About Jake

Seasoned litigator and business problem solver

Jake Bradley leverages his broad experience to bring innovative solutions to every stage of his clients’ litigation challenges, from pre-suit negotiation through appeal. The breadth of his practice allows him to remain agile, see all the angles and create a business-aware solution that goes beyond solving the specific litigation issue presented. His financial institution clients further benefit from his practical experience as a licensed financial specialist at a national bank, where he gained experience in investment sales, consumer lending and business lending. He has special emphasis representing:

  • Financial institutions, grounded in his prior banking experience
  • Businesses-facing contract disputes of all sorts, including buy/sell agreements, distribution agreements, specialized machinery and buyout agreements
  • Individuals facing criminal allegations, licensing issues and student disciplinary proceedings

In every matter, Jake works with his clients to develop a strategy that balances business and personal interests with litigation risks.

Experience in Action

  • Defends companies and individuals in dozens of venues, including multiple state, federal and bankruptcy trial and appellate court appearances across the United States.
  • Protects companies facing class action lawsuits, including TCPA class action defense.
  • Provides regulatory advice and defends financial institutions from predatory lending, consumer protection and lender liability issues, including violations of RESPA, TILA, FCRA, FDCPA, TCPA, ECOA, HOEPA and various state consumer protection statutes.
  • Aids clients with commercial collection and foreclosure actions, including defending counterclaims filed by borrowers and guarantors.
  • Represents individuals facing criminal allegations, including professionals before their respective licensing boards and undergraduate students in disciplinary proceedings.

Successes

  • Achieved favorable and creative business resolution of complex, multi-party business dispute involving tens of millions of dollars in liability.
  • Successfully negotiated favorable settlement of nearly $36 million liability in recent TCPA class action, to client’s relief.
  • Obtained defense verdict for client in administrative trial involving alleged civil rights violations.
  • Secured workplace violence protective orders for client at trial and obtained affirmance on appeal.
  • Provided outside in-house counsel services to help client organize and manage complex warranty and defect docket, handling pre-litigation, litigation and related business concerns.

Professional Recognitions

  • Indiana Super Lawyers® (2022, 2023: Business Litigation)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association "Bar Leaders Series Class X," (2012-2013)
  • Leadership Indianapolis LEAD Program (Graduate, 2014)
  • Indiana Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars," (2014-present)
  • Indiana Leadership Forum (Class of 2011)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association, member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, member
  • Defense Research Institute, member
  • IndyBar Review Steering committee (2008-2012)
  • Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, volunteer (2006-2009)
  • Rebuilding Together Christmas in April, volunteer coordinator (2003-2005, 2009-2010)
  • Protective Order Pro Bono Project Indianapolis, student volunteer (2006-2009)
  • Little Red Door Cancer Agency, volunteer (2009-present) 
  • Tony Bennett for Indiana, treasurer (2010-2012) 
  • National Junior Tennis League of Indianapolis, president of board of directors (2009-present)

Commitment to Pro Bono

Jake is pro bono chair for the Indianapolis office, investing significant time not only in his own pro bono clients but in helping his colleagues find meaningful pro bono opportunities. He shares insight about why pro bono is so important to him in this video.

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