Overview

Teresa Griffin is a business litigator advising clients in commercial shareholder disputes, defending clients in product liability and mass tort litigation, and handling complex individual and family disputes and appeals.

Teresa represents clients in the in a wide variety of manners including:

  • Contract disputes.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder, and related business disputes.
  • Medical device defense.
  • Asbestos mass tort defense.
  • Multidistrict litigation.
  • Valuing and dividing corporations, limited liability corporations, partnerships, professional practices and proprietorships.
  • Complex individual and family disputes.
  • Appeals.

Personal Passions

Teresa enjoys running and cooking with her family, and is an aspiring children’s book author. Teresa is passionate about public service, in particular, firefighters. Teresa is married to a firefighter and they have five children – all daughters, about whom Teresa is most passionate of all.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana
Minnesota

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

Certifications

Registered Domestic Relations Mediator
Trained Parenting Coordinator
Trained Family Law Arbitrator

Languages

German

Education

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Indiana Law Review (executive notes editor) (2007)

DePauw University
B.A. in German & Anthropology, magna cum laude, Management Fellow (2004)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Making Your Appellate Record in Family Law Case
    Co-presenter, 2018 ISBA Annual Meeting, October 11, 2018
  • Mediation Case Law
    ICLEF Family Law Mediation Training, Indianapolis, August 11, 2017
  • Top 10 Family Law Cases From 2016
    Event Chair and Presenter, The Essentials of Family Law, ICLEF, December 16, 2016
  • Effective Discovery in Divorce Cases
    ICLEF 14th Annual Family Law Institute, October 28, 2016
  • 2016 Mediation Case Law Update
    ICLEF and CME Seminar for Family Mediators, Indianapolis, August 8, 2016
  • Top 10 Family Law Cases From 2015
    The Essentials of Family Law, ICLEF, December 1, 2015
  • Basic Legal Skills Training: Trial Work Lecture and Demonstration
    Indiana Legal Aid, November 20, 2015
  • Probate and Adult Guardianship Litigation
    Indianapolis Bar Association CLE, August 26, 2015
  • 10 Cases You Need to Know
    The Essentials of Family Law, ICLEF, December 12, 2014
  • Effective Communication in a Male Dominated Industry
    NAWBO – Indianapolis, October 23, 2014
  • Family Law Cases and Impact on Mediation
    Co-presenter, ICLEF CME for Family Mediators, November 22, 2013
  • Family Law Mediation
    ICLEF Practical Skills Series, Indianapolis, September 24, 2013

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

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

Civic Activities

  • NAWBO - Indianapolis — Corporate Partner; Corporate Partnership Committee, 2015-Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Family Law Executive Committee, 2016-Present; 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Executive Committee (Chair)
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Appellate Practice Section Council, 2016-Present
  • Leadership Council for Legal Diversity — Law School Mentor, 2016-Present
  • Indiana Law Review — Mentor Program, 2012-16
  • Junior League of Indianapolis, 2008-present — Public Relations Chair, 2014-15; Holiday Mart Co-Chair, 2013; Grace Award Recipient, 2013-14
  • Kid's Voice — Guardian ad Litem, 2007
  • Law Explorers — Faegre Baker Daniels Co-Coordinator, 2007-08

Honors

  •  29th Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series — Participant, 2018-2019
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Family Law, 2016-19
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2013-18
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