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Focusing on appellate practice and complex business litigation, Cathleen Shrader has extensive experience in many representative matters. She is experienced in representing clients at all levels in the appellate process; at representing businesses in contract, warranty, intellectual property, and other disputes; and at representing trustees, beneficiaries, and personal representatives in complex estate and trust disputes.
Cathleen has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America® publication for Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation since 2012 and in the Super Lawyers® publication for Business Litigation since 2013.
In 2010, the Indiana Supreme Court appointed Cathleen to the ten-member Indiana State Board of Law Examiners for a five-year term. The Board of Law Examiners is an agency of the Indiana Supreme Court and is responsible for the licensing of attorneys in the state of Indiana. She is currently Secretary of the Board.
Cathleen is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, has chaired the ISBA’s Appellate Practice Section, and is currently a member of the ISBA’s Lawyer Advertising Rules Committee. Cathleen is also a member of the Allen County Bar Association and has chaired that association’s Appellate Practice Section. She is a frequent speakers on issues relating to appellate practice and on issues relating to advertising and social media.
Since 2010, Cathleen has been the representative of the Indiana State Bar Association on the nonpartisan Indiana Debate Commission, the only incorporated and independent debate group in the nation which is dedicated to promoting state-wide political debates in Indiana. She serves as a Board member and is currently the Board Secretary and has served as Executive Committee Chairperson.
In 1990, Cathleen graduated cum laude from Indiana University School of Business with a B.S. in Business Economics. In 1994, she received her J.D. from Duke University, where she served as Research Editor for the Duke Law Journal.
Cathleen is admitted to practice before the Indiana state courts, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Sixth, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana and the Western District of Michigan.