John F. Kautzman

John F. Kautzman


Ruckelshaus Kautzman Blackwell

Recognized since 2015

Indianapolis, Indiana

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: General Practice

Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Criminal Defense: General Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Criminal Defense: General Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Criminal Defense: General Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
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John F. Kautzman represents individuals and organizations in a broad range of legal matters. He has been lead counsel on several high-profile state and federal jury trials and successfully argued before the Indiana Appellate and Supreme Courts. Mr. Kautzman served as the 2005 President of the Indianapolis Bar Association and was recently honored with the IBA Luminary/Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a former Chair of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law Board of Visitors. He also served as President of the Metropolitan Bar Caucus and Executive Council member of the National Conference of Bar Presidents. Mr. Kautzman is Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" in the categories of Criminal Defense-General Practice and Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants, and as a several time Lawyer of the Year recipient. He is a frequent seminar speaker and trial advocacy instructor. John has also been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, limited by invitation to only 1 percent of the state’s attorneys.

Location

  • 135 North Pennsylvania Street, Suite 1600
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., graduated 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, Indiana Supreme Court
  • Indiana, US District Court-SD of Indiana
  • Indiana, US District Court - ND of Indiana
  • United States, US Court Of Appeals -Seventh Circuit

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers - Indiana State Committee
  • Indiana State Bar Association - Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association - Former President (2005)/Current Board Member
  • Nat'l Conf Of Bar Presidents - Past President-Metro Bar Caucus

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Criminal Defense: General Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Criminal Defense: General Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Criminal Defense: General Practice, Indianapolis (2023)
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants, Indianapolis (2023)
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice, Indianapolis (2021)
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants, Indianapolis (2020)
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants, Indianapolis (2018)
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants, Indianapolis (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

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