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T. Neil Bemenderfer

Civil Mediator

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Neil Bemenderfer began full time dispute resolution in 2000 after practicing law for twenty years.

Neil has mediated over 6,000 cases and has been consistently named as one of the top mediators in the State of Indiana. He mediates all types of civil disputes including cases involving complex commercial disputes and workouts, products liability, employment law, construction law, real estate issues and all types of tort litigation and business litigation.

Besides mediating all types of civil cases, Neil also chairs medical panel review proceedings and is a regular speaker at seminars and training sessions on mediation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Civil Mediators, is consistently recognized as and Indiana Super Lawyer, and is regularly listed in The Best Lawyer’s in America. Neil is also a member of The American College of Civil Trial Mediators (ACCTM).

After graduating from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis in 1982, Neil began his practice of law in Lansing, Michigan. His practice there consisted of civil litigation with experience in first and third party insurance issues, products liability and medical defense work.

He tried cases in the state and federal courts of Michigan and worked in multi-district federal litigation cases as well. It was in Michigan where he first began mediating cases.

Neil returned home to Indiana in 1987 and continued his civil litigation practice in first and third party insurance matters, commercial cases and in medical products liability defense work including orthopedic plates, rods and screws, total joint prosthesis, spinal devices and intra-ocular lenses.

Neil is married to Lynn Bemenderfer, a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist, and they have three children, Joan, Tom, and Ted. When not working, he enjoys activities with his family, golf, and flying.

He was born and raised in Rochester, Indiana and attended Purdue University where he majored in English and played basketball, twice being awarded the Red Mackey Award for Academic and Athletic Excellence. He was named to the Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Team in 1999 and is a Sagamore of the Wabash.