Janet A. McSharar is a DSV Senior Counsel with an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell who concentrates her practice in health care provider representation and defense.  She represents long term care facilities and health care providers in negligence and malpractice litigation and in regulatory, fraud and abuse, licensure and certification, corporation and entity formation, and transactions.  Ms McSharar’s civil litigation practice includes defending long term care facilities, physicians, and assisted living facilities in malpractice and negligence actions.

Ms. McSharar’s administrative law practice includes representing health care providers, including health facility administrators, nurses, and physicians before their respective State licensing boards, and long term care facilities before State and federal licensing and certification agencies.

Ms. McSharar obtained a BA (double major) from Indiana University, and a JD from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law.  She served as both an Indiana Deputy Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division and in-house counsel to the Indiana State Department of Health.

Ms. McSharar has been recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer in the practice area of Personal Injury-Medical Malpractice: Defense for 2019.

Informal Dispute Resolution, Oh My, Indiana Health Care Association Spring Conference April 2018.

Standard of Care in Long Term Care Litigation, DRI Nursing Home/ALF Seminar 2013

Winning at Arbitration, DRI Nursing Home/ALF Seminar 2011

Managing Expectations to Outcomes, Indiana Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and Hoosiers Owners and Providers 2010 Annual Conference, 2010

It’s Not Beginner’s Luck, How to Stay Litigation Free, Indiana Health Care Association Spring Convention, April 2008

State and National Activity in Nursing Home Litigation, Indiana Health Care Association Seminar on Immediate Jeopardy Surveys of Comprehensive Care Nursing Facilities, July 2007

Defensive Documentation, Indiana Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Spring Conference, 2002

Discovery in; The Defendant, Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Nursing Home Liability, 2001

IDR, If You Do and If You Don’t, Indiana Health Care Association Annual Meeting, 1999 & 2001

Discovery in Nursing Home Litigation, presented at Continuing Legal Education Seminars, 1997, 1999, & 2000