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Peter Stephens French

Peter Stephens French

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About Me

I am a trial lawyer, counselling businesses and individuals whose disputes require Court intervention to achieve solutions. I have represented clients in federal and state courts in many states around the United States.  I am also a certified mediator.


Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Litigation: 100%
    23 years, 250 cases


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff

One American Square
Suite 2300
Indianapolis, IN, 46282-0003


INActive In Good Standing199207/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Business LitigationSuper Lawyers2011
Business LitigationSuper Lawyers2010
Business LitigationSuper Lawyers2009
RecognitionSuper Lawyers2008
RecognitionSuper Lawyers2007
RecognitionSuper Lawyers2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBenesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff2011 - Present
DirectorLewis & Kappes1999 - 2011
AssociateLewis & Kappes1992 - 1998

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember1992 - Present
Indiana State Bar Association, Environmental Law SectionMember1992 - Present
Indiana State Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember1992 - Present
Indiana State Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember1992 - Present
Indiana Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1992 - Present
American Bar Association, Law Practice Management SectionMember1992 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Commercial and Business Litigation CommitteeMember1992 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Babybacks International v. The Coca-Cola CompanyVerdict for less than one percent of demand amount
Trench Shoring Services of Fl. v. Unisto Oy (C. Dist. Fl.)Settlement
Pizza Express v. Pizza Head (S. D. Ind.)partial summary judgment in favor of client and settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
Indiana Continuing Legal Education FoundationDamages for the Buyer and Seller: What's It Worth2002
Indiana University School of MedicineIssues all Physicians Should Consider in Choosing the Right Practice Options1998
Tulane Environmental Law JournalCurrent Trends in Employment Law1997
Tulane Environmental Law JournalParent Corporation Liability: An Evaluation of the Corporate Veil Piercing Doctrine and its Application to the Toxic Torts ArenaN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Institute of Trial AdvocacyN/AN/A1995
Tulane University School of LawEnvironmental LawJD - Juris Doctor1992
College of William and MaryGovernmentA.B.1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
ISBA Technology Committee CLEEthics & E-Discovery2010
UCC Article 2 Sale of GoodsDamages for the Buyer and Seller Under UCC: What's it Worth?2002