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Attorney Mark R. Waterfill is the founder and owner of Mark R. Waterfill, Attorney at Law, P.C., in Indianapolis, Indiana. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 34 years of legal experience, Mr. Waterfill serves the needs and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Indianapolis metro and all across the state who have serious and complex legal issues involving any of the following:
· Employment law for businesses
· Plaintiff employment law
· Civil and commercial litigation
As an attorney, Mr. Waterfill has gained a reputation for his unwavering devotion to his clients' needs while aggressively pursuing the most favorable outcomes on their behalves. Along with maintaining a successful trial practice, he also counsels business owners and employers in all aspects of employment law to help ensure they remain in compliance and reduce their risk exposure. Honored for his professionalism and service, he has earned a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* peer review rating along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers.
A recognized leader in his field, Mr. Waterfill has written extensively and conducted lectures and seminars on an array of topics related to employment law. He is co-author of "Understanding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, The Employer's Guide to Compliance" and "The Family and Medical Leave Act: A Dozen Years of Confusion." He has served as contributing lead editor for the Personnel Law Update published by the Council on Education in Management and has lectured before this organization, as well as before Lorman Education Services, Public Agency Training Council, and others. Mr. Waterfill routinely chairs the annual Employment Law Update for ICLEF and the annual Employment Law seminar for the Indiana Lawyer magazine.
A 1983 magna cum laude graduate of Hanover College, Mr. Waterfill obtained his Juris Doctor in 1986 from Indiana University's Maurer School of Law. The Indiana State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Federal Court.
Active in his legal community, Mr. Waterfill is a Life Fellow with the Indianapolis Bar Association, and former chair of the Indiana State Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Law. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.
Committed to his local community as well, he has also served on the board of directors of Make a Wish Foundation of Indiana, Veterans Service Foundation, Inc., Bethany Christian Services adoption agency and United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana. He is has also served as president and board member of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.
*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.
About Mark Waterfill
First Admitted: 1986, Indiana
Professional Webpage: https://www.waterfilllaw.com/attorney/waterfill-mark-r/
Pro bono/Community Service
- Bethany Christian Services Adoption Agency, Board of Directors
- United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Indiana, Board of Directors
- Indianapolis Bar Foundation, President, 2019 - 2020
- Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Board of Directors
- Veterans Service Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors
- Former Chairman, Legal Services Advisory Committee, Indianapolis Bar Association
- Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana, B.S. magna cum laude - 1983
- Bank of Indiana was sued by its former President, Jay Reynolds, for breach of an employment contract severance provision. The Bank, represented by Mr. Waterfill, counterclaimed for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. At a jury trial in March 2012, the judge threw out Mr. Reynolds' claim at the close of his evidence and the jury awarded the Bank $250,000 on its counterclaim. The judge added $135,000 in attorney fees for a total verdict of $385,000., 2012
- , Senior Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2015
- Indiana Super Lawyers
- Indianapolis Bar Association, President Bar Foundation , 2019
- Indiana, 1986
- American Bar Association
- U.S. Federal Courts, 1986
- President, Indiana State Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, 2010
- Webinar explaining how to handle discrimination issues in employment., Speaker, Discrimination in the Workplace, Public Agency Training Council, Public Agencies, 2020
- An explanation of the law related to sexual harassment and advice regarding investigating those claims., Speaker, Investigating Claims of Sexual Harassment, Public Agency Training Council, Public Agencies, 2020
- An explanation of the FMLA and ADA, and how to handle those claims., Speaker, Handling FMLA and ADA Claims , Public Agency Training Council, Public Agencies, 2020
- BYOD: Where the Employee and the Enterprise Intersect. Employee Relations Law Journal. Autumn 2014 Employer's Dilemma: Guns in the Workplace. Today's General Counsel. Feb./March 2015. Tips for Handling Employee Terminations. Employee Relations Today. May 2015. The Hoosier Banker, “Banks Should Take a Careful Look at Employment Contracts”, April 2015.
- Speaker, Religious Discrimination in Employment, Arbitration, and Mediation of Employment Disputes
- Lecturer, Employment Law, The Council On Education In Management
- Lecturer, Employment Law, Lorman Education Services
- Savvy Employer
- Personnel Law Update, Contributing Lead Editor, Council On Education In Management's
- The Family and Medical Leave Act, A Dozen Years of Confusion (Co-Author)
- Understanding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, The Employer's Guide to Compliance, (Co-Author)
Last Updated: 6/2/2022