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SouthBank Legal’s Commercial Litigation team represents regional, national, and international businesses with complex disputes involving financial transactions, products liability and warranty, corporate shareholders and executives, and intellectual property.

Its clients’ business sectors include real estate and construction, investment funds and financial institutions, medical devices and life sciences, and automobiles and recreational vehicles. Among SouthBank Legal’s clients are high-profile entities in industries such as media, health, hospitality, food, consumer goods, e-retail, and higher education. In addition, AmLaw 100 firms frequently select SouthBank Legal to serve as local and co-counsel in trials and appeals in Indiana’s federal and state courts, and SouthBank Legal leads teams from different firms in complex and high-value matters. Chambers USA 2024 ranked the firm among its top bands and quotes sources as saying, “SouthBank Legal has a strong group of experienced and well-qualified litigators to handle a wide range of matters, including complex and sophisticated business issues.” In 2023, Chambers’ sources said, “The attorneys typically have both significant Big Law and clerking experience and they are tremendously sophisticated litigators and advisors.”

With top credentials from the country’s leading law schools, AmLaw 100 firms, and the military, SouthBank Legal’s lawyers are formidable advocates with a strong record of positive results for their clients, including the largest bench trial verdict in Indiana history. SouthBank Legal has a lofty track record of victory in multidistrict litigations (MDLs), contract disputes, trade secret and non-compete claims, product liability and warranty cases, claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and trademark and copyright infringement matters. For example, SouthBank Legal recently achieved remarkable successes representing the world’s largest orthopedic manufacturer in a MDL involving 2,500 product liability claims, a small electronics company suing a major industry player to protect its IP, and a military contractor in a dispute with an over-charging subcontractor.

While SouthBank Legal’s attorneys are known as tenacious litigators, they also have an impeccable reputation among clients and opposing counsel for maintaining the highest standards of civility and professionalism. This has created many long-standing business relationships and facilitated multiple efficient and productive conciliations and settlements.

SouthBank Legal is widely known for its collaborative team approach, working in tandem with general counsel and C-suite executives to develop litigation strategies that complement and enhance a company’s overall business objectives. SouthBank Legal’s attorneys work closely with their clients to facilitate informed decisions based on clear cost-benefit analyses, always exploring possible outcomes through negotiations and alternative dispute resolutions to maximize positive outcomes and minimize future costs.


"The firm has a deep bench of litigators who are very talented, connected, and have good insight so as to be able to offer guidance on options to pursue and anticipate potential outcomes."

— Chambers USA 2023

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Case Studies

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Obtained Largest Bench Trial Verdict in Indiana History for a Military Contractor

SouthBank Legal represented a military contractor that created armored vehicles for use during the Iraq War and for which the government claimed it was overcharged. In fact, a downstream supplier, one of the top five defense industry companies in the world, had been overcharging for the armor used by SouthBank Legal’s client to protect American troops.

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Served as Lead Counsel in Major Medical Device MDL

SouthBank Legal served as co-national counsel to a publicly traded medical device company, one of the world’s largest orthopedic manufacturers, in nationwide litigation involving more than 3,000 product liability lawsuits related to hip implant devices. SouthBank Legal coordinated federal multidistrict litigation in MDL No. 2391 in the Northern District of Indiana and individual and consolidated proceedings in dozens of state and federal courts across the country.

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Won Preliminary Injunction Against Industry Goliath in IP Matter

SouthBank Legal represented a relatively small electronics company as plaintiff in an intellectual property dispute with a multi-billion-dollar corporation involving trade secrets, corporate espionage, and business tort issues. The publicly traded defendant, a major player ...

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Recovered Internationally Stolen Funds for Fortune 50 Company

An American-based Fortune 50 company was the victim of a sophisticated fraud scheme in the Middle East. By the time the company discovered the theft, it had lost millions of dollars.  Some of the funds, while ...

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