Robert K. Stanley



Bob Stanley is professional responsibility counsel to Faegre Drinker. In that capacity, he advises the firm's lawyers in matters relating to conflicts of interest and other legal ethics issues.

For more than 30 years, before taking on the role of professional responsibility counsel, Bob represented the firm's clients in complex civil litigation and private arbitrations.

A litigator, Bob represented clients in the following areas:

  • Antitrust claims under the federal Sherman, Clayton and Robinson-Patman Acts or comparable state laws
  • Probate-related litigation, including will contests, will/trust construction disputes and breach-of-trust claims
  • Bankruptcy litigation, including adversary proceedings
  • Distributor/dealer termination cases
  • Contract disputes, including breach of contract claims and contract construction disputes

Services & Industries


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

Indiana Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


Indiana University Maurer School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Order of the Coif (1981)

Ball State University
A.B. summa cum laude (1978)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • The Best Lawyers in America — Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2007-19; Antitrust Litigation, 2011-19 (Antitrust Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2017); Trusts & Estates Litigation, 2011-19; and Commercial Litigation, 2006-10 (Indianapolis Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2013)
  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers — General Commercial Litigation, 2004-13, 2015; Eminent Practitioner, 2014, 2016-18
  • Benchmark Litigation — Commercial Litigation, 2008-14, 2020
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Professional Liability Defense, 2014-18; Business Litigation, 2004-13
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