Stephanie Boxell litigates complex business, ERISA, insurance coverage, class action and product liability disputes, as well as claims arising under the United States and Indiana constitutions, in both federal and state court. She is also certified in environmental law. Stephanie works closely with clients to understand their business and financial goals, which helps her achieve optimal results.

ERISA Litigation

Stephanie represents commercial clients, benefit plans and plan fiduciaries, third-party administrators, and insurance companies in disputes arising under ERISA, 29 U.S.C. § 1001, et seq., including those related to:

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
  • Employee pension and welfare plans
  • Long-term disability plans
  • Severance plans
  • Qualified domestic relations orders
  • Multiemployer pension plans
  • Equity awards

Constitutional Litigation

Stephanie advises and represents clients in disputes concerning federal, state and local agency decision-making and claims arising under the United States and Indiana constitutions, including claims arising under:

  • The Due Process Clause
  • The Equal Protection Clause and the Equal Privileges and Immunities Clause
  • The dormant Commerce Clause
  • The Fifth Amendment’s prohibition on inverse condemnation

Commercial Litigation

Stephanie’s work includes:

  • Representing commercial clients in breach of contract, commercial tort, Uniform Commercial Code, product liability and trade secret disputes
  • Representing fiduciaries and family members in disputes involving closely held corporations

Insurance Litigation

In the insurance sector, Stephanie represents large and small commercial clients in insurance coverage disputes and advises commercial clients on their rights under insurance agreements.

Industry Expertise

Stephanie has represented corporations, closely held shareholders, governmental agencies and entities, nonprofits, insurance companies, benefit plans and individuals and families.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Indiana Law Review (articles editor) (2013)

Indiana University
B.S. in Biology and Political Science (2010)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Ten Points to Ponder in Becoming a Well Adjusted Organizational Lawyer
    Applied Professionalism Course, Indianapolis Bar Association, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update
    Co-author with Jon Laramore, Res Gestae, December 2013
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update
    Co-author with Kathy Osborn, Res Gestae, June 2012

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Representing nonprofit client as amicus in dispute over Indiana’s wildlife statutes and regulations
  • Representing prisoners pursuing claims arising under the United States Constitution

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indianapolis American Inn of Court — Associate, 2016-present

Civic Activities

  • Habitat for Humanity Women Build — Co-leader, 2015-present
  • Indiana High School Mock Trial — Shortridge High School Coach, 2014-present
  • Indiana University McKinney School of Law-Indianapolis Moot Court — Volunteer Judge
  • Dress for Success Resume and Mock-Interview Workshops — Co-leader, 2014-15
  • Wheeler Mission — Volunteer
  • Junior Achievement, Indiana — Volunteer
  • School on Wheels — Volunteer Tutor for Homeless Children


  • Indiana Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, Business Litigation, 2017-19
  • Leadership Indianapolis Civic Boot Camp — Graduate, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-15, 2017-18
  • Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Scholar, 2010-13
  • National Environmental Moot Court Competition — Top Orator, Preliminary Rounds 1 & 3
  • Dean's Tutorial Society — Fellow, 2011 and 2012
  • Indiana University — Phi Beta Kappa
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