Mark C. Ladendorf

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Ladendorf Law
 | 7310 North Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46250
Phone: 317-842-5800
Fax: 317-288-2720
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mark C. Ladendorf has focused his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation for his entire legal career. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, he represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Mr. Ladendorf has been involved in have arisen out of medical malpractice, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, defective drugs and other products, animal bites, and construction site accidents.

Mr. Ladendorf has obtained sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients, and his successes have not gone unnoticed by his colleagues. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. Additionally, Mr. Ladendorf has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, and he has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Admitted to practice before all Indiana state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

A former president of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and an emeritus member of its board of directors, Mr. Ladendorf's professional affiliations also include the American Association for Justice and the Indiana State Bar Association. He has delivered numerous presentations on topics related to his practice area at continuing legal education seminars and to other legal and business groups. A 1977 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from Indiana University Bloomington, Mr. Ladendorf pursued his legal education at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 1980.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (10%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Medical Malpractice

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019

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About Mark Ladendorf

Admitted: 1980, Indiana

Professional Webpage: https://www.ladendorf.com/mark-c-ladendorf-esq/

Honors/Awards:

  • Featured in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Selected as One of Indiana's Super Lawyers in Indianapolis Monthly magazine and Indiana Super Lawyers magazine
  • Selected to "The Best Lawyers in America"
  • Holds an "AV" rating as an attorney
  • Selected to "National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers"
  • Life Member of the National Registry of Who's Who

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • Chair, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Award Seminar, 2015
  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice 
  • Chair, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association 41st Annual Institute, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • Chair, "Personal Injury for Paralegals, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2012, 2014 and 2015
  • Member, American Bar Associations
  • Board of Directors, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1990 – 2015
  • Member, ABA, Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • Sustaining Member, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association
  • President, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Member, Attorney Information Exchange Group
  • Indiana

