Robert D. Brown

Trial Attorney

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Contactos

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ÁMBITOS DE EJERCICIO PROFESIONAL

Litigios por daños personales

Homicidio culposo

Responsabilidad civil del fabricante

Cobertura de seguro/mala fe

Especialización en Apelaciones







Educación

Illinois State University (Licenciatura B. S., magna cum laude, 1983)

Valparaiso University School of Law (Abogado, 1986)


Experiencia y residencias jurídicas

Kenneth J. Allen Law Group, P.C., Valparaiso, Indiana

Abogado litigante y de apelaciones, Kenneth J. Allen Law Group, LLC, 2009-presente

Abogado litigante y de apelaciones, Asociado, 1986-1994 y Socio, 1995-2008, Spangler, Jennings & Dougherty, P.C., Merrillville, Indiana. (También en las sucursales de Indianápolis, Merrillville, Indiana, Chicago, Joliet y Tinley Park, Illinois)


Actividades profesionales

Phi Delta Phi

Colegio de Abogados del Estado de Indiana (Miembro, Sección Práctica de Apelaciones)

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice

Miembro Vitalicio, Indiana Bar Foundation


Admisiones

1986, Indiana

2010, Illinois

Tribunal de Distrito de los Estados Unidos, Distritos Norte y Sur de Indiana

Tribunal de Distrito de los Estados Unidos, Distrito Norte de Illinois, cuerpo de abogados litigantes

Tribunal de Apelaciones de los Estados Unidos para el Séptimo Circuito

Tribunal de Apelaciones de los Estados Unidos para el Noveno Circuito

Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos


Pertenencia a asociaciones profesionales

Colegio de Abogados del Estado de Indiana (Miembro, Sección Práctica de Apelaciones)

Colegio de Abogados del Condado de Lake

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice

Miembro Vitalicio, Indiana Bar Foundation


Publicaciones de derecho/seminarios

Interlocutory Appeals and Motion Practice in Federal Civil Appeals, Northwest Indiana Chapter of Federal Bar Association (Sección del Noroeste del Estado de Indiana del Colegio Federal de Abogados) (1990)

Interpretation of Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Policy Provisions, ICLEF (1992)

Legal Issues Relating to Voir Dire, ICLEF (1992)

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists, ICLEF (Presidente del Seminario 1996)

Discovery Considerations and Strategies for the Insurance Company, ICLEF (1997)

Handling Your First Federal Case, Applied Professionalism Course for Newly Admitted Attorneys, Lake County Bar Association (Colegio de Abogados del Condado de Lake) (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Thinking Outside the Toolbox, (coautor), Trial, Vol. 50, N.o 4, (abril de 2014)


Resoluciones judiciales

Nagel v. Northern Ind. Pub. Serv. Co., 26 N.E.3d 30 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015)

Kovera v. Envirite of Ill., Inc., 26 N.E.3d 936 (Ill. Ct. App. 2015)

LaPorte Community School Corp. v. Rosales, 963 N.E.2d 520 (Ind. 2012)

Commissioner of the Ind. Dept. of Ins. v. Black, 962 N.E.2d 675 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012)

Kornelik v. Mittal Steel USA, Inc., 952 N.E.2d 320 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011)

LaPorte Community School Corp. v. Rosales, 936 N.E.2d 281 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011)

A.S. v. LaPorte Regional Health System, Inc., 921 N.E.2d 853 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010)

Howard v. E & B Paving, Inc., 920 N.E.2d 693 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010)

Carolina Cas. Ins. Co. v. Estate of Karpov, 559 F.3d 621 (7th Cir. 2009)

Spar v. Cha, 907 N.E.2d 974 (Ind. 2009)

Smith v. King, 902 N.E.2d 878 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009)

Ramirez v. Wilson, 901 N.E.2d 1 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009)

Querrey & Harrow v. Transcontinental Ins. Co., 885 N.E.2d 1235 (Ind. 2008)

Spar v Cha, 881 N.E.2d 70 (Ind.Ct.App. 2008)

Florio v. Tilley, 875 N.E.2d 253 (Ind.Ct.App. 2007)

Munster Community Hospital v. Bernacke, 874 N.E.2d 611 (Ind.Ct.App. 2007)

Querrey & Harrow, Ltd. v. Transcontinental Ins. Co., 861 N.E.2d 719 (Ind.Ct.App. 2007)

State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co. v. Gutierrez, 866 N.E.2d 747 (Ind. 2007)

