Since 1980, Dan Glavin has counseled a variety of insurers, self-insureds and business owners in complex business decisions and litigation matters. He focuses his practice on casualty and commercial litigation, and has tried cases in state and federal courts across Indiana.
He was certified as a mediator in 1993 and has conducted more than 800 mediations. He holds an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Dan is a member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, and the Lake County and Indiana State Bar Associations. He has spoken many times at continuing legal education seminars. He is a charter member of DTCI’s amicus curiae committee.
Purnick v. C.R. England, 269 F.3d 851 (7th Cir. 2001) – Affirming summary in favor of a trucking company on a punitive damages count. Frequently cited for the proposition that a driver’s falsification of logs does not support an award of punitive damages.
Guerts v. Barth, 892 F.2d 622 (7th Cir. 1989) – Affirming a jury verdict in favor of a bus driver who rear-ended a stopped vehicle.
Manns v. Richie, 937 N.E.2d 411 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010) – Affirming summary judgment in favor of a divorced husband who was alleged to have wrongfully denied his former wife a recovery in a consortium claim.
Mason v. Mason, 928 N.E.2d 906, 2010 WL 2605852 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010) – Affirming the trial court’s favorable judgment in an intra-family dispute over the ownership of shares in a closely-held corporation. The trial involved the reconstruction of more than sixty years of stock transfers, largely without formal documentation
Jayakar v. P. & F., 918 N.E.2d 468, 2009 WL 4892538 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009) – Affirming summary judgment in favor of a law partnership in a professional liability claim.
Gerald v. Turnock Plumbing, 768 N.E.2d 498 (Ind. Ct. App. 2002) – Affirming a trial court order disqualifying plaintiff’s lawyers. First Indiana case analyzing “imputed disqualification” when a lawyer changes firms and the new firm is adverse to a client of the former firm.
Seyring v. Herr-Voss Stamco, Lake (Indiana) Superior Court, Cause No. 45D02-0710-CT-150 (August 16, 2012) - Assisted Pittsburgh's K & L Gates in winning a defense jury verdict in a case in which the plaintiff alleged a defectively designed coil tensioner on a steel slitting line crushed his left hand, ultimately requiring amputation of his arm just above the elbow.
Harper v. C. R. England, 2011 W L 3421490 (N.D. Ind. 2011) – Granting summary judgment to an employer alleged to have allowed a hostile work environment to exist based on racial slurs.
Collins v. Neals, et al., 2011 WL 3321294 (N.D. Ind. 2011) – Granting summary judgment in favor of a construction company in a claim arising out of a car-truck accident in an expressway construction zone. The court also sanctioned plaintiff for pursuing a frivolous claim.
Lafrey v. Cintas, et al., Lake (Indiana) Superior Court, Cause No. 45D01-0911-CT-168 (June 20, 2011) – Granting summary judgment to a convenience store in a claim for indemnification under a vendor’s purchase order.
Neighborhood Housing Services v. Rainbow Community, et el., 2009 W L 5031336 (N.D. Ind. 2009) – Granting summary judgment to an insurer based on a professional services exclusion.
Cargill, Inc. v. Carboline Company, Lake (Indiana) Superior Court, Cause No. 45D01-0403-CT-75 – Represented food product conglomerate in a product liability claim against a manufacturer of coatings used in lining railroad tank cars. It was alleged that the manufacturer failed to warn of changes in its product’s formula which resulted in delamination of linings, contaminating corn syrup which was subsequently used to manufacture 280,000 bottles of spaghetti sauce which had to be destroyed. Case settled on the second day of trial for a confidential amount. (August, 2007)
Dan joined O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP in September 2011.
J.D., Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana ,1980
B.A., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1976
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1981
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2005
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1984
U.S. Supreme Court,1985
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Mr. Glavin holds AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability.
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