Steve Wheeler



Phone (317) 578-1900 x523

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Steve originates from the Kokomo, Indiana area. After graduating from Ball State University in 1985, he attended law school in Washington, D.C. at The Washington College of Law at The American University, obtaining his law degree in 1989. While at The American University, he served as a law clerk in the U.S. Department of Justice and represented individual veterans before the U.S. Board of Veteran Appeals in Washington, D.C. After returning to Indiana, Steve worked for an insurance defense firm in Carmel, Indiana, before joining the Firm as an attorney in 2013.

For the last 31 years, Steve’s primary area of practice has been in the insurance defense field. He has served as lead counsel in a multitude of insurance related cases, including those involving Products Liability, Torts, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists disputes, Insurance Coverage issues, Arson/Fraud claims and Worker’s Compensation disputes. He has served as counsel in numerous Jury trials in both State and Federal Courts. He has extensive appellate experience and has presented arguments to the Indiana Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Practice Areas

Educational Background

Ball State University, Bachelor of Science (cum laude), 1985

The Washington College of Law at The American University, J.D. (cum laude), 1989

Bar Admission

State of Indiana, 1989

Courts of Practice

All State Courts in Indiana

United States District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


Professional Organizations

Indiana State Bar Association

Indianapolis Bar Association 

Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

Indianapolis Bar Association

Appellate Decisions

Auto-Owners Insurance Company v. Shroyer, 127 N.E.3d 1200 (Ind.Ct.App. 2019)

Auto-Owners Insurance Company v Long,  112 N.E.3d 1165 (Ind. Ct. App. 2018)

Hanna v Indiana Farmers Mut. Ins. Co., 963 N.E.2d 72 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012)

Colley v Indiana Farmers Mut. Ins. Co.,  691 N.E.2d 1259 (Ind. Ct. App.2003)

Creasy v Rusk, 730 N.E.2d 659 (Ind. 2000)

Freeman v Property-Owners Ins. Co., 77 N.E.3d 268 (Ind. Ct. App. 2017) unpublished

Property-Owners v Powers, 38 N.E.3d 229 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015) unpublished

Auto-Owners Insurance Company v. Long, 112 N.E.3d 1165 (Ind.Ct.App. 2018)

Steve's Staff


Legal Assistant to Steve Wheeler, Michael Rogers, and Donna Fisher

Desiree Scott

Paralegal to Marc Lloyd, Steve Wheeler, and Jim Cavanaugh