Kip McDonald defends and counsels clients in product liability, multidistrict, and mass and toxic tort litigation. He collaborates with clients to develop defense strategies and manages the details, from discovery to depositions to trial decisions.

Medical Device Advocate

Kip has particular expertise in the medical device field and assists clients with regulatory submissions, such as medical device reporting and FDA communications related to adverse events and quality system regulation. His expertise includes the learned intermediary doctrine, off-label promotion, federal preemption and Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) applications. Kip also reviews and analyzes draft regulatory submissions.

Commercial Litigator

Kip also advises on commercial litigation matters such as:
  • Premises liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Insurance defense
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Commercial foreclosures

During litigation, Kip has served as lead associate, assisted with e-discovery, and taken and defended depositions.

Personal Interests

Kip enjoys DIY home improvement projects and spending time with family.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

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. (2010)

Hanover College
B.A. in Economics and Business Administration (2007)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • State Board of Law Examiners — Committee on Character and Fitness
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis American Inn of Court — Barrister, 2017-19

Civic Activities

  • Develop Indy Committee of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
  • Defense Research Institute, Young Lawyers Committee — Co-Vice Chair of the Legislative Liaison Subcommittee, 2018-19
  • Tau Chapter House Corporation for Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity — President, 2009-present


  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Star, 2015-19
  • NITA Trial Skills & DRI Deposition Institute — Graduate, 2015
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Leadership Development Academy, Class II, 2013
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