Kim F. Ebert

Kim F. Ebert


Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Recognized since 1997

Indianapolis, Indiana

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Labor and Employment Law
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Kim Ebert is the current Managing Shareholder of Ogletree Deakins with overall responsibility for the Firm’s direction and delivery of client service. For over thirty years, Mr. Ebert has defended the interests of employers in the full range of labor and employment matters. He has played a significant role in working with clients to develop a national strategy for labor and employment, and also regularly has assisted in due diligence in acquisitions and divestitures.As a labor lawyer, Mr. Ebert has negotiated over 100 collective bargaining agreements, including agreements related to facility closings and work transfers. He has played a key role in strike planning and related state court injunction litigation. Mr. Ebert has also handled more than 200 arbitrations. He has successfully helped employers develop positive employment practices and resist union organizing by all of the major labor organizations in the United States.As a litigator, Mr. Ebert has served as lead counsel both at the trial and appellate level in class, collective and multi-plaintiff actions, as well as the full range of individual suits under federal and state law.A past member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Continuing Education of the Bar, Mr. Ebert is a frequent writer, speaker and seminar chair at regional and national conferences on labor and employment subjects for attorneys and human resource professionals.

Location

  • 111 Monument Circle, Suite 4600
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

Education

  • Wabash College, BA, graduated 1972

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, Indiana State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association - Member
  • Leadership Council for Legal Diversity - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Labor and Employment Law

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

  • Labor Law - Management, Indianapolis (2019)
  • Employment Law - Management, Indianapolis (2015)
  • Labor Law - Management, Indianapolis (2014)
  • Employment Law - Management, Indianapolis (2012)
  • Labor and Employment Law, Indianapolis (2011)

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

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • Management

Awards:

  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Attorneys
  • Chambers (First Tier)
  • Distinguished Barrister Award, Indiana Lawyer (2007)
  • 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers in America - HR Executive Magazine (2013)
  • Legal 500: Labor and Employment - Labor - Management Relations
  • The International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers (2013)

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Value Play


by Kim F. Ebert

Impeccable skills are no longer enough: Why lawyers must increasingly take into account clients’ expectations about representation’s true worth.

Managing Client Expectations

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