Michael W. Phelps

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Stewart Phelps Wood Injury Lawyers
 | Ten Fortune Park, 3905 Vincennes Rd., Ste 400
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone: 317-953-2604
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of his eponymous law firm, Michael W. Phelps focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Located in Bloomington, Indiana, he furnishes representation to clients throughout the state. Admitted to practice before all Indiana state courts, Mr. Phelps is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

Mr. Phelps provides aggressive advocacy to people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other people or entities. The types of cases, which he has handled have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle crashes, workplace accidents, premises liability, animal attacks, and defective and dangerous products, including drugs and medical devices. Mr. Phelps has been able to obtain significant compensation for his plaintiff clients, both through jury awards and negotiated settlements, and this has led to his becoming a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, both of which are invitation-only organizations. His successful track record has also led to his being a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, which is an honor achieved by fewer than 1% of the country's practicing attorneys.

After taking courses at Indiana State University, Mr. Phelps transferred to Indiana University Bloomington, where he majored in political science and earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1995. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Capital University Law School in Ohio, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors in 1998. After graduation, Mr. Phelps was an insurance defense attorney before switching sides in 2005, and he has been representing plaintiffs since that time. He formed his own firm in 2017.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020

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About Michael Phelps

Admitted: 1998, Indiana

Honors/Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in Indiana, Top 10
  • National Trial Lawyer's Distinguished Counsel, Top 1%
  • Super Lawyer, 2013-2018
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • Supreme Court of Indiana

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Represents families in wrongful death and serious injury accidents. Tried approximately 200 jury trials in State and Federal Courts in Indiana. Mike has obtained jury verdicts of $157,000,000; $28,400,000; $8,000,000; $5,800.000, $3,000,000 and $1,250,000 as well as dozens of high 6 figure verdicts for single clients since 2007.* *Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Case results vary depending on facts and injuries

Educational Background:

  • Indiana University, B.S., 1995
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Office Location for Michael W. Phelps

Ten Fortune Park
3905 Vincennes Rd., Ste 400
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Phone: 317-953-2604

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Last Updated: 9/24/2019

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