George E. Purdy, Partner


George Purdy is a member of the firm's Product Liability Practice Group. He focuses his practice on complex business and commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, products liability and defense of class actions.

He regularly presents on topics including risk management, claims investigation, and direct action litigation to clients. His recent experience includes:

  • Representation of a specialty lines insurance agency in a multi-million dollar coverage dispute in federal district court
  • Representation of a large mutual life insurance company in numerous state court market conduct lawsuits
  • Representation of a municipal school corporation before the Indiana Tax Court concerning the State of Indiana's denial of its school construction project
  • Representation of a manufacturer of construction equipment in product liability lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the United States
  • Representation of a mutual life insurance company in a national market conduct class action
  • Representation of a large property and casualty insurer in a national class action
  • Representation of an electronics manufacturer in an intellectual property dispute in federal district court

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Indiana University – Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1980)
  • Ball State University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1977)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Professional Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rated
  • Benchmark Litigation (Indiana Litigation Star)
  • Recognized as Best Lawyers® 2018 Indianapolis Medical Malpractice Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers In America® (2012-present: Commercial Litigation)
  • Best Lawyers In America® (2007-present: Medical Malpractice Law, Product Liability Litigation)
  • Indiana Super Lawyers (2004-present)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Member)