Katherine A. Franke

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Indianapolis, Indiana

Broadwing Legal
Katherine A. Franke
Broadwing Legal

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Indiana since: 2006

Education: Valparaiso University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020
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Broadwing Legal

429 E Vermont St
Suite 13
Indianapolis, IN 46202 Visit website

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Katherine A. Franke, an attorney affiliated with the Indianapolis-based firm Broadwing Legal in Indiana, has been in the legal field since 2006. With a focus on personal injury law, she adeptly navigates cases that include medical malpractice, birth and brain injuries, misdiagnosis, wrongful death, animal attacks, truck collisions and premises liability claims for plaintiffs. She is dedicated to serving clients throughout the state of Indiana with an unwavering commitment to their interests, whether through meticulous negotiation or, if necessary, assertive litigation.

A deep-seated dedication and a high level of skill mark Ms. Franke’s method of client assistance. She is acutely aware of the complexities and uncertainties that can arise from personal injury or loss, and she strives to equip her clients with thorough information, fostering confident decision-making. A fervent perseverance to pursuing justice characterizes her advocacy, and she ensures that her representation is of the highest standard, with a responsibility to transparency at each step of the legal process. She aims to secure the rightful compensation her clients deserve in the face of adversity.

A 2002 B.A. graduate in political science with a minor in German at DePauw University, Ms. Franke attended Valparaiso University School of Law and received her Juris Doctor in 2006, as well as her license to practice in Indiana. Additionally, she is authorized to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

An upstanding figure within the legal sector, Ms. Franke maintains active membership and holds notable positions across several organizations, such as:

  • The American Association for Justice – Trucking Litigation Group
  • The Indiana Trial Lawyers Association – sustaining member, Board of Directors
  • The Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • The Indianapolis Bar Association
  • The Indiana State Bar Association

Ms. Franke has garnered notable accolades throughout her career, including being named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Indiana by The National Trial Lawyers. Her proficiency in personal injury law has earned her a prestigious spot on The Best Lawyers in America list. She also maintains a "Superb" rating on Avvo. In addition to her legal prowess, she is a proficient speaker and a respected author in her field.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dental Malpractice, Dram Shop Laws, Informed Consent, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 70% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2006, Indiana

