Robert F. Wagner - Lewis Wagner LLP

Robert F. Wagner

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Robert has distinguished himself as one of the Midwest's most respected trial lawyers, having tried more than 200 cases in courtrooms throughout the United States. His trial work includes highly complex cases in the areas of wrongful death, products liability, commercial litigation, insurance defense, auto and premises liability.  He is also involved in the mediation process and has mediated numerous complex legal issues over the years.   Robert has earned the respect of his legal colleagues and opposing counsel—as well as that of the Judiciary before whom he regularly appears in trial. Robert was named as one of Indiana’s top 15 “Distinguished Barristers of 2008,” by the lawyers/readers of The Indiana Lawyer. His peers have also honored Robert as an Indiana “Super Lawyer©” for each of the past ten years, 2004-2013.  The Indiana Super Lawyer honor ranks Robert among the top 5% of Indiana’s attorneys.    At the national level, Robert’s legal peers have recognized him as one of The Best Lawyers in America® in 2005-2013 in the fields of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation Defendants. A frequent lecturer, Robert may also be found listed among the legal experts appearing in the “Who’s Who in Law.”  He lectures on a wide range of continuing legal education topics and is a long-term faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), volunteering several weeks each year to teach NITA’s Regional and Midwest courses on “Deposition Skills” and “Building Trial Skills.” He has also been involved for years in teaching Trial Advocacy with ICLEF.   Robert’s impact upon the people of Indiana has even been noted at the highest levels of our State government. In 1989, Governor (now Senator) Evan Bayh bestowed Indiana’s highest honor on Robert, naming him as a “Sagamore of the Wabash.” Robert has also had a great impact on the legal community and the firm, contributing significantly in the areas of politics and community service. Robert is active in governmental affairs and the Indianapolis community, and has been for many years. Since 1995, he has served as the Chairperson or Vice Chairperson for the White River State Park Development Commission.   Robert ‘s  skills  and natural leadership ability, combined with his business and insurance knowledge, have served to nurture and develop a community of trial and business lawyers at Lewis Wagner. Working daily alongside his partners, Robert applies his leadership, mentoring and teaching skills, to create a culture of excellence that will ensure the firm’s ability to confidently meet its clients’ legal need far into the future.

University of ConnecticutBS 1958Indiana University School of Law - IndianapolisJ.D. 1967
American Board of Trial AdvocatesSagamore American Inn of Court, memberInternational Association of Insurance ReceiversIndianapolis Bar AssociationIndiana State Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationFederal Bar AssociationAmerican Judicature SocietyDefense Trial Counsel of IndianaDefense Research InstituteIndianapolis Bar FoundationIndiana Trial Lawyers AssociationThe Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Office Location

501 Indiana Avenue, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46202-6150
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants of the Indianapolis Metro Area
Robert F. Wagner has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Other Information

Gender: Male