Steven M. Crell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Cohen Garelick & Glazier
 | 8888 Keystone Crossing Boulevard, Suite 800
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Phone: 317-573-8888
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

As the founder of Steve Crell Law, Steven M. Crell provides dedicated legal representation to clients in Indianapolis, Indiana, and throughout the state. He focuses his practice on personal injury, generally handling cases that involve the following matters: serious injuries, motor vehicle accidents, including car, public transportation and commercial truck accidents; cyclist accidents, including those involving bike sharing services; premises liability, including construction accidents and dog bites; product liability, including medical and pharmaceutical products, children's clothing and exercise equipment; and nursing home neglect and abuse.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Ball State University in 1985, Mr. Crell went on to attend the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. From there, he graduated in 1988 with a Juris Doctor.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Crell has devoted himself to advocating on behalf of those injured by the negligence or intentions of others. While he commonly seeks to efficiently achieve resolutions for his clients to their legal issues through mediation, Mr. Crell will aggressively fight to see his clients' rights upheld. With more than 29 years of experience, he stands toe-to-toe with large insurance companies and refuses to let them push his clients around.

A member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Mr. Crell has successfully obtained millions of dollars for his clients through verdicts and settlements. He holds an Avvo "Excellent" rating.

Beyond his work in the courtroom, Mr. Crell believes in giving back to the community. He regularly volunteers his services, providing pro bono legal services to members of the community with disabilities. He also frequently lectures and teaches classes on legal topics, including navigating the courts.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Business Litigation (20%)

General Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018

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About Steven Crell

Admitted: 1988, Indiana

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Honors and Awards:

  • Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2010
  • Indianapolis Bar Association President's Award for Pro-Bono Committee Work, November 20, 2003
  • Francis Feeney, Jr. Tax Award, 1988
  • Beta Theta Pi

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Served as a member of 2017 faculty at Trial Advocacy Skills College, a four-day intensive trial practice training program for lawyers, 2017
  • Served as a member of faculty at Trial Advocacy Skills College, a four-day intensive trial practice training program for lawyers, 2016
  • Member, Torts and Litigation Sections, American Bar Association, 1988 - Present
  • Indiana Supreme and Appellate Courts
  • Charter Member and Barrister, Indianapolis Chapter, American Inn of Court, 2000 - 2006
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1988
  • Indiana, 1988
  • Member, Indiana Bar Association, 1988 - Present
  • President, Board of Directors, Hooverwood Nursing Home, 1998 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Past-President and Member of the Board of Directors, Hooverwood Nursing Home
  • Immediate Past-President and Member of the Board of Directors, Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
  • Vice President, Kiwanis, 1989 - 1995
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Pro-Bono Standing Committee, 2003 - 2006
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Pro-Bono Committee, 2002 - 2006
  • Member, Board of Directors, Indiana Cancer Research Foundation, 2003 - 2006
  • Volunteer Attorney, Indianapolis Landlord/Tenant Association, 1990 - 2000
  • President, Windermere Homeowners Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • How to Navigate Superior & Small Claims Courts, Indianapolis Property Investors Association, 1998 - 2004
  • Managed Healthcare Contract, Indiana Medical Association, 1997

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Slavin v. C.I.R., 932 F.2d 598 (C.A.7 1991)
  • Valinet v. Eskew, 574 N.E.2d 283 (Ind. 1991)
  • Knauf Fiber Glass, GMBh v. Stein, 622 N.E.2d 163 (Ind. 1993)
  • Robinson v. Century Personnel, Inc., 678 N.E.2d 1268 (Ind.App. 1997)
  • Rogier v. American Testing and Engineering Corp., 734 N.E.2d 606 (Ind.App. 2000)
  • H & G Ortho, Inc. v. Neodontics Intern., Inc., 823 N.E.2d 718 (Ind.App. 2005)

Educational Background:

  • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, B.S., Honors: Dean's List, Major: Accounting, June, 1985
Office Location for Steven M. Crell

8888 Keystone Crossing Boulevard
Suite 800
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Phone: 317-573-8888


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Last Updated: 2/13/2018

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