Overview

Teresa Griffin represents global and nationally based clients in complex litigation, including as national coordinating counsel to manufacturers and industrial clients in product liability, environmental, toxic, and mass tort litigation. In this role, Teresa is an advocate for industrial as well as health and life science industry clients, counseling them and helping them engage in practices to avoid and to defend against consumer disputes and product liability actions so often brought against biopharmaceutical, medical device, life sciences and chemical companies. Teresa also represents national insurance carriers in property and casualty insurance, and life insurance litigation. Her experience further includes representation of clients in commercial shareholder disputes, complex individual and family disputes, and on appeal.

Examples of Teresa’s complex litigation and counseling experience are:

  • National coordinating counsel for major orthopedic manufacturers in multidistrict proceedings, coordinated state proceedings, and other state and federal courts
  • National litigation and discovery counsel of industrial clients in environmental and toxic tort litigation
  • National discovery counsel for manufacturing clients in multidistrict proceedings, coordinated state proceedings, and other state and federal courts
  • Litigation counsel to national insurance carriers in property and casualty; long-term care; and life insurance disputes
  • Counseling for MedTech companies bringing new products to market
  • Counseling for chemical companies with life science products 
  • Complex e-Discovery
  • Contract disputes
  • Breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder and related business disputes
  • Valuing and dividing corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, professional practices and proprietorships
  • 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

  • International Association of Defense Counsel
    • Product Liability Committee
    • Drug, Device, and Biotechnology Committee
    • Environmental and Toxic Tort Committee
    • Class Action and Multi-Party Litigation Committee
    • Insurance and Reinsurance Committee
  • Agribusiness Council of Indiana
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association 
    • Appellate Practice Section Council, 2022 Vice-Chair; Member since 2016
    • Family Law Section Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Family Law Executive Committee, 2022 Chair; Member since 2016
    • 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Executive Committee Chair
    • Litigation Section Member
  • National Association of Women Lawyers

Civic Activities

  • Children’s Museum of Indianapolis — Children’s Museum Guild, 2021-26 
  • NAWBO-Indianapolis — Corporate Partner; Corporate Partnership Committee, 2015-19
  • Leadership Council for Legal Diversity — Law School Mentor, 2016-18
  • 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 — Firm Co-coordinator, 2007-08

Honors

  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Personal Injury - Products, 2016-22
  • Agribusiness Council of Indiana Emerging Professionals Leadership Series Graduate, 2021
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-21
  • 29th Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series Graduate, 2018-19

Awards Methodology

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