Lane C. Siesky
Siesky & Viehe, PC services clients in the areas personal injury law, employment law, False Claims Act cases and civil litigation.
Lane obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology with a Minor in Psychology from Indiana University in 1995. He went on to graduate from Indiana Law in 1998. After law school, Lane was admitted to practice law in both Indiana and Illinois. He first joined an insurance defense law firm and then transitioned to primarily a plaintiff’s practice.
Lane has resolved cases in a variety of forums, including bench and jury trials, class actions, mass tort litigation, MDLs, arbitrations, mediations and administrative proceedings. He has published decisions in both Federal and State Court and has argued in front of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Indiana Supreme Court. Lane is also admitted in the United States Supreme Court. And, he is a frequent lecturer for continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics. Lane is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Most recently Lane has been named Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Super Lawyer for 2016 and 2017.
Reported decisions: U.S. ex rel Main vs. Oakland City University, 426 F.3d 914 (7th Circ. 2005); Peters vs. Forster, 804 N.E.2d 736 (Ind. 2004); Baker vs. Fenneman & Brown Properties, LLC, 793 N.E.2d 1203 (Ind.App. 2003); Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. vs. Ackerman, (Ind.App.2016).
Speaking: 2006 Electronic Discovery; 2007 Federal Court Mediation; 2007 Qui Tam (Whistleblower) cases 101; 2007 Electronic Discovery for Paralegals; 2007 Kentucky State Fair Mock Trials; 2008 Document Retention and Destruction; 2008 Ethics in the Electronic Age; 2009 Technology at Trial; 2010 The False Claims Act, a Case Study; 2011 Small Law Office Technology; 2011 Electronic Discovery; 2011 Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress; 2012 Anatomy of a Jury Trial (Mock Trial in U.S. District Court); 2013 What Lawyers Wish Judges Knew; 2014 Document Retention and Destruction; 2014 Legality of Electronic Monitoring; 2014 The Secret Dangers of Social Media; 2015 Social Security Hearings; 2015 E-discovery and Social Media; 2016 Hot Topics Ethics of Online Reviews; and 2017 Advanced Deposition Strategies and Technologies.
Karolina Viehe is a Partner Attorney at Siesky & Viehe Law Firm, PC. She was born in Prague, Czech Republic, where she received her undergraduate degree and later earned her first law degree from Charles University, Faculty of Law. She then moved to Evansville and earned her second law degree. She graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law with Magna Cum Laude honors and was awarded by the National Order of Scribes for outstanding legal writing.
Prior to beginning law school, Karolina volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Vanderburgh County, Indiana. As a law student, Karolina served as judicial extern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. She also gained valuable experience while serving as the certified legal intern for the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office.
Karolina is licensed to practice law in Indiana. Karolina speaks multiple languages, including English, Czech, and Slovak and has a working knowledge of German.
Indiana State Bar
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
Indiana State Bar Association
Evansville Bar Association
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
Michelle Agostino Cox
Michelle began practicing law in Evansville and the surrounding counties in 1992. She has an extensive background in civil litigation matters, including personal injury and wrongful death claims, construction defect, and family law matters. Her family law practice includes high asset divorces with business valuations and other complicated financial matters. Michelle is a registered domestic relations mediator, and mediates family law matters, including divorce, child custody, and paternity disputes.
She is the founding Chair of the Women in Law Committee of the Evansville Bar Association, former member of the Board of Directors of the Evansville Bar Association, and active member. She has been a guest speaker at the University of Southern Indiana on child abuse and neglect matters, and has been published by the Indiana Lawyer.
Michelle is actively involved in professional family law organizations at the state and local level, and presents at continuing legal educations seminars in the area of family law.
Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, where she graduated with honors and received the Who’s Who Amongst Colleges and Universities Award. She graduated at the top of her law school class at the Claude Pettit College of Law in Ohio. She was an associate editor of the Ohio Northern University Law Review where her case note was published. She was privileged to clerk for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Michelle actively volunteers her time, talent and treasure in the Evansville community.
Douglas K. Briody
Doug Briody joined the Siesky & Viehe, PC family in early 2016, when he entered into an Of Counsel relationship with the firm, on a part-time basis. Doug brings a wealth of complex civil litigation experience and legal research and writing skills to our team.
When not at Siesky & Viehe, PC, he continues to maintain, as his primary legal venture, a solo practice with the LAW OFFICE OF DOUG BRIODY. There, he helps entrepreneurs, other individuals, and their families in matters involving business law; wills, trusts, estate and Medicaid planning, and probate administration; commercial and civil litigation; non-profit organizations; and governmental and administrative law.
Prior to starting his own practice in 2008, Doug worked for eight years with a high-end personal injury firm in Evansville, litigating medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury and death cases almost exclusively. From 1994 to 2000, he was associated with one of the city’s largest law firms, handling mainly complex civil litigation matter, but also developing a broad background as a generalist in the law.
Doug Briody is a native of Evansville and a proud product of its public school system, which provided the foundation for his further education, at Harvard University, where he received his bachelor’s degree, with honors, in the study of Government (1991), and the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University – Bloomington (J.D., 1994). He is a past President of the Evansville Bar Association, the long-time attorney for the Vanderburgh County Election Board, and has served as a board member for a number of area non-profits.
Indiana Supreme Court; United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana; United States Courts of Appeal for the Third, Seventh, and (formerly) Eleventh Circuits. Additional trial, appellate, and ADR experience in Kentucky, Florida, and Pennsylvania courts.
Reported Cases include:
Buse v. Kuechenberg, 325 F.3d 1249 (11th Cir. 2003); Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. IKON Office Solutions, Inc., 295 F.3d 680 (7th Cir. 2002); Richardson v. National City Bank of Evansville, 141 F.3d 1228 (7th Cir. 1998) (on brief); Kempf Contracting & Design, Inc. v. Holland-Tucker, 892 N.E.2d 672 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008); Patient’s Compensation Fund v. Hicklin, 823 N.E.2d 705 (Ind. Ct. App. 2005); Gates v. Town of Chandler, Water Dep’t, 720 N.E.2d 1192 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999), aff’d on reh’g, 725 N.E.2d 117 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000); Warrick County Commissioners v. Warrick County Council, 706 N.E.2d 579 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999); Buse v. Vanguard Group of Investment Companies, No. 91-3560, 1998 WL 54397 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 30, 1998).