Briggs v. Griffin Wheel Corp., 851 N.E.2d 1261 (Ind.Ct.App. 2006)

Cavens v. Zaberdac, 849 N.E.2d 526 (Ind. 2006)

State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co. v. Gutierrez, 844 N.E.2d 572 (Ind.Ct.App. 2006)

Hassan v. Begley, 836 N.E.2d 303 (Ind.Ct.App. 2005)

Cavens v. Zaberdac, 820 N.E.2d 1265 (Ind.Ct.App. 2005)

Goleski v. Fritz, 768 N.E.2d 889 (Ind. 2002)

Harbor Motor Company, Inc. v. Arnell Chevrolet-Geo, Inc., 265 F.3d 638 (7th Cir. 2001)

Vintila v. Drassen, 52 S.W. 3d 28 (Mo.Ct.App. 2001)

Patel v. Barker, 742 N.E.2d 28 (Ind.Ct.App. 2001)

Paint Shuttle, Inc. v. Continental Casualty Company, 733 N.E.2d 513 (Ind.Ct.App. 2000)

Spangler, Jennings & Dougherty, P.C. v. Indiana Insurance Co., 729 N.E.2d 117 (Ind. 2000)

Gold v. Ishak, 720 N.E.2d 1175 (Ind.Ct.App. 1999)

Helmchen v. White Hen Pantry, Inc., 685 N.E.2d 180 (Ind.Ct.App. 1997)

Trotter v. Nelson, 684 N.E.2d 1150 (Ind. 1997)

Spangler, Jennings & Dougherty, P.C. v. Indiana Ins. Co., 685 N.E.2d 705 (Ind.Ct.App. 1997)

Freeman v. Mayer, 95 F.3d 569 (7th Cir. 1996)

Hill v. Porter Memorial Hospital, 90 F.3d 220 (7th Cir. 1996)

Tardy v. Chumrley, 658 N.E.2d 959 (Ind.Ct.App. 1995)

Medley v. American Economy Ins. Co., 654 N.E.2d 313 (Ind.Ct.App. 1995)

Bethlehem Steel Corp. v. Lohman, 661 N.E.2d 555 (Ind.Ct.App. 1995)

Transcontinental Technical Services, Inc. v. Allen, 642 N.E.2d 981 (Ind.Ct.App. 1994)

Timothy F. Kelly & Assoc. v. Illinois Farmers Ins. Co., 640 N.E.2d 82 (Ind.Ct.App. 1994)

Chapman v. Grimm & Grimm, P.C., 638 N.E.2d 462 (Ind.Ct.App. 1994)

American Inter-Fidelity Exchange v. American Re-Insurance Co., 17 F.3d 1018 (7th Cir. 1994)

Antevski v. Volkswagenwerk & Aktiengesellshaft, 4 F.3d 537 (7th Cir. 1993)

City of Gary v. Allstate Insurance Company, 612 N.E.2d 115 (Ind. 1993)

State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co. v. Spotten, 610 N.E.2d 299 (Ind.Ct.App. 1993)

Walker v. Rinck, 604 N.E.2d 591 (Ind. 1992)

Deadwiler v. Chicago Motor Club Ins. Co., 603 N.E.2d 1365 (Ind.Ct.App. 1992)

Granack v. Continental Casualty Company, 977 F.2d 1143 (7th Cir. 1992)

Matuga v. Matuga, 600 N.E.2d 138 (Ind.Ct.App. 1992)

City of Gary v. Allstate Insurance Co., 598 N.E.2d 625 (Ind.Ct.App. 1992)

Sheldon v. Munford, Inc., 950 F.2d 403 (7th Cir. 1991)

Transamerica Insurance Services v. Kopko, 570 N.E.2d 1283 (Ind. 1991)

Tarr v. Jablonski, 569 N.E.2d 378 (Ind.Ct.App. 1991)

Walker v. Rinck, 566 N.E.2d 1088 (Ind.Ct.App. 1991)

Justice v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 908 F.2d 119 (7th Cir. 1990)

Meridian Mutual Insurance Company v. Richie, 544 N.E.2d 488 (Ind. 1989)

Meridian Mutual Insurance Company v. Richie, 540 N.E.2d 27 (Ind. 1989)

Meridian Mutual Insurance Company v. Richie, 517 N.E.2d 1265 (Ind.Ct.App. 1988)

Lake County Trust Co. v. Household Merchandising, Inc., 511 N.E.2d 512 (Ind.Ct.App. 1987)

 

Contacts

info@kenallenlaw.com

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Personal Injury Litigation

Wrongful Death

Product Liability

Insurance Coverage / Bad Faith

Appellate Advocacy


Education

Illinois State University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1983)

Valparaiso University School of Law, (J.D., 1986)


Experience

Trial and Appellate Attorney, Kenneth J. Allen Law Group, LLC, 2009 - Present

Trial and Appellate Attorney, Associate, 1986 - 1994 and Partner, 1995 - 2008, Spangler, Jennings & Dougherty, P.C., Merrillville, Indiana.


