Nicholas C. (Nick) Deets

Nicholas C. (Nick) Deets

Partner since 2000
Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Phone:
(317) 818-3100
Fax:
(888) 404-6833
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003

Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    • J.D. cum laude - 1993
    • Honors: Member, American Bar Association Moot Court Team
    • Law Journal: Journal of Global Legal Studies, Managing Editor
  • Purdue University
    • Honors: B.S.I.M. - 1989

Published Works

  • Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law, Practice Tips and Application, National Business Institute (2007)
  • Effective Closing Arguments on behalf of the Plaintiff, Indianapolis Bar Association (2011)
  • Partial Settlements in Cases Involving Vicarious Liability, Verdict Volume 32, No. 3 (2011)
  • Effective Closing Arguments on behalf of the Plaintiff, The Allen County Bar Association (2011)
  • State Court Venue under Indiana Trial Rule 75, Verdict Volume 37, No. 3 (2016)
  • Trial of the Wrongful Death Case – Plaintiff’s Perspective on Maximizing Damages, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2018)

Representative Cases

  • Inman v. State Farm Mutual Ins. Co., 981 N.E.2d 1202 (Ind. 2012)
  • Shelton v. Kroger Ltd. Partnership I, 58 N.E.3d 229 (Ind.Ct.App. 2016), trans. denied.
  • Brown-Day v. Allstate Insurance Co., 915 N.E.2d 548 (Ind.Ct.App. 2009), trans. denied.
  • Potts, M.D. v. Williams, 746 N.E.2d 1000 (Ind.Ct.App. 2001)
  • Burnett v. Columbus McKinnon Corp., 405 N.Y.S.2d 405 (4th Dept. 2009)
  • Kosarko v. Padula, 979 N.E.2d 144 (Ind. 2012)
  • Allstate Ins. Co. v. Keltner, 842 N.E.2d 879 (Ind.Ct.App. 2006)
  • Christian v. State of Indiana. 710 N.E.2d 582 (Ind.Ct.App. 1999)
  • State Farm Ins. Co. v. C.W., 2010 WL 597930 (N.D. Ind. 2006)
  • Knox v. American General Life Ins. Co., 2003 WL 22056301 (S.D. Ind. 2003)
  • Allstate Ins. Co. v. Tozer, 298 F.Supp2d 765 (S.D.Ind. 2005)
  • Turner v. Buske Lines Inc., 2006 WL 566108 (S.D. Ind. 2006)
  • Kincaid v. State, 757 N.E.2d 713 (Ind.App. 2001)
  • Sales v. State, 714 N.E.2d 1121 (Ind.App. 1999)

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer by Indianapolis Monthly, 2006-Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating
  • Best Lawyers in America, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, 2010 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Mass Torts, Lawyer of the Year, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice, Lawyer of the Year, 2019
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Purdue Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Award, 1989
  • Academic All Big 10 Golf, 1987, 1988
  • IHSAA Keesling Mental Attitude Award, 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Indiana Chapter, Past President
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, State Committee Member
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member, Life Fellow
  • Indiana Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Tippecanoe County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • ICE MILLER in Indianapolis, IN, Associate, 1993 - 1995
  • Coffield, Ungaretti & Harris, Chicago, IL, Clerk 1992, 1993
  • Honorable Michael S. Kanne of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Clerk, 1992

Pro Bono Activities

  • Indiana Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Crooked Stick Golf Club, President, 2013 - 2016