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David has years of experience in litigation and trial practice, including complex commercial matters, contract, torts and general corporate and business litigation. Campbell is also skilled in Alternative Dispute Resolution, including commercial and securities arbitration and mediation. He was admitted to the Indiana Bar and United States District Court, S.D. Ind., in 1974, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 1982 and the United States Supreme Court in 1985. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana State University in 1971 and his law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, in 1974. Campbell has lectured on administrative law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law where he has also instructed a class in legal writing.

Career Highlights

Representative Cases and Achievements

  • Richard R. and J. Randall Waterfield v. The Trust Company of Oxford and Julie R. Waterfield, 960 N.E.2d 800 (Indiana Ct. App. 2011) 
  • Charter One Mortg. Corp. v. Condra, 865 N.E.2d 602 (Indiana 2007)
  • Indianapolis Athletic Club, Inc. v. Alco Standard Corp., 709 N.E.2d 1070 (Indiana App. 1999)
  • Indiana State Bd. of Accounts v. Consolidated Health Group, Inc., 700 N.E.2d 247 (Indiana App. 1998)
  • Federal Ins. Co. v. Stroh Brewing Co., 127 F.3d 563 (7th Cir. 1997)
  • Ohio Valley Plastics, Inc. v. National City Bank, 687 N.E.2d 260 (Indiana App. 1997)
  • Wallace v. SMC Pneumatics, Inc., 103 F.3d 1394 (7th Cir. 1997)
  • First Community Bank and Trust v. Kelley, Hardesty, Smith and Co., Inc., 663 N.E.2d 218 (Indiana App. 1996)
  • Barth v. Barth, 659 N.E.2d 559 (Indiana 1995)
  • Barth v. Barth, 651 N.E.2d 291 (Indiana App. 1995)
  • Scariano v. Justices of Supreme Court of State of Ind., 47 F.3d 173 (7th Cir. 1995)
  • Stransky v. Cummins Engine Co., Inc., 51 F.3d 1329 (7th Cir. 1995)
  • Anderson v. Holmes, 16 F.3d 219 (7th Cir. 1994)
  • Scariano v. Justices of Supreme Court of State of Ind., 38 F.3d 920 (7th Cir. 1994)
  • Selch v. Letts, 5 F.3d 1040 (7th Cir. 1993)
  • Annon II, Inc. v. Rill, 597 N.E.2d 320 (Indiana App. 1992)
  • Cusson-Cobb v. Olessker, 953 F.2d 1079 (7th Cir. 1992)
  • Cornett v. Johnson, 571 N.E.2d 572 (Indiana App. 1991)
  • Hockett v. Breunig, 526 N.E.2d 995 (Indiana App. 1988)
  • Jensen v. Laudig, 490 N.E.2d 405 (Indiana App. 1986)
  • Johnson v. Cornett, 474 N.E.2d 518 (Indiana App. 1985)
  • Hirschauer v. C & E Shoe Jobbers, Inc., 436 N.E.2d 107 (Indiana App. 1982)

Awards

  • Recognized as a "Local Litigation Star," Benchmark Litigation, 2018
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2006-2018, in the fields of  Litigation - Antitrust and Litigation - Trusts & Estates; Commercial Litigation, 2012-2018
  • Selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Litigation: General Commercial, 2003-2012
  • Recognized as a "Senior Statesman" by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2013 - 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2004 - 2017
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Pro Bono Committee President’s Award
  • Indiana Law Review Articles Editor

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Fellow; Pro Bono Committee Chair, 2001
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Fellow; Litigation Section
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Diplomat; President, 1989

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Meridian Street United Methodist Church, Administrative Board
  • Indiana State University, Trustee, 2011 - 2019
  • Indiana State University Foundation, 1989 - present; Chair, 2006 - 2009
  • Indianapolis Legal Aid Society, Emeriti Director, 2012 - present; Director, 1994 - 2012; President, 1996 - 2000
  • Julian Center, Inc., Vice President, 1988 - 1993

Media

Contributions & Published Works

  • “Rights and Duties of Shareholders in Closely Held Corporations: Considerations for Litigation,” Indiana Civil Litigation Review, 33, 2005
  • “Discovery in Business Litigation; Commercial Litigation in Indiana,” Law Practice Handbooks, Inc., 1995

News

Events

Presentations

  • Speaker, “Antitrust Litigation,” ICLEF Indiana Litigation Institute, 2002
  • Chair, “Trial of John Wilkes Booth,” ICLEF, 1996
  • Seminar Chair, “Business Litigation,” ICLEF, 1994
  • Seminar Chair and Speaker, “Products Liability; Recent Developments,” ICLEF, “For the Defense II,” 1990
  • “Health Care Law,” ICLEF, 1986, 1988

Services

Industries

Indiana State University, B.S., 1971
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1974

  • Indiana, 1974
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1974
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1982
    U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
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