Douglas D. Small

Personal Data:

Born: Knox, Indiana, November 1957 - Married with two children and three grandchildren



Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana, Fall Semester 1976

Indiana University, 1977-1980, B.A., History, Honors & High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Indiana University Law School, 1980-1983, J.D., cum laude
National Moot Court Team



Attorney (Personal Injury, Product Liability, General Litigation) Foley & Small, Partner, 1995 to present

Barnes & Thornburg – South Bend Office, Associate 1983-1989; Partner 1989-1994


Admitted to Practice before the following Courts:

State of Indiana, U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, U.S. District Court for Rhode Island, U.S. District Court for Northern District of Ohio, U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of Claims, United States Supreme Court

 Professional Memberships:

American Bar Association

Indiana State Bar Association

St. Joseph County Bar Association

American Association of Justice

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Civic, Philanthropic and Social Organizations:

Volunteer Mentor, South Bend Community School Corp.

Member, Christ the King Lutheran Church

Past Board Member, Samaritan Counseling Center

Past Board Member, Indiana University School of Law Alumni Association

I.U. Alumni Association


Personal Interests

Family, Bicycling, Cross-country skiing, Basketball, Writing, Traveling, Technology, History, Psychology & Sociology


Douglas D. Small Reported Cases

The following is a listing of State Appellate Court and Federal Appellate and District Court Cases in which Douglas Small Served as Legal Counsel



Robertson v. Anonymous Clinic, 63 N.E.3d 349 (Ind. Ct. App. 2016)

Auto Owners Ins. Co. v. Benko, 703 N.E.2d 886 (Ind. App. 2012)

Haag v. Castro, 959 N.E.2d 819 (Ind. 2012)

Haag v. Castro, 934 N.E.2d 189 (Ind. App. 2010)

Penn Harris Madison School Corporation v. Howard, 861 N.E.2d 1190 (Ind 2007)

Candlewood Apartments, L.P. v. Goen,  874 N.E.2d 1081 (Ind. App. 2007)

Diaz v. Bastian Material Handling Corp., 858 N.E.2d 1075 (Ind. App. 2006)

Cox v. Paul, 878 N.E.2d 907 (Ind. 2005)

Lottie ex rel. Miller v. U.S., 2005 WL 2063865 (N.D. Ind. 2005)

Schlosser v. Rock Indus. Inc., 804 N.E.2d 1140 (Ind. 2004)

Becker v. Four Points Inv. Corp., 708 N.E.2d 29 (Ind.App.1999)

Skorup v. Modern Door Corp., 1997 WL 662507 (N.D. Ind. 1997)

Seaboard Sur. Co. v. Indiana State Dist. Council of Laborers and Hod Carriers Health and Welfare Fund, 645 N.E.2d 1121 (Ind. App. 1995)

Mingo v. Urban League of South Bend, 1994 WL 594611 (N.D. Ind. 1994)

Family & Children's Center, Inc. v. School City of Mishawaka, 13 F.3d 1052, 88 Ed. Law Rep. 974 (7th Cir. 1994)

Stowers v. Norwest Bank Indiana, N.A., 624 N.E.2d 485 (Ind. App. 1993)

Luty v. Boise Cascade Corp., 1993 WL 544443 (N.D. Ind. 1993)

Johnson v. Kosciusko County Drainage Bd., 594 N.E.2d 798 (Ind. App. 1992)

Matuszak v. Torrington Co., 927 F.2d 320 (7th Cir. 1991)

King v. Uniroyal Plastics Co., 1990 WL 258342 (N.D. Ind. 1990)

Zeiter v. Joy Mfg. Co., 732 F.Supp. 943 (N.D. Ind. 1989)

Hamann v. Gates Chevrolet, Inc., 729 F.Supp. 63 (N.D. Ind. 1989)

Stephens v. Boise Cascade Corp., 1989 WL 125597, 50 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 362 (N.D. Ind. 1989)

Jennings v. Uniroyal Plastics, Inc., 1989 WL 125601, 50 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 639, 54 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 40,133 (N.D. Ind. 1989)

South Bend Community School Corp. v. Portage Tp. of St. Joseph County, 520 N.E.2d 446 (Ind. App. 1988)

Anderson v. Torrington Co., 694 F.Supp. 1342, 13 Employee Benefits Cas. 1551 (N.D. Ind. 1988)

Hansa Medical Products, Inc. v. Bivona, Inc., 1987 WL 14496 (S.D. Ind 1987)

Frame v. South Bend Community School Corp., 480 N.E.2d 261 (Ind. App. 1985)



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