Practice Areas

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Wrongful Death
  • Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Lee C.'s Biography

Lee is a part­ner with Cline Far­rell Christie & Lee, and is a life­long Indi­ana res­i­dent. He is pas­sion­ate in rep­re­sen­ta­tion, and takes pride in the rela­tion­ships he devel­ops with his clients. He has exten­sive trial expe­ri­ence in both fed­eral and state court, and is a fre­quent lec­turer on trial, medi­a­tion, per­sonal injury, med­ical mal­prac­tice, truck­ing acci­dents, and set­tle­ment issues.  Lee’s prac­tice focuses on truck­ing col­li­sion cases, wrong­ful death, and alter­na­tive dis­pute resolution.  Lee is a Top 50 Super Lawyer in Indi­ana, and was named the Best Lawyer, Indi­anapo­lis Lawyer of the Year for Medi­a­tion (2014). He is a mem­ber of the Indi­ana Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion, the Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion for Jus­tice, the Inter­state Truck­ing Lit­i­ga­tion Group, and Asso­ci­a­tion of Plain­tiff Inter­state Truck­ing Lawyers of America.ution.  


Indiana University BS1978

Other Activities, Interests, and Memberships

Bar Admis­sions

Indi­ana, 1982
Court Admis­sions

U.S. Dis­trict Court for the North­ern Dis­trict of Indiana
U.S. Dis­trict Court for the South­ern Dis­trict of Indiana

Indi­ana Trial Lawyer’s Asso­ci­a­tion Lawyer of the Year, 2015
National Asso­ci­a­tion of Dis­tin­guished Coun­sel – The Nation’s Top One Per­cent, 2015
Top 10 Indi­ana Super Lawyer, 2014
Top 50 Indi­ana Super Lawyers, 2005–2013
Indi­ana Super Lawyers, 2004–2016 Top Per­sonal Injury Attor­ney
Hon­ored every year since the award’s inception
The Best Lawyers in Amer­ica, 2005–2013
Best Lawyers® 2014 Medi­a­tion “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis
Best Lawyers® 2012 Arbi­tra­ton “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis
Mar­tin­dale Hubbel high­est AV rat­ing, 1983–2010
Pro­fes­sional Associations

National Asso­ci­a­tion of Dis­tin­guished Coun­sel, Found­ing Member
Inter­state Truck­ing Lit­i­ga­tion Group
Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion of Jus­tice (AAJ)
Sus­tain­ing Mem­ber
Heart Device Lit­i­ga­tion Group
Vioxx Lit­i­ga­tion Group

Asso­ci­a­tion of Plain­tiff Inter­state Truck­ing Lawyers of America
Indi­ana Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion (ITLA)
Sus­tain­ing Mem­ber
Col­lege of Fel­lows Indi­anapo­lis Bar Asso­ci­a­tion
Lit­i­ga­tion Sec­tion Indi­ana State Bar Asso­ci­a­tion
Lit­i­ga­tion Section

Advanced Stud­ies in Trial Advocacy
Fellow-National Col­lege of Advocacy
Reported Cases

Cole v. Lan­tis Corp., 714 N.E.2d 194 (Ind. App. 1999)
Han­son v. St. Luke’s, 704 N.E.2d 1020 (Ind., 1998)
Porter v. Irvin’s Inter­state Brick & Block, 691 N.E.2d 1363 (Ind. App. 1998)
Sem­i­nars and Lectures

Puni­tive Dam­ages in Indi­ana (ICLEF), 1983
Indi­ana Dis­cov­ery, Pre­trial & Trial Pro­ce­dures (PESI), 1988
Indi­ana Evi­dence Work­shop, 1989, Co-chairman
Unin­sured and Under­in­sured Motorists Cov­er­age, 1990
Indi­ana Insur­ance & Tort Law Update (PESI), 1994
Expert Wit­nesses (Lor­man), 1996
Alter­na­tive Dis­pute Res­o­lu­tion for Para­le­gals (I.P.E.), 1999
Indi­ana Dis­cov­ery Pre-Trial and Trial Pro­ce­dures (PESI), 1999
Eval­u­at­ing and Set­tling Per­sonal Injury Claims (PESI), 2001
Eval­u­at­ing and Set­tling Per­sonal Injury Claims (PESI), 2002
How to Max­i­mize Per­sonal Injury Dam­ages (PESI), 2003
Win­ning Ways w/Direct & Cross Exam­i­na­tion (NBI), 2005
Premises Liability-Slip, Trip and Fall Cases, 2005, Chairman
Civil Arbitration-Indianapolis Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, 2007
Child Wrong­ful Death-Indianapolis Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, 2007
Expert Witnesses-Indianapolis Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, 2007
Indi­ana Con­tin­u­ing Legal Education-Truck Acci­dent Lit­i­ga­tion, 2008
Essen­tial Dis­cov­ery in Truck­ing Litigation
Eval­u­at­ing and Set­tling Per­sonal Injury Claims (PESI), 2008
ICLEF-Winning before Trial, 2008
ITLA-Advanced Civil Medi­a­tion Train­ing, 2009, 2013
Indi­anapo­lis Bar Association-Medicare and Med­ic­aid, 2010
ITLA-Applied Pro­fes­sion­al­ism, 2010–2013
Pro­fes­sion­al­ism and Civil­ity in your Prac­tice
Civil­ity in the Court

ICLEF-Trucking Lit­i­ga­tion Sem­i­nar, 2011
ICLEF-Presenting Cat­a­strophic Injury Dam­ages at Trial (Chair), 2012
Sem­i­nar and Con­fer­ence Attendance

Vioxx Lit­i­ga­tion (Philadel­phia, PA), 2005
Vioxx Trial-ATLA Mock Trial, 2005
Lit­i­gat­ing Cat­a­stro­phe Injury Cases (Boston, MA), 2009
Wrap­ping Up the Case-Liens & Medicare, 2009
Advanced Trial Advo­cacy Col­lege, 2009
Lit­i­gat­ing Truck Col­li­sion Cases


“How to Defend a Celebrity in a Breach of Con­tract Case,” Trial Diplo­macy Jour­nal, co-author, 1987
Civic Activ­i­ties

Lawrence Town­ship Ladies Bas­ket­ball League (2004-Present), President
YMCA Indi­anapo­lis Lead­er­ship Forum

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