We are Indiana lawyers helping people hurt by medical errors. Medical malpractice is a serious problem in Indiana. When medical errors cause serious injury or death, our lawyers will work to assure that those responsible are held accountable.
Our lawyers have decades of experience representing individuals in medical malpractice actions throughout the state of Indiana. Indianaâs medical malpractice laws make it extremely difficult for patients to receive fair compensation when they are injured by the negligence of a doctor or hospital. Our lawyers know the intricacies of Indianaâs malpractice law, and know how to overcome the hurdles it presents to patients injured by malpractice.
Our law firm is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Law Firms, a guide recognizing select law firms that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-HubbellÂ® Law Directory and been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field. In addition to victims of medical malpractice, our lawyers represent individuals who have serious injury claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and products liability. We also help individuals in Indiana in the areas of legal malpractice, insurance benefits denial, and business and contract litigation.
151 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis IN 46204
Jerry Garau is originally from Martinsville, Indiana. He has been pursuing legal claims for individuals in the state of Indiana for more than 20 years.
Jerry graduated summa cum laude from Franklin College in 1983, and received his law degree, cum laude, from the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis in 1986. Following graduation from law school, Jerry clerked for a year for the Hon. Patrick D. Sullivan of the Indiana Court of Appeals. After completing his clerkship, Jerry entered private practice with the Indianapolis law firm of Price & DeLaney.
Jerry has presented numerous oral arguments before the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Jerry has been admitted to the American Board of Trial Advocates, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation, and has been listed in the Best Lawyers Consumer Guide, and Best of the U.S.: Attorneys.
In 1997, Jerry and four other attorneys opened a new law firm focused on representing victims of medical malpractice. That firm, now known as Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C., has its offices at Market Square Center in Indianapolis and pursues cases on behalf of injured patients throughout the state of Indiana. In addition to his medical malpractice work, Jerry also represents plaintiffs in the fields of personal injury, business litigation, legal malpractice and contract litigation.
J.D., Indiana University, 1986
B.A., Franklin College, 1983
Summa Cum Laude
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Indianapolis and Indiana State Bar Associations
American Association for Justice
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
Board of Directors
American Board of Trial Advocates
Indiana Bar Foundation
Order of Barristers. Articles Editor, Indiana Law Review, 1985-1986. Listed: Best Lawyers Consumer Guide;, Best of the U.S. Attorneys. Lecturer: Breach of Trust, ITLA Seminar, March, 1996; Appellate Practice, ICLEF Seminar, July, 1993; Evaluating and Settling Personal Injury and Death Claims, PESI Seminar, 2006. Author: The Effect of NCAA v. Board of Regents on the NCAAs Power to Impose Television Sanctions, 18 Indiana Law Review 937, 1987. Law Clerk to Hon. Patrick D. Sullivan, Indiana Court of Appeals, 1986-1987
Lasley v. Moss, 500 F.3d 586 (7th Cir. 2007); Whetsel v. Network Property Services, LLC, 246 F.3d 897 (7th Cir. 2001); Ellenwine v. Fairley, 818 N.E.2d 961 (Ind. 2006); In re Estate of Wade, 768 N.E.2d 957 (Ind. App. 2002); Cacdac v. West, 705 N.E.2d 506 (Ind.App. 1999); Clemans v. Wishard Memorial Hospital, 727 N.E.2d 1084 (Ind. App. 2000); Terre Haute Regional Hosp., Inc. v. Trueblood 600 N.E.2d 1358 (Ind. 1992); Annon II, Inc. v. Rill 597 N.E.2d 320 (Ind.App. 1 Dist. 1992); Calvary Temple Church, Inc. v. Paino 555 N.E.2d 190 (Ind.App. 1 Dist. 1990)