Ginny L. Peterson


Ginny L. Peterson

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Ginny Peterson is a member of the Firm’s five-member Management Committee, and serves as the chair of the firm’s Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Practice Group.  A Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) with extensive experience in pre-suit evaluation and litigation, Ginny’s practice areas include General Liability, Property, Life, Disability and Environmental Insurance Coverage, Bad Faith, Professional Liability Defense Litigation mainly of insurance agents and attorneys, insurance issues, environmental defense and appellate work in each of her practice areas.

Prior to practicing law, Ginny held underwriting, product development, and management positions with property casualty insurance carriers for 19 years and earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation in 1987. She is an active member of the CPCU Society, and has served as president and a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Indiana Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society for many years.  She has also served in various leadership roles with the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section, including acting as the program chair for the 2010 TIPS Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee mid-year meeting, which encompassed planning and implementation of two days of seminars and social events, and as chair for the Committee.  In 2013, she was selected as the Central Indiana Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society’s Member of the Year, in 2014 was awarded the Mark Gray Award for her years of contribution to CPCU and the insurance industry and in 2018 was awarded the Ignite the Torch award from the Pass the Torch for Women Foundation.  She has also been selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list published in Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine, every year since 2012, and named as one of the Top 25 Female Attorneys in Indiana. She is a frequent speaker for legal and professional insurance organizations.

  • Contributor, E&O Mock Trial, Professional Insurance Agents of Indiana (PIA) 2018 Convention, May 2018
  • Presenter, "To Appraise or Not to Appraise", ABA Property Insurance Law, Spring CLE Conference, March 2018
  • Panelist, "War Stories: Tales from the Trenches, Lessons Learned and Practical Pointers in Insurance Coverage", Indianapolis Bar Association Litigation and Insurance Coverage Sections, May 2016
  • Panelist, "The Proposed FRCP Discovery Amendments And Your Coverage Case", American Bar Association Insurance Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Mid-Year Program, February 2016
  • "To Rescind or Not to Rescind, That is Sometimes the Question", Presented for 2013 Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Bad Faith, Coverage, and Fraud Mini-Conference, January 25, 2013
  • Forms Liability - When an Insurer, Insured, and/or an Insurance Agency May be Responsible for Misrepresentations", Presented for National Insurance Companies of Indiana's Annual Convention, December 5, 2012
  • "Water, Mold and Flood Damage", Presented for Property Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Seminar - National Business Institute, August 9, 2012
  • Author, Chapter 13, Insurer's Response to Environmental Liability Claim in "Environmental Liability and Insurance Recovery", Published by American Bar Association, 2012
  • "Property Damage Insurance Coverage Under a Commercial Liability Policy - Follow the Road Map", Presented for Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF) - Liability Insurance Law 101: Back to Basics, September 28, 2011
  • "Common Types of Insurance Coverage Disputes and Interpreting Coverage Under the Insurance Contract", National Business Institute (NBI), December 15, 2010
  • Panelist, "Discussion on Environmental Insurance Coverage" , Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI) 17th Annual Conference and Meeting, November 18, 2010
  • "Advanced Insurance Law 2010 - Insurance Companies Remedies for Fraud and Misrepresentation", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), July 2010
  • "Insurance Law Update", National Business Institute (NBI), May 2010
  • Editor, CGL Reporter, issued by the Insurance Risk Management Institute, Inc., 2004 - 2010
  • "Importance of Carolina Casualty v. Karpov", AM Best Insurance Law Podcast, May 1, 2009
  • "Establishing the Foundation: Reviewing the Insurance Contract and Understanding Insurance Coverage Option", National Business Institute (NBI), May 2007, May 2008 and March 2009
  • "Commercial General Liability Claim Handling", National Business Institute (NBI), October 2008
  • Panel Moderator, "Smooth Sailing or Choppy Seas? - Coverage for Construction Defects", 16th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Midyear Program (presented by the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) section of the American Bar Association (ABA), February 2008
  • "CGL Insurance - What Businesses Know or Should Know", One Southern Indiana, October 2007
  • Panel Moderator, "The Rules of Engagement - Severability of Exclusions and Severability in Rescission Cases", 15th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Mid-Year Meeting, February 2007
  • "Construction Defect Coverage Analysis: Easy as 1, 2, 3", CPCU Claims Quarterly, Spring 2006
  • "Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies - Legal Issues of Coverage Determination", Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society (CPCU) Central Indiana Chapter Industry Day, 2005
  • "Errors & Omissions Coverage", Tool Box Presentation for the American Bar Association's (ABA) Insurance Coverage Litigation Presentation, 2005
  • "General Liability Insurance Coverage - What Businesses Know and Should Know about the Insurance They and Others Purchase", Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI) workshop "Legal Issues for the Business Owner", May 13, 2004
  • Earned Induction as Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC) (2016)
  • Selected as one of the Top 25 Female Attorneys in Indiana by Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine (2015)
  • Selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list published in Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine (2012-2018)
  • Central Indiana Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society's Mark Gray Award (2014)
  • Central Indiana Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society's Member of the Year (2013)


  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society (CPCU)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association (IBA)


    Indianapolis One Indiana Square, Suite 300
    211 North Pennsylvania Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Tel: 317-638-4521
    Fax: 317-636-5917
  • Purdue University, Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1977
  • Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, 1997
  • Indiana, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

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