Gregory L. Laker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Cohen & Malad, LLP
 | One Indiana Square, Suite 1400
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-636-6481
Fax: 317-636-2593
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%)
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    Compassionate and full of experience dealing with families that are going through the hardships caused by a traumatic injury, Gregory L. Laker is a partner at Cohen & Malad, LLP. He represents those in Indiana and the rest of the midwestern United States in legal cases of personal injury, particularly those related to medical drugs and pharmaceuticals, and civil litigation for sexual abuse cases. Over the past 30-plus years, he has represented clients who have been injured by Yaz, vaginal mesh, Zofran, Levaquin, contaminated steroid injections, Skechers shoes, testosterone replacement therapy, and NaturaLyte and GranuFlo dialysis products.

    Mr. Laker is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana and the state of Indiana. A member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, the Indiana State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, he has been named by the Indiana Lawyer newspaper as a Distinguished Barrister and an Indiana Local Litigation Star by the Benchmark Plaintiff.

    Passionate about representing parents who have dealt with an injured child or a child who has died because of a personal injury, he is also a Riley Society board member at the Riley Hospital for Children. Mr. Laker has taken on pain pump manufacturers for clients who developed chondrolysis from the insertion of a pain pump after shoulder surgery. Chondrolysis is a permanent painful condition that destroys the cartilage on both sides of a joint.

    At Indiana University in 1981, Mr. Laker earned a Bachelor of Science in business management, and he obtained a Juris Doctor from the Indiana University School of Law in 1984. He is also a certified family law mediator.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 60%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

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    About Gregory Laker

    Admitted: 1984, Indiana

    Professional Webpage: https://www.cohenandmalad.com/attorneys/gregory-l-laker/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Indiana Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Plaintiffs 2013-2015 –Personal Injury Litigation
    • Best Lawyers, Woodward/White Inc., — Product Liability Litigation- Plaintiff, 2016    
    • Indiana Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters 2007-2017
    • Best Lawyers, Woodward/White Inc., — Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiff 2015-2016
    • Top 50 Lawyer in Indiana, 2010-2017
    • Best Lawyers, Woodward/White Inc., — Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Action- Plaintiff, 2016

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Family Law Civil Mediator, 1984  

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
    • State of Indiana, 1984
    • American Associaton for Justice, Member
    • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member  
    • U.S.D.C., Southern District of Indiana, 1984  
    • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • U.S.D.C., Northern District of Indiana, 1984

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Riley Hospital for Children, Riley Society Board Member

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Venn v. United Farm Family Mut. Ins. Co., 778 N.E.2d 868 (Ind. App. 2002)
    • Mehl v. Mehl, 619 N.E.2d 615 (Ind. App. 1993)
    • Venn v. United Farm Family Mut. Ins. Co., decision after remand, 790 N.E.2d 497 (Ind. App. 2003)
    • Waling v. Appel Service co., Inc., 641 N.E.2d 647 (Ind. App. 1 Dist. 1994)
    • Venn v. United Farm Family Mut. Ins. Co., trans. Granted, 792 N.E.2d 41 (Ind. 2003)
    • U.S. Metalsource Corp. v. Simpson, 649 N.E.2d 682 (Ind. App. 4 Dist. 1995)
    • Simons v. Simons, 566 N.E.2d 551 (Ind. App. 1 Dist. 1991)

    Educational Background:

    • Indiana University, Bloomington, B.S. Business Management, 1981  
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    Office Location for Gregory L. Laker

    One Indiana Square
    Suite 1400
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Phone: 317-636-6481

    Fax: 317-636-2593

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