Overview

Carl Pebworth represents clients in disputes and risk management involving real property and construction. A skilled litigator, he is adept at proactive risk management, early case assessment, motions practice, negotiating settlements, and successfully winning trials and appeals on behalf of clients. His goal is to identify and to achieve the best strategic outcome for clients in a collaborative, results-oriented manner.

Real Estate Litigation

Carl represents commercial property developers, commercial and industrial landlords and tenants, and creditors in landlord-tenant disputes and ejectment actions, mortgage and lien foreclosures, and disputes concerning purchase, sale and title of commercial and industrial real estate.

Construction Litigation

Carl represents construction clients of many types in construction matters, ranging from project negotiation and risk management to litigation of complex construction disputes.
Carl serves as general counsel to the Indiana Subcontractors Association—a statewide umbrella organization of industrial and commercial trade contractors, suppliers, general contractors, and construction-affiliated service providers and consultants.

General Commercial Litigation

Carl also represents clients in general commercial litigation matters including insurance disputes, large tort actions and toxic tort representation.

Nonprofit Organizations

As a result of his longstanding experience and service with private organizations, Carl has represented and advised nonprofit organizations in a number of circumstances.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Education

University of Michigan Law School
J.D. (1991)

Bowdoin College
A.B. summa cum laude (1986)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Carl has an active pro bono practice through which he has represented many individuals and organizations over the course of his career. In addition to handling individual pro bono cases, Carl is active in pro bono law at the firm and state levels, including:
  • Indiana Commission to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services — Initial Appointee, 2013-present
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono and Community Service Advisory Group, 2012-present
  • Indiana Pro Bono Commission — Indiana State Bar Foundation Designee, 2006-12
  • Baker & Daniels — Pro Bono Committee Chair, 2005-11
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Standing Committee on Pro Bono, Chair, 2004-07

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association — Executive Committee, 2002-09 (President, 2007-09)
  • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful — Board of Directors, 1999-2006
  • Indianapolis Parks Foundation — Board of Directors, 1999-2004

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell — Top Ranked Lawyer in Construction Law, Peer Review Rating: AV®
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-17; Baker Benson Pro Bono Award, 2013
  • Indiana Health Advocacy Coalition — Recognized for ongoing leadership and support of development of IHAC and Medical-Legal Partnership, 2011
  • Indiana Bar Foundation and Indiana Pro Bono Commission — Randall T. Shepard Award for Pro Bono Service, 2008
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Presidential Citation, 2006
  • Indianapolis Business Journal — Forty Under 40 Award, 2004
  • Helen Fehr Award for Community Service, 2004
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