Sean concentrates his practice in the areas of construction law, medical malpractice defense, and general civil litigation, including complex commercial litigation. He has extensive experience representing general and prime contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, owners and sureties on a variety of legal matters on both public and private construction projects. He assists his clients in resolving a variety of large-scale complex construction disputes involving issues including construction delay, large scale cost overruns, and design errors and omissions. On the health care side, Sean has experience representing physicians, dentists, hospitals and other medical professionals through the litigation process. In addition to his litigation work, Sean has experience drafting and negotiating contracts for a wide range of businesses.
Sean was recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2009-2013, and a Super Lawyer from 2014-2019 in the practice area of Construction Litigation.
Areas of Service
Health Care Law
Indiana University, Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, J.D., cum laude
The Pennsylvania State University, B.S., high honors
Indiana Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Indianapolis Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association
• Construction and Surety Law Section
American Bar Association
• Forum on the Construction Industry
• Section of Litigation, Construction Litigation Committee, Co-Chair of Committee on Insurance (2007-2011)
Design Build Institute of America, Great Lakes Chapter
• Former Co-Chair of Programs Committee
• Former Board Member
Civic & Community Involvement
Big Brothers, Board of Directors (2000-2007)
Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide (f/k/a Chaucie’s Place)
• Board of Directors (2010-2018)
• Vice President (2012)
Heritage Place (2002-2009)
• Board of Directors President (2006-2008)
• Board of Directors Treasurer (2005-2007)
Homeless Shelter Pro Bono Project, Volunteer (2005-Present)
Primary Author, “Scheduling, Sequencing, Coordination: The AIA A201 v. ConsensusDOCS 200,” Construct! Magazine of the ABA Section of Litigation, Construction Litigation Committee, Winter 2009
Co-Author, “Is the Line Blurring Between General and Professional Liability” The Construction Lawyer, Journal of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Spring, 2009
Co-Author and Co-Presenter, “Is the Line Blurring Between General and Professional Liability?” ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Mid-Winter Meeting, 2009
Primary Author, Indiana Construction Law. Vienne, VA: HLK Global Communications, Inc., 2008.
Primary Author, “Consensus Docs: An Option for Construction Contracts” Indiana Business Journal, 10 Nov. 2008:24.
Co-Author, “Mutual Responsibility and the Allocation of Risk Among Parallel Prime Contractors,” Construct! magazine of the ABA Section of Litigation, Construction Litigation Committee, Spring 2006
Co-Author, “Rewriting Builder’s Risk Policy? – The Intersection of a Builder’s Risk Policy and Construction Project Contracts”, Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Fall 2005
Co-Author, “Who Covers What? General vs. Professional Liability Insurance in the Construction
Setting”, Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Fall 2009.