Rebecca J. Maas

Director⁄Attorney

Email rmaas@fishermaas.com

Phone (317) 578-1900 x515

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Biography

Becky became an attorney in 1988 and has been practicing in the field of insurance defense for over 30 years.  Becky joined the Firm in 1996 and since then has devoted her time to evaluating, defending, and trying cases about products liability, trucking accidents, and catastrophic injuries. Becky has handled hundreds of construction cases-from construction defects affecting hundreds of apartments to personal injury claims due to alleged construction defects and jobsite negligence. As would be expected, these claims often turn into contract related issues pertaining to indemnification and tender issues. Becky has been a part of the Rapid Response Team for various trucking companies and insurers to ensure the evidence from trucking accidents is preserved and the integrity of the scene is maintained. Becky has also handled toxic tort cases and environmental cases assessing the coverage issues and also defending insureds against the IDEM.  Becky has successfully defended several CAFOs for “odor nuisance” obtaining summary judgments in state and federal court for the local farmer and the national producer.  Becky has tried over 40 jury trials throughout Indiana, from Booneville to Lafayette and from Winchester to Terre Haute.  

Becky has taught trial advocacy in the Illinois/Indiana Trial Academy. Becky has also been a featured speaker for various organizations on trial related topics including cross-examination of medical experts and economists, trial strategy and dispute resolution. She has also provided in-house seminars for many of her clients on topics such as rapid response in trucking accidents, documenting a claim file, and investigation and documentation of construction accidents.

Practice Areas

Educational Background

  • Taylor University, Upland, Indiana, B.A. 1983
  • Indiana School of Law-Indianapolis- 1988

Professional Memberships

  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Indiana State Bar Association

Reported Decisions

  • Jones v Indiana Bell Telephone Co., 864 N.E.2d 1125 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007) (directed verdict in favor of defendant affirmed after utility worker grabbed cable which detached from utility pole causing him to fall)
  • Duffy v. Ben Dee, Inc., 651 N.E.2d 320 (Ind. Ct. App. 1995), r’hg (summary judgment in favor of defendant affirmed regarding women who fell from defendant’s front end loader while retrieving raccoon)
  • Reeves v. Boyd & Sons, Inc., 654 N.E. 2d 864 (Ind. Ct. App. 1995), trans. denied (defense verdict affirmed in pick-up v. semi accident where plaintiff was intoxicated. Defendant obtained counterclaim in its favor for damage to its semi)
  • Forrest v. Gilley, 570 N.E.2d 934 (Ind. Ct. App. 1991), r’hg denied (Court of Appeals reversed trial court and entered summary judgment in favor of defendant after plaintiff fell off defendant’s horse TWICE while intoxicated, breaking her jaw)
  • Eisman v. Murdock, 542 N.E. 2d 236 (Ind. Ct. App. 1989) (summary judgment affirmed for horse owner after plaintiff was driving along road and struck horse that had escaped its enclosure)

Seminars and Publications

  • School Liability (Lutheran South Conference) 2003
  • School Liability (Lutheran National Conference) 2000
  • “Proving and Challenging Damages” ICLEF (1999)
  • “Cross-Examining the Plaintiffs’ Doctor and The Defense Independent Medical Examination” ICLEF (1988)
  • “Mastering Medical Litigation & Concepts – Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ),” ICLEF (1988)

Rebecca's Staff

Sharon Navarro

Legal Assistant to Becky Maas & Kim Howard

Angi Bailey

Paralegal to Becky Maas