About Dina M. Cox
In the drug and medical device context, Dina has handled cases involving breast implants, orthopedic bone screws, spinal fixation systems, prosthetic devices, blood plasma products, and pain pumps, just to name a few. Dina’s toxic tort and chemical exposure cases have involved tobacco, lead-based paint, latex gloves, mold, and animal/livestock feed products.
Dina has defended legal malpractice lawsuits with damage claims ranging from $16 million in one and $100 million in another. Dina has represented clients ranging from solo practitioners to some of the largest firms in Indianapolis. Dina has utilized or deposed some of the preeminent experts in legal malpractice and legal ethics. Dina has defended lawyers in a diverse array of substantive areas, including estate planning; wills and trusts; criminal defense; corporate law; family law; business transactions such as stock sales, asset sales, and mergers; medical malpractice; and, personal injury. Most importantly, Dina is passionate about defending the profession. Dina works hard to mount an aggressive, thorough defense on behalf of all of her professional clients. The results she has obtained, and the friends she has made in the legal community, are the greatest rewards for this hard work.
Civic & Community Involvement:
•Canal Stakeholders Association, Past Member
•Historic Ransom Place Neighborhood Association, Past Board Member
•Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Past Advisory Board Member
•Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, Inc. (WFYI Indianapolis), Board Member, 2013 - present
•St. Florian Center, Past Board Member & Mock Trial Volunteer Instructor
Honors & Awards:
•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV
•Next Generation Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2012-2013
•Listed In Indiana Super Lawyers , 2011-2016
•Top 25 Women, Indiana Super Lawyers , 2011-2016
•Top 50, Indiana Super Lawyers , 2013
•Listed In The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants, 2011-2016
•Best Lawyers’ 2015 Indianapolis Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants - Lawyer of the Year
•Listed In Rising Star, Indiana Super Lawyers , 2009
•Medmarc “Honor Roll” of Defense Counsel, 2007: Based upon input from Medmarc's management, claim staff and clients, Dina was recognized for her commitment to providing exceptional service to the company and its policyholders.
•Lewis Wagner Attorneys Selected by Indiana Super Lawyers as Top Attorneys
•90% of Lewis Wagner, LLP's Equity Partners Selected For Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America 2016; Four Named Lawyer Of The Year'
•100% of Lewis Wagner's Equity Partners Named Indiana Super Lawyers
•80% of Lewis Wagner's Equity Partners Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America 2015; Three Named Lawyer Of The Year'
•Dina Cox invited to serve as faculty member for flagship trial advocacy program by NITA
•70% of Firm Partners named Indiana Super Lawyers
•Robert Wagner, Tom Hays, John Trimble, Jerry Hammond, Rick Shoultz, Susan Cline, Dina Cox, Rich Blaiklock & Kyle Lansberry Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America 2014
•WFYI Elects Dina Cox as Board Member
•Lewis Wagner Featured in The Indiana Lawyer's article, Gender Appeal
•Dina Cox selected to the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Next Generation Faculty (NGF) Class of 2012
•Lawyers Part of Super-Commuter Trend
•And the Defense Wins Published by DRI: Dina Cox and Rob Baker achieved two defense wins recently in companion putative class action cases
•And the Defense Wins Published by DRI: Dina M. Cox and Kameelah Shaheed-Diallo obtained a dismissal of a legal malpractice claim against their law firm client
•Dina M. Cox invited to become a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America's Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
Pro Hac Vice Admissions:
•Saline County Circuit Court, Arkansas
•U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
•Los Angeles Superior Court of California
•U.S. District Court, Central District of California
•U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
•U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
•Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri
•Bergen County Superior Court of New Jersey
•U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
•Court of Common Pleas of Mercer County, Ohio
•Court of Common Pleas of Van Wert County, Ohio
•U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
•U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
•U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
• CYBER INSURANCE 101: Coverage Issues Related to Cyber Attacks and Cyber Insurance, ABA Section of Litigation, March 2014 (co-author).
