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Scott M. Kyrouac

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Terre Haute, IN

Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Wilkinson & Drummy, LLP
333 Ohio Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Phone: 812-917-2804
Fax: 812-235-5107
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2016, 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Indiana Since: 1985
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (20%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%), Personal Injury - General: Defense (20%), Personal Injury - Products: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Registered Civil and Domestic Mediator.  For over 35 years, I have defended civil suits, including personal injury, product liability, trucking accidents, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and commercial litigation. I have served clients by trying numerous jury trials throughout Indiana in both state and federal courts.  As former President of Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Past President of American Board of Advocates (Indiana) and State Representative of DRI, I  am a strong advocate of the right to trial by jury.  Nevertheless, I recognize the need to promote civility and efficiency throughout the judicial system by serving as a Registered Civil and Domestic Mediator. Recognized by The Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, I stand ready to help.

My selection as Indiana's Defense Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2008 was a great recognition by my peers.  Service as Indiana's elected DRI State Representative (2012-2015) allowed me to gain experience on a national level whereas experience serving as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President of American Board of Trial Advocates (Indiana) educated me about both sides of legal issues. I remain an active invited member of ADTA, DTCI and Indiana Association of Mediators.  I have chaired several continuing legal education seminars for attorneys (Stanley v. Walker Forum) and have authored several scholarly articles published for the benefit of the legal profession, including "Defending Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation in 2017." I enjoy a 10.0 ranking by AVVO and an AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell.  In 2017, I was honored with America's Top One Hundred Attorneys Life Time Achievement Award. While I am greatful for my past accomplishments, I look forward to continuing to satisfy my peers and clients for many years to come as both an advocate and as a mediator.  For specific information concerning mediation, please see MediatedSolutionsandSettlements.com

About Scott M. Kyrouac

First Admitted: 1985, Indiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.wilkinsonlaw.com/attorney-profiles/scott-m-kyroua...

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President American Board of Trial Advocates (Indiana) 2015, President Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana 2011.  Defense Research Institute State Representative (2012-2015). ADTA Invited Member (2011 to present.) National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Indiana Association of Mediators (IAM) member.  Client Distinction Award 2013-2021.  2018 Selection "America's Top 100 Attorneys."

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Pro Bono Counsel services offered for St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Terre Haute Humane Society, Clay County Humane Society and Miss Softball America. Appointed Modest Mediator for Vigo County Court Program, 2016 to present.

Educational Background

  • J.D. degree, 1985

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • DTCI Outstanding Defense Attorney for the State of Indiana., 2008

Videos

  • President ABOTA (Indiana Chapter), 2015

Honors/Awards

  • 2015 Elected President American Board of Trial Advocates (Indiana), 2017
  • , DRI State Representative for Indiana, DRI, 2017
  • I was honored by being selected as DTCI Defense Attorney of the Year in 2008., Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana Defense Attorney of The Year, DTCI, 2008

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Member of National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Diversity can play an important role in the settlement process in Medical Malpractice, Product Liability and Wrongful Death / Motor Vehicle Accident cases., Author/Presenter, Diversity in Mediation, ICLE and DTCI, 2020
  • Numerous Continuing legal education articles published by NBI and Thompson Reuters concerning evidentiary issue such as authentication of documents, exceptions to the rule against hearsay, pesonal inury, mediation and ethics., Author, Hearsay in the Court Room, NBI, 2011
  • “Medical Malpractice: Conducting Discovery and Doctor Depositions” NBI 2018; “Mediation from the Mediator’s Point of View” NBI 2018; “Mediation Ethics” NBI 2017; “Defending Traumatic Brain Injury Claims” NBI 2017 are examples of legal writings authored to help facilitate continuing legal education in Indiana., Author, “Medical Malpractice: Conducting Discovery and Doctor Depositions” NBI 2018; “Mediation from the Mediator’s Point of View” NBI 2018; “Mediation Ethics” NBI 2017; “Defending Traumatic Brain Injury Claims” NBI 2017; , NBI, Indiana Bar, 2018
  • Author and Presenter of "Defending Commercial Carrier Litigation in 2018" Thompson Reuters.  2017 Published "Defending Traumatic Brain Injury Cases."  Defense attorney guide for distinguishing legitimate brain injury cases from embellished claims.  "A comprehensive review of the statute of repose defense to asbestosis claims for the state of Indiana." Indiana Civil Litigation Review. , Author, Statute of Repose As It Pertains to Asbestos Claims, Indiana Civil Review Law Journal, 2009

Transactions

  • Since 2010, I have devoted substantial portion of my practice serving as Civil Mediator and Domestic Mediator.  It is truly my pleasure to have helped several hundred people get their cases resolved during the recent Covid-19 Pandemic by Zoom and Hybrid Mediations., 2020

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Obtained multiple summary judgment decisions on the Marian County Product Liability / Asbestos Docket, 2021
  • Vermillion County Defense Verdict.  Successfully defended a roll over litigation by obtaining a defendant's verdict., 2019
  • When helping seriously injured people, I welcome the opportunity to facilitate correction of the wrong. My involvement in several large settlements positively changed the lives of my clients for the better by helping them mitigate their damages. Serious accidents are life changing events for everyone involved.  While the law can't erase the harm, attorneys can help clients cope with the aftermath and reach amicable resolution of legal issues no matter who they represent. Being a registered civil and domestic mediator, alternative dispute resolution provides the opportunity to furnish practical advice that facilitates reasonable solutions., 2011
  • See my web page for some of my reported verdicts.
  • McCullough v. Archbold, 605 N.E. 2d 175 (Ind. 1993); Harbour v. Arelco, Inc., 678 N.E. 2d 381 (Ind. 1999); Shelton v. Wick, 715 N.E. 2d 890 (1999); trans. denial 736 N.E. 2d 219 (2000); City of Terre Haute v. Simpson, 746 N.E.2d 359, 367 (Ind.Ct.App. 2001), trans. denied; Richmond v Dana (Marian County Asbestos 2021 Docket).

Industry Groups

  • 2011 President Defense Trial Counsel Of Indiana; President American Board Of Trial Advocates 2015
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Office Location for Scott M. Kyrouac

333 Ohio Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807

Last Updated: 9/15/2021

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