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Bradford S. Moyer

Partner

  • Licensed Since: 1994
  • Joined Firm: 2009
  • Partner Since: 2009
300 N. Meridian
Suite 990
Indianapolis, IN 46204
TEL: (269) 226-8844
FAX: (269) 382-2506
Areas of Practice
Honors & Awards
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating-AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Valparaiso University Law Review, Executive Editor
  • Indiana Litigation Forms and Analysis, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co., Editor (1994)
  • University of Michigan Football Team, Former Member
Education
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1991
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Michigan, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan,1994
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1994
  • District of Columbia, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2002
  • Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2015
  • Pro Hac Vice Admissions in state courts in Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Mississippi and North Dakota

Bradford S. Moyer is a partner in Plunkett Cooney’s Indianapolis office who focuses his litigation practice in the areas of insurance coverage, insurance defense, transportation liability, complex litigation and commercial matters. Mr. Moyer is a member of the firm’s Insurance Law and Transportation Law practice groups and serves as Director of Development for the Indianapolis office.

Representing insurance providers in coverage disputes in numerous jurisdictions, Mr. Moyer’s experience includes a range of complex and multi-party liability claims involving environmental, asbestos, toxic tort, and construction matters involving sites throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. His experience also includes defending class actions and litigation involving § 1983 claims, consumer protection violations, and other statutory claims under federal and state law.

Mr. Moyer also has built a successful track record representing clients in litigation involving a wide range of claims and disputes involving defective products, construction defects, professional liability, malpractice, errors and omissions, credit card chargeback and FACTA claims, as well as a wide range of property, premises liability, fire/arson, automobile negligence, No Fault and PIP, UM/UIM and personal injury matters.

Mr. Moyer also has successfully handled litigation, transactions, regulatory and permitting issues involving numerous state and federal environmental statutes. He also has experience litigating environmental, toxic tort, indoor air, personal injury claims and other matters involving forensic, medical and scientific experts. Additionally, he has experience in the areas of cyber and Internet law, software licensing and information technology-related liability and litigation.

Representative Client Work

  • Represented insurance companies in multi-million dollar coverage litigation involving complex multi-party bodily injury class action and property damage claims involving sites in Asia, Europe and the United States
  • Represented insurance companies in multi-million dollar coverage litigation involving class actions and individual suits based upon hundreds of thousands of defective products claims
  • Represented companies in complex multi-party commercial litigation matters involving alleged construction defects resulting in substantial injuries and losses
  • Represented entities and individuals in toxic tort, indoor air, and chemical exposure cases alleging extensive injuries and losses
  • Represented companies in commercial contract disputes
  • Represented numerous entities and individuals in personal injury actions involving a wide variety of alleged injuries
  • Represented insurance companies in numerous large scale, multi-party coverage actions involving asbestos containing products and hundreds of thousands of underlying claims
  • Represented insurance companies in numerous several large scale, multi-party environmental coverage actions involving numerous sites throughout the United States
  • Represented entities and individuals in automobile negligence, No Fault, PIP benefit, and UM/UIM litigation
  • Represented insurance companies in multi-million dollar, multi-party construction defect coverage actions
  • Represented insurance companies in multi-million dollar coverage litigation relating to defective medical implants and medical equipment
  • Represented insurance companies in multi-million dollar, multi-party oil and gas drilling coverage actions
  • Represented insurance companies in large loss builders risk claims
  • Represented insurance companies in multi-million dollar litigation involving claims seeking coverage for credit card chargebacks and claims seeking coverage for FACTA violations and fines
  • Represented insurance companies in litigation involving multi-million dollar claims for coverage for livestock theft and mortgage losses
  • Represented insurance companies in coverage litigation and claims involving automobile, property and casualty, and other insurance products
  • Represented clients in claims and litigation involving toxic tort, mold, sick building, and indoor air claims
  • Represented clients in software, computer and licensing disputes and issues
  • Represented clients in litigation, negotiations and transactions involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Michigan Environmental Response Act and Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA)

Notable Cases

  • Melms v Auto-Owners Insurance Company, 2016 WL 7333455, Michigan Ct. of Appeals (Dec. 15, 2016)
  • Century Surety Co. v Jim Hipner, LLC, et al., 2015 WL 11143135, U.S. Dist. Ct., D. North Dakota (April 24, 2015)
  • United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co. v Warsaw Chemical Co., Inc., 990 N.E.2d 18 (Ind. App. 2013)
  • JetPay Merchant Services, LLC v General Fidelity Ins. Co., et al., No. 11-120855-CK (Oakland Cty. Cir. Ct.)
  • RCO Engineering, Inc. v ACR Industries, Inc., 246 Mich. App. 510, 633 N.W.2d 449 (2001), lv. denied, 642 N.W.2d 679 (Mich. 2002)
  • RCO Engineering, Inc. v ACR Industries, Inc., 235 Mich. App. 48, 597 N.W.2d 534 (1999)
  • GenCorp, Inc. v AIU Ins. Co, et al., 178 F.3d 804 (6th Cir. 1999), reh'g and reh'g en banc denied (1999)
  • GenCorp, Inc. v AIU Ins. Co., et al., 104 F. Supp.2d 740 (N.D. Ohio 2000)
  • GenCorp, Inc v AIU Ins. Co., et al., 970 F. Supp. 1253 (N.D. Ohio 1997)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section:  Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Chair 2013-14, Chair Elect, 2012-13, Vice Chair, 2006-2017; Membership Committee, 2014-2016; Annual Meeting Program Standing Committee, 2007-2009; ICLC Midyear Meeting, Chair, 2010-2011, Co-Chair, 2009-2010; Excess, Surplus Lines & Reinsurance Committee; Professionals, Officers and Directors Liability Committee
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Council on Litigation Management (CLM): Insurance Coverage and Extra-Contractual committees
  • State Bar of Michigan (Insurance & Indemnity, Environmental Law and Computer Law sections)
  • State Bar of Indiana (Environmental Law Section)
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Michigan Economic Developers Association
  • Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Michigan Information Technology Roundtable

Publications and Lectures

  • “Reasonable Expectations: Interpreting Insurance Policies in Common Law Jurisdictions,” Co-author, ABA Book Publishing, 2016
  • American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s 19th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Midyear Program, titled: “Finding Balance in the Shifting Sands of Insurance Coverage," Moderator, Phoenix, Arizona, Feb. 25, 2011
  • American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section's 2010 Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Midyear Program, titled: "Insurance Coverage on The Horizon: Oasis or Mirage?" Speaker; Phoenix, Arizona, Feb. 25, 2010
  • American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section's 2009 Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Midyear Program, titled: "California Coverage Dreaming on a Winter's Day," Speaker, Los Angeles, Feb. 26, 2009
  • “Effectively Utilizing Computer Animation in Environmental Litigation,” co-author, Michigan Bar Journal, February 1997

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