Lyle R. Hardman

Partner

Lyle Hardman is a partner in the South Bend, Indiana office. He practices in the areas of professional and medical malpractice defense including legal malpractice, construction law, products liability, personal injury insurance defense, insurance coverage, and state and federal appellate practice. Mr. Hardman received his B.A., cum laude, from DePauw University in 1988 followed by his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law in 1991.

Practice Emphasis

  • Employment Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Construction Law
  • Products Liability
  • Complex Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Appellate Practice
  • School Law
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Mass Torts
  • U.C.C.
  • Commercial Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Legal Ethics Committee, Federal Judiciary Committee, Appellate Practice, Litigation, Health and Medicine)
  • Michigan State Bar Association (Insurance and Indemnity, Litigation, and Appellate Practice Sections)
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Central Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • Indiana State Bar
  • Michigan State Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Education

  • DePauw University, B.A., cum laude, 1988
  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1991

Additional Experience

  • Indiana Super Lawyer, 2013 present
  • Best Lawyers in America 2015 present
  • Mediator/Arbitrator

Publications

Mr. Hardman is a regular contributor to the Hunt, Suedhoff, Kalamaros, L.L.P., newsletter and frequent speaker at the firm’s seminar. He is also the author of “A Defendant’s Guide to the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act,” and he has given many presentations on risk management to professional groups and societies. 

Reported Cases

  • Uylaki v. Town of Griffith, 878 N.E.2d 412 (Ind.App. 2007)
  • Bonds v. Rutt, 877 N.E.2d 227 (Ind.App. 2007) (unpublished)
  • Monroe Guaranty Insurance Company v. Bucko Construction Co., 868 N.E.2d 962 (2007) (unpublished)
  • Sword v. NKC Hospitals, 714 N.E.2d 142 (Ind. 1999)
  • Northern Indiana Public Service Co. v. G.V.K. Corp., (Ind.App. 1999)
  • Ozinga Transportation Systems, Inc. v. Michigan Ash Sales, Inc., (Ind.App. 1997)
  • Bonaventura v. Leach, 670 N.E.2d 123 (Ind.App. 1996)
  • Rivers v. Methodist Hospitals, Inc., 654 N.E.2d 811 (Ind.App. 1995)
  • Pivarnik v. Northern Indiana Public Service Co., 636 N.E.2d 131 (Ind.App. 1994)
  • Wozniak v. Northern Indiana Public Service Co., 620 N.E.2d 33 (Ind.App. 1993)
  • Northern Indiana Public Service Co. v. Sell, 597 N.E.2d 329 (Ind.App. 1992)
  • Bridge v. New Holland Logansport, 815 F.3d 356 (7th Cir. 2016)
  • Rice ex. rel. Rice v. Correctional Medical Services, 675 F.3d 650 (7th Cir. 2012)
  • Herndon v. South Bend Community School Corporation, 2017 WL 3526614 (7th Cir. 2017), not for publication
  • Dactelides v. Board of School Trustees for the South Bend Community School Corporation, 562 Fed.Appx. 534 (7th Cir. 2014)
  • Robertson v. Anonymous Clinic, 63 N.E.3d 349 (Ind.Ct.App. 2016)
  • Van Daele v. Concord Community School Corporation, 2016 WL 786652 (Ind.Ct.App. 2016), not for publication
  • Estate of Mayer v. Lax, Inc., 998 N.E.2d 238 (Ind.Ct.App. 2013)
  • Dwyer Instruments, Inc. v. Keller, 900 N.E.2d 508 (Ind.Ct.App. 2008), not for publication

Contact Lyle

South Bend Office
205 W. Jefferson Blvd, Ste. 300
P.O. Box 4156
South Bend, IN 46634-4156
574-232-4801 Ext. 203

lhardman@hsk-law.com