• Lawyers may still be subject to discipline when lacking any knowledge of employee misdeeds, LPL eAdvisory, March 2014.
• Taking payment from someone other than client may create risk of discipline, LPL eAdvisory, March 2014.
•Survey, “Legal Malpractice Law - State of Indiana, ” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, 2007 - present.
•“How to Scale the Tower of Babble, ” DRI: The Whisper (Volume 8, Issue 2) 2012 (co-author).
•The Law of Lawyers’ Liability: Fifty-State Survey of Legal Malpractice, Professional Liability Committee, American Bar Association, 2012 (author of book chapter entitled “State of Indiana”).
•“Malpractice vs. Misconduct, ” DRI: The Voice, May 23, 2012 (co-author).
• Lawyers Part of Super-Commuter Trend, ” The Indiana Lawyer, April 11, 2012.
•Summary: Indiana Legal Malpractice Law, American Bar Association, December 2008.
•“The Self-Critical Analysis Privilege in the Context of Drug & Medical Device Litigation, ” Drug, Device & Biotechnology Committee Newsletter, International Association of Defense Counsel, Number 10, July 2007 (co-author).
•“Top Ten Ways to Protect Against Claims of Malpractice, ” Professional Liability Litigation Alert, ABA Professional Liability Litigation Committee - Section of Litigation, Volume IV, Number 2, Spring 2007 (co-author).
•Panelist and Mock Trial Presenter, “What the Heck Happened? The Eyes Don’t Have It!, ” 2016 ALFA International Client Seminar, Plenary Session, March 4, 2015.
•Faculty Member, “National Session - Building Trial Skills, ” National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Boulder, CO, July 22-30, 2015.
•Panelist & Mock Trial Presenter, “Tribalism in the Courtroom: What Neuroscience Says about Bias, Loyalty, and Group Behavior, ” 2015 ALFA International Client Seminar, March 7, 2015.
•Panelist, Beware of the Weakest Link! Mitigating supply chain risk: Best Practice Risk Management and Risk Transfer Strategies, Indiana Health Industry Forum, May 6, 2014.
•Panelist, The Prom Dance: Working Together with a Group of Defendants, 2014 ALFA International Client Seminar, March 8, 2014.
•Faculty Member, “National Session - Building Trial Skills, ” National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Boulder, CO, July 23-31, 2014.
•Faculty Member, “National Session - Building Trial Skills, ” National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Boulder, CO, July 24-August 1, 2013.
• Practical and Thoughtful Tips for Successful Litigation Management, DTCI 18th Annual Conference & Meeting of the Membership, Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park, November 16, 2012.
• Panel Discussions on Lawyer Misconduct & Legal Malpractice, Indiana Lawyer, Indianapolis, IN, October 31, 2012.
• Trial Tips & The Art of Legal Persuasion, ICLEF, September 26, 2012 and October 4, 2012.
•“Navigating the Social Media Maze, ” Medmarc Annual Meeting of Defense Panel Counsel, Bolton Landing, New York, June 15, 2012.
•“Hot Topics in Accountant Liability - 2012, ” American Society of Women Accountants, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 22, 2012.
•“Ethics Within the World of Tax, ” Indiana Tax Practitioners Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, December 13, 2011.
•CPA Ethics & Risk Management, Indiana Society of Accountants, Nashville, Indiana, 2010 - present.
•Faculty Member, “Deposition Advocacy Skills College, ” ICLEF, Indianapolis, Indiana, July 13-14, 2010.
•CPA Ethics & Risk Management, Indiana Society of Accountants, July 14, 2010.
•Faculty Member, “Mid-Central Regional Basic Trial Skills Program, ” National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Indianapolis, Indiana, annually, 2007 - present.
•Faculty Member, “Mid-Central Deposition Program, ” National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Indianapolis, Indiana, annually, 2005 - present.
•Talal S. Hamdan v. Indiana University Health North, LLC and Clarian Health North Hospital, LLC d/b/a Clarian North Medical Center, United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, July 7-10, 2015.
