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Biography

Katie Osborne concentrates her practice in civil litigation. Katie skillfully defends hospitals, physicians, nurses, and long-term care facilities against medical malpractice claims. She represents health care providers at all stages of litigation, from the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act’s medical review panel process through subsequent state court actions, and has successfully obtained dismissals of medical malpractice complaints improperly filed in state court for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

Katie also practices in commercial litigation, capably representing businesses in various matters including premises liability claims, contract disputes and employment-related issues such as non-compete disagreements and actions for wrongful termination and discrimination claims. Katie engages in client-focused representation and uses a hands-on approach to managing actions with complex factual and legal issues.

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Community Activity

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Civil Practice Clinic

  • Supervising Attorney (2014 - 2016)

Indiana State Bar Association’s Leadership Development Academy

  • Committee Member (2017)

News

RBE attorney Katie Osborne recently accepted to participate in the Indiana State Bar Association’s Leadership Development Academy for 2017

  • The Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) today announced the Class of 2017 of its Leadership Development Academy, now entering its sixth year. The lawyers are accomplished legal practitioners who have been admitted to practice for less than 15 years. The Academy is a statewide leadership program established to empower and develop lawyers to be informed, committed and involved so that they may fill significant leadership roles in local and state bar associations, local communities and organizations and to serve as role models in matters of ethics and professionalism. READ MORE

Publications

Medical malpractice or ordinary negligence? A primer for understanding the scope and impact of the Medical Malpractice Act.

  • A patient suffers an injury while receiving treatment from a health care provider. The patient alleges that the injury was the result of the provider’s negligence and the provider is qualified pursuant to the Medical Malpractice Act (the “Act”). Does an action filed by the patient against the qualified provider as a result of the injury-causing incident fall within the scope of the Act? Not necessarily. This article provides guidance for determining whether the Act applies and explains the importance of assessing this issue when defending actions brought by patients against health care providers.... READ ARTICLE


What Makes a Plaintiff Whole? Patchett v. Lee’s Impact on Medical Special Valuation

  • One of the purposes of tort law is to “make injured parties whole.” This is typically accomplished when a person whose negligent conduct caused injury to another party compensates the injured party for his injury. Understanding the Indiana Courts’ treatment of the method by which parties may introduce evidence of damages is necessary to adequately assess the value of a personal injury claim. The process by which defendants may introduce evidence for purposes of calculating the reasonable value of a plaintiff’s medical treatment was recently clarified by the Indiana Supreme Court in Patchett v. Lee, 60 N.E.3d 1025 (Ind. 2016).... READ ARTICLE

Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Health Law Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana

Education

  • Indiana University, B.S., with distinction (2010)
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2014)

Bar Admission

  • Indiana (2014)
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana (2015)