Professional Activities

Phi Delta Phi

Indiana State Bar Association (Member, Appellate Practice Section)

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice

Life Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation


Admissions

1986, Indiana

2010, Illinois

United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Supreme Court


Memberships

Indiana State Bar Association (Member, Appellate Practice Section)

Lake County Bar Association

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice

Life Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation


Legal Publications/Seminars

Preserving Error for Appeal, ICLEF (2016)

Thinking Outside the Toolbox, (co-author), Trial, Vol. 50, No. 4, (April, 2014)

Handling Your First Federal Case, Applied Professionalism Course for Newly Admitted Attorneys, Lake County Bar Association (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Discovery Considerations and Strategies for the Insurance Company, ICLEF (1997)

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists, ICLEF (Seminar Chair 1996)

Legal Issues Relating to Voir Dire, ICLEF (1992)

Interpretation of Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Policy Provisions, ICLEF (1992)

Interlocutory Appeals and Motion Practice in Federal Civil Appeals, Northwest Indiana Chapter of Federal Bar Association (1990)


Reported Decisions

Poteet v. ESG Sec., Inc., 66 N.E.3d 972 (Ind. Ct. App. 2016)

Nagel v. Northern Ind. Pub. Serv. Co., 26 N.E.3d 30 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015)

Kovera v. Envirite of Ill., Inc., 26 N.E.3d 936 (Ill. Ct. App. 2015)

LaPorte Community School Corp. v. Rosales, 963 N.E.2d 520 (Ind. 2012)

Commissioner of the Ind. Dept. of Ins. v. Black, 962 N.E.2d 675 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012)

Kornelik v. Mittal Steel USA, Inc., 952 N.E.2d 320 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011)

LaPorte Community School Corp. v. Rosales, 936 N.E.2d 281 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011)

A.S. v. LaPorte Regional Health System, Inc., 921 N.E.2d 853 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010)

Howard v. E & B Paving, Inc., 920 N.E.2d 693 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010)

Carolina Cas. Ins. Co. v. Estate of Karpov, 559 F.3d 621 (7th Cir. 2009)

Spar v. Cha, 907 N.E.2d 974 (Ind. 2009)

Smith v. King, 902 N.E.2d 878 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009)

Ramirez v. Wilson, 901 N.E.2d 1 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009)

Querrey & Harrow v. Transcontinental Ins. Co., 885 N.E.2d 1235 (Ind. 2008)

Spar v Cha, 881 N.E.2d 70 (Ind.Ct.App. 2008)

Florio v. Tilley, 875 N.E.2d 253 (Ind.Ct.App. 2007)

Munster Community Hospital v. Bernacke, 874 N.E.2d 611 (Ind.Ct.App. 2007)

Querrey & Harrow, Ltd. v. Transcontinental Ins. Co., 861 N.E.2d 719 (Ind.Ct.App. 2007)

State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co. v. Gutierrez, 866 N.E.2d 747 (Ind. 2007)

Briggs v. Griffin Wheel Corp., 851 N.E.2d 1261 (Ind.Ct.App. 2006)

Cavens v. Zaberdac, 849 N.E.2d 526 (Ind. 2006)

State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co. v. Gutierrez, 844 N.E.2d 572 (Ind.Ct.App. 2006)

Hassan v. Begley, 836 N.E.2d 303 (Ind.Ct.App. 2005)

Cavens v. Zaberdac, 820 N.E.2d 1265 (Ind.Ct.App. 2005)

Goleski v. Fritz, 768 N.E.2d 889 (Ind. 2002)

Harbor Motor Company, Inc. v. Arnell Chevrolet-Geo, Inc., 265 F.3d 638 (7th Cir. 2001)

Vintila v. Drassen, 52 S.W. 3d 28 (Mo.Ct.App. 2001)

