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Michael J. Stapleton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Lafayette, IN

Ball Eggleston, P.C.
201 Main Street, Suite 810
Lafayette, IN 47901
Phone: 765-742-9046
Fax: 765-742-1966
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in Indiana Since: 1972
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

A highly regarded trial lawyer, Michael J. Stapleton is an attorney at Ball Eggleston, P.C., and he has been with the firm for over 40 years. He is located in Lafayette, Indiana, and he represents clients throughout Tippecanoe County and other parts of the state. Mr. Stapleton has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

The primary portion of Mr. Stapleton’s practice is centered on medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Stapleton’s skillful presentations in front of juries along with his tenacity at the negotiating table have allowed his clients to receive hundreds of millions in compensation for the losses that they have incurred. His successful track record has earned him a great deal of positive recognition from his fellow members of the bar, including an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an “Excellent” rating through Avvo. In addition, he has been annually selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, and he was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2016 by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.  He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and Indiana College of Trial Lawyers.

*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
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 60%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

About Michael J. Stapleton

First Admitted: 1972, Indiana

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Educational Background

  • University of Kentucky, B.A. 1969


  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Voted 2016 Indiana Trial Lawyer of the Year by Indiana Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, Indiana Trial Lawyers College of Fellow
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Master Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation
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Office Location for Michael J. Stapleton

201 Main Street
Suite 810
Lafayette, IN 47901

Phone: 765-742-9046

Fax: 765-742-1966

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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