Profile

Steven Groth is a partner in the Litigation Group. He concentrates his practice in transportation, business, and professional liability litigation. He also helps clients with family law matters.

Transportation: Steven defends clients in the trucking industry against wrongful death and serious injury claims.  He helps motor carriers with cargo claims and premises liability claims.  He is a member of the Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA).  He serves as legal counsel for the Indianapolis transportation Club (ITC), as well as being a past president of the ITC. 

Professional Liability: Steven defends architects and engineers against professional liability claims, which can arise from construction defects or construction accidents, and may involve personal injury claims or property damage claims. He also represents health care providers against claims of medical negligence.

Business Disputes: Steven advises businesses in matters involving contracts, insurance, and real estate, when the client is seeking to avoid a dispute, or when a dispute is imminent.  He looks to understand the context of the situation and explore business solutions before resorting to litigation, but he has extensive experience in the courtroom if litigation becomes necessary.

Family Law: Steven handles marriage dissolution cases, child custody disputes, and child support cases for individuals.  He strives to minimize the financial and emotional impact of the legal system on his clients and their children.

Steven has significant jury trial experience, and has briefed and argued successful appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Indiana Court of Appeals. He received his B.S. in accounting from the University of Illinois in Champaign, and his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. During law school he was an Honors Intern with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  He is a Certified Public Accountant, and is a former member of the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he served as prosecutor, defense counsel, and Assistant Professor of Military Justice at the United States Naval Academy. He is admitted to practice in federal and state courts of Indiana and Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Education

Washington University School of Law (J.D., 1987)
University of Illinois (B.S., accountancy, 1984)

Honors / Awards

The Best Lawyers in America® 2015-2023; Indiana Super Lawyers® 2011-2021 (Civil Litigation Defense); AV® Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell; 2006 Indianapolis Bar Association – Dr. John Morton Finney Award for Excellence in Legal Education

Appearances / Publications

Author: Mr. Groth is a regular guest columnist for the Indianapolis Transportation Club newsletter.

Speaker: “Driving Toward a More Productive and Prosperous Future for Transportation Companies” (Panelist, 2017); “Indemnification and Limitations of Liability” (In-House Client Presentations, 2015 and 2017); “Property & Business Interruption Loss Seminar” (Hylant Property Group/Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, 2010); “Insurance Law from A to Z” (National Business Institute, 2007); “Indiana Tort Claims Act” (Insurance Institute of Indiana, 2006); “Jury Instructions” (Indianapolis Bar Association CLE, 2006); “Current Issues Impacting Insurance Defense Practice” (National Business Institute, 2005)

Appointments / Memberships

Indianapolis Bar Association (Litigation Section Executive Committee, 2004-2012, Chair, 2007 and Diversity Task Force 2007-2010); Indiana State Bar Association; Defense Research Institute; Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana; Trucking Industry Defense Association; Indiana Leadership Forum (Class of 2007); IndyFringe Theatre (Board of Directors); Indianapolis Transportation Club (President, 2016; Vice President, 2015); Westminster Neighborhood Services (Board or Directors)

Admissions

Illinois, Indiana, The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana