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Colin Edward Flora

Class action Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

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  • State Years
    Indiana - IN 12 years
    Illinois - IL Licensed
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State IL
    Acquired N/A
    Status
    Active Out of State Lawyer - Permitted to Practice No misconduct found

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About Colin

Learn Colin’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Class action
    25%
    I cut my teeth in class action work while still a law clerk during law school. I have continued practicing class actions ever since. I love my work on class cases as they are often on, what I call, the "cutting edge of law." It also gives me the opportunity to help defend the rights of people whose substantive rights have been infringed upon and without the class mechanism could not find justice. I am fortunate to work with seasoned class action lawyers such as the firm's founder Eric Pavlack.

    12 years

  2. Litigation
    25%
    My practice with Pavlack Law is almost 100% civil litigation. I generally handle cases on a contingency fee basis because I believe in getting paid for results not for the almighty billable hour. This frees me up to put in a tremendous amount of time and effort on a case that would not otherwise be feasible for clients having to pay strictly for my time. I think this adds a lot of value to my clients' cases.

    12 years

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    Personal Injury cases are often the most painful and heartwrenching cases I encounter. It is easy to see TV shows make light of the work of personal injury lawyers with comical looking clients in neck braces crying out for money and not justice. The reality of personal injury cases is much harsher. I see real pain and suffering of injured people. This is never more true than in the wrongful death context when I work with real people who have lost someone that no amount of money can ever replace.

    12 years

  4. Appeals
    10%
    I cut my teeth on appellate work while still a law student clerking for a local firm. I almost instantly fell in love with appeals and have had the great fortune of incorporating appellate work into my practice. This has allowed me to not only pursue my passion but to strength my position in trial work as well. Far too often trial practitioners will try to use the threat of an appeal as leverage only to find their bluff called for failure to have built an appellate background.

    12 years

  5. Business
    10%
    I generally do not handle business transactional matters but a very large portion of my practice focuses on representing businesses in litigation matters once a relationship has soured. One angle that I most enjoy about this part of my practice is that due to the nature of the parties involved there are a lot of options to resolving the cases not available in other areas of law. Often the resolution may lead to an ongoing relationship between the parties and I can help facilitate that.

    12 years

  6. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    I often joke that if transaction attorneys–i.e. contract drafters–were good at their jobs, I wouldn't have mine. This is entirely a joke as I have great respect for transaction attorneys. However, it is a fair statement about my role in contracts cases. I get involved in contract matters after some problem has arisen and parties need to turn to the contract to figure out what to do. Typically my job is to find all of the problems with the contract and then to figure out what to do from there.

    12 years

I was born and raised on a small family farm as the son of two high school math teachers. I had the great fortune of growing up next door to my grandparents. My grandfather taught me the meaning and rewards of a hard day's work. I used those lessons to excel both academically and personally resulting in the great honor of being named in the inaugural class of Indiana University’s Herbert Presidential Scholars. While in undergrad, I was fortunate enough to be granted the opportunity to work as a research assistant for Professor David C.W. Parker which gave me the opportunity to develop my research skills, co-author an academic paper, and present that paper at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. After completing my undergraduate degree a year early, I enrolled in Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law where I graduated with honors. While in law school I gained experience at the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office and at Cohen & Malad, LLP. I now have the great pleasure of working with one of the finest attorneys I have had the pleasure of knowing in Eric Pavlack as I continue to enjoy the rewards of a hard day’s work.

Location

Pavlack Law, LLC
50 E. 91st St.
Ste. 317
Indianapolis, IN, 46240

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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Civil Litigation Attorney
  • Pavlack Law, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Cohen & Malad, LLP
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Research Assistant
  • Prof. David C.W. Parker
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Indiana University-South Bend
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Celadon Trucking Servs., Inc. v. United Equip. Leasing, LLC, 10 N.E.3d 91 (Ind. Ct. App. 2014), trans. denied
  • Decision of the Trial Court Affirmed
  • Bell v. The Bryant Co., Inc., 2 N.E.3d 716 (Ind. Ct. App. 2013).
  • Pending
  • Urbina v. A Bond of Life Adoptions, LLC, No. 06A01-1210-CT-464, 2013 WL 1788250 (Ind. Ct. App. Apr. 25, 2013)
  • Resolved Prior to Trial
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Associations

  • Sagamore American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Associate Fellow
  • 2016 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Vice Chairman Casemaker Improvement Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • ΦΗΣ (Phi Eta Sigma)
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Donald R. Lundberg Writing Award
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Harrison Legal Writing Award (First Place)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Friend of the Court
  • Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Harrison Legal Writing Award (Third Place)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Friend of the Court
  • Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition
  • 2013
  • Norman Lefstein Award of Excellence
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Program: Gold Level Volunteer
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • 2011
  • Dean's Tutorial Society Contracts Fellow
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • 2010
  • Glenn D. Peters Scholar
  • Glenn D. Peters Foundation
  • 2010
  • Adam Herbert Presidential Scholar
  • Indiana University
  • 2005
  • Chancellor Merit Award
  • Indiana University South Bend
  • 2005
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (12)
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Colin is a hardworking, knowledgeable attorney. I endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you want to know how good an attorney is, take a look at the cases they have handled, what other lawyers think of him, his years of experience, the well written legal papers he has, their work experience in law, the helpfulness of their web site, and most importantly their personal background that led them to law as a career. You do that and you will see and conclude what I did, that attorney Flora is smart, cares about his clients, knows the law and, better yet, knows how a courtroom works. That's exactly what people need in a litigation attorney. If his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you."
Personal injury Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Colin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very passionate about his work and clients."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Colin is a highly dedicated professional who will deliver superior legal representation. I recommend him without hesitation."
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