Daniel J. Buba

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Doehrman Buba Ring
 | 600 E. 96th Street, Suite 450
Indianapolis, IN 46240-3788
Phone: 317-669-9445
Fax: 317-844-9977
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Daniel J. Buba is a personal injury trial attorney at Doehrman Buba in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Buba practices personal injury law, with an emphasis on semi-truck crashes and traumatic brain injury.

    Dan currently serves on the Board of Regents of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, is a Board member of the Brain Injury Association of Indiana, is a Past Chair of AAJ’s Trucking Litigation Group, and Past President of the Indianapolis Bar Association.  He has authored numerous legal papers on semi-truck and traumatic brain injury litigation, and lectures at local and national legal seminars.

    Doehrman Buba is experienced in helping injured individuals in Carmel, Westfield, Fishers, Noblesville, South Bend, and all throughout Indiana.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2021

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    About Daniel Buba

    Admitted: 1994, Indiana

    Professional Webpage: https://tortslaw.com/about-the-firm/daniel-j-buba/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee (Soccer), Siena Heights University
    • Selected to Super Lawyers, Indiana Super Lawyer
    • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Inducted 2001
    • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Inducted 2001
    • Senior Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Inducted 2014
    • Best Lawyers in America Selection, Personal Injury Litigation, Indianapolis
    • Athletic Hall of Fame (1985 Soccer Team), Siena Heights University, Inducted 2002
    • Advocate, AAJ National College of Advocacy
    • College of Fellows, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Inducted 2014
    • College of Fellows, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Board of Directors, AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, 2007
    • Executive Committee Member, Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
    • Executive Committee Member, Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
    • Board of Directors, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2005
    • Affiliate Attorney, Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable, 2013
    • Past President, Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Board of Managers, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2002
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1994
    • Legislative Liaison Committee, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2006
    • Seventh Circuit, 1995
    • Treasurer, AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, 2009 - 2010
    • Co-Chair, IBA Bench-Bar Conference, 2001
    • Member, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and Trucking Litigation Group, American Association for Justice
    • Special Projects Chair, AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, 2008
    • Chairman, AAJ Trucking Litigation Group, 2012 - 2013
    • Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable
    • Board of Directors, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2004
    • Board of Directors, Brain Injury Association of Indiana, 2014 - Present
    • Indiana State Bar Association
    • Chair, Lawyer Referral Service, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2003
    • Indiana, 1994
    • Chair, Grants Committee, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2005
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1995
    • Immediate Past President, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2009
    • Co-Chair, AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Chicago Seminar, 2008
    • Board of Regents, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, 2015 – Present
    • First Vice President, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2006
    • Chair-Elect, AAJ Trucking Litigation Group, 2011 - 2012
    • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
    • Secretary, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2005
    • Board of Directors, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2014 - Present
    • Sustaining Member, PAC Contributor, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
    • Chair, Lawyer Referral Service, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2002
    • AAJ State Delegate, Indiana, 2015 - 2017
    • Board of Managers, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2003
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1994
    • President, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2008
    • Member, Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, 2009
    • Vice President, Brain Injury Association of Indiana, 2015 – Present
    • President-Elect, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2007
    • Secretary, AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, 2010 - 2011
    • Leaders Forum Member, PAC Contributor, American Association for Justice

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Lawyer Volunteer, "Ask a Lawyer Live," Indianapolis Bar Association
    • 3rd Degree Member, Knights of Columbus, Carmel, IN
    • Youth Soccer Coach, Carmel Dad's Club
    • Lawyer Volunteer, Legal Line, Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Officer, Knights of Columbus, Carmel, IN

