Jeffrey D. Stemerick
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
One Indiana Square
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tel: (317) 713-3500
Jeff focuses his practice on defending clients in complex business, construction, real estate, and environmental litigation at both the trial and appellate level. He has extensive experience providing the full range of litigation services in federal and state court, including pretrial discovery, summary judgment advocacy, trial advocacy, and appellate advocacy. He also has experience representing clients in administrative enforcement proceedings. Jeff is recognized as one of the “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers in America® for appellate and commercial litigation and as a rising star by Indiana Super Lawyers for appellate litigation.
Jeff has represented clients in both state and federal court in cases involving a variety of business issues, including real estate litigation, toxic tort litigation, mold litigation, class action litigation, construction disputes, products liability, insurance coverage disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, business torts, landlord-tenant issues, defamation, and constitutional law. He also has experience with a variety of environmental statutory schemes, including Indiana’s Environmental Legal Action Statute, CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and underground storage tank laws.
Jeff is the past chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association Environmental Section’s Executive Committee and a past member of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Insurance Coverage Section’s Executive Committee. He also sits on the board of directors of the Center for Global Impact, a local faith-based nonprofit relief-and-development organization.
Jeff graduated from Indiana State University (B.S., magna cum laude) in 2007. He earned his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2010, where he was editor-in-chief of the Indiana Law Journal and champion of the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition. Prior to joining the firm, Jeff served as law clerk to Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard of the Indiana Supreme Court.
Taft’s appellate lawyers serve as lead counsel on significant and high-profile appeals. We have deep experience in federal and state appellate courts across the United States. Because of our recognized experience before reviewing courts, our attorneys are specifically brought into cases after trial to represent both established clients and new clients on appeal.
Our appellate attorneys have in-depth knowledge of substantive areas of law and experience with a broad range of industries. We are creative and collaborative, developing persuasive arguments that are well-researched and well-written. From start to finish, our attorneys are committed to putting our clients in the best position possible, not only in terms of winning individual cases for our clients, but also in terms of shaping the law in a positive way to assure our clients’ long-term interests.
Founded in 1885 with an unwavering commitment to client service, our focus remains firm: to deliver innovative and results-oriented legal solutions.