Overview

Tom Kus devotes the majority of his practice to defending manufacturers and sellers of medical devices, automated controls, gas valves and other consumer products in product liability and mass tort litigation in state and federal courts across the country.
In addition to his product liability litigation expertise, he often serves as counsel for manufacturers involved in product recalls and proceedings before the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Environmental and Commercial Litigation

Tom also has substantial experience in environmental litigation and commercial litigation. He has represented both defendants and plaintiffs in environmental matters involving petroleum contamination, industrial solvents, hazardous wastes and their disposal, and pesticide drift. He also has litigated matters involving utility companies, easements, and trademarks.

Complex Litigation Expertise

With more than 25 years of complex product liability and environmental litigation expertise, Tom has significant experience in fact and expert discovery, pre-trial motion practice, trials, and appellate proceedings. He is particularly versed in multidistrict and federal court procedure, dispositive and Daubert motion practice, motions in limine, and the evidentiary issues that arise in complex litigation.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
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

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law
J.D. (1989)

University of Michigan
B.A. with distinction (1986)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Tom is actively involved in the firm’s pro bono efforts. He regularly represents low income individuals in U-Visa, employment authorization and other proceedings before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, and participates in the Indiana State Bar Association’s “Talk To A Lawyer Today” Program.

Professional Associations

  • Allen County Bar Association — Legal Ethics and Attorney Grievance Committees
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Ethics and Public Relations Committees
  • American Bar Association — Litigation and Environmental Law Sections

Civic Activities

  • Downtown Fort Wayne Rotary Club — World Affairs Conference and Environmental Committees
  • Canterbury School — Development Committee

Honors

  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-17
  • Downtown Fort Wayne Rotary Club — Honorary Paul Harris Fellow
  • University of Michigan — Regents Alumni Scholar
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon (International Economics Honor Society)
  • Indiana University School of Law — Dean's Honors
  • Indiana University School of Law — Fellowship
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