Jeffrey S. Zipes



Phone 317-844-4693


Jeffrey S. Zipes is a trial attorney focusing his practice in the areas of insurance defense litigation, including premises liability, products liability, and automobile personal injury claims. He is also an experienced litigator in a wide array of commercial litigation and mass tort asbestos litigation.

Jeff has jury trial experience in more than 30 cases tried to verdict. He represents national and multi-national companies, including Fortune 500 companies throughout Indiana, and has served as counsel in several hundred toxic tort cases. Jeff is experienced at all phases of appellate litigation, having handled appeals in numerous state and federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

While Jeff frequently finds himself in front of a jury, he also has participated in hundreds of civil mediations and arbitrations, both as a party and as a Registered Civil Mediator.


  • Schultz v. Kroger 963 N.E.2d 1141 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012)
  • State v. Mordaq 637 N.E.2d 1992
  • Kincade v. Mac Corp., 773 N.E.2d 909, (Ind. Ct. App. 2002)
  • McDaniel v. Business Inv. Group Ltd., 709 NE2d 17 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999)

Areas of Emphasis

Business Law

  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation


  • Business
  • Insurance

Insurance Defense


Health Care


Law School

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indianapolis, Indiana (J.D., 1990)


Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana (B.A., 1987)

Bars & Admissions


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Indiana Court of Appeals

Indiana Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Awards & Recognition
  • Indiana Super Lawyers® (2007-2009, 2011-present)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Insurance Law, 2014
  • Special Olympics Indiana - Hamilton County Coach of the Year, 2012
  • Registered Civil Mediator, Indiana
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI)