Attorney Profiles

Lane C. Siesky

Siesky Law Firm, PC 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®.

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, 56 N.E.3d 1209 (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; 2017 Advanced Deposition Strategies and Technologies; and 2017 Issues Surrounding An Employee Blowing the Whistle.

Daniel B. Gearhart

Dan obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 1997.  After working as a financial planner, Dan went on to obtain his law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2003, earning cum laude honors.  After being admitted to the Indiana State Bar, Dan practiced law at two insurance defense firms where he obtained extensive experience in employment law, worker’s compensation, medical malpractice, civil litigation, and family law.

Admissions
  • Indiana State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
Professional Associations
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association

Douglas K. Briody

Doug Briody joined the Siesky Law Firm, 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 Law Firm, 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.

Bar Admissions
  • 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).