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Nicholas B. Alford



Nick Alford represents clients in complex litigation, including product liability, mass torts, class actions and state attorney general actions. Nick also helps clients manage and mitigate risk associated with product recalls.

He has a passion for helping clients solve complex problems and enjoys developing legal strategies to achieve optimal outcomes under difficult circumstances. Nick leads dynamic teams to help tackle complex legal briefing, identify and attack weaknesses in an opposing expert’s opinion, and develop winning legal strategies. He represents a range of clients in the medical device, pharmaceutical, consumer products, animal health, food, automotive and technology industries.

Prior Experience

During law school, Nick served as a legal and contracts intern with Rolls-Royce Corporation in Indianapolis, participated in the Protective Order Project helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault obtain protection orders, and served as a summer associate at Faegre Drinker in Indianapolis.

Before becoming a lawyer, Nick spent more than two years with the U.S. Peace Corps as a natural resource management volunteer in Togo.

Personal Interests

When not at the office, Nick enjoys being outdoors with his family, whether they are backpacking, camping, hiking or visiting one of the many National Parks.

Related Topics


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
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
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan


Indiana University Maurer School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Indiana Law Journal (managing editor) (2014)

Indiana University
B.A. with highest distinction (2006)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Appellate Civil Case Law Update
Co-author, Res Gestae, September 2013

Firm Blog Contributions

  • Faegre Drinker on Products – a blog addressing all things product liability that covers legal issues and developments of interest to product manufacturers and their employers

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Nick represents clients in pro bono matters including:

  • Representation of asylum applicants
  • Prisoners' rights cases, including an appeal involving Section 1983 claims in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Families First — Board Member and Committee Chair, 2017-20
  • U.S. Peace Corps, Togo — 2007-09


  • Best Lawyers®— "Ones to Watch," Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, 2022; "Ones to Watch," Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2022-24
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Star, 2021-23
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-21, 2023
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2015-17
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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