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Mary Beth Ramey

Mary Beth Ramey possesses