For Over 3 Decades.

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Over 3 Decades Of Experience

Fred Emhardt founded Emhardt Law LLC in August 2019 to better realize his vision of assisting individuals and small businesses with their legal needs in Indiana.  Fred is a 6th generation Hamilton County resident who has been in the private practice of law in Indiana for nearly 35 years.

He has significant first chair trial experience helping individuals, small family businesses, and neighborhood associations when litigation and trial are inevitable in order to achieve a fair result.  Fred also has extensive experience helping policyholders in insurance coverage disputes.  He has been named by Best’s as “Insurance Coverage Lawyer of the Year” for the Indianapolis area for 2016, 2018, and 2019.

Fred also works with individual and families with estate and trust planning and administration and hopes to grow that practice as he grows older in the practice of law.  Fred has been “AV” rated by Martindale Hubble for over 20 years.

Representative Cases

Litigation Case

Sasso V. Medtronic, Inc.

I am currently representing Dr. Rick Sasso in litigation against Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device maker. Dr. Sasso is a spine surgeon and an inventor. He sold valuable intellectual property to Medtronic with a series of agreements over a period of nearly ten years. After two arbitrations and a month long jury trial, Medtronic has been found toto have breached five separate agreements for the sale of intellectual property that has contributed to five commercially successful medical devices used for treatment of spinal disorders..

Early Cases

Walker v. Jones

I started as an insurance defense lawyer at Miller Faires Hebert & Woddell. Dick Faires let me jump right into his cases. We represented the owner of a calf that was found in the median of I-65 south of Indianapolis. Trooper J.D. Richards, who later became the head of the Indiana State Police, stopped his car with red lights flashing and ran to corral the calf. A motorcyclist stopped to help him..

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Articles Of Interest

Commentary On Jury Consultants Article

​Every litigant facing a jury trial in complex litigation should use a jury consultant. Lawyers do not think like most folks who will be called to serve as jurors. I have attached a 2012 article on jury consulting that concisely summarizes different ways jury consultants may help with trial preparation, jury selection, and witness preparation. I have been amazed in my practice how well groups of attentive lay persons distill legal disputes to their basic concepts.  ​

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