Kevin P. Farrell, Esq.

Kevin P. Farrell, Esq.

Kevin P. Far­rell is a part­ner with Christie Farrell Lee & Bell. Kevin has been practicing since 1974 and has successfully concluded over 3,000 personal injury claims involving serious bodily injury, chemical exposure, burns and wrongful death.

Kevin has delivered the torts presentation at the annual Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF) Indiana Law Update, attended by hundreds of Indiana attorneys, since 2005. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association since 1991.

Prac­tice Area Focus

Kevin’s prac­tice focuses in the areas of per­sonal injury, wrong­ful death, and premises liability

  • Mar­ian Col­lege, Indi­anapo­lis, B.A., 1969
  • Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity, J.D., 1974
Bar Admis­sions
  • Indi­ana bar, 1974
Court Admis­sions
  • U.S. Dis­trict Court for the North­ern Dis­trict of Indiana
  • U.S. Dis­trict Court for the South­ern Dis­trict of Indiana
Pro­fes­sional Associations
  • Indi­anapo­lis Bar Association
  • Indi­ana State Bar Association
  • Amer­i­can Bar Association
  • Amer­i­can Col­lege of Trial Lawyers, 2006
  • Indi­ana Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion, 1991
    Mem­ber, Board of Directors
  • Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion for Justice.
  • Mar­ion County Cir­cuit Court, Commissioner (1975-1977)
  • The Best Lawyers in Amer­ica,® Per­sonal Injury Lit­i­ga­tion–Plaintiffs, 2007-present
  • Indi­ana Super Lawyers Honoree, 2004-present
    (Hon­ored every year since the award’s incep­tion)
Reported Cases
  • Fra­zier v. Mel­lowitz, 804 N.E.2d 796 (Ind. App. 2004)
  • Baker v. Weather, 714 NE 2d 740 (Ind. App. 1999)
  • Frady v. Hedge­cock, 497 NE2d 620
  • Shaf­fer v. Ramada, 576 NE2d 1264 580 NE2d 306
  • Thomp­son v. Murat Shrine Club, Inc. 639 N.E.2d 1039
  • Menden­hall v. Skin­ner and Broad­bent Co. Inc., 728 N.E.2nd 140
    Miles v. Chris­tensen, 724 N.E.2d 623
Sem­i­nars and Lectures
  • Recent Devel­op­ments in Tort Law,” Indi­ana Law Update Sem­i­nar (ICLEF), 2000-present
  • Bench Bar Con­fer­ence (IBA) — What Lawyers Expect of Judges (IBA), 2010
  • Neg­li­gent Entrust­ment of Guns (Indi­ana Trial Lawyers), 2010
  • Women’s Law Con­fer­ence (ISBA), 2008
  • Radi­a­tion Tech­nol­ogy Sem­i­nar (Soci­ety of Nuclear Med­i­cine), 2008
  • Solo and Small Firm Prac­tice (ISBA), 2007-2008
  • Civil Law Update (ISBA), 2007
  • Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity School of Law — Indi­anapo­lis, 2006-2010 — Guest Lecturer
  • Young Lawyers Sem­i­nar (Indi­ana Trial Lawyers), 2004
  • Annual Insti­tute Civil Law Update (Indi­ana Trial Lawyers), 2001-2003
  • Indi­ana Trial Advo­cacy Col­lege, 1998-2006 — Fac­ulty Member
  • Prac­tice Skills Sum­mit (ICLEF), 2004
  • Han­dling Civil Cases, Rookie Law Sem­i­nar (ICLEF), 1999-2006
  • Trial Tac­tics (Defense Trial Coun­sel of Indi­ana), 2002
  • WE THE JURY…” (Lake County Bar Asso­ci­a­tion) Open­ing State­ment (2000), Voir Dire (2002), Final Argu­ment (2004)
  • Plan­ning Your First Per­sonal Injury Case,” 1999
  • Rookie Law Sem­i­nar,” 1999
  • Expert Opin­ion Tes­ti­mony,” 1999
  • Suc­cess­ful Han­dling of Wrong­ful Death Cases” (Lor­man Edu­ca­tion Ser­vices), 1998
  • Effec­tively Han­dling Tort Cases of any Size” (ICLEF), 1998
  • The Trial of the R.M.S. Titanic (Indi­ana State Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, Annual Meet­ing), 1997
  • Trial Strate­gies” Indi­ana Con­tin­u­ing Legal Edu­ca­tion, 1997
  • How the Mas­ters Try Cases” (ICLE), 1997
  • Prac­ti­tioner Med­ical Forum” (ICLE), 1997, Chairman
  • Puni­tive Dam­ages in Premises Lia­bil­ity” (ICLE), 1997
  • Wrong­ful Death: Voir Dire to Ver­dict” (ICLE), 1997
  • Auto Insur­ance and Acci­dent Lit­i­ga­tion” (ICLE), 1996
  • Jury Selec­tion in a Com­pli­cated Trial” (Lor­man Edu­ca­tion Ser­vices), 1996
  • Med­ical Pay­ments” (Indi­ana Trial Lawyers Insti­tute), 1995
  • Ortho­pe­dics for Lawyer” (PESI Sem­i­nar), 1993
  • Anatomy of a Law­suit” (ICLEF), 1993
  • Han­dling Auto­mo­bile Neg­li­gence Cases” (ICLEF), 1992
  • A Guide to Han­dling Auto­mo­bile Cases” (ICLEF), 1991
  • Per­sonal Injury and Workman’s Com­pen­sa­tion in Indi­ana” (Indi­anapo­lis Bar Asso­ci­a­tion Sem­i­nar), 1991, Chairman
  • Neg­li­gent Hir­ing and Reten­tion of School Teach­ers” (Indi­ana School Board Attor­ney Work­shop), 1988
  • School Vio­lence, The Duty to Pro­tect Staff and Stu­dents From Assault and Bat­tery” (Indiana School Board Attorney Workshop), 1989
Civic Activ­i­ties
  • St. Fran­cis & Clare Catholic Church, Lec­tor (2011-present)
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Greeter (1988-present)
  • Arch­dio­cese of Indi­anapo­lis
    North Dean­ery Board of Catholic Education (1988-1996)
  • Board of Direc­tors WITT Pub­lic Radio

Kevin was listed in Best Lawyers in Amer­ica (2007 edition), and has also been an Indiana Super Lawyers honoree  every year con­sec­u­tively since 2004. In 2006, Kevin was honored to be selected as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. This organization recognizes outstanding trial lawyers as recommended by judges, and fellow attorneys.