Trial Practice

Our sophisticated clients require the highest qualities in their litigators. While each client is unique, they all want their attorneys to have experience, a command of technology in the courtroom, a history of success, and a well-defined plan for trial.  The attorneys at O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP have trial experience, a litigation plan, and a proven history of successfully representing their clients in trial.   We take pride when our clients tell us that our representation and guidance exceeded their expectations.  The following trials are representative of O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP’s trial success:

  • McCammon v. McGlothan, Hamilton County Circuit Court, Noblesville, Indiana, February 2 – February 5, 2016. Defense Verdict.
  • Fisher v. Kim, Vigo County Superior Court, Terre Haute, Indiana, November 30 – December 3, 2015. Defense Verdict.
  • Dunham v. Kucharzyk, et al., Lake Superior Court, Crown Point, Indiana, October 19 – 28, 2015. Defense Verdict.
  • Barfield v. Methodist Hospital, Lake Superior Court, Crown Point, Indiana, June 16 – 19, 2014. Defense Verdict.
  • Lane v. Mercho, Vigo Superior Court, Terre Haute, Indiana, March 31 – April 4, 2014. Defense Verdict.
  • Cooley v. Yoon, et al., Lake Superior Court, Crown Point, Indiana, November 18-26, 2013. Defense Verdict.
  • Katsaros v. Loeb, et al., Jasper Superior Court, Rensselaer, Indiana, September 23-October 2, 2013. Defense Verdict.
  • Dallas v. Ylagan, Porter Circuit Court, Valparaiso, Indiana, September 24-28, 2012. Defense Verdict.
  • Dickson v. Zonakis, Porter Circuit Court, Valparaiso, Indiana, July 16-20, 2012. Verdict for Plaintiff.
  • Teets v. Karpik, Lake Superior Court, Crown Point, Indiana, August 30-September 2, 2011. Defense Verdict.
  • Robinson v. Carter, Lake Superior Court, Crown Point, Indiana, September 26-30, 2011. Verdict for Plaintiff.
  • Guenther v. Bowers, Lake Superior Court, Hammond, Indiana, February 22-March 1, 2010. Defense Verdict.
  • Estate of Crawford v. Volkman, Lake Superior Court, Gary, Indiana, June 21-25, 2010. Hung jury.
  • Estate of Jerkan v. Cortez, Lake Superior Court, Hammond, Indiana, August 9-16, 2010. Defense verdict.
  • Roldan v. Ham, Lake Superior Court, East Chicago, Indiana, November 29-December 2, 2010. Defense verdict.
  • Spear v. Nootens, Lake Superior Court, Hammond, Indiana, June 1-4, 2009. Defense Verdict.
  • Harris v. Stang, Lake Superior Court, Crown Point, Indiana, April 27-30, 2009. Defense Verdict.
  • Estate of Kissel v. Lomax, Hamilton Superior Court, Noblesville, Indiana, March 9-11, 2009. Our client dismissed with no payment made on third day of jury trial.
  • Curry v. Friedenburg, Marion Superior Court, Indianapolis, Indiana, February 3, 2009. Case dismissed during jury selection.
  • Estate of Aiken v. Cooper, Marion Superior Court, Indianapolis, Indiana, December 9-15, 2008. Defense Verdict.
  • Guenther v. Bowers, Lake County Superior Court, Hammond, Indiana. December 1-8, 2008. Hung jury at conclusion of deliberations. (Re-tried to a Defense Verdict in February, 2010).
  • Estate of Smith v. Johnson, Porter Superior Court, Valparaiso, Indiana, August 25-September 2, 2008. Defense Verdict.
  • Estate of Jernigan v. Pirtle, Lake Superior Court, Crown Point, Indiana, July 28-August 1, 2008. Verdict for plaintiff’s Estate in the amount of $15,000.
  • Sedden v. Nichols, Marion Superior Court, Indianapolis, Indiana, January 25-31, 2005. Defense Verdict.
  • Estate of Scott v. Pediatric Surgery, Inc., Marion Superior Court, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 18–27, 2005. Defense Verdict.
  • Mubarak v. Rougraff, Marion Superior Court, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 12-14, 2004. Case dismissed by plaintiffs with prejudice on third day of trial after court took motion for directed verdict under advisement.
  • Mr. O’Neill has also handled a significant number of appeals. His reported appellate decisions include:
  • Moryl v. Ransone, 987 N.E.2d 1159 (Ind.Ct.App. 2013), trans. granted. 4 N.E.3d 1133 (Ind. 2014).
  • Carter v. Robinson, 977 N.E.2d 448 (Ind.Ct.App. 2012), transfer to Indiana Supreme Court denied.
  • Price v. Kuchaes, 950 N.E.2d 1218 (Ind.Ct.App. 2011).
  • Wallace v. McGlothan, 606 F.3d 410 (7th Cir.2010).
  • Miller v. Yedlowski, 916 N.E.2d 240 (Ind.Ct.App. 2009).
  • Blaker v. Young, 911 N.E.2d 648 (Ind.Ct.App. 2009).
  • Estate of Bush v. Haas, 894 N.E.2d 229 (Ind.Ct.App. 2008), transfer to Indiana Supreme Court denied.
  • Back v. Cain, 889 N.E.2d 1253 (Ind.Ct.App. 2008), transfer to Indiana Supreme Court denied.
  • Davis v. Linton, 887 N.E.2d 960 (Ind.Ct.App. 2008). Oral argument webcast, October 31, 2007. Available online at www.indianacourts.org/apps/webcasts.
  • Rood v. Saber, 844 N.E.2d 502 (Ind.Ct.App. 2006).
  • Gallant Insurance Co. v. Oswalt, 762 N.E.2d 1254 (Ind.Ct.App. 2002), transfer to Indiana Supreme Court denied (2002).
  • Alderson v. Southern Co., 747 N.E.2d 926, 321 Ill. App.3d 832 (Ill.Ct.App. 2001), transfer to Illinois Supreme Court denied October 3, 2001, cert. denied, U.S. Supreme Court, May 20, 2002.
  • Fridono v. Chuman, 747 N.E.2d 610 (Ind.Ct.App. 2001), transfer to Indiana Supreme Court denied (2001).
  • Bernstein v. Glavin, 725 N.E.2d 455 (Ind.Ct.App. 2000), transfer to Indiana Supreme Court denied (August 15, 2000).
  • Northern Indiana Public Service Co. v. Sharp, 665 N.E.2d 610 (Ind.Ct.App. 2000), rev’d 790 N.E.2d 462 (Ind. 2003).
  • Northern Indiana Public Service Co. v. Bolka, 693 N.E.2d 613 (Ind.Ct.App. 1998), transfer to Indiana Supreme Court denied (1999).
  • Weinberg v. Geary, 686 N.E.2d 1298 (Ind.Ct.App. 1997).
  • American International Adjustment Co. v. Galvin, 86 F.3d 1455 (7th Cir. 1996) reh’g denied.
  • Sharp v. Northern Indiana Public Service Co., 665 N.E.2d 610 (Ind.Ct.App. 1996), transfer to Indiana Supreme Court denied, 683 N.E.2d 580 (1997).

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