Colin Edward Flora

Colin Edward Flora

Associate Civil Litigation Attorney - Pavlack Law, LLC
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Summary

I was born and raised on a small family farm as the son of two high school math teachers. I had the great fortune of growing up next door to my grandparents. My grandfather taught me the meaning and rewards of a hard day's work. I used those lessons to excel both academically and personally resulting in the great honor of being named in the inaugural class of Indiana University’s Herbert Presidential Scholars. While in undergrad, I was fortunate enough to be granted the opportunity to work as a research assistant for Professor David C.W. Parker which gave me the opportunity to develop my research skills, co-author an academic paper, and present that paper at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. After completing my undergraduate degree a year early, I enrolled in Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law where I graduated with honors. While in law school I gained experience at the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office and at Cohen & Malad, LLP. I now have the great pleasure of working with one of the finest attorneys I have had the pleasure of knowing in Eric Pavlack as I continue to enjoy the rewards of a hard day’s work.

I currently focus my practice on civil litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. This ranges from personal injury to class actions and other complex litigation matters. At the heart of my practice is focusing on providing the best services to my clients that are possible. I pride myself on my ability to tackle even the most complex legal matters. I have dealt with such complex issues as federal preemption doctrine in the realm of medical devices as well as the issue of certifying multi-state class action cases.

Education
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. / Law (2011)
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Honors: Graduated Cum Laude; Glenn D. Peters Scholar; Dean's Tutorial Society Contracts Fellow; Norman Lefstein Award of Excellence; numerous times appointed to Dean's List
Indiana University - Indiana University-South Bend
B.A. / Political Science (2008)
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While in undergrad I was a research assistant to Professor David C.W. Parker which resulted in the creation of the most comprehensive database ever built on the Base Realignment and Closure Commissions (BRAC). It also resulted in the co-authorship and presentation of a paper on BRAC at the 2007 Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting in Chicago. Additionally, I spent a summer studying the institutions of the European Union in Belgium, Luxembourg, and France. I also spent my last fall semester and summer session studying at the Bloomington campus.
Honors: Graduated with High Distinction; Phi Eta Sigma member - National Honor Society; Herbert Presidential Scholar - member of inaugural class; Chancellor Merit Award; Dean's List each semester
Professional Experience
Associate Civil Litigation Attorney
Pavlack Law, LLC
- Current
Law Clerk
Cohen & Malad, LLP
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Legal Intern
Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Survey of Recent Developments in Real Property Law
Indiana Law Review
Indiana Real Property Law Update
Indianapolis Bar Association
Indiana Supreme Court Rules PCF Cannot Defend Against Petition to Recover Excess Damages When Healthcare Provider Admits Liability
Medical Liability Monitor, Dec. 2012, vol. 37, at 2-3.
Practitioner's Guide to the Voluntary Payment Doctrine
37 S. Ill. U. L.J. 91 (2012)
Survey of Recent Developments in Real Property Law
45 Ind. L. Rev. 1305
Special Relationship Bystander Test: A Rational Alternative to the Closely Related Requirement of Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress for Bystanders
39 Rutgers L. Rec. 28
Grandparent Visitation Rights: The Battle Rages On
CLEF Annual Master's Series Conference â Advanced Family Law
Marital Torts: A Primer for the Family Law Practitioner
ICLEF Annual Master's Series Conference – Advanced Family Law
BRAC Attack: Delegation, Politics, and the Closing of Military Bases
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, IL
Awards
Rising Star
Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine
The Rising Stars list is developed using the same patented multiphase selection process used for the Super Lawyers list except: To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state are named to Rising Stars.
Norman Lefstein Award of Excellence
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
The Norman Lefstein Award of Excellence is given to graduating law students who have contributed 200+ hours of pro bono service throughout their law school career.
Pro Bono Gold Level Volunteer
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Awarded for 200+ hours of pro bono service.
Dean's Tutorial Society Contracts Fellow
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
The Dean's Tutorial Society provides comprehensive academic support to first-year students. Its members are selected based upon academic achievement in a particular subject. The student is then designated as a Society Fellow in that particular subject. Many students qualify for multiple subjects yet are limited to lecturing on only one subject each semester.
Glenn D. Peters Scholarship
Glenn D. Peters Law School Scholarship Fund
Applicant must be a resident of the U.S. District Court Northern Indiana District, and must be a full-time student at an accredited law school. Selection is based upon academic ability.
Member
Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society
Founded in 1923 at the University of Illinois, Phi Eta Sigma is the nation's oldest and largest honor society for first-year college and university students in all disciplines. Inspired by the past and dedicated to the future, the Society's mission is to encourage and reward academic excellence among freshmen in institutions of higher learning.
Herbert Presidential Scholarship (F/K/A the Hoosier Presidential Scholarship)
Indiana University
Indiana University’s Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholars Program offers Indiana’s top high school graduates four-year renewable scholarships to attend any of IU’s eight campuses throughout the state. The Lilly Endowment is funding this program to support its vision to recruit and retain intellectual capital in Indiana. Currently up to 40 incoming Indiana University freshmen are designated Herbert Presidential Scholars each year. I was in the inaugural class which included 32 members. I was the sole member chosen for attendance at the South Bend campus of Indiana University. The scholarship was transferrable across IU campuses and supported my studies abroad, undergraduate studies at both South Bend and Bloomington, and, because I completed my four-year degree in only three years, it also supported a portion of my law school studies in Indianapolis.
Chancellor's Merit Award
Indiana University South Bend
The award, since renamed the Titan Gold Award, is a stipend allocated to students who apply with a GPA of 3.5 and above with an SAT score of 1000 and above or ACT equivalent.
Professional Associations
Indiana State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Indianapolis Bar Association
Member
- Current
Midwest Political Science Association
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • General Civil
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Lemon Law
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Pavlack Law, LLC
Blog
Hoosier Litigation Blog by Pavlack Law, LLC
Contact & Map
Associate Civil Litigation Attorney
6507 Ferguson St.
Ste. 201
Indianapolis, IN 46220
USA
Telephone: (317) 251-1100