Daniel J. Buba

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Doehrman Buba
 | 600 E. 96th Street, Suite 450
Indianapolis, IN 46240-3788
Phone: 317-284-9181
Fax: 317-844-9977
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Daniel J. Buba is a trial attorney at Doehrman Buba in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Buba practices personal injury law, handling matters involving birth injury, brain injury, car accidents, medical malpractice, trucking accidents and wrongful death. He represents plaintiffs in Indianapolis and all of the surrounding areas in central Indiana.

A licensed attorney since 1984, Mr. Buba is admitted in all Indiana state courts and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Over the course of his career, he has helped numerous personal injury victims receive compensation for their injuries.

Recognized for his accomplishments, Mr. Buba has been listed in the personal injury litigation section of the publication “The Best Lawyers in America”. He is a distinguished fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation and belongs to the college of fellows of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Buba has lectured at numerous conferences and seminars and authored articles for a variety of legal publications. He has held many leadership positions within his legal and professional communities and serves on the board of directors of the Brain Injury Association of Indiana and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. He also belongs to the board of regents of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys.

Mr. Buba holds a bachelor’s degree from Siena Heights University and a law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

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

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - 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 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2020

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About Daniel Buba

Admitted: 1994, Indiana

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

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 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
  • Author, “Liens in Auto Cases: Subrogation Liens in Detail,” National Business Institute, Managing Liens and Subrogation in Auto Accident Litigation seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2013
  • 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
  • Chair/Moderator, AAJ Trucking Litigation Group Educational Seminar, AAJ Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, 2012
  • Author and Lecturer, “Presenting Damages and Expert Testimony at Trial,” National Business Institute, Advanced Trial Techniques, Indianapolis, IN, 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, “Spoliation, Evidence Preservation, TROs, and Federal Court Removal in Interstate Trucking Cases,” New Jersey Association of Justice, Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, 2012
  • 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, “Initial Considerations for the Plaintiff in a Trucking Case,” National Business Institute, Truck Accident Litigation From Start to Finish Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • Author, "Tips for Handling a Tractor Trailer Inspection in a Truck Crash Case," AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Newsletter, 2010
  • Lecturer, "Night Driving Issues in Interstate Trucking," Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, 2009
  • Moderator, AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Seminar, Chicago, IL, 2008
  • Author, “Handling a Driver Fatigue Case,” Trial Magazine, 49, No. 2 – “Danger on the Road”, American Association of Justice, February 2013, 201
  • Faculty Member, “AAJ Advanced Trial Advocacy College: Litigating Truck Collision Cases,” Scottsdale, AZ, 2018
  • Lecturer, “Tractor-Trailer U-Turn Cases: Approaches, Tools and Techniques,” Spotlight on the Safety Director Trucking Litigation Group Members Only Seminar, Jacksonville, FL, 2014
  • 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
  • Lecturer, “A Truck Case Walks in the Door,” AAJ Advanced Trial Advocacy College: Litigating Truck Collision Cases, Dallas, TX, 2015
  • Author and Lecturer, “The Latest Rules for Fatigue & Hours of Service,” AAJ Trucking Litigation Group Educational Seminar, AAJ Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada, 2015
  • Author and Lecturer, “Responding to Social Media Discovery Requests” Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 27th Annual Lifetime Achievement Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2015
  • Author and Lecturer, “Overdriving the Headlights and Night Driving in Truck Crash Cases,” Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys 2016 Annual Symposium, Nashville, TN, 2016
  • Author and Lecturer, “Federal and State Rules and Regulations in Trucking Cases,” National Business Institute, Advanced Trial Techniques, Indianapolis, IN, 2016
  • Lecturer, “Rules of the Road Strategies in a Big Truck Crash Case,” Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 28th Annual Lifetime Achievement Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2016
  • 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, “Is your Elderly Client Suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury or Dementia?”, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 29th Annual Lifetime Achievement Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2017
  • Lecturer, “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage - Advanced Issues,” NBI Auto Injuries: Advanced Plaintiff Strategies Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2017
  • Lecturer, “Internet and Social Media Resources for your Truck Crash Case,” Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, National Webinar, 2017
  • Moderator/Lecturer, Pre‑Suit Settlement Techniques, IBA Bench‑Bar Conference, Bloomington, IN, 2000
  • Lecturer, Insurance Coverage, IBA Bench‑Bar Conference, Cincinnati, OH, 2007
  • Chair/Moderator, AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Members Only Seminar, Chicago, IL, Fall 2008
  • Author, "When Crafting Rules of the Road, Don’t Forget the CDL Manual," AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Newsletter, Spring 2009
  • Author, “Tips for Handling a Tractor Trailer Inspection in a Truck Crash Case,” AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Newsletter, Fall 2009
  • Lecturer and Author, "Overdriving the Headlights and Night Time Driving Issues for Interstate Trucking Cases," AAJ Annual Convention, San Francisco, 2009
  • Lecturer, “SOP of the Defense Trucking Attorney,” AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Members Only Seminar, New Orleans, LA, Winter 2010
  • Lecturer and Author, "Interstate Trucking Cases:  Equipment, Reconstruction, Evidence Preservation/Spoliation, and Temporary Restraining Orders," AAJ Litigating Truck Collision Cases, New Orleans, LA, 2010
  • 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
  • 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, “Issues and Strategies for Night Time Truck Crashes,” Kentucky Justice Association, Big Truck Seminar, Louisville, KY, 2012
  • Author, “An Overview of the Current Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations,” Truck Accident Litigation, 3rd Edition, American Bar Association, 2012
  • Lecturer, “Proving Damages in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case”, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 30th Annual Lifetime Achievement Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 2018
  • 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

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: 317-284-9181

Fax: 317-844-9977

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Last Updated: 10/11/2019

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