenter.
  • "Dollars, Cents, and Bitcoin: Identifying and Calculating Damages for Insurers Facing a Cyber Event," ALFA International Insurance Law Roundtable, New York, NY, June 14-16, 2017, Moderator.


  • "Procedural Bad Faith-Recent Trends and Developments,", co-author, American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation Section, March 4, 2021.
  • "Cyberinsurance outlook for 2018: Risks evolve, as does coverage," The Indiana Lawyer, February 21, 2018.
  • "The Costs of Cyber Risks and the Cyber-insurance Coverage Landscape," DRI: In-House Defense Quarterly, Fall 2017.
  • "The Appraisal Process and the Insurer’s Dilemma," DRI: For The Defense, October 2016.

Civic & Community Involvement

  • Indy Reads, Literacy Tutor, 2016
  • Indianapolis Public Library, Volunteer, 2015-2016
  • East Central Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Volunteer, 2016
  • Women's Fund of Central Indiana
    • OPTIONS Class 2018

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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2008
  • New York, 2009
  • Indiana, 2015

Courts of Practice

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2016


  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
    • Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, Editor-in-Chief, 2008
    • Buffalo-Niagara Invitational Trial Competition, 2008
    • Competition Team Champion
    • Best Overall Advocate
    • Order of the Barrister
    • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers – Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Hanover College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2005