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Scott L. Starr

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in Logansport, IN

Starr Austen & Miller, LLP
201 South Third Street
Logansport, IN 46947
Phone: 574-722-6676
Fax: 574-753-3299
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022
Licensed in Indiana Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Securities Litigation (50%), Business Litigation (30%), Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Scott L. Starr is a partner with Starr Austen & Miller, LLP, law firm in Logansport, Indiana. A nationally ranked trial attorney with nearly 40 years of legal experience, Mr. Starr provides unmatched representation and support to clients throughout the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Securities fraud

·       Investment fraud

·       Class actions

·       Personal injury and wrongful death

·       Toxic torts

·       Commercial litigation

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Starr has served as lead counsel in dozens of jury trials and class actions, and he has represented the rights and interests of hundreds of clients victimized by securities and investment fraud. In addition, he has advocated on behalf of numerous consumers adversely affected by dangerous and defective products as well individuals and families suffering needlessly because of the negligent, careless and unlawful actions of others.

From his efforts, Mr. Starr has secured millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients while holding those responsible for his clients' suffering accountable for their actions. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers, including recognition from Wilson Kehoe & Winingham as a "Leader in Litigation."

A 1997 magna cum laude graduate of Ball State University, Mr. Starr attended Indiana University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 1980. The Indiana State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

A leader in his legal community, Mr. Starr is the past president of the Cass County Bar Association and the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, where he continues to serve on the board of directors. He is also a fellow with the American Bar Association and active member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Defense Research Institute and the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

*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
  • 50%Securities Litigation
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022

About Scott L. Starr

First Admitted: 1980, Indiana

Professional Webpage:


  • Terry Simons V. Yellow Freight Lines
  • Bobby L. Young And Sharon Young V. Ronald Shane Bannister, P.I.& I. Motor Express, Inc. And Ispat Inland, Inc.
  • Estate Of Robert Buck V. Prime Line Transportation, Inc. And Hercules Manoukarakis
  • Amy Faught Vs. Whirlpool Corp. And Lowe’s Home Center’s Inc.
  • Court Approves Final Settlement With Motorola
  • Thurman D. Albright, Et Al. V. Xyz Company
  • Marvin Kistler V. Raymond James & Associates
  • Lloyd Pinney And James Crawley V. Edward D. Jones & Company
  • Ms. Doe V. Xyz Bank And Others
  • Paul M. Baldauf, Et Al. V. Edward D. Jones & Company
  • John Doe V. Mcdonald Investments Inc. And Others
  • Rosemary Tam And Wayne Tam, Et Al. V. David M. Housworth And Edward D. Jones & Company
  • Xyz Company V. Xyz Brokerage Firm
  • Dale Burns, Gary Halpin And Key Hutchins V. Prudential Securities, Inc. And Jeffrey Pickett


  • Top 50 lawyers, State of Indiana, 2004-2007
  • Leader in Litigation by Wilson, Kehoe & Winingham
  • Indiana Super Lawyer, 2003-2015
  • Diplomat, DTCI, 2003
  • Defense Research Institute Exceptional Performance Citation, DTCI Annual Meeting in San Francisco, 1998
  • Fellow, American Bar Association
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)
  • DTCI

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • President, DTCI, 1998
  • Board of Directors, DTCI
  • Member, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Cass County (Indiana) Bar Association

Educational Background

  • Ball State University, Summa Cum Laude, Majori: Accounting (he passed the CPA exam)
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Office Location for Scott L. Starr

201 South Third Street
Logansport, IN 46947

Phone: 574-722-6676

Fax: 574-753-3299

Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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