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author and Lecturer, “The Trucking Industry and the Law,” National Business Institute, Truck Accident Litigation From Start to Finish Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2011
    • Author and Lecturer, “Presenting Damages and Expert Testimony at Trial,” National Business Institute, Advanced Trial Techniques, Indianapolis, IN, 2012
    • Author and Lecturer, “Spoliation, Evidence Preservation, TROs, and Federal Court Removal in Interstate Trucking Cases,” New Jersey Association of Justice, Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, 2012
    • Lecturer, “Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in Big Truck Crash Cases,” Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 24th Annual Lifetime Achievement Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2012
    • Author and Lecturer, “Issues and Strategies for Night Time Truck Crashes,” Kentucky Justice Association, Big Truck Seminar, Louisville, KY, 2012
    • Chair/Moderator, AAJ Trucking Litigation Group Educational Seminar, AAJ Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, 2012
    • Author, “An Overview of the Current Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations,” Truck Accident Litigation, 3rd Edition, American Bar Association, 2012
    • Author and Lecturer, “What Exactly Can You Tell Your Clients About Facebook Now? Tips on Surviving Social Media,” Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association, Motor Vehicle Litigation Seminar, Las Vegas, NV, 2012
    • Author, “Handling a Driver Fatigue Case,” Trial Magazine, 49, No. 2 – “Danger on the Road”, American Association of Justice, February 2013, 201
    • Author, “Liens in Auto Cases: Subrogation Liens in Detail,” National Business Institute, Managing Liens and Subrogation in Auto Accident Litigation seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2013
    • Lecturer, “Hours of Service and Driver Fatigue,” Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association Seminar: How to Win Commercial Truck and Bus Cases and Get Your Clients the Help They Need, Minneapolis, MN, 2014
    • Author and Lecturer, “Advising Your Clients About Their Social Media Involvement and Dealing with Defense Requests,” 360 Advocacy, Auto Crash Litigation 3.0 Seminar, Chicago, IL, 2014
    • Lecturer, “Tractor-Trailer U-Turn Cases: Approaches, Tools and Techniques,” Spotlight on the Safety Director Trucking Litigation Group Members Only Seminar, Jacksonville, FL, 2014
    • Author and Lecturer, “Responding to Social Media Discovery Requests” Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 27th Annual Lifetime Achievement Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2015
    • Author and Lecturer, “The Latest Rules for Fatigue & Hours of Service,” AAJ Trucking Litigation Group Educational Seminar, AAJ Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada, 2015
    • Lecturer, “A Truck Case Walks in the Door,” AAJ Advanced Trial Advocacy College: Litigating Truck Collision Cases, Dallas, TX, 2015
    • Lecturer, Insurance Coverage, IBA Bench‑Bar Conference, Cincinnati, OH, 2007
    • Lecturer, “Rules of the Road Strategies in a Big Truck Crash Case,” Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 28th Annual Lifetime Achievement Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2016
    • Moderator/Lecturer, Pre‑Suit Settlement Techniques, IBA Bench‑Bar Conference, Bloomington, IN, 2000
    • Author and Lecturer, “Federal and State Rules and Regulations in Trucking Cases,” National Business Institute, Advanced Trial Techniques, Indianapolis, IN, 2016
    • Lecturer and Author, "Overdriving the Headlights and Night Time Driving Issues for Interstate Trucking Cases," AAJ Annual Convention, San Francisco, 2009
    • Author and Lecturer, “Overdriving the Headlights and Night Driving in Truck Crash Cases,” Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys 2016 Annual Symposium, Nashville, TN, 2016
    • Lecturer, "Night Driving Issues in Interstate Trucking," Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, 2009
    • Lecturer, “Internet and Social Media Resources for your Truck Crash Case,” Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, National Webinar, 2017
    • Author, "Tips for Handling a Tractor Trailer Inspection in a Truck Crash Case," AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Newsletter, 2010
    • Lecturer, “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage - Advanced Issues,” NBI Auto Injuries: Advanced Plaintiff Strategies Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2017
    • Author, "When Crafting Rules of the Road, Don’t Forget the CDL Manual," AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Newsletter, Spring 2009
    • Author and Lecturer, “Is your Elderly Client Suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury or Dementia?”, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 29th Annual Lifetime Achievement Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2017
    • Lecturer, “SOP of the Defense Trucking Attorney,” AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Members Only Seminar, New Orleans, LA, Winter 2010
    • Author and Lecturer, “The Role of a Life Care Planner in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case,” AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Educational Seminar, AAJ Annual Convention, Boston, MA, 2017
    • Author and Lecturer, “Life Care Plan Damages in the Traumatic Brain Injury Case,” AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Educational Seminar, AAJ Annual Convention, Denver, CO, 2018
    • Moderator, AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Seminar, Chicago, IL, 2008
    • Lecturer, “Proving Damages in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case”, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 30th Annual Lifetime Achievement Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2018
    • Lecturer and Author, "Interstate Trucking Cases:  Equipment, Reconstruction, Evidence Preservation/Spoliation, and Temporary Restraining Orders," AAJ Litigating Truck Collision Cases, New Orleans, LA, 2010
    • Faculty Member, “AAJ Advanced Trial Advocacy College: Litigating Truck Collision Cases,” Scottsdale, AZ, 2018
    • Lecturer, “Stop Leaving Money on the Table: Confessions of a Former Defense Lawyer,” Michigan Association of Justice, How to Settle Cases for More Money Seminar, Novi, MI, 2010
    • Author, “Tips for Handling a Tractor Trailer Inspection in a Truck Crash Case,” AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Newsletter, Fall 2009
    • Author and Lecturer, “Understanding the Law of Damages,” National Business Institute, Sophisticated Tips and Strategies for Handling the Personal Injury Case Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2011
    • Chair/Moderator, AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Members Only Seminar, Chicago, IL, Fall 2008
    • Author and Lecturer, “Building a Strong Foundation for Your Case,” National Business Institute, Sophisticated Tips and Strategies for Handling the Personal Injury Case Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2011
    • Panel Lecturer, “Current Issues in Trucking Litigation,” AAJ Advanced Trial Advocacy College: Litigating Truck Collision Cases, Kansas City, MO, 2011
    • Panel Lecturer, “Rules in Truck Cases,” AAJ Advanced Trial Advocacy College: Litigating Truck Collision Cases, Kansas City, MO, 2011
    • Lecturer, “Punitive Damages in Truck Cases,” AAJ Advanced Trial Advocacy College: Litigating Truck Collision Cases, Kansas City, MO, 2011
    • Author and Lecturer, “Initial Considerations for the Plaintiff in a Trucking Case,” National Business Institute, Truck Accident Litigation From Start to Finish Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2011

    Representative Clients:

    • Personal Injury; Brain Injury; Trucking Accidents; Construction Site Injuries; Nursing Home Negligence; Medical Malpractice; Products Liability

    Educational Background:

    • Siena Heights University, B.A., 1988
    • Indiana University School of Law
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    Office Location for Daniel J. Buba

    600 E. 96th Street
    Suite 450
    Indianapolis, IN 46240-3788

    Phone: 317-669-9445

    Fax: 317-844-9977

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