Katie is a shareholder in the Indianapolis office of Reminger Co., LPA. Prior to joining Reminger, Katie was fortunate to serve as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Patricia A. Riley on the Indiana Court of Appeals. During her tenure with the appellate court, Katie worked on more than 200 cases, delving into a wide array of Indiana law.
In 2013, Katie graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she served as Executive Managing Editor of the Indiana Law Review and participated in the law school’s pro bono program.
Honors & Recognitions
Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Appellate Practice
Community & Professional
Indianapolis Bar Association
Indiana University Alumni Association
Member (and avid patron) of the Indianapolis Zoo and Indianapolis Children’s Museum
- Sep 6, 2023, Motion to Dismiss GrantedIndiana Court of Appeals
Obtained summary judgment and appellate win for a physician and surgical group. The physician was accused of negligently reporting elder abuse. Indiana has a statute that creates immunity for such actions in certain circumstances. There is very little case law to explain the scope and exceptions to the immunity. The Trial Court agreed that immunity applied. The plaintiff appealed and the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed.
- Jun 22, 2023, Summary JudgmentIndiana Court of Appeals
Summary judgment obtained in favor of retailer in a wrongful death case.
- Jun 21, 2023, Dismissal with PrejudiceIndiana Supreme Court
The Indiana Supreme Court affirmed the Monroe County Circuit Court’s dismissal of a negligence lawsuit against our construction company client.
- Apr 6, 2023, Summary Judgment AffirmedIndiana Supreme Court
This matter involves a dental malpractice claim against a periodontist, in which the Plaintiff alleges that she experienced symptoms that included sleeplessness, nerve pain, mental confusion, dizziness, etc. as a result of the periodontist’s decision to prescribe Levaquin as a prophylactic antibiotic prior to the Plaintiff’s dental implant procedure. Plaintiff alleged that the Periodontist breached the standard of care by prescribing Levaquin, by failing to provide Plaintiff with informed consent as to the risks of this antibiotic, and by delaying in issuing a stop-use instruction to Plaintiff. Following a unanimous Medical Review Panel opinion in favor of the Periodontist, the Plaintiff filed a lawsuit. We then filed a Motion for Summary Judgment, which the trial court granted on the basis that the expert witnesses designated by Plaintiff, which consisted of two physicians and a dentist, were not qualified to opine on the standard of care as required under Indiana law. Furthermore, the fact that Plaintiff admittedly read all risks regarding the antibiotic before she took the medication only further negated the informed consent claim. The Court of Appeals affirmed.
- Apr 6, 2023, Summary Judgment AffirmedIndiana Supreme Court
This matter involved a chiropractic malpractice claim relating to an allegation of negligent treatment resulting in a cervical spine fracture. The case centered on the element of causation, namely that the origin of the compression fracture, was complicated by the patient’s metastatic bone cancer. A licensed physician offered an opinion on behalf of the defense that the cancer was the cause of the fracture; in turn, Plaintiff designated a physical therapist (DPT) to provide an opinion to the contrary. However, as both the trial court and Court of Appeals determined, which opinions remain in-tact following the Supreme Court’s decision not to accept transfer, Plaintiff’s expert physical therapist was not qualified under the Rules of Evidence to offer an opinion on causation because such a complicated medical question, in addition to a question centering on subjective complaints of pain, required the expert opinion of a physician licensed to practice medicine. Because Plaintiff failed to designate a qualified medical opinion on the essential element of causation, defendant was entitled to summary judgment.
- Mar 16, 2023, Petition to Transfer DeniedIndiana Court of Appeals
In October 2022, partial summary judgment was affirmed in a matter involving a negligence action against our client (a general contractor), stemming from the severe job-site injuries sustained by another contractor’s employee. Both the trial court and the Indiana Court of Appeals found that our client did not, pursuant to its contract with the project owner, assume a duty of care to ensure the workplace safety of the project owner’s other contractors/sub-contractors or their employees.
In March 2023, the Indiana Supreme Court denied the plaintiff’s petition to transfer. The Supreme Court’s denial established that there was no merit to further review of the case because the Court of Appeals’ correctly decided it. This case established precedent for the entire state.
- Dec 14, 2022, Summary Judgment AffirmedIndiana Court of Appeals
Summary judgment affirmed in favor of our chiropractor client.
- Oct 31, 2022, Summary Judgment AffirmedIndiana Court of Appeals
Summary judgment affirmed in favor of our periodontist client in dental malpractice claim.
