DeLaney & DeLaney provides legal services to a wide variety of clients in nearly all types of civil litigation, contract negotiations, and employment related matters. Together the firm's lawyers have more than 60 years of trial experience – including nearly two years of actual time in front of juries.

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Our firm welcomes client referrals from colleagues in the legal community, co-counsel from around the state and the nation, coordinating national counsel for mass tort litigation, and in house attorneys.

The firm handles all types of litigation matters, including product liability defense, contract disputes, commercial disputes, and estate-related controversies.  

Lawyer of the Year: Employment Law - Individual award for Kathleen DeLaney, Indianapolis, Indiana

The work that we do matters not only to our clients, but also to our broader communities, where our attorneys, paralegals and staff volunteer for charitable, legal and industry organizations. Our attorneys are frequently recognized for achievements in law and in life.

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Doctor Wins $4.75 Million in Defamation Suit Against Hospital

St. Vincent Doctor wins defamation suit against employer. 

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Jury awards doctor $4.75M in defamation, fraud case against St. Vincent.

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Employment Attorney Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” 2020 in Indianapolis

Best Lawyers® named Kathleen A. DeLaney of DeLaney & DeLaney LLC the 2020 community "Lawyer of the Year" award recipient for her work in Employment Law - Individuals in Indianapolis

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Webster judgment affirmed by 7th Circuit

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of a federal jury in June of 2018 that awarded $14 million to Courtney Webster and $1 million to her husband, Brian Webster.  Read more about this award in The Indiana Lawyer article.  

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DeLaney & DeLaney Files Federal Class Action on Behalf of Indiana Children

Indiana is violating the constitutional rights of abused and neglected children by failing to provide the children with legal representation in dependency proceedings, according to a class action lawsuit filed by DeLaney & DeLaney LLC in federal court today in the Southern District of Indiana.

Every year, thousands of children in Indiana are removed from their homes and families due to abuse or neglect. They are put into court proceedings known as Child in Need of Services (CHINS) proceedings where their fate is determined by a juvenile court. The court decides where they will live, with whom they will live, where they... Read more →

Indiana Super Lawyers 2019

Congratulations to Kathleen DeLaney for being selected as a Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyer and Top 25 Female Indiana Super Lawyer for 2019.  Kathleen has been consistently selected as an Indiana Super Lawyer for the past 14 years, and she has qualified for the Top 25 Female Super Lawyer list several times.

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Brebeuf Jesuit's Fred B. McCashland Outstanding Alumni Award

 On September 29, 2018, Kathleen DeLaney was honored to receive the Fred B. McCashland Outstanding Alumnus Award from Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. According to Brebeuf Jesuit’s website:  “The recipient of this highest Brebeuf Jesuit alumni honor personifies the fundamental Ignatian principles and values of Jesuit Education.  The nominees for the Fred B. McCashland  Outstanding Alumni Award shall have achieved outstanding success in: service to family, church and fellow man; contributions to profession or business; contributions to civic or social work; and promotion of intellectual or cultural pursuits.”  Kathleen joins a distinguished group of fourteen other alumni who... Read more →

25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Congratulations to Kathleen DeLaney for being selected for the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for her high caliber of work in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law – Individuals, Litigaiton – ERISA, and Litigation – Labor and Employment. 

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Jury awards $15M after Indiana cancer patient's misread CT scan


On Friday, June 15, 2018, Kathleen DeLaney, alongside co-counsel Jerry Garau and Barb Germano, obtained a jury verdict in favor of their clients, Courtney and Brian Webster, amounting to $15 million.  The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana jury found CDI Indiana LLC responsible for a radiologist’s negligence in failing to identify and report a cancerous tumor on a CT scan, causing substantial harm to the Webster’s. Read more about the trial and verdict, Read more →

The Indiana Lawyer - Leadership in Law Distinguished Barrister Award 2018

Congratulations to Kathleen DeLaney for being named a Distinguished Barrister in the Indiana Lawyer’s 2018 Leadership in Law. This honor applauds Kathleen’s impressive work in civil litigation,  her avocation for civil rights and her contributions back to her community.  Read More 

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