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Mary H. Watts has extensive experience in the areas of litigation, products liability, professional liability defense, with an emphasis on disciplinary/licensing matters, medical malpractice and legal malpractice matters. Watts was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1984, after receiving her law degree from Indiana University that same year. Watts has served as a panelist at various law seminars and co-authored "Professional Responsibility," 1983 Survey of Recent Developments in Indiana Law, 17 Indiana Law Review 283.

Career Highlights


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, 2019
  • Selected as a ‘2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care’ by Martindale-Hubbell™, in conjunction with American Lawyer Media
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™


Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Healthcare Lawyers Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI)

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Indiana Sports Corporation, Member, Board of Directors

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Hamilton County Drug Task Force
  • Prevention of Child abuse, Volunteer Subcommittee Chairman




  • Speaker, “Representing Providers Before Medical Licensing Board,” Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, 20th Annual Conference & Meeting, Michigan City, IN, November 21-22, 2013
  • Panelist, "Medical Malpractice Litigation in Indiana," June 2008
  • Medical Protective Risk Management Seminar, April 2001
  • Indiana Judges on Indiana Evidence, December 2000
  • Panelist, "Effective Risk Management In A Time of Health Care Reform," July 1994
  • Panelist, Measurement of Spinal Impairment: Medical and Legal Issues; Seminar, July 1992
  • Panelist, Evidence in Trial Practice Seminar, National Business Institute, Inc., May 22, 1991
  • Risk management seminars to physician groups and hospitals, 1991-present


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1984

Indiana University, B.S., M.S.

  • Indiana, 1984
  • Colorado, 2016

Indiana Registered Mediator

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