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Jerry A. Garau - Indianapolis, IN

3710 Washington Boulevard Indianapolis, IN 46205

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Updated: 11/04/2022

Indianapolis Medical Malpractice Lawyer


Jerry Garau represents individuals in medical malpractice and serious personal injury claims. He was named Indiana Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association in 2019 after securing a $15 million verdict in a medical malpractice action and having that verdict affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Webster v. CDI Ind., LLC, 917 F3d 574 (7th Cir. 2019)...

About Jerry A. Garau

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


  • English

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Business & Contract Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice

Representative Cases

  • Anonymous Hosp. v. Spencer, 158 N.E.3d 380 (Ind. Ct. App. 2020) (Amicus counsel)
  • Webster v. CDI, Ind., LLC, 917 F.3d 574 (7th Cir. 2019)
  • McKeen v. Turner, 71 N.E.3d 833 (Ind. 2017) (Amicus counsel)
  • Oaks v. Chamberlain, 76 N.E.3d 941 (Ind. Ct. App. 2017) (Amicus counsel)
  • Collip v. Ratts, 49 N.E.3d 607 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015)
  • Sharpsville Cmty. Ambulance, Inc. v. Gilbert, 47 N.E.3d 1265 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015)
  • Helms v. Rudicel, 986 N.E.2d 302 (Ind. Ct. App. 2013)
  • Morse v. Davis, 965 N.E.2d 148, (Ind. Ct. App. 2012)
  • Lasley v. Moss, 500 F.3d 586, (7th Cir. 2007)
  • Ellenwine v. Fairley, 818 N.E.2d 961, Ind (Ind. 2006).
  • In re Estate of Wade, 768 N.E.2d 957, (Ind. Ct. App. 2002)
  • Clemans v. Wishard Memorial Hospital, 727 N.E.2d 1084, (Ind. Ct. App. 2000).


Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1987

Other Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association, 1986 - Present (Member)
  • American Association for Justice
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (Executive Committee)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Indiana Bar Foundation (Fellow)

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, Masters of Med-Mal Advocacy, ITLA Seminar, 2020
  • Speaker, Legal Ethics: Attorney Fees and Client Funds, NBI Seminar, 2017
  • Speaker, Illustrated Ethics: Case Studies to Avoid Legal Malpractice, NBI Seminar, 2013
  • Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy, NBI Seminar, 2010
  • Evaluating and Settling Personal Injury and Death Claims, PESI Seminar, 2006 - Present

Past Positions

  • Hon. Patrick D. Sullivan, Indiana Court of Appeals, Law Clerk, 1986 - 1987


  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1986
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Order of Barristers
    Law Review: Indiana Law Review, Articles Editor, 1985 - 1986
  • Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana, 1983
    Honors: summa cum laude


Published Works

  • Should Juries Know Whether the Medical Expert Practices What He Preaches, ITLA Verdict, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2008
  • The Effect of NCAA v. Board of Regents on the NCAA's Power, 18 Indiana Law Review 937, 1987

Office Information


3710 Washington Boulevard Indianapolis, IN 46205


  • (317) 822-9531

Office Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM


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Included on the 2024 Indiana list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Indiana Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Jerry A. Garau on Super Lawyers


  • Indiana Super Lawyers, 2012-2022
  • Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers, 2021-2022
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2019
  • Indiana State Bar Association Civility Award, 2011

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