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Stephenson Morow & Semler is an eight attorney law firm which represents Indiana governmental entities in civil rights claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, employment-related claims, zoning and tort litigation, and related matters. The firm has represented counties, cities, school corporations, towns and public officials throughout the state. Defense assignments are secured through the insurers for the respective governmental entities. The firm also conducts seminars and risk management training for insurers, sheriff’s departments, highway departments and other agencies. The firm has an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating and a proven track record of securing favorable results for governmental insureds, particularly on motion practice in the federal courts.
In addition to the emphasis on governmental defense, the attorneys have been engaged in other areas of defense work for their entire careers. Their litigation experience has included automobile and premises liability, first-party claims, legal malpractice and products liability. They have also directly represented insurers in coverage disputes.
Representative clients include the Governmental Interinsurance Exchange, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Indiana Insurance, Travelers Insurance, National Fire and Casualty, the Municipal Insurance Alliance, Crum and Forster Commercial Insurance, HAS Claims Service, Gallagher-Bassett Services, and Hamilton Mutual Insurance.
All attorneys in the firm are licensed to practice in the federal and state courts, and are also members of the bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Three are members of the bar of the United States Supreme Court.