Daniel D. Trachtman - Wooden & McLaughlin LLP

Daniel D. Trachtman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Dan’s practice is devoted to civil litigation with an emphasis on significant business, product liability, professional liability, and premises liability disputes.  He has extensive litigation experience in cases involving complex medical and scientific issues.

Dan has successfully tried numerous bench and jury trials in State and Federal Courts and has been engaged as counsel in a number of cases which resulted in published appellate decisions.  He has longstanding relationships with a number of corporate clients by which he has been engaged as lead litigation counsel and as local, state or national coordinating counsel.  Dan has extensive experience in managing a varied portfolio of litigation and other liability matters on behalf of corporate clients.  Dan has been engaged by several law firms as their litigation counsel in connection with professional liability claims and lawsuits. 

Since the advent of alternative dispute resolution, Dan has acted as an advocate in several hundred mediations, including pre-suit mediations.

Dan frequently speaks at continuing legal education and at client sponsored seminars on a variety of litigation related topics.

Representative Cases

  • Obtained summary judgments and favorable arbitration awards in professional legal liability matters.
  • Represented several financial institutions in connection with loan participation agreements and auction rate securities disputes.
  • Obtained dismissals during 2010 of two major product liability cases in which persons who had lost limbs alleged the existence of various product defects.
  • Recently obtained a defense verdict for a national retailer in a trial involving claims of complex regional pain syndrome and near total disability.  The trial involved the testimony of multiple physicians.
  • Successfully represented a securities brokerage firm in an effort to enforce covenants against a former employee.  This matter was widely reported in industry literature.
  • Represented a product installer in the multiple cases arising from the Indianapolis Athletic Club fire disaster.
  • Obtained summary judgments for real estate developers in litigation arising from attempts by prospective purchasers to enforce what were claimed to have been binding agreements to purchase.
  • Has obtained numerous favorable settlements and summary judgments on behalf of manufactures, distributors and installers of various products as to which exposures resulting in disease or death have been alleged.

Hamilton CollegeBA 1975Indiana University School of Law-IndianapolisJ.D. 1978

Office Location

One Indiana Square, Suite 1800
211 North Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4208
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants of the Indianapolis Metro Area
Daniel D. Trachtman has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants