Attorney Thomas C. Doehrman

Attorney Thomas C. Doehrman

Renowned Trial Lawyer for Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Thomas Doehrman

Thomas C. Doehrman is a founding partner of Doehrman Buba. With more than 30 years of personal injury experience in Indianapolis, Tom has successfully represented countless serious personal injury and accident victims and helped them obtain justice against those who have caused them harm.

Past President of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)

Tom was proud to have served as the President of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) from 2010 through 2011. Now as past president, Tom continues his work with ITLA as an Emeritus Member of the Board of Directors. Tom and the firm of Doehrman Buba wholly support the ITLA mission of dedication to the constitutional right of open access to the courts, as well as equal protection under the law for all persons in Indiana.

Past President of the Brain Injury Association of Indiana (BIAI)

Tom is nationally renowned for his skilled representation of persons with traumatic brain injuries and was the President of the Brain Injury Association of Indiana (BIAI) during 2000–2001. He has sat on the BIAI Board of Directors for over three decades, beginning in 1982. Currently, Tom serves on BIAI's Development Committee and BIAI's Emeritus Board, and Tom is active in promoting the mission of BIAI to other attorneys and the public at large.

Indiana Trial Lawyer of the Year

In 2002, Tom was honored as Indiana Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA). In 2007, he was named as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in the State of Indiana in the Indianapolis Monthly Super Lawyer section.

Membership in American Association for Justice (AAJ) Leaders Forum

The firm of Doehrman Buba is a member of the American Association for Justice's Leaders Forum. The Leaders Forum is a select group of law firms that are major supporters of the AAJ's mission to ensure that all persons have access to our civil justice system. Tom currently represents the state of Indiana on the AAJ Board of Governors, which oversees national AAJ policies and guidelines. In 2007, Tom was the Chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Executive Board and continues to be active on the Board. Tom also serves on the AAJ's Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Executive Board.

Looking for a Personal Injury Attorney in Indianapolis? Contact Tom Doehrman

If you have questions about a personal injury claim in Indiana or anywhere in the United States and would like to discuss your claim with an experienced lawyer, contact Tom Doehrman today for a free consultation.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

100% of practice devoted to representing individuals who have sustained significant bodily injuries as the result of another party's negligence

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1976
  • United States District Courts and Court of Appeals, 1976
  • United States Supreme Court, 1994
  • Admitted in other jurisdictions on a case-by-case basis

Certifications

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1994 – present

Education

  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • A., 1973
  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • D., 1976, with honors

Representative Jury Trial Results

** Disclaimer: Past results cannot guarantee future performance. Any resulting a single case does not constitute a promise, prediction, or guarantee regarding the outcome of any other case. Each case involves many different factors and thus results will always be different from case-to-case. **

 

Robert Joseph Kennedy b. F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company, Boone Superior Court.

This case was tried for twelve (12) days to a jury and resolved in a verdict for the plaintiff of $2,500,000. Plaintiff was a young boy who had received a severe brain injury in an explosion.

Scott Taylor v. Duke Construction Company.

Scott Taylor fell at a construction site and sustained serious back injuries and a mild brain injury. Trial was held in the Marion County Superior Court. This case resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff of $1,667,000, reduced to $850,000 for the comparative fault of the plaintiff.

Donald Brier v. Irene Wegner, Marion County Circuit Court, Indiana.

This case involved a bicyclist who was struck by a vehicle and sustained what the doctors termed a mild traumatic brain injury. State Farm Insurance Company contested the nature and extent of the brain injury and also claimed their insured was not responsible for the bike accident crash between her vehicle and Mr. Brier's bicycle.  The case was tried for five (5) days to a jury and resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff in the amount of $1,395,000.

Mr. & Mrs. Painter v. American Family.

The Painters had to sue their own insurance company as they were involved in a collision with an underinsured motorist. In the crash, Mrs. Painter sustained a moderate brain injury. The insurance coverage was for $100,000, but the Painters' insurance company refused to settle for this amount before trial. The verdict was for the Painters in the amount of $600,000.

Representative Personal Injury Settlements

** Disclaimer: Past results cannot guarantee future performance. Any result in a single case does not constitute a promise, prediction, or guarantee regarding the outcome of any other case. Each case involves many different factors and thus results will always be different from case-to-case. **

$4,850,000 Recovery – Brain Injury (Birth Trauma)

A healthcare provider's negligence causes a serious brain injury to a child during birth.

$3,400,000 Settlement – Brain Injury (Truck Accident)

The plaintiff sustained a traumatic brain injury in a truck accident. We obtained a $3.4 million settlement that will provide financial assistance due to the client's inability to work and ongoing therapy.

$3,500,000 Settlement – Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

A minor resident at an assisted living facility left the facility due to negligent supervision and suffered catastrophic injuries as a result. We obtained a $3.5 million settlement for this client.

$2,000,000 Settlement – Brain Injury (Truck Accident)

A truck driver failed to yield right of way on major interstate, resulting in a traumatic brain injury to our client. We obtained a $2 million settlement for his medical treatments and other damages.

Representative Reported Appellate Cases

Fendley v. Ford, Ind. App., 458 N.E.2d 1167 (1984)
Ingram v. Hooks Drugs, Inc., 476 N.E.2d 881 (Ind. App. 1985)
Barton-Malow v. Wilburn, Ind., 556 N.E.2d 324 (1990)
Dillon v. Glover, 597 N.E.2d 971 (Ind. App., 1992) Amicus Brief for Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
Selleck v. Westfield Insurance Company, (Ind. App.) 617 N.E.2d 968 (1993)
Indiana Department of Insurance v. Linda Callaway, (Ind. App.) 609 N.E.2d 424 (1993), Transfer Denied, May, 1993
Schaffer v. Roberts, 650 N.E.2d 341 (Ind. App. 1995)
Western Reserve Mutual Casualty Co. v. Gregory Holland and Marcia Holland (Ind. App. 666 N.E.2d 966 (Ind. App. 1996)
In re Guardianship of Wade, (Ind. App. 1999), 711 N.E.2d 851 Amicus Brief for Indiana Trial lawyers Association

Martin v. Richey, 711 N.E.2d 1273 (Ind. 1999)
McIntosh v. Melroe Co., 729 N.E.2d 972 (Ind. 2000)
James H. Smith v. Dr. Washington (Ind. 2000) 734 N.E.2d 548
Mendenball v. Skinner Broadbent Co. (Ind. 2000) 728 N.E.2d 140 Amicus Brief for Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
Gates v. Riley, 723 N.E.2d 946 (Ind. App. 2000)
Ray Hayes v. Heinamenn, 768 N.E.2d 899 (Ind. 2002)
R.L. McCoy, Inc. v. Jack, Michael L. & Jack, Amy S. (Ind. Ct. 2002) 772 N.E.2d 987 (Ind. 2002) Amicus Brief for Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
TRW Vehicle Safety Sys. Inc. v. Moore, 936 N. E. 2d 201 (Ind. 2010) Amicus Brief for Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

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