- Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, J.D., 2008
Honors: summa cum laude
Chancellor’s Scholar Award (first in graduating class)
- Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy, Fresno, CA, J.D., 2003
Honors: magna cum laude
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2021
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2003
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2003
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2005
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2008
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2003
- U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2003
- U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2009
- U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
Kevin D. Koons, Partner
Kevin Koons represents clients in a variety of industries and practice areas on litigated matters. Kevin routinely handles employment litigation, business litigation and municipal government litigation. His municipal government cases have addressed issues involving land use decisions, public employment and inter-governmental disputes. He’s admitted to practice law in both Indiana and California.
Kevin’s experience as an aide to a congressman and as a law clerk for a nonprofit organization enhances his experience and adds dimension to his relationships with his clients. He was selected to the Super Lawyers list from 2014-2017.
Outside the office, Kevin enjoys classical music, recreational basketball, coaching soccer and participating in church and family activities. He and his wife have four young children.
- Robertson v. State, 141 N.E.3d 1224 (Ind. 2020) – Represented surety and insurer as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in case involving question of accrual of claims by the State against public officials for malfeasance.
- CSI Protective Services LLC v. Paragon Properties Company, 149 N.E. 3d 680 (Ind. Ct. App. 2020) – Defended property manager against claims brought by vendor who provided services to apartment complex.
- Tipton v. Estate of Hofmann, 118 N.E.3d 771 (Ind. Ct. App. 2019) – Defended estate against claims by beneficiary challenging the administrator’s final accounting
- Levin v. Miller, 900 F.3d 856 (7th Cir. 2018) – Defended three of the highest bank holding company executives against fiduciary duty claims brought by bankruptcy trustee in the wake of the 2008-2009 recession.
- In re Lee, 898 F.3d 768 (7th Cir. 2018) – Represented dissenting minority shareholder to pierce the corporate veil and hold majority owner personally liable for a mandatory buyout of dissenting shares.
- Deb v. SIRVA, Inc., 832 F.3d 800 (7th Cir. 2016) – Obtained reversal of lower court’s dismissal based on inconvenient forum.
- Duke Energy of Indiana, LLC v. City of Franklin, 69 N.E.3d 471, 473 (Ind. Ct. App. 2016) – Defended city against utility’s attempt to halt portion of highway construction project within utility easement.
- R.L. Turner Corp. v. Town of Brownsburg, 963 N.E.2d 453 (Ind. 2012) – Represented owner in construction dispute involving attorneys’ fee award.
- Indiana Ass’n of Beverage Retailers, Inc. v. Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Comm’n, 945 N.E.2d 187 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011) – Represented intervening trade association to defend governmental agency’s interpretation of new statutory alcohol license quotas.
- Hollis v. Defender Sec. Co., 941 N.E.2d 536 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011) – Defended employer against employee’s state law wage claim and class action attempt.
- Dado v. Pabey, 2011 WL 854908 (N.D. Ind. 2011) – Defended public employer in employee’s race discrimination and politically motivated discharge claims. Represented minority business owner in arbitration of corporate fiduciary and franchise dispute.
- Brownsburg Mun. Bldg. Corp. v. R.L. Turner Corp., 933 N.E.2d 905 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010) – Represented owner in construction dispute involving an interpretation of an AIA contract provision that the architect may render final and binding decisions relating to the project.
- Indianapolis Bar Association
- Oak Brook College of Law Alumni Association
Founding Member and Past President, 2004-2006
- Graduate Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series (XV Class, 2018)
- Christ Church Reformed Presbyterian
- Physician Employee Non-Compete Agreements on the Examining Table: The Need to Better Protect Patients’ and the Public’s Interests in Indiana, 6 IND. HEALTH L. REV. 253 (2009)
- Recent Developments in Indiana Case Law Affecting Business (co-author) (Smith Barney Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2008)
- 2008 Year-in-Review: UCC Update (ICLEF Seminar 2008)
- Indy Bar Blog: Three Reasons Law Students Should Take IndyBar Review Course
- IndyBar Bar Review Faculty – Corporations and Business Organizations (2018 – present)
- Presenter, “2009 Year-in-Review: UCC Update,” ICLEF Seminar, December 8, 2009
- Presenter, “2008 Year-in-Review: UCC Update,” ICLEF Seminar, December 4, 2008