Patel v. Barker, 742 N.E.2d 28 (Ind.Ct.App. 2001)

Paint Shuttle, Inc. v. Continental Casualty Company, 733 N.E.2d 513 (Ind.Ct.App. 2000)

Spangler, Jennings & Dougherty, P.C. v. Indiana Insurance Co., 729 N.E.2d 117 (Ind. 2000)

Gold v. Ishak, 720 N.E.2d 1175 (Ind.Ct.App. 1999)

Helmchen v. White Hen Pantry, Inc., 685 N.E.2d 180 (Ind.Ct.App. 1997)

Trotter v. Nelson, 684 N.E.2d 1150 (Ind. 1997)

Spangler, Jennings & Dougherty, P.C. v. Indiana Ins. Co., 685 N.E.2d 705 (Ind.Ct.App. 1997)

Freeman v. Mayer, 95 F.3d 569 (7th Cir. 1996)

Hill v. Porter Memorial Hospital, 90 F.3d 220 (7th Cir. 1996)

Tardy v. Chumrley, 658 N.E.2d 959 (Ind.Ct.App. 1995)

Medley v. American Economy Ins. Co., 654 N.E.2d 313 (Ind.Ct.App. 1995)

Bethlehem Steel Corp. v. Lohman, 661 N.E.2d 555 (Ind.Ct.App. 1995)

Transcontinental Technical Services, Inc. v. Allen, 642 N.E.2d 981 (Ind.Ct.App. 1994)

Timothy F. Kelly & Assoc. v. Illinois Farmers Ins. Co., 640 N.E.2d 82 (Ind.Ct.App. 1994)

Chapman v. Grimm & Grimm, P.C., 638 N.E.2d 462 (Ind.Ct.App. 1994)

American Inter-Fidelity Exchange v. American Re-Insurance Co., 17 F.3d 1018 (7th Cir. 1994)

Antevski v. Volkswagenwerk & Aktiengesellshaft, 4 F.3d 537 (7th Cir. 1993)

City of Gary v. Allstate Insurance Company, 612 N.E.2d 115 (Ind. 1993)

State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co. v. Spotten, 610 N.E.2d 299 (Ind.Ct.App. 1993)

Walker v. Rinck, 604 N.E.2d 591 (Ind. 1992)

Deadwiler v. Chicago Motor Club Ins. Co., 603 N.E.2d 1365 (Ind.Ct.App. 1992)

Granack v. Continental Casualty Company, 977 F.2d 1143 (7th Cir. 1992)

Matuga v. Matuga, 600 N.E.2d 138 (Ind.Ct.App. 1992)

City of Gary v. Allstate Insurance Co., 598 N.E.2d 625 (Ind.Ct.App. 1992)

Sheldon v. Munford, Inc., 950 F.2d 403 (7th Cir. 1991)

Transamerica Insurance Services v. Kopko, 570 N.E.2d 1283 (Ind. 1991)

Tarr v. Jablonski, 569 N.E.2d 378 (Ind.Ct.App. 1991)

Walker v. Rinck, 566 N.E.2d 1088 (Ind.Ct.App. 1991)

Justice v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 908 F.2d 119 (7th Cir. 1990)

Meridian Mutual Insurance Company v. Richie, 544 N.E.2d 488 (Ind. 1989)

Meridian Mutual Insurance Company v. Richie, 540 N.E.2d 27 (Ind. 1989)

Meridian Mutual Insurance Company v. Richie, 517 N.E.2d 1265 (Ind.Ct.App. 1988)

Lake County Trust Co. v. Household Merchandising, Inc., 511 N.E.2d 512 (Ind.Ct.App. 1987)

  • Articles / Journals / Seminars
    • 2016, October – Preserving Error for Appeal, ICLEF

    • 2014, April – Thinking Outside the Toolbox, (co-author), Trial, Vol. 50, No. 4

    • 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 – Handling Your First Federal Case, Applied Professionalism Course for Newly Admitted Attorneys, Lake County Bar Association

    • 1997 – Discovery Considerations and Strategies for the Insurance Company, ICLEF

    • 1996 – Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists, ICLEF (Seminar Chair)

    • 1992 – Legal Issues Relating to Voir Dire, ICLEF

    • 1992 – Interpretation of Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Policy Provisions, ICLEF

    • 1990 – Interlocutory Appeals and Motion Practice in Federal Civil Appeals, Northwest Indiana Chapter of Federal Bar Association

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