Lucy R. Dollens


Lucy Dollens concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation, representing clients in all aspects of business litigation disputes. Lucy enjoys working with her clients to best position them to meet their business objectives and minimize risk with respect to contractual issues prior to the initiation of litigation and throughout the course of litigation. Licensed in both Indiana and West Virginia, Lucy's commercial litigation practice encompasses distribution and dealership disputes and warranty issues, including for large manufacturing clients, as well as employment restrictive covenants and trade secrets litigation. She also has extensive experience representing financial institutions, servicers, and consumer finance companies in both the consumer and commercial contexts. Her practice extends to federal and state trial and appellate courts, bankruptcy courts, proceedings involving governmental agencies and regulators, and class actions.

In the appellate arena, Lucy represents individuals and corporate clients in both state and federal appellate courts in a range of legal issues including commercial litigation, labor and employment disputes, products liability cases, premises liability matters, and administrative and licensing issues. She also represents amicus curiae parties in cases involving significant issues before Indiana’s Court of Appeals and Supreme Court and pro bono clients (through court appointment) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

In addition to her role as Office Managing Partner, she also serves as Commercial Litigation Office Chair and Recruiting Chair for the Indianapolis Office.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate, Quarles & Brady Leadership Program (2016)
  • Indiana University – Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2002)
    • Indiana Law Review (Note Development Editor)
  • Butler University (B.A., cum laude, 1998)
    • Top Ten Female Student (1997, 1998)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana
  • West Virginia

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
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (Chair, Amicus Curiae Committee)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (Member)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Women in Law Division (Chair)
    • Appellate Practice Section (Executive Committee and past Chair, 2013)
  • Indiana Bar Association (Member, Appellate Practice Section)
  • Indiana Bar Foundation (Member, Development and Communications Committee)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Council of Appellate Lawyers)
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association (Member)
  • Champ Camp, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to children with tracheostomies and in need of respiratory assistance (Member, Board of Directors, 2006 - present)
  • Butler University, “Count It! For Cat” annual SIDS awareness and fundraising event (Volunteer)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Ask A Lawyer Program (Volunteer)
  • ZWIN - Zionsville Women in Network (Member)
  • Sagamore American Inn of Court (2007-2009)

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers® (Business Litigation) (2016-present)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2014–present: Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation)
  • Indiana Bar Foundation Life Fellow (inducted Dec. 10, 2017)
  • Quarles & Brady Star Mentor Award recipient (2016)
  • Indiana Defense Lawyer of the Year (DTCI) (2013)
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Distinguished Fellow (Inducted 2012)
  • Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers-Rising Stars® (2010-2012)
  • Lacy Leadership Association’s Leadership & Educ. Dev. Program (2010)
  • IADC Trial Academy, Stanford Law School (2008)
  • Indiana Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series III (Graduate, 2006)