Kevin P. Farrell, Esq.


Kevin P. Far­rell, Esq.
(317) 554‑3242
(800) 274‑5559


Kevin P. Far­rell is a part­ner with Cline Far­rell Christie & Lee. He rep­re­sents clients in a wide range of legal mat­ters, focus­ing his prac­tice in the areas of per­sonal injury, wrong­ful death and premises liability.

A trial lawyer since 1974, Kevin has con­sid­er­able appel­late expe­ri­ence. He has lec­tured exten­sively on per­sonal injury and wrong­ful death prac­tice issues, and has served on the Board of Direc­tors for the Indi­ana Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion since 1991.

Attorney Kevin Farrell Working


Mar­ian Col­lege, Indi­anapo­lis, B.A., 1969

Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity, J.D., 1974

Bar Admis­sions

Indi­ana bar, 1974

Court Admis­sions

U.S. Dis­trict Court for the North­ern Dis­trict of Indiana

U.S. Dis­trict Court for the South­ern Dis­trict of Indiana

Pro­fes­sional Associations

Indi­anapo­lis Bar Association

Indi­ana State Bar Association

Amer­i­can Bar Association

Amer­i­can Col­lege of Trial Lawyers, 2006

Indi­ana Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion, 1991

  • Mem­ber
  • Board of Directors

Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion for Justice.

Mar­ion County Cir­cuit Court, 1975–1977

  • Com­mis­sioner


Best Lawyers® 2013 Per­sonal Injury Lit­i­ga­tion “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis

Best Lawyers in Amer­ica, 2007 edition

Indi­ana Super Lawyer, 2004–2014

  • Hon­ored every year since the award’s inception

Reported Cases

Fra­zier v. Mel­lowitz, 804 N.E.2d 796 (Ind. App. 2004)

Baker v. Weather, 714 NE 2d 740 (Ind. App. 1999)

Frady v. Hedge­cock, 497 NE2d 620

Shaf­fer v. Ramada, 576 NE2d 1264 580 NE2d 306

Thomp­son v. Murat Shrine Club, Inc. 639 N.E.2d 1039

Menden­hall v. Skin­ner and Broad­bent Co. Inc., 728 N.E.2nd 140
Miles v. Chris­tensen, 724 N.E.2d 623

Sem­i­nars and Lectures

Recent Devel­op­ments in Tort Law,” Indi­ana Law Update Sem­i­nar (ICLEF), 2000 – 2010

Bench Bar Con­fer­ence (IBA) — What Lawyers Expect of Judges (IBA), 2010

Neg­li­gent Entrust­ment of Guns (Indi­ana Trial Lawyers), 2010

Women’s Law Con­fer­ence (ISBA), 2008

Radi­a­tion Tech­nol­ogy Sem­i­nar (Soci­ety of Nuclear Med­i­cine), 2008

Solo and Small Firm Prac­tice (ISBA), 2007–2008

Civil Law Update (ISBA), 2007

Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity School of Law — Indi­anapo­lis, 2006–2010 — Guest Lecturer

Young Lawyers Sem­i­nar (Indi­ana Trial Lawyers), 2004

Annual Insti­tute Civil Law Update (Indi­ana Trial Lawyers), 2001–2003

Indi­ana Trial Advo­cacy Col­lege, 1998–2006 — Fac­ulty Member

Prac­tice Skills Sum­mit (ICLEF), 2004

Han­dling Civil Cases, Rookie Law Sem­i­nar (ICLEF), 1999 – 2006

Trial Tac­tics (Defense Trial Coun­sel of Indi­ana), 2002

WE THE JURY…” (Lake County Bar Asso­ci­a­tion) Open­ing State­ment (2000), Voir Dire (2002), Final Argu­ment (2004)

Plan­ning Your First Per­sonal Injury Case,” 1999

Rookie Law Sem­i­nar,” 1999

Expert Opin­ion Tes­ti­mony,” 1999

Suc­cess­ful Han­dling of Wrong­ful Death Cases” (Lor­man Edu­ca­tion Ser­vices), 1998

Effec­tively Han­dling Tort Cases of any Size” (ICLE), 1998

The Trial of the R.M.S. Titanic (Indi­ana State Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, Annual Meet­ing), 1997

Trial Strate­gies” Indi­ana Con­tin­u­ing Legal Edu­ca­tion, 1997

How the Mas­ters Try Cases” (ICLE), 1997

Prac­ti­tioner Med­ical Forum” (ICLE), 1997

  • Chair­man

Puni­tive Dam­ages in Premises Lia­bil­ity” (ICLE), 1997

Wrong­ful Death: Voir Dire to Ver­dict” (ICLE), 1997

Auto Insur­ance and Acci­dent Lit­i­ga­tion” (ICLE), 1996

Jury Selec­tion in a Com­pli­cated Trial” (Lor­man Edu­ca­tion Ser­vices), 1996

Med­ical Pay­ments” (Indi­ana Trial Lawyers Insti­tute), 1995

Ortho­pe­dics for Lawyer” (PESI Sem­i­nar), 1993

Anatomy of a Law­suit” (ICLE), 1993

Han­dling Auto­mo­bile Neg­li­gence Cases” (ICLEF), 1992

A Guide to Han­dling Auto­mo­bile Cases” (ICLEF), 1991

Per­sonal Injury and Workman’s Com­pen­sa­tion in Indi­ana” (Indi­anapo­lis Bar Asso­ci­a­tion Sem­i­nar), 1991

  • Chair­man

Neg­li­gent Hir­ing and Reten­tion of School Teach­ers” (Indi­ana School Board Attor­ney Work­shop), 1988

School Vio­lence, The Duty to Pro­tect Staff and Stu­dents From Assault and Bat­tery”, 1989


The Plaintiff’s Med­ical Expert, Indi­ana Con­tin­u­ing Legal Edu­ca­tion, 1990

Trial Advo­cacy in Indi­ana,” National Busi­ness Insti­tute, 1989
“Rep­re­sent­ing The Elderly in Per­sonal Injury Claims,” Indi­ana Con­tin­u­ing Legal Edu­ca­tion, 1987

Civic Activ­i­ties

St. Fran­cis & Clare Catholic Church — Lec­tor 2011

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (1988-present)

  • Greeter

Arch­dio­cese of Indi­anapo­lis (1988–1996)

  • North Dean­ery Board of Directors

Board of Direc­tors WITT Pub­lic Radio