Overview

Teresa Griffin is a commercial and trial litigator defending clients in product liability and mass tort litigation, advising clients in commercial shareholder disputes, and handling complex individual and family disputes and appeals.

Teresa has represented product and medical device manufacturing clients, and has experience with clients in agribusiness. She has guided and advised clients in a wide variety of lawsuits and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including:

  • Medical device defense
  • Multidistrict litigation and coordinated proceedings
  • Toxic and mass tort defense
  • Complex e-Discovery
  • Contract disputes
  • Breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder and related business disputes
  • Valuing and dividing corporations, limited liability corporations, partnerships, professional practices and proprietorships
  • Complex individual and family disputes, and
  • Appeals.

Personal Interests

Teresa’s passion is spending time with her firefighter husband and their five amazing daughters — running and cooking are high on their list of favorites. Teresa is an aspiring children’s book author, who definitely has many tales to tell.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana
Minnesota

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

Certifications

Registered Domestic Relations Mediator
Trained Parenting Coordinator
Trained Family Law Arbitrator

Languages

German

Education

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Indiana Law Review (executive notes editor) (2007)

DePauw University
B.A. in German & Anthropology, magna cum laude, Management Fellow (2004)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Custody Evaluations in Trial: Preparing for Direct and Cross Examination of the Expert
    ABA Trial Practice and Techniques Committee, Family Law Section, June 11, 2020
  • Tips for Direct and Cross Examination of a Child Custody Expert
    Co-author, ABA Trial Practice and Techniques Committee, Family Law Section, June 24, 2020
  • What Every Appellate Practitioner Wants You to Know
    Indiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Appellate Practice Section, October 17, 2019
  • Making Your Appellate Record in Family Law Cases
    Indiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Appellate Practice Section, October 9, 2018
  • 10 Cases You Need to Know
    ICLEF The Essentials of Family Law, Aug. 23, 2018
  • The New 2018 Tax Law: Changes You Need to Know
    Indianapolis Bar Association, Aug. 14, 2018
  • Making Your Appellate Record in Family Law Case
    Co-presenter, 2018 ISBA Annual Meeting, October 11, 2018
  • Mediation Case Law
    ICLEF Family Law Mediation Training, Indianapolis, August 11, 2017
  • Top 10 Family Law Cases From 2016
    Event Chair and Presenter, The Essentials of Family Law, ICLEF, December 16, 2016
  • Effective Discovery in Divorce Cases
    ICLEF 14th Annual Family Law Institute, October 28, 2016
  • 2016 Mediation Case Law Update
    ICLEF and CME Seminar for Family Mediators, Indianapolis, August 8, 2016
  • Top 10 Family Law Cases From 2015
    The Essentials of Family Law, ICLEF, December 1, 2015
  • Basic Legal Skills Training: Trial Work Lecture and Demonstration
    Indiana Legal Aid, November 20, 2015
  • Probate and Adult Guardianship Litigation
    Indianapolis Bar Association CLE, August 26, 2015
  • 10 Cases You Need to Know
    The Essentials of Family Law, ICLEF, December 12, 2014
  • Effective Communication in a Male Dominated Industry
    NAWBO – Indianapolis, October 23, 2014
  • Family Law Cases and Impact on Mediation
    Co-presenter, ICLEF CME for Family Mediators, November 22, 2013
  • Family Law Mediation
    ICLEF Practical Skills Series, Indianapolis, September 24, 2013

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association 
  • Indiana State Bar Association 
  • American Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • NAWBO - Indianapolis — Corporate Partner; Corporate Partnership Committee, 2015-Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Family Law Executive Committee, 2016-Present; 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Executive Committee (Chair)
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Appellate Practice Section Council, 2016-Present
  • Leadership Council for Legal Diversity — Law School Mentor, 2016-Present
  • Indiana Law Review — Mentor Program, 2012-16
  • Junior League of Indianapolis, 2008-present — Public Relations Chair, 2014-15; Holiday Mart Co-Chair, 2013; Grace Award Recipient, 2013-14
  • Kid's Voice — Guardian ad Litem, 2007
  • Law Explorers — Faegre Baker Daniels Co-Coordinator, 2007-08

Honors

  •  29th Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series — Participant, 2018-2019
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Family Law, 2016-19
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2013-18
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