Overview

Kevin Toner is a trial lawyer who helps protect clients during complex civil litigation. Kevin litigates toxic tort, products liability, insurance recovery, construction, contract and other commercial disputes. He also defends premises owners in asbestos personal injury cases and is managing the defense of hundreds of asbestos cases pending in trial and appellate courts.

Litigation

Kevin has tried and arbitrated cases in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, California, Connecticut and London. In his more than 20 years litigating at Faegre Baker Daniels, Kevin has defended class actions, federal and state securities cases, accounting fraud, environmental, software and antitrust litigation. For plaintiffs, he has pursued construction defect, ERISA, contract, computer software and deceptive trade practices cases.

Insurance Recovery & Counseling

For both corporate and individual policyholders, Kevin has litigated and arbitrated the full spectrum of first-party and third-party insurance recovery disputes. He also counsels clients in insurance matters. Kevin has performed and supervised insurance coverage audit teams for policyholders, including audits for major insurance companies’ own coverage assessments.

Regulatory & Investigations

Kevin has conducted and managed internal corporate investigations involving regulatory compliance and sales practices in the pharmaceutical industry, employee theft, trade secrets and other sensitive investigations. He also counsels clients and speaks to industry groups about their document and electronic information retention practices.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

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

Education

Harvard Law School
J.D. Harvard Environmental Law Review (assistant editor) (1986)

Indiana University, Bloomington
A.B. summa cum laude (1983)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Best Practices to Maximize Insurance Coverage
    Evansville Bar Association, November 2017 
  • E-Discovery
    DTCI Annual Meeting
  • Products Liability Litigation Primer
    DTCI Business Litigation Seminar
  • Law of the Internet
    National Business Institute
  • E-mail and Document Retention
    ISBA, Utilities Law Section
  • Commercial Law of the Internet
    Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Commercial Litigation for Paralegals
    Indianapolis Paralegals Association

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana — Business Litigation Steering Committee, Insurance Coverage, Products Liability
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation — Board of Directors, 2018
  • Indiana Legal Services, Inc. — Board of Directors, 2011-2017

Honors

  • Benchmark Litigation — General Commercial, Product Liability, Securities
  • Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honor Society — Senior Fellow; Barrister, Order of Centurions, Diversity Law Institute; Trial Law Institute
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation — Distinguished Fellow
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Civil Litigation Defense
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2015
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