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Carl is a partner in the firm’s Business Litigation Department. Among his breadth of experience, Carl has litigated disputes involving class action defense, contracts, real property, torts, professional malpractice, utility law, eminent domain, and state and local government.

Carl graduated with honors from Ball State University in 1989 with a degree in Political Science and Secondary Education. In 1998, he earned a Master’s degree in English from Butler University. Carl graduated summa cum laude from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2002. Before entering law school, Carl worked in banking for several years.

Carl is a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation, serves on that Foundation’s board of directors, and chairs the Foundation’s Development and Communications Committee. Carl is an active volunteer in the We the People program and other civic education initiatives. Carl also serves on the board of Hemophilia of Indiana, Inc., has been a music ministry leader at Holy Spirit Parish at Geist for over 20 years, is an active musician, and is an avid tennis player.

Career Highlights


  • Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list, 2010, 2012, & 2018  in the area of Business Litigation
  • Indiana Law Review, Articles Editor, 2001-2002
  • Order of Barristers
  • G. Kent Frandsen Scholar
  • Dean’s Merit Scholar
  • Recipient, Lowell H. Jacobson Memorial Scholarship (awarded annually to one law student within the Seventh Judicial Circuit)


Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Former Employment

  • Associate, McTurnan & Turner, 2002-2007
  • The National Bank of Indianapolis, 1994-1999
  • INB National Bank/NBD Bank, 1991-1994

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Business Litigation Section, Chair
  • Indiana Bar Foundation Development and Communications Committee, Chair, 2014-2015
  • Indiana Bar Foundation Board of Directors, Member
  • Indiana Bar Foundation, Fellow

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • We the People, Volunteer
  • Hemophilia of Indiana, Inc., Board Member
  • Downtown Indianapolis Kiwanis, Member
  • Holy Spirit Parish at Geist, Music Ministry Leader
  • Skiles Test Little League, Youth baseball coach
  • Big Brothers of Central Indiana, Former Big Brother


Contributions & Published Works




Ball State University, B.S., Political Science, Secondary Education, cum laude, 1989
Butler University, M.A., English, 1998
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2002

  • Indiana, 2002
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2003
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2002
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2002
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