Branch R Lew


Branch Lew is a partner in the Fort Wayne, Indiana office. He practices in the areas of general insurance litigation, commercial litigation, transportation law and professional malpractice. Mr. Lew received his B.S. with highest distinction, from Indiana University in 1979 followed by his Doctorate of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law in 1982.

Practice Emphasis

  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Transportation Law
  • Professional Malpractice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana

Bar Admissions

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


  • Indiana University, B.S., with highest distinction, 1979
  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1982

Additional Experience / Awards

  • Past Chair for the Litigation Section of the Indiana State Bar Association
  • Allen County Bar Foundation
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007/2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014
  • Indiana Super Lawyer, 2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017/2018/2019
  • Most Honored Professionals
  • Named Best Lawyers' 2014/2018 Fort Wayne Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named Best Lawyers' 2015 Fort Wayne Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" 

Reported Cases

  • Augustin Ramirez v. Kaufmann Property Management Company, Allen County Superior Court, Cause No. 02D01-0903-CT-123 December 2010-Defense Verdict
  • Elizabeth Andrews v. Janet Fuller d/b/a Janet’s Hair Salon Wells Circuit Court, Cause No. 90C01-0807-CT-4 July 2010 Stella M. Ely v. Twinkle Paints, Inc. d/b/a Weible’s Paint and Wallpaper, John and Gayle Pierce, and Kendallville Lodge 100F 316 Noble Superior Court, Cause No. 57D01-1112-CT-16 Voluntary dismissal by plaintiff after summary judgment filed July 2012 
  • Ralph Stockton v. Falls Auctioneers and Realtors, and Peggy Buck, Trustee for the Peggy Rust Buck Revocable Living Trust Delaware Circuit Court, Cause No. 18C01-1005-CT-16 October 2012
  • Equity Trust Company, Custodian FBO Linda R. Smith, f/n/a Braund, #71474 AND #75695, Equity Trust Company, Custodian FBO Fronse W. Smith, Jr., #75691, Linda R. Smith, and Fronse W. Smith, Jr. v. James P. Knepp and Andrea K. Slagh, d/b/a as Hahn, Walz & Knepp, St. Joseph County Circuit Court, Cause No. 71C01-1206-PL-00127 July 2014-Plaintiff Verdicts

Contact Branch

Fort Wayne Office
803 South Calhoun, 9th Floor
P.O. Box 11489
Fort Wayne, IN 46858-1489