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Paul Daniel Ludwig

Attorney Paul Daniel Ludwig

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Phone: 317-800-6181
Toll Free: 866-660-6928
Fax: 317-636-8686
Email: E-mail Me

Paul D. Ludwig has practiced in civil litigation and business law in Indianapolis since 1981, after graduation Magna Cum Laude from the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis, bringing with him experience as an investigator for the Indiana Attorney General and legislative analyst for the Indiana Judicial Study Commission. His practice presently includes representation of individuals, banking institutions and corporations as transaction and litigation counsel, with an emphasis on protecting creditors' rights in collection of debt and secured transactions. He has lectured on these topics to trade groups, continuing legal education seminars and consumer groups. As plaintiff's counsel, his representation of a decedent's estate in City of Indianapolis Housing Authority v. Pippin, 726 N.E.2d 341, Ind. App., Mar 23, 2000, led to a major decision affirming the duty of landlords to maintain and design safe play areas for their tenants' children regardless of income. He offers flexible fee arrangements tailored to meet the client's needs, including contingent fee agreements in appropriate liability actions creditors' rights actions.

Areas of Practice

  • 25% Creditors' Rights - Commercial
  • 25% Creditors' Rights - Consumer
  • 10% Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • 5% Real Estate Litigation
  • 5% General Real Estate
  • 10% Commercial Litigation
  • 5% Corporate Law / Business Law
  • 5% Commercial Transactions
  • 10% Other Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1981

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) - 1981
  • Indiana Central University, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) - 1977
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: English and Political Science

Representative Cases

  • Linton v. Hasty, 519 NE 2d 161 (Ind. App 3 Dist. 1988)
  • Mantooth v. Federal Land Bank of Louisville, 528 N. E. 2d 1132 (Ind. App. 1 Dist. 1988)
  • City of Indianapolis Housing Authority v. Pippin, 726 N.E.2d 341 (Ind.App. 1999)

Representative Clients

  • AAA Hoosier Motor Club
  • Kinetico Quality Water Systems

References

  • National City Bank
  • CB Richard Ellis

Classes/Seminars

  • Foreclosures, Repossessions & Replevins, Lorman Business, 1999 - 2000
  • How to Represent Yourself and Your Business in Small Claims Court (Program Chair), 2000
  • Judgement Enforcement

Honors and Awards

  • Ruell Steele Award, Indiana University School of Law, 1980 - 1981
  • Hoosier Scholar, Indiana Central University
  • Richey Scholar, Indiana Central University, 1973 - 1977

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers' Association
  • Eagle Creek Park & Lake Association, Director, 1991 - 1996
  • Forest Lake Home Owners Association, President, 2003 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Yarling, Robinson, Hammel & Lamb, Associate, 1981 - 1985
  • Indiana Judicial Studies Commission, Legislative Analyst, 1980 - 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Hon. Cale Holder, Baliff, 1977 - 1979
  • Indiana Attorney General, Investigator, 1977
  • Eagle Creek Park & Lake Residents' Assn., Director, 1989 - 1992
  • Cohen & Malad, P.C., Director/Shareholder, 1986 - 2001

Pro Bono Activities

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee, 1981 - 1989
  • Westlake Church of Christ, 1985 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Corporate Consultation

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Phi Omega