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MARK METZGER

MARK METZGER

mark@metzgerrosta.com

Office: (317) 219-4610
Cell: (317) 590-7778
Fax: (317) 773-5077

 

Mark A. Metzger is a founding partner at Metzger Rosta, LLP, where he practices in the areas of insurance defense, litigation and personal injury. He was born in Mattoon, Illinois, on August 30, 1962.

He earned his B.S. degree, with distinction, his M.P.A degree and J.D. degree, cum laude, from Indiana University. Mr. Metzger was admitted to the bar in 1989.

He is a member of the Indianapolis, Indiana State, and American (member, Insurance Law and Litigation sections) bar associations, the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and Defense Research Institute. He has tried over 120 jury trials to verdict as lead counsel. He has also been lead counsel in over 60 arbitrations. Mr. Metzger regularly serves as an arbitrator in matters related to his field of practice. Mr. Metzger also is a registered mediator, and regularly mediates civil cases. He has been selected as a “SuperLawyer” by his peers from 2009-2018.

Mr. Metzger has been a guest lecturer and panel chairman at numerous seminars with regard to his practice. He is also an adjunct professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

 
  • Mediation

  • Insurance Defense

  • Personal Injury

  • Litigation (95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation)

BAR ADMISSIONS

 
  • Indiana, 1989

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1989

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1989

EDUCATION

 

Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana 1989

  • J.D. Doctor of Jurisprudence

  • Honors: Cum Laude

Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 1989

  • M.P.A., Master of Public Administration

Indiana University Northwest, Gary, Indiana, 1985

  • B.S., Bachelor of Science

  • Honors: With Distinction​

 

CLASSES TAUGHT

  • Adjunct Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

  • Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Insurance Law and Litigation Sections Member

  • Indiana State Bar Association, Insurance Law and Litigation Sections Member​

 

SEMINARS

Mr. Metzger actively participates in continuing legal education, and has presented at numerous seminars, co-chairs a seminar for Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum every December, and is a regular contributor to the ICLEF Trial Camp held every March. He has also presented at the following seminars:

  • Challenges in Indiana Insurance Coverage Litigation (NBI, 2003)

  • Trying the Soft Tissue Injury Case (NBI, 2004)

  • Personal Injury Trials: Getting the Most Out of Your Evidence (NBI, 2006)

  • Optimizing the Effectiveness of Expert Testimony (ICLEF, 2007)

  • Mediation: A Valuable Tool for Litigators (NBI, 2007)

  • Top 10 Litigation Practice Tips (IBA, 2006- 09)

  • Behind the Scenes of a Civil Trial (ICLEF, 2007)

  • 60 Minutes to a Better Cross Examination (IBA, 2008)

  • Evaluating and Settling Personal Injury and Death Cases (PESI, 2008)

  • Handling the Auto Injury Claim (NBI, 2008)

  • Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy (NBI, 2008)

  • Ethics in Litigation (NBI, 2009)

  • The Art of Witness Preparation (ICLEF, 2009)

  • Art Of The Settlement (NBI, 2009)

  • Top Ten Litigation Tips For Younger Lawyers - Indianapolis Bar Association (2009)

  • Personal Injury 101 (NBI, 2010)

  • What's It Worth? Evaluating Damages In Tort Cases - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2010)

  • Managing Liens And Subrogation In Auto Accident Litigation (NBI, 2010)

  • Building Your Civil Trial Skills (NBI, 2011)

  • Cm/Ecf Training - United States Bankruptcy Court (2011)

  • Applying The Rules Of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs To Know (NBI, 2011)

  • Uninsured/ Underinsured Motorist Law 101 (NBI, 2011)

  • Medicare Set-Asides In Personal Injury Litigation  (NBI, 2011)

  • Truck Accident Litigation From Start To Finish  (NBI, 2011)

  • Art Of The Settlement  (NBI, 2011)

  • Surprise, Surprise, Surprise: How To Handle The Unexpected At Trial! -Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2011) 

  • Trial Advocacy Skills College - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2012)

  • Advanced Personal Injury: Mastering Your Practice  (NBI, 2012)

  • Applying The Rules Of Evidence What Every Attorney Need To Know  (NBI, 2012)

  • Sophisticated Deposition Strategies (NBI, 2012)

  • Art Of The Settlement (NBI, 2012)

  • Presenting Cases With Catastrophic Damages - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum  (2012)

  • Insurance Law 2013 (NBI, 2013)

  • 16Th Annual Trial Advocacy Skills College - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum  (2013)

  • Building Your Civil Trial Skills (NBI, 2013)

  • Rules Of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit (NBI, 2013)

  • Trucking Litigation And D.O.T Regulations - Lorman Business Center, LLC (2013)

  • CME For Civil Mediators - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum  (2013)

  • Trial Of A Traumatic Brain Injury Case - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2013)

  • Trial Advocacy Skills College (Tasc) - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2014)

  • Ethics and Civil Litigation - American Inns Of Court Ratliff Cox (2014)

  • Ethics of Attorney-Insurer-Insured Relationship (NBI, 2014)

  • DAMAGES IN PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH CASES - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2014)

  •  18th ANNUAL TRIAL ADVOCACY SKILLS COLLEGE - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2015)

  • TORTS, SPORTS ALL SORTS - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2015)

  • Indiana Mediation: Start-to-Finish (NBI, 2015)

  • DISCOVERY AND TRIAL DISPUTES: The Tough Issues Argued -Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2015)

  • 19th ANNUAL TRIAL ADVOCACY SKILLS COLLEGE - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2016)

  • Practicing Law in Indiana: Litigation/Using Evidence from Event Data Recorders - Indiana Lawyer - IBJ Corporation  (2016)

  • PROVING OR DISPROVING DAMAGES: The Art of Closing Argument -Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum  (2016)

  • 20th Annual Trial Advocacy Skills College (TASC) - Indiana Continuing i Legal Education Forum  (2017)

  • Indiana Mediation: Start-to-Finish (NBI, 2017)

  • TRIAL EVIDENCE: Artistry Advocacy  In The Courtroom - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum  (2017)

  • Lunch at the Bench with Judge Sheryl Lynch - Indianapolis Bar Association  (2018)

  • Technology v. Admissibility: Body Cams, Drones and Black Boxes {Oh My) - Indianapolis Bar Association (2018)

  • Lunch at the Bench with Judge Heather A. Welch - Indianapolis Bar Association  (2018)

  • 25th Annual Conference & Meeting - Defense Trial Counsel Of Indiana (2018)

  • Practicing Law in Indiana: Crash  Course on Event Data Recorders - Indiana Lawyer - IBJ Corporation (2018)

  • STRATEGIES, TECHNOLOGY and TRIAL PRACTICE - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2018)

  • 22nd ANNUAL TRIAL ADVOCACY SKILLS COLLEGE - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2019)

  • The Judges Speak: Civil Court Litigation Do's and Don'ts (NBI, 2019)

  • DISCOVERY, TRIAL STRATEGIES and CROSS EXAMINATION: The Tough Issues Argued - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2019)

  • Virtual Roundtable Discussion with the Judges of Hamilton County re: COVID-19 and its Impact on the Local Court System - Hamilton County Bar Association (2020)

  • Using Virtual Platforms for Mediation - Indianapolis Bar Association (2020)

  • COVID Computer Considerations: Technology Ethics for the Next Normal - Hamilton County Bar Association (2020)

  • TRIAL STRATEGIES FOR COVID TIMES AND BEYOND- Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum  (2020) 

  • Advanced Civil Mediation - Indiana Trial Lawyers Association  (2021)

  • TRIALS: Tips, Tactics & Tales - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (2021)