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John Moriarty represents policyholders in insurance coverage matters and plaintiffs and defendants in environmental and other litigation matters.  His insurance coverage work includes multiple matters concerning cleanups arising from gasoline stations and dry cleaning operations.  John is particularly well versed in the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Underground Storage Tank Program’s rules, laws and policies. John has successfully prosecuted administrative appeals with Indiana's excess liability trust fund to clean up contaminated petroleum sites.

 

John’s numerous bar association contributions include serving as Chair (2007-2008), Newsletter Editor (2003-2006) and Treasurer and Chair-Elect (2005-2007) of the Environmental Law Section of the Indiana State Bar Association.

 

John received his B.S. (Business Administration) from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1989.  He earned an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1991.  John earned his law degree from the Indiana University Indianapolis - Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1995.  John was an associate at Stilwell McCrossen & Life, Indianapolis from 1996 to 1997.  He was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Miami County, Indiana from 1997 to 1998.  John joined this firm in 1999 and was made a Partner in 2009. 


Practice Areas

  • Environmental
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Business Services

Publications & Speaking Engagements

2009
Publication
  Author, "In Rowe Brothers, the Marion County Environmental Court Holds  a UST Owner is Entitled to ELTF Reimbursement," Indiana State Bar Association Environmental Law Section Newsletter, Fall 2009
 
2007
Publication
  Author, "Two Recent Cases Strengthen a Policyholder's Right to Recover Their Environmental Remediation Expenses," Indiana State Bar Association Envrionmental Law Section
 
2007
Publication
  Author, “Recent Trial Court Decision Allows Policyholder to Recover Attorney Fees Required to Obtain Insurance Coverage For An Environmental Claim,” Indiana State Bar Association Environmental Newsletter
 
2006
Publication
  Author, "Indiana Supreme Court Decision in Magwerks Strengthens Policyholder's Right to Pursue Bad Faith Damages Against Insurers that Deny Environmental Claims," Indiana State Bar Association Environmental Law Section
 
2005
Publication
  Author, "Recent Environmental Court Decision in the Okun Case Upholds IDEM's Denial of Excess Liability Trust Fund Claim," Indiana State Bar Association Environmental Newsletter
 
2004
Publication
  Author, "Using the Excess Liability Trust Fund to Pay Petroleum Contamination Claims from Third Parties," Indiana State Bar Association Environmental Newsletter
 
2004
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "The Nuts and Bolts of Warranties Under UCC Article II," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, Indiana
 
2002
Publication
  Author, "Supreme Court Expands Government's right to Temporarily Ban Development of Land Without Having to Pay Just Compensation," Plews Shadley Racher & Braun Perspective
 
2000
Publication
  Author and Speaker, "Indiana Land Use Law for Paralegals," National Business Institute, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
 

Associations & Memberships

Member, Indiana State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section (Chair 2007-2008, Vice Chair 2006-2007, Treasurer 2005-2006, Newsletter Editor 2003-2005) and Agricultural Law Section

Member, Indianapolis Bar Association, Environmental Law Section

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Notre Dame Alumni Club of Indianapolis

Board Member, Fountain Village Homeowners Association

Law Firm Campaign Chair, Indiana University School of Law- Indianapolis (2003- 2006)

Honors

1995   Recipient of Indiana University School of Law’s Francis J. Feeney Tax Award
 

Employment History

2009-present   Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

1999- 2008   Associate, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

1997-1999   Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Miami County, Indiana

1996-1997   Associate, Stilwell McCrossen & Life, Indianapolis, Indiana

Client Alerts

January 25, 2011   Candlelight Evening on Delaware Street
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
September 16, 2010   US News & World Report Annual Ranking of Best Law Firms: Firm's Environmental and Insurance Practice Areas Ranked Tier 1
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
July 23, 2009   Environmental Court Holds That A UST Owner Is Entitled To Reimbursement
By John D. Moriarty
 
October 1, 2008   Members of the firm elected chairs of sections of the Indiana State Bar Association
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
December 8, 2005   Plews Shadley Racher & Braun Attorneys Named Chair and Vice Chair of the Environmental Law Section
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 

Practice Areas

  • Environmental
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Business Services

Publications & Speaking Engagements

2009
Publication
  Author, "In Rowe Brothers, the Marion County Environmental Court Holds  a UST Owner is Entitled to ELTF Reimbursement," Indiana State Bar Association Environmental Law Section Newsletter, Fall 2009
 
2007
Publication
  Author, "Two Recent Cases Strengthen a Policyholder's Right to Recover Their Environmental Remediation Expenses," Indiana State Bar Association Envrionmental Law Section
 
2007
Publication
  Author, “Recent Trial Court Decision Allows Policyholder to Recover Attorney Fees Required to Obtain Insurance Coverage For An Environmental Claim,” Indiana State Bar Association Environmental Newsletter
 
2006
Publication
  Author, "Indiana Supreme Court Decision in Magwerks Strengthens Policyholder's Right to Pursue Bad Faith Damages Against Insurers that Deny Environmental Claims," Indiana State Bar Association Environmental Law Section
 
2005
Publication
  Author, "Recent Environmental Court Decision in the Okun Case Upholds IDEM's Denial of Excess Liability Trust Fund Claim," Indiana State Bar Association Environmental Newsletter
 
2004
Publication
  Author, "Using the Excess Liability Trust Fund to Pay Petroleum Contamination Claims from Third Parties," Indiana State Bar Association Environmental Newsletter
 
2004
Speaking Engagement
  Speaker, "The Nuts and Bolts of Warranties Under UCC Article II," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, Indiana
 
2002
Publication
  Author, "Supreme Court Expands Government's right to Temporarily Ban Development of Land Without Having to Pay Just Compensation," Plews Shadley Racher & Braun Perspective
 
2000
Publication
  Author and Speaker, "Indiana Land Use Law for Paralegals," National Business Institute, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
 

Associations & Memberships

Member, Indiana State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section (Chair 2007-2008, Vice Chair 2006-2007, Treasurer 2005-2006, Newsletter Editor 2003-2005) and Agricultural Law Section

Member, Indianapolis Bar Association, Environmental Law Section

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Notre Dame Alumni Club of Indianapolis

Board Member, Fountain Village Homeowners Association

Law Firm Campaign Chair, Indiana University School of Law- Indianapolis (2003- 2006)


Honors

1995   Recipient of Indiana University School of Law’s Francis J. Feeney Tax Award
 

Employment History

2009-present   Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

1999- 2008   Associate, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

1997-1999   Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Miami County, Indiana

1996-1997   Associate, Stilwell McCrossen & Life, Indianapolis, Indiana


Client Alerts

January 25, 2011   Candlelight Evening on Delaware Street
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
September 16, 2010   US News & World Report Annual Ranking of Best Law Firms: Firm's Environmental and Insurance Practice Areas Ranked Tier 1
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
July 23, 2009   Environmental Court Holds That A UST Owner Is Entitled To Reimbursement
By John D. Moriarty
 
October 1, 2008   Members of the firm elected chairs of sections of the Indiana State Bar Association
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
December 8, 2005   Plews Shadley Racher & Braun Attorneys Named Chair and Vice Chair of the Environmental Law Section
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
 
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