Bruce L Kamplain

Norris Choplin & Schroeder, LLP
Bloomington, Indiana 47401

317-269-9330



Areas Of Practice

Commercial
Construction
Contract
Environmental
Insurance
Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Wrongful Death

 
 



Bruce is a partner of the firm and was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1950. He is a Registered Civil Mediator. He has over thirty-five years experience in resolving disputes using the variety of techniques offered by litigation avoidance, talking with the client and the opposing lawyer to determine the interests and issues of the dispute so as to reach an amicable resolution, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration, dispositive motion practice, trial to the bench or to jury, and appeal in state and federal courts. He is a member of the firm's insurance, environmental and toxic tort practice groups. He is married and has two daughters.



Representative Experience

 

         * Litigated matters in two third's thirds of Indiana's 92 counties

         * Argued more than 28 appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

         * Argued before the Indiana Supreme Court

         * Tried over 15 jury trials to verdict in both state and federal court

         * Deputy Attorney General of Indiana, 1978-1985

 

Honors
  • *   Avid and award winning nature and wildlife photographer

    *   Deacon and on-call photographer for Geist Christian Church, a Disciples of Christ Church


Civic Activities

  • * Volunteer Judge for the Indiana Mock Trial Competition, High School Division, held in Indianapolis, Indiana

    * Avid and award winning nature and wildlife photographer

    * Deacon and on-call photographer for Geist Christian Church, a Disciples of Christ Church


Professional Associations
  • * Defense Research Institute

    * Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, former chairman of Insurance Coverage Section

    * Indianapolis Law Club

    * American Bar Association (Air and Space Law, Energy and Environmental Law, Litigation, Natural Resources and Torts and Insurance Practice Sections)

    * American Association Justice (Associate Member)

    * Indianapolis Bar Association (Litigation Section)

    * Indiana State Bar Association (Environmental Law and Litigation Sections)

Practices
  • He has litigated complex commercial cases involving insurance coverage, environmental pollution liability, asbestos, diacetyl, chemical exposure (including solvents, diacetyl and asbestos), toxic tort, products liability, bodily injury, property damage, construction defects, pharmaceuticals, fabric flammability, underground storage tank and reinsurance issues.
Education
  • Hanover College, 1973
  • American University, Honors Political Science Program, Washington, DC, 1972
  • Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis, 1977
Bar Admissions
  • State of Indiana, 1977
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 1977
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
101 West Ohio St., Ninth Floor

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-4213 

T: (317) 269-9330

F: (317) 269-9338

Email: [email protected]