Victoria R. Calhoon



Victoria Calhoon is a product liability litigator who represents regional and national manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumer products in individual cases and multidistrict litigation. She brings skill and knowledge on scientific issues and expert witness matters to defend clients and provide counseling on regulatory matters.

Focused on the Science of Product Liability

Victoria identifies the appropriate experts, prepares strategies to address opposing parties’ experts’ theories, and writes Daubert briefs to limit or exclude opposing parties’ experts. Victoria works with expert witnesses to address regulatory and scientific issues that arise in product liability litigation. She also has experience defending medical causation theories through working with epidemiologists.

Regulatory Risk Identification

Victoria uses her litigation experience to assist drug and device clients with the review of clinical study reports, instructions for use, product warranties, promotional materials and other regulatory submittals. Victoria’s work with regulatory issues in drug and device litigation aids in spotting thorny language that could raise questions with an agency or become challenging in potential litigation.

Additional Experience

Beyond product liability litigation and regulatory matters, Victoria also advises on environmental litigation, insurance recovery, environmental due diligence and historic preservation matters.

Past Experience

Before joining Faegre Drinker, Victoria worked as an associate for an Indiana firm, focusing on environmental matters. Prior to law school, she worked as an architectural reviewer at the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission and an architectural historian at an architecture and engineering firm in Wisconsin.

Faculty Positions

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law — Adjunct Professor, Food and Drug Law, 2021


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. cum laude, Indiana Law Review (articles editor) (2009)

Ball State University
M.S. in Historic Preservation (2003)

Indiana University
B.A. in History and English (2001)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Successful (and Not So Successful) Mentoring Program
    American Bar Association, August 2017
  • Study of Women’s Leadership in Mass Torts Highlights both Gender Disparity and Encouraging Progress
    American Bar Association, May 2017

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Eskenazi Health Medical-Legal Partnership — Represent individuals seeking temporary and permanent guardianship of family members who are unable to make their own health care decisions
  • Eskenazi Health Advanced Care Planning — Assist patients in preparing end-of-life planning documents, including living wills, health care power of attorney, and last will and testament
  • Wills for Heroes Clinic — Assist Indianapolis police officers and firefighters in preparing wills and advanced health care documents in collaboration with members of the Eli Lilly Legal department

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Women & the Law Division, Chair (2021-present), Executive Committee Member (2015-2020)
  • American Bar Association
  • DRI

Civic Activities

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Indiana and Kentucky Chapter – Community Board Member. 2019-Present
  • Indiana Landmarks — African-American Landmarks Committee, 2017-2018; Real Estate Committee, 2010-16
  • United Way of Central Indiana Leadership United Program — Participant, 2014-15

Firm Leadership

  • Faegre Baker Daniels – Women’s Forum for Achievement,  Leadership Council, 2018-20


  • Indiana Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, Products: Defense, 2017-19
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014, 2019
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