Professional Webpage: https://www.broadwinglegal.com/about/kate-franke/

Honors/Awards:
  • Indiana Super Lawyers, 2022 – Present
  • Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Indiana, National Trial Lawyers, 2014 – Present
  • Indiana Lawyer, Up and Coming Lawyer, 2013
  • Indiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2014-2020
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Professionalism Award, 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury – Indianapolis, 2019 – Present
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Chapter Author, “A Plaintiff’s Attorney’s Perspective on Life Care Planning” (2018) - Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook, 4th Ed.
  • Author, The Verdict Article “Common Problems Probating the Wrongful Death Estate” (Vol. 34, No. 1: 2013) - Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Author, The Verdict Article “Get Medical Record Cheap with the HITECH Act” (Vol 36, No. 3: 2016) - Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, Law Office Marketing and Management Seminar (2023) - Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, The Best iPad Apps (2014) - American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants – Indianapolis Chapter
  • Speaker, Evidence in the Medical Bills (2012) - American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants – Indianapolis Chapter
  • Speaker, Indiana Kids’ Election – Cloverdale High School (2012) - Indiana State Bar Association
  • Speaker, Training Camp for Litigators – “Easy and Effective use of Technology” (2015) - Indiana State Bar Association
  • Speaker, Probating the Wrongful Death Estate CLE (2012) - Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Speaker, Litigation Trial Skills Series: Technology Pretrial (2015) - Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Speaker, Collateral Source Payments, and Medical Bills: Billed, Paid, Write-Offs -What’s the Law? (2016) - Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Speaker, Best Technology Tips for Practitioners (2022) - Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Speaker, Tech Tips for Zoom and Beyond (2023) - Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Speaker, BLSA and Lambda’s Lawyers for Equality (2015) - Valparaiso School of Law
  • Speaker, Future Collateral Source Payments, and the Affordable Care Act (2016) - Indiana Judicial Conference
  • Speaker, The Best Apps, Tools, & Tricks for the Mobile Attorney (2013) - National Business Institute
  • Speaker, Affordable Care Act: Impact on Injury Settlements (2014) - National Business Institute
  • Speaker, Establishing Future Damages with a Life Care Plan (2015) - National Business Institute
  • Speaker, Calculating Medical Damages in Injury Litigation Post Affordable Care Act (2015) - National Business Institute
  • Speaker, Voir Dire/Jury Selection: Veteran Strategies (2016) - National Business Institute
  • Speaker, Combating “Rambo” Litigators – Legal Remedies: What to do When all Else Fails (2017) - National Business Institute
  • Speaker, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury: The Ultimate Guide (2018) - National Business Institute
  • Speaker, Plaintiff’s Guide: Indiana Personal Injury from Start to Finish (2021) - National Business Institute
  • Speaker, Indiana Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit (2022) - National Business Institute
  • Speaker, Complex Issues in Auto Injury Litigation (2023) - National Business Institute
  • Speaker, Indiana Law Survey, “Saving Money Through Technology” (2019) - Hoosier CLE
  • Speaker, Recruiting Focus Group Participants (2019) - Injury Board
  • Speaker, Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases (2015) - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
  • Speaker, Planning Your First Personal Injury Case: Handling Your First Appeal (2017) - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
  • Speaker, Strategies, Technology, and Trial Practice (2018) - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
  • Speaker, Valuing and Proving Pain in Personal Injury Cases (2019) - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
  • Speaker, Annual Institute Sunrise Program, “Common Problems Probating the Wrongful Death Estate” (2013) - Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “Using an iPad at Trial” (2014) - Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “Life Care Plans & The Affordable Care Act” (2015) - Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction” (2016) - Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “Technology Update – 2017” (2017) - Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “Get Medical Records Cheap with the HITECH Act” (2018) - Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “E-discovery and the Cell Phone” (2019) - Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Program Chair/Speaker, Technology in the Courtroom, “Demonstrative Evidence on the Cheap” and “Effective Use of PowerPoint” (2019) - Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “HITECH Records Requests – Challenges and Solutions” (2020) - Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “Capturing and Preserving Facebook Evidence” (2021) - Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “What You Can Learn in the Audit Trails That’s Not in the Medical Record” (2023) - Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Member (2014 – Present), Evening Under the Stars Silent Auction & Dinner Planning Committee (2015 -2017)
  • Walker Foundation, Scholarship Mentor (2017, 2019)
  • We The People, Judge, High School, Middle School & Elementary School District Competitions (2007 – Present)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State of Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2013
  • American Association for Justice (2012 – Present), Board of Governors (2016 – 2019), Trucking Litigation Group
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (2010 – Present), Sustaining Member, Board of Directors, Young Lawyers – Executive Committee Member (2015 – 2016), Medical Malpractice, Amicus Curie Brief Writer - Petition to Transfer to the Indiana Supreme Court, City of Ft. Wayne v. Parrish (02A05-1408-CT-359)(2015), Amicus Curie Brief Writer - Petition to Transfer to the Indiana Supreme Court, Golden Corral Corporation v. Lenart (18A-CT-704)(2019)
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (2021 – Present)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association (2010 – Present)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (2006 – Present), House of Delegates (2019-2020), Legal Education Conclave Committee (2008-2010), Law Practice Management Committee (2008-2010)
  • Lake County, Indiana Bar Association (2006-2010), Young Lawyers Division, Law Day Planning Committee Co-chair (2010)
  • Indiana High School Mock Trial, Judge (2009)
Educational Background:
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana - Juris Doctorate, 2006
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, Bachelor of Arts, Major: Political Science, Minor: German, 2002

Office location for Katherine A. Franke

429 E Vermont St
Suite 13
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: 317-854-3388

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020

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