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Sharon L. Stanzione

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Sharon L. Stanzione is a shareholder and member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Ms. Stanzione focuses exclusively on health care law and medical malpractice litigation, representing hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians, nurses, and other health care organizations and professionals. For over 25 years, Ms. Stanzione has successfully navigated Indiana’s medical review panel system receiving favorable results at the panel stage and at trial. She has also helped shape Indiana medical malpractice law through her arguments to the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Court of Appeals, and Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals.

In addition to her litigation work, Ms. Stanzione regularly consults with hospitals and health care facilities on risk management issues, corporate matters, and professional licensing issues. She has created and revised numerous hospital policies, protocols, and procedures. Ms. Stanzione gives regular presentations to her health care clients on emerging issues involving risk management, health care law and trends in medical malpractice litigation. She also handles physician licensing issues and consumer complaints and has helped many physicians establish their practices.

Ms. Stanzione has been recognized by her peers with an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. She has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2020. She is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society of trial lawyers.

Admissions & Education


Indiana Supreme Court
Illinois Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit


Indiana School of Law, Bloomington, J.D., 1996
Purdue University, B.A. (with distinction), 1993


Defense Research Institute
Calumet American Inns of Court, former officer
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
Indiana State Bar Association; Ethics Task Force from 2000-2001
National Association of Professional Women
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Indiana Society for Healthcare Risk Management
Member, Trial Law Institute
Member, Diversity Law Institute
Barrister, Order of Centurions
Advocate, Order of Certus


A Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation
“20 Under 40” awards from The Times of Northwest Indiana and BusINess magazine
AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America, 2020-2024
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Presentations & Publications


Presenter, "Emergency Detention & Hospital Intervention: What Physicians and Staff Need to Know," St. Catherine Hospital, January 29, 2014.


"Hospitals' Liabilities/Responsibilities When Responding to Law Enforcement's Request for Information", Johnson & Bell Health Care Newsletter, Winter 2013

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