Nelson A. Nettles

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Brownsburg, Indiana

LeBlanc Nettles
Nelson A. Nettles
LeBlanc Nettles

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Insurance Coverage; view more

Licensed in Indiana since: 1992

Education: Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024

LeBlanc Nettles

401 East Main Street
Brownsburg, IN 46112 Visit website


Attorney Nelson A. Nettles is co-owner of LeBlanc Nettles law firm in Brownsburg, Indiana. A highly ranked trial attorney with nearly 30 years of total legal experience, Mr. Nettles delivers unmatched counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Hendricks County and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· General litigation

· Business and commercial law

· Estate planning, wills and trusts

· Aviation and aerospace law


Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Nettles has achieved considerable success fighting for the rights and interests of his clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. Along with his extensive trial experience, he has handled a number of arbitrations and subrogation matters, along with several appeals, and he has gained invaluable experience in the areas of aviation litigation as well as employment litigation involving ERISA and ADA issues as well as Title VII matters.

Moreover, he has handled many cases involving construction defects, product liability, insurance coverage disputes and other complex cases, and he has achieved considerable success helping his clients to efficiently and cost-effectively obtain the favorable outcomes they seek for their pressing legal challenges. He has also earned a reputation as a leader in aviation law.

Mr. Nettles has also received many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many individuals and businesses in his area during their times of dire need.

A 1989 graduate of Indiana University, Mr. Nettles obtained his Juris Doctor in 1992 from Indiana University School of Law at Bloomington. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana and the Central District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th and 7th Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also an active member of the Indianapolis and Indiana Bar Associations and the American Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice areas

Civil Litigation: Defense, Estate Planning & Probate, Insurance Coverage, Aviation and Aerospace, Business/Corporate, Environmental Litigation

Focus areas

Aviation, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff, Bad Faith Insurance, Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Insurance, Insurance Defense, Limited Liability Companies, Living Wills, Partnership, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Trusts, Wills

  • 30% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20% Insurance Coverage
  • 10% Aviation and Aerospace
  • 10% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Environmental Litigation

First Admitted: 1992, Indiana

Professional Webpage:

Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, United States Supreme Court, No.07-21, 553 U.S. (decided April 28, 2008);(amicus brief on behalf of the League of Women Voters).– Williams v. REP Corp., 302 F.3d 660 (7th Cir. 2002) (complex product liability case).– McPhaul v. Madison County Board of Comm’rs, 226 F.3d 558 (7th Cir. 2000); CertiorariDenied March 19, 2001(ADA and § 1981 claims).– Detroit Edison Co. v. Prot. Mut. Ins. Co., 134 F.3d 790 (6th Cir. 1998) (property insurance coverage case). – Arkwright Mut. Ins. Co. v. Cygnet Automated Cleaning, No. 95-2186, United States Court Of Appeals For The Sixth Circuit, 1996 U.S. App. LEXIS 22299 (large loss property subrogation case).Federal Court—District Court Decisions:– Zetter v. Griffith Aviation, Inc., 435 F. Supp. 2d 622 (E.D. Ky. June 16, 2006)(aviation case).– Zetter v. Griffith Aviation, Inc., Summary judgment granted, Judgment entered by Zetter v. Griffith Aviation, Inc., 435 F. Supp. 2d 622 (E.D. Ky., June 16, 2006).– Zetter v. Griffith Aviation, Inc., Summary judgment granted, Summary judgment granted, in part, summary judgment denied, in part, Zetter v. Griffith Aviation, Inc.,2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23192 (E.D. Ky., Apr. 25, 2006).– McPhaul v. Madison County Board of Comm’rs, IP97-0097-C-B/S, 976 F. Supp.1190; 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14319 (S.D. Ind. 1997) (ADA and § 1981 claims). State Court Decisions:– Biddle v. BAA Indianapolis, LLC, 860 N.E.2d 570 (Ind. 2007) (aviation case).– Schultz v. Ford Motor Co., 857 N.E.2d 977 (Ind. 2006) (filed amicus brief on behalf of Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana).– Daimler Chrysler Corp. v. Graves Sheet Metal, 827 N.E.2d 607 (Ind. Ct. App. 2005)(large loss property subrogation).– In low v. Henderson, Daily, Withrow & DeVoe, 804 N.E.2d 833 (Ind. Ct. App. 2004)(represented insurance brokers).– In low v. Henderson, Daily, Withrow & DeVoe, 787 N.E.2d 385 (Ind. Ct. App. 2004); Costs and fees proceeding at Inlow v. Henderson, Daily, Withrow & DeVoe, 2004Ind. App. LEXIS 404.– R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co. v. N. Tex. Steel Co., 752 N.E.2d 112 (Ind. Ct. App. 2001); Rehearing Denied September 24, 2001, Reported at 2001 Ind. App. LEXIS 1699. Petition to Transfer Denied February 22, 2002 (large loss property subrogation case involving product liability claim).– R.N. Thompson & Assocs. v. Wickes Lumber Co., 687 N.E.2d 617 (Ind. Ct. App.1997) (construction case involving implied indemnity claim).North Tex. Steel Co. v. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., 679 N.E.2d 513 (Ind. Ct. App.1997); Appellants Rehearing Denied July 7, 1997. Appellant’s Transfer Denied December 3, 1997. Petition for Writ of Certiorari Denied May 4, 1998, reported at:1998 U.S. LEXIS 2988.– Gilliam v. Contractors United, 648 N.E.2d 1236 (Ind.Ct.App. 1995) (construction case involving serious personal injury)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • State of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Educational Background:
  • Indiana University, 1989
Industry Groups:
  • Asbestos
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Subrogation

Office location for Nelson A. Nettles

401 East Main Street
Brownsburg, IN 46112

Phone: 317-982-5007


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