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, "Indiana State Chiropractic Association, District Meeting Seminar", 1986
  • Co-Author & Lecturer, “Final Argument in a Products Liability Lawsuit”, Indiana continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1982
  • Lecturer, “Indiana State Chiropractic Association, District Meeting Seminar”, 1986
  • Lecturer, "Settling a Personal Injury Case: Valuation & Negotiation," Young Lawyers Division, Indianapolis Bar Association, 1996
  • Co-Author & Lecturer, "Final Argument in a Products Liability Lawsuit", Indiana continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1982
  • Author & Lecturer, "Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Indiana", National Business Institute, Inc, 1996
  • Lecturer, "Effects of Tort Reform on Medical Malpractice," Health Law Society, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, 1995
  • Lecturer, "Orthopedics for Lawyers", Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1995
  • Lecturer, "Advanced Trial Series – Setting the Stage: Pre- Trial Practice," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1995
  • Author & Lecturer, "Issues Relating to Medical Malpractice in Indiana", The Labor News, 1995
  • Lecturer, "How to Manage your Law Practice and Balance it with your Personal Life", Applied Professionalism for Young Lawyers, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Lecturer, "A new Twist on an Old Tradition", Torts, Indiana Law Survey, The Alumni Association Of The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School Of Law, 2013
  • Lecturer, "Cross Examination of Defendants – Records Review – Expert", Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Award Seminar, 2013
  • Lecturer, "Personal Injury Primer for Paralegals – Attorney/Paralegal Dynamics", Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Lecturer, "Damages in a Wrongful Death Trial," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar,, 2012
  • Lecturer, "Understanding & Evaluation of the Wrongful Death Claim", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 2010
  • Lecturer, "Increased Costs of Health Care Insurance, "Litigation Seminar For Legal Secretaries and Legal Assistants," Law Seminars International, 1993
  • Lecturer, "Depositions – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1993
  • Author & Lecturer, "Taking and Defending Depositions from a Plaintiff's Perspective", Law Seminars International, 1993
  • Author & Lecturer, "Protecting Work Product: Video Settlement Documentary", Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Lecturer, "Measurement of Spinal Impairment: Medical and Legal Issues," Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1992
  • Lecturer, "Topics in Litigation," Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, 2008
  • Lecturer, "Summary Judgments," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1992
  • Lecturer, "Dog Bite Law: Does it Bite?" Indiana Trial Lawyers Association 18th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Seminar, 2006
  • Author & Lecturer, "Plaintiff's Perspective on Selecting and Preparing Cases for Summary Judgment", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1992
  • Lecturer, "Blood, Sweat and A Bad Dog," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 2006
  • Lecturer, "Trial Advocacy Program," Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, Indiana, 1991
  • Lecturer, "How Bankruptcy Affects Your Practice," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 2005
  • Lecturer, "Indiana Orthopedics for Lawyers," Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1991
  • Author & Lecturer, "Advanced Trial Series – Setting the Stage; Pre-Trial Practice", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1995
  • Lecturer, "Evidence in Trial Practice in Indiana," National Business Institute, Inc., 1991
  • Author & Lecturer, "Recent Case Law Update Regarding Interrogatories, Request For Production and Request For Admissions", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1995
  • Lecturer, "Tools for Enhancing an Arbitration Presentation," ITLA 3rd Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Seminar, 1991
  • Lecturer, "Accident Reconstruction: Dealing with Causation and Damages," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1994
  • Author & Lecturer, "Using Expert Witnesses In Discovery & Trial", National Business Institute, Inc. Seminar, 1991
  • Lecturer, "What you and Your Experts Are Missing – Using the Cost of Health Insurance as an Element of Damages, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Lecturer, "Depositions: Strategies, Tactics & Mechanics," 2nd Annual, Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1990
  • Lecturer, "the Auto Case: We Are Back in Front of Juries", Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Award Seminar, 2004
  • Author & Lecturer, "Dram Shop Liability From the Plaintiff's Perspective", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 1990
  • Lecturer, "Medical School for Lawyers," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 2001
  • Lecturer, "Jury Selection in Indiana," Lorman Education Services, 2001
  • Lecturer, "Indiana Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage Issues," Indianapolis Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1989
  • Lecturer, ITLA 16th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Seminar, 2003
  • Author & Lecturer, "Statutory Guidelines with Regards to Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claim", Professional Education Systems, Inc , 1989
  • Lecturer, "Civil Discovery: The Tough Issues Argued," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Seminar, 2004
  • Author & Lecturer, "Indiana Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage Issues" Professional Educations Systems, Inc, 1989
  • Lecturer, "Young Lawyers Brown Bag Seminar Series," Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, 2004
  • Lecturer, "Indiana Discovery, Pretrial and Trial Procedures," Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1988
  • Lecturer, "Hot Tips From the Experts: Personal Injury," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1998
  • Author & Lecturer, "Indiana Discovery, Pretrial & Trial Resources: Plaintiffs Perspective", Professional Education Systems, Inc, 1988
  • Chair & Lecturer, "The Challenge of Picking and Persuading a Jury," The Indiana Lawyer, Seminar, 1997
  • Lecturer, "Indiana Orthopedics for Lawyers," Professional Education Systems, Inc, 1987
  • Lecturer, "Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Indiana," National Business Institute, Inc., 1996
  • Lecturer, "Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases: The Experts Share Their Secrets," Lorman Education Services, 1999 to 2002

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Rachel Riggs, et al. v. Alan Burrell, (1992) 595 N.E.2d 268
  • Wildman v. Nat'l Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 03N.E.2d 683 (Ind. App. 1998)
  • DiBortolo v. Metropolitan School District of Washington Township, (1982) 440 N.E.2d 506
  • Gonzalez v. U-Haul of Central Indiana and Volvo of America Corp., (1985) 752 F.2d 295
  • Nature's Link, Inc. v. Przybyla, 885 N.E.2d 709 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008)
  • International Vacuum, Inc. v. Owens, (1982) 439 N.E.2d 188
  • Armstrong v. Lake, (1983) 447 N.E.2d 1153
  • St. Anthony Medical Center v. Ralph Kalember 853 N.E.2d 1046, 2006

Representative Clients:

  • BAM (Breakdown Assistance for Motorcycles)
  • SteelHorse

Educational Background:

  • Indiana University B.A., With Distinction, 1977
Office Location for Mark C. Ladendorf

7310 North Shadeland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Phone: 317-842-5800

Fax: 317-288-2720

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Last Updated: 12/6/2018

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