Daniel D. Trachtman

Biography

Dan’s practice focuses on civil litigation, with an emphasis on significant business, product liability, professional liability, and premises liability disputes. He has extensive litigation experience in cases involving complex medical and scientific issues.

He has tried numerous bench and jury trials in state and federal courts and has been engaged as counsel in several cases that resulted in published appellate decisions. Dan has longstanding relationships with several corporate clients and serves as lead litigation counsel and as local, state, or national coordinating counsel. He has extensive experience in managing a varied portfolio of litigation and other liability matters on behalf of corporate clients. Dan provides litigation counsel to other law firms in connection with professional liability claims and lawsuits. Various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and court-sponsored settlement conferences, are mandatory in many jurisdictions. Clients appreciate Dan's meticulous preparation and tenacity when handling alternative dispute resolution and litigation.

Dan is admitted to practice pro hac vice before many state and federal courts outside of Indiana and speaks at both continuing legal education and client sponsored seminars on litigation-related topics.

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law  (J.D.)
    • National Moot Court Team
    • Order of the Barristers
  • Hamilton College  (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana

Court Admissions

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

Affiliations/Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section, member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), fellow
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Indianapolis Lawyers Club

Distinctions

  • Indiana State Bar Association Civility Award (2013)
  • Best Lawyers®
    • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants (2021-2022)
    • Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2013 - 2021) 
    • “Lawyer of the Year” for Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Indianapolis (2021-2022)
    • “Lawyer of the Year” for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Indianapolis (2015 and 2019)
  • Indiana Super Lawyer® (2004 - 2021)