•Federal Trade Commission v. Hold Billing Services, Ltd., et al., United States District Court, Western District of Texas, Cause No. 5:98-cv-00629-FB-HJB (November 4-15, 2013) (bench trial before Magistrate Judge on government’s motion for contempt).
•Temp-Masters, Inc. v. Marsh Supermarkets, LLC, Judge Daniel Pfleging, Hamilton County Superior Court, Cause No. 29D02-0604-PL-326 (December 6-10, 2010) (resolved prior to verdict).
•Neil Lucas v. Riley, Bennett & Egloff, Judge Larry J. McKinney, United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division, Cause No. 1:07-cv-534-LJM-JMS (March 8-10, 2010).
•Cathy Sitarz v. South Bend Knights, Inc. d/b/a Knights Inn, Special Judge David T. Ready, St. Joseph County Circuit Court, Cause Number 71C01-0007-CT-00123 (May 10-13, 2004).
•Hattie Shaw v. Payless Supermarkets, Inc., Judge Dennis Carroll, Madison County Superior Court, Cause Number 48D01-0106-CT-0483 (September 23-29, 2003).
•Tracie Bentley vs. Richard L. Wilken, Judge Michael Scopelitis, St. Joseph County Superior Court, Cause Number 71D07-0110-CT-00210 (March 17-19, 2003).
•Betty Jacques v. Allied Building Services, Inc. and Marsh Supermarkets, Inc., Judge Diana LaViolette, Putnam County Circuit Court, Cause Number 67C01-9709-CT-310 (November 14-16, 2000).
•Pamela K. McCracken v. Indiana American Water Company, Inc., Special Judge John P. Stelle, Vigo County Superior Court, Cause Number 84D02-9608-CT-1348 (July 12-14, 1999).
•Tyler G. Williams v. Marsh Supermarkets, Inc., Judge Bruce Bade, Blackford County Circuit Court, Cause Number 05C01-9604-CP-00053 (April 20, 1999).
•Sami Maaita v. Kore Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a The Mine Shaft Saloon and Louis Huffman, Special Judge William Hughes (Hamilton County), Marion County Superior Court, Cause Number 49D03-9412-CT-1896 (February 16-18, 1999).
•Berniece Wickersham v. Supervalu Holdings, Inc., d/b/a Cub Foods, Judge Houston, Marion County Superior Court, Cause Number 49D10-9605-CP-0654 (January 25-27, 1999).
•Marlene Freeman v. Supervalu, Inc., d/b/a Cub Foods, Judge Price, Marion County Superior Court, Cause Number 49D11-9612-CT-1794 (April 20-21, 1998).
•Tammie L. Adkins v. Rebecca L. Houston, Judge Bruce Bade, Blackford County Circuit Court, Cause Number 05C01-9608-CP-094 (January 13-14, 1998).
•American States Insurance v. Joseph Loughmiller, Judge Houston, Marion County Municipal Court No. 8, Cause Number 49F08-9404-CP-0670 (October 20, 1997).
•Julie Ann Arnett v. Clancey’s, Inc., d/b/a Grindstone Charlie’s, Judge Christopher Monroe, Bartholomew Superior Court, Cause Number 03D01-9608-CT-744 (September 2-4, 1997).
•Willie B. Trammel v. Supervalu, Inc., d/b/a Cub Foods, Judge Houston, Marion County Superior Court, Cause Number 49C10-9412-CT-307 (April 21-22, 1997).
•Mary Gilley v. Supervalu, Inc., d/b/a Cub Foods, Judge William Lawrence, Marion County Circuit Court, Indiana, Cause Number 49C01-9402-CT-0430 (February 11-12, 1997).
•Catherine S. Townsend & William Townsend v. Gene A. Hamm & Supervalu Transportation, Inc., Judge Pflum, Fayette County Circuit Court, Indiana, Cause Number 21C01-9512-CT-0370 (January 27-29, 1997).