Katrina M. Gossett and John T. Schlafer have joined Baker & Daniels LLP as associates in the law firm's downtown Indianapolis office.
Gossett, who was a Baker & Daniels summer associate in 2007 and 2008, is a member of the firm's business litigation group. Gossett graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School where she worked in the employment discrimination legal clinic, completed an internship with the Chicago Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, served as vice president of the Law Student Association and performed in a Shakespeare production with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
In 2008, Gossett was selected Ms. Wheelchair Indiana and received a Diversity in Practice Award in the law student division from Indiana Lawyer. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame where she was the top student in film, television and theatre and co-founder of the Perspectives Disability Awareness Club.
Schlafer, who was a Baker & Daniels summer associate in 2007, practices on the firm's product liability litigation team. He represents national and regional manufacturers, including medical device and recreational vehicle manufacturers. Before joining Baker & Daniels, he was an associate instructor at the Indiana University Bloomington School of Education where he taught Education Law and Policy.
Schlafer graduated cum laude from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington and served as a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Louisville, Ky. Before law school, he was a corps member in the Teach for America program — a national nonprofit devoted to ending educational inequality in the U.S. — and taught fifth grade in Marianna, Arkansas, from 2004 to 2006. Schlafer graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in political science.