Lance D. Cline

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Cline Farrell Christie & Lee, P.C.
 | 951 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317-488-5500
Fax: 317-488-5510
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Lance D. Cline is a shareholder with Cline Farrell Christie & Lee, P.C. Mr. Cline has dedicated his career to representing victims of medical negligence, medical and consumer product defects, motor vehicle collisions, toxic torts, crime and birth injuries. His 36 years of legal experience have made him a fierce advocate and knowledgeable litigator representing injured people and their loved ones against health care providers, motor vehicle operators, large corporations and other formidable opponents.

Mr. Cline's dedication to his clients and high level of skill at trial advocacy have earned him membership in the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates, a national organization of the top 100 plaintiffs' attorneys in the United States, as well as the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization comprised of the top 1 percent of trial attorneys nationwide. He was also named Indianapolis Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in 2011, 2013, and 2014, Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney of the Year in 2018, a Top 10 Attorney in Indiana for the year 2018 by Super Lawyers, and Co-Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2018 by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. 

Mr. Cline earned a B.A. from Indiana University in 1973 with highest distinction, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society, and received his Juris Doctor from Indiana University in 1980 with honors. He is admitted to practice before all Indiana state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. He is a member of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, the American College of Legal Medicine, the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice, the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association.

Mr. Cline is a regular seminar speaker and published writer on topics pertaining to medical negligence and personal injury litigation. He is also involved in many community organizations at the local and national level, including the Indiana Legal Services Organization, Family Services of Central Indiana, the Indianapolis Bar Foundation and Doctors Without Borders.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (80%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

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

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, 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 16 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019

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About Lance Cline

Admitted: 1980, Indiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.cfcl-law.com/attorney/lance-cline/

Honors/Awards:

  • Indiana Super Lawyer, 2015
  • Best Lawyers Indianapolis Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year, 2014
  • Best Lawyers Indianapolis Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year, 2013
  • Best Lawyers Indianapolis Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1997 - Present
  • Member, College of Fellows, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Inner Circle of Advocates, 2008 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Former Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Birth Trauma, Breast Implant, L-Tryptophan, Inadequate Security, Cardiac Devices, Parlodel, Spinal Cord Injury, SSRI, and Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Groups, Medical Information Exchange Group, American Association of Justice
  • Member, Board of Directors, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1984 - Present
  • American College of Legal Medicine
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • Indiana, 1980

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Basketball Coach, Pike Township Youth League, 1987 - 1990
  • Repeat Guest Speaker, IUPUI Legal Nurse Consultant Program
  • Repeat Guest Speaker, Brebeuf Jesuit High School Law Class

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-Author: "Negligent Hiring and Negligent Retention of An Employee," Am Jur Trials 61 Vol. 29, 1981
  • "Proof of Subjective Injuries," ICLEF Seminar, 1982
  • "Handling The Personal Injury Claim," ICLEF Practice Skills Seminar, 1984
  • "Proving Dependency of Survivors in Wrongful Death Litigation in Indiana," Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, 1985
  • "Causes of Action Arising From Motor Vehicle Accidents," ICLEF Seminar, 1987
  • "The Open and Obvious Danger Rule in Product Liability Litigation Under Indiana Law," ICLEF Seminar, 1988
  • "Mock Trial Casebook," Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Annual Institute, 1988
  • "Breast Implant Litigation: An Overview," ICLEF Seminar, 1993
  • "The Medical Negligence Litigation System: Dispelling the Myth of a System in Crisis," Verdict Magazine, 1993
  • "Medical Malpractice and the Statute of Limitations", ICLEF Insider, 1998
  • "Overcoming A Negative Medical Reviews Panel Opinion", ICLEF Seminar 2010
  • "Overcoming Anti-Plaintiff Juror Bias In A Conservative Venue", ICLEF Seminar, 2010
  • Wrongful Death in Indiana (ITLA), 1985
  • Practice Skills Seminar (ICLEF), 1984 - 1987
  • Litigating Automobile Accidents (ICLEF), 1987
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Annual Seminar, 1987
  • Indiana Dental Association Annual Seminar, 1987
  • Product Liability Update (ICLEF), 1988
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Annual Institute, 1988
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (Indiana Trial Skills Workshop), 1989
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (Indiana Trial Skills Workshop), 1988
  • "How to Win A Medical Review Panel Decision" (ITLA), 1989
  • "Breast Implant Litigation" (ITLA), 1992
  • "Breast Implant Litigation: An Overview" (ICLEF), 1993
  • Masters In The Courtroom (ICLEF), 2010
  • Co-Chairperson, Indiana Trial Lawyers Annual Institute, 1988
  • Chairperson, Medical Negligence Litigation (ICLEF), 1993
  • Chairperson, Medical Negligence Litigation (ICLEF), 1986

Representative Clients:

  • Ryan v. Brown, M.D., 827 N.E.2d 112, 2005
  • State of Indiana et al. v. Cornelius, 637 N.E.2d 195, 1994

Educational Background:

  • Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity, J.D., Cum Laude, 1980
  • Indiana University, B.A., With Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1973

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • American College Of Trial Lawyers
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Inner Circle Of Advocates
  • Trial Lawyers For Public Justice
Office Location for Lance D. Cline

951 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: 317-488-5500

Fax: 317-488-5510

 

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Last Updated: 7/12/2018

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