Katie R. Osborne



Katie Osborne concentrates her practice in civil litigation. Katie 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, 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.

Community Activity

  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
    • Vice Chair of the Health Law Section, 2021 – present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
    • Leadership Development Academy, Committee Member, 2017 – present
    • Leadership Development Academy, Class 6, 2017
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
    • Civil Practice Clinic, Supervising Attorney, 2014 – 2016

Representative Matters

Medical Malpractice

  • Defended dozens of health-care providers against medical malpractice claims before the Indiana Department of Insurance. Successfully obtained favorable medical review panel opinions which have led to the dismissal or abandonment of state court action.
  • Defended health-care provider against untimely medical malpractice claim where the family brought the claim after the statute of limitations had retired.
  • Filed a motion for summary judgment against plaintiff for lack of standing to bring medical malpractice claim on behalf of a deceased friend when the plaintiff had not been named personal representative, resulting in voluntary dismissal of complaint.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of health-care providers who have obtained favorable opinions from medical review panels.


  • Represented manufacturing company on breach of contract action for negligent construction of facility. Case settled favorably to client.


  • Defended employer against age discrimination claim where employee was terminated for failing to report an accident which resulted in damage to a customer’s property. Case settled favorably for client prior to trial.
  • Defended employer against race discrimination claim where employee was terminated for violation of attendance policy. Case settled favorably for client.
  • Filed motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s discrimination and wrongful termination claims, after which plaintiff’s counsel withdrew and the action was dismissed for failure to prosecute.


Awards & Recognition 

  • Best Lawyers in America – Ones To Watch, 2022 – present
    • Insurance Law
    • Litigation — Labor and Employment
    • Medical Malpractice — Defendants
  • Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2021 – present
    • Civil Litigation: Defense

Industries Served

Health Care

Practice Areas

Construction Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Business / Intellectual Property / Employment Litigation
Insurance Defense / Insurance Coverage
Medical Malpractice Defense
Insurance Defense
Business Contract Disputes
Non-competition Covenants
Employment Law
Non-competition Agreements


  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Networking Executive Committee, 2014 – 2016
    • Health Law Section, 2015 – present
    • Women and the Law Division, 2016 – present
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
    • Women in Law Division, 2014 – present
  • Defense Research Institute

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Indiana, 2014
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2015
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2015


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2014
  • Indiana University, BS, with distinction, 2010