Denise Page has been a mediator and arbitrator for the last 20 years and has been with The Mediation Group for fifteen years. She mediates personal injury, fire loss, construction, real estate, contracts and other business dispute cases. She also mediates sexual assault, employment, legal and medical malpractice cases and negligence claims against schools, nursing homes and corporate defendants.
Denise has mediated two church bus accidents with a combined total of over 50 injury and death claims. She was selected as an arbitrator for the personal injury and death claims against the State of Indiana and other defendants resulting from the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair. She has been named Lawyer of the Year for 2017 in arbitration by Best Lawyers.
Denise has served as a speaker at seminars for lawyers, paralegals, insurance claims adjusters and for law school classes. She has taught law classes for Indiana Vocational Technical College and the adult program at Marian University.
Her law practice began in 1977 with the law firm of Hilgedag, Johnson, Secrest & Murphy in the areas of business, real estate, personal injury, construction and family law. Later, with Meils, Zink, Thompson, Dietz & Page, she became an insurance defense lawyer while maintaining a plaintiff’s personal injury practice. Denise continued her career in litigation with Sheeks, Ittenbach & Page.
A former professional singer, Denise writes humorous operas for children that have been performed in Australia and all over the United States by many colleges and opera companies, from the University of California to the University of Central Florida, and Ft. Worth Opera to Nashville Opera. In the past, she has been commissioned to write shows for the Indianapolis Children’s Museum Guild and has written and recorded children’s songs for the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She also continues to write musicals for children.
Volunteer work has included Child Advocates, Girl Scouts, Indianapolis Bar Association, her children’s schools and many activities at North United Methodist Church where she has been the director of the children’s choir, ages 5 -8, for over 30 years.
Denise plays tennis several times a week and enjoys reading, singing, spending time outdoors and watching sports. Raised on the eastside of Indianapolis, Denise graduated from Howe High School, Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame Law School. She has two children and is married to opera conductor and Butler professor, James Caraher.