- Oct 3, 2022, Decision AffirmedIndiana Court of Appeals
Partial summary judgment was affirmed in a matter involving a negligence action against our client (a general contractor), stemming from the severe job-site injuries sustained by another contractor’s employee. Both the trial court and the Indiana Court of Appeals found that our client did not, pursuant to its contract with the project owner, assume a duty of care to ensure the workplace safety of the project owner’s other contractors/sub-contractors or their employees.
- Apr 29, 2022Madison, IN Circuit Court
Defense of general surgeon in medical malpractice claim involving delayed operation on a small bowel obstruction.
- Jul 19, 2021, Motion For Summary JudgmentIndiana Supreme Court
Represented addiction treatment center in professional liability claim.
- Dec 9, 2020, Motion to Dismiss GrantedHamilton County, Indiana
Motion to Dismiss granted in a negligence action where Plaintiff alleged he was injured by a lightning strike.
- Oct 29, 2020, Summary Judgment GrantedMarion County, IN
Summary judgment granted for our client, a Hotel, in a negligence action where Plaintiff alleged that he slipped and fell in the lobby.
- Oct 2020, Summary Judgment GrantedU.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Plaintiff alleged that he sustained injury after he slipped and fell in a bathtub.
- Aug 2020, Directed verdict for the defendantsMarion County, IN
Plaintiff alleged that she sustained water damage to her basement as a result of construction (storm drainage) work performed in the neighborhood by construction company.
- Mar 17, 2020, Judgment AffirmedIndiana Court of Appeals
Defense of a nursing home when plaintiff appealed adverse trial court order enforcing arbitration.
- Feb 27, 2020, Summary Judgment GrantedVigo County Superior Court
Plaintiff alleged negligence against our client after she fell on a gravel sidewalk.
- Aug 8, 2019, Denial of Petition to TransferIndiana Supreme Court
Marigold Overshiner and Earl Overshiner, Individually and as Parents and Guardians of their Minor Daughter, Kaitlyn Overshiner, and Kaitlyn Overshiner, v. Hendricks Regional Health and Ian Johnston, M.D
Indiana Supreme Court denied transfer upholding the decision by the Court of Appeals affirming a directed verdict in favor of defendant hospital and physician following a jury trial alleging blindness to an infant.
- May 30, 2019, Summary Judgment GrantedHamilton County Superior Court
Plaintiff alleged negligence against the operator of an exercise facility.
- Apr 15, 2019, Motion to Dismiss GrantedJohnson County Superior Court
Plaintiff alleged negligence against a warehousing entity for whom he was performing work on a forklift. Plaintiff was precluded from bringing a claim against the Defendant because it constituted a “joint employer” under Indiana’s Worker’s Compensation Law; thus, Plaintiff’s remedy was limited to worker’s compensation benefits through his staffing agency employer.
- Mar 13, 2019, Summary Judgment GrantedMarion County Superior Court, Indianapolis, IN
Plaintiff alleged negligence against our client on the theory of respondeat superior.
- Feb 21, 2019, Directed Verdict AffirmedIndiana Court of Appeals
Marigold Overshiner and Earl Overshiner, Individually and as Parents and Guardians of their Minor Daughter, Kaitlyn Overshiner, and Kaitlyn Overshiner, v. Hendricks Regional Health and Ian Johnston, M.D.
Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed judgment in favor of the defendant hospital and physician following a jury trial alleging blindness to an infant.
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- Aug 19, 2021
- Press Release, May 3, 2018
- Indiana Supreme Court Affirms Personal Injury Plaintiff Can’t Double Dip Under Framework of Indiana Comparative Fault ActJun 29, 2023
- Mar 15, 2023
- Don’t Blame the Boss Who’s Not Really in Control: Indiana’s High Court Sticks Up for Store Manager in Premises Liability LawsuitApr 19, 2021
- Mar 16, 2020
- Ohio Supreme Court Determines That Personal Injury Lawyers Cannot Sue Tortfeasor’s Insurer to Recover FeesJan 27, 2020
- Nov 6, 2019
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- Mar 25, 2019
- When Does an Age Discrimination Claim Begin to Age? Eighth District Clarifies Statute of Limitations Analysis for Ohio Age Discrimination ClaimsFeb 18, 2019
- Jan 9, 2019
- Aug 13, 2018
- 2013-2018: Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Patricia A. Riley on the Indiana Court of Appeals
- Spring 2013: Judicial Extern to the Honorable Tanya Walton-Pratt for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2013
Summa Cum Laude
Indiana Law Review, Executive Managing Editor
B.A. in Human Biology, Indiana University, 2010
- State of Indiana, 2013
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2018
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2019
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2021