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Kevin concentrates his practice on assisting lawyers and law firms with risk management and professional liability issues. He previously served as General Counsel to Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP.

Kevin represents attorneys and judges in professional licensure matters, assists lawyers and law firms on issues pertaining to firm management, law firm dissolution and organization, malpractice, legal ethics and related litigation. Kevin is a frequent speaker on the subject of legal ethics. He has more than thirty years of experience as a litigator, and is also an experienced law firm manager. Kevin draws on his experience to provide insight and analysis to lawyers and law firm clients on risk management, professional liability, firm management, and professional ethics issues.

Kevin is Of Counsel, assisting BGD lawyers in the development of their law practice. He also works with the firm’s General Counsel on firm matters.

Career Highlights


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Indianapolis Criminal Defense – General Practice "Lawyer of the Year," 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Indianapolis Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Indianapolis Criminal Defense (White Collar) "Lawyer of the Year," 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Indianapolis Criminal Defense – General Practice "Lawyer of the Year," 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Indianapolis Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants "Lawyer of the Year", 2017
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Family Law, Criminal Defense: General Practice, 2001-2020
  • Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers® in the field of Professional Liability: Defense, 2004-2018
  • The Indiana Lawyer Leadership in Law Awards - Distinguished Barrister, 2013
  • Who’s Who in Law, Indianapolis Business Journal, 2011
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, President’s Award for Service to the Profession, 2010
  • Indiana State Bar Association, President’s Citation, 2009
  • Brebeuf Jesuit, Fr. Paul J O’Brien Service Award, 2002


Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2005-Present
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member

Former Employment

  • Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, law clerk and staff attorney, 1978-1981
  • Free, Brand, Tosick and Allen, associate, 1981-1986
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 1992-1993
  • Kiefer & McGoff, partner, 1986-2005

Military Service

  • U.S. Army, 1971-1973

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2010-2012
  • Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School Board of Trustees, 2004-2010
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2008-2010
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2004-2011; President, 2007; Counsel, 2009; Vice President, 2011
  • Indiana Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Evidence, 1994
  • Indiana Public Defender Council, Board of Directors, 1988-1994; Chair, 1991-1993
  • The Cabaret, Inc., Board of Directors, 2012-Present; Vice Chair, 2014; Chair, 2016-2018


Contributions & Published Works




  • "Legal and Ethical Obligations if Child Abuse and/or Child Pornography Occurs or is Suspected in your Case," 2016 IndyBar Bench Bar Conference, June 17, 2016
  • "Pardon the Interruption: Ethics!" ICLEF Masters Series Conference, 2014
  • “Vignettes of Legal Ethics," ICLEF program presented to lawyers throughout the state each year, 1996-Present
  • Frequent speaker on legal ethics and related issues for ICLEF and state and local bar associations
    • "Ethics," ICLEF, Annual Indiana Law Update, September 2016-2017
    • “Ethics Matters in Municipal Law,” ICLEF, May 2016
    • "The Year in Review," ICLEF, December 2015-2016
    • "The Survivor's Guide to the Everyday Practice of Law," ICLEF, December 2015
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents, Los Angeles, 2008
  • Bar Leadership Institute, Chicago, 2008
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, Paris, 1996, San Antonio, 2004, Amsterdam, 2008


Indiana University, B.A., History, 1977
Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1980

  • Indiana, 1980
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1980
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1980
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1980
    Indiana Supreme Court, 1980
    U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
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