Jerry A. Garau

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Garau Germano P.C.
 | 3710 Washington Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46205
Phone: 317-822-9530
Fax: 317-822-9531
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jerry A. Garau represents plaintiffs throughout the state of Indiana. Mr. Garau's practice focuses on medical malpractice and personal injury litigation, though he has also represented plaintiffs in business litigation, contract disputes, and attorney malpractice actions.

Mr. Garau is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree from Franklin College in 1983, where he graduated summa cum laude. He graduated cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law in 1986, and then began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Patrick D. Sullivan at the Indiana Court of Appeals.

Mr. Garau has the highest possible rating of AV-Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He serves on the executive committee and board of directors of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, and is a member of the Indianapolis and Indiana state bar associations, the American Association for Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Indiana Bar Foundation. Mr. Garau has given numerous presentations and written multiple articles on the subjects of medical malpractice litigation and trial practice.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.


Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (80%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About Jerry Garau

Admitted: 1986, Indiana

Professional Webpage:


  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Association for Justice
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • Indiana, 1986

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "The Effect of NCAA v. Board of Regents on the NCAA's Power to Impose Television Sanctions," 18 Indiana Law Review 937, 1987
  • "Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy," NBI Seminar, 2010
  • "Evaluating and Settling Personal Injury and Death Claims," PESI Seminar, 2006
  • "Appellate Practice," ICLEF Seminar, July, 1993
  • Lecturer: "Breach of Trust," ITLA Seminar, March, 1996
  • Articles Editor, Indiana Law Review, 1985 - 1986


  • Lasley v. Moss, 500 F.3d 586, 7th Cir. 2007
  • Morse v. Davis, 965 N.E.2d 148, Ind.App. 2012

Representative Clients:

  • Calvary Temple Church, Inc. v. Paino 555 N.E.2d 190, Ind.App. 1 Dist. 1990
  • Annon II, Inc. v. Rill 597 N.E.2d 320, Ind.App. 1 Dist. 1992
  • Terre Haute Regional Hosp., Inc. v. Trueblood 600 N.E.2d 1358, Ind. 1992
  • Clemans v. Wishard Memorial Hospital, 727 N.E.2d 1084, Ind. App. 2000
  • Cacdac v. West, 705 N.E.2d 506, Ind.App. 1999
  • In re Estate of Wade, 768 N.E.2d 957, Ind. App. 2002
  • Ellenwine v. Fairley, 818 N.E.2d 961, Ind. 2006
  • Lasley v. Moss, 500 F.3d 586, 7th Cir. 2007
  • Morse v. Davis, 965 N.E.2d 148, Ind.App. 2012
  • Whetsel v. Network Property Services, LLC, 246 F.3d 897, 7th Cir. 2001

Educational Background:

  • J.D. Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, 1986
  • Franklin College, B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1983
Office Location for Jerry A. Garau

3710 Washington Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Phone: 317-822-9530

Fax: 317-822-9531


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Last Updated: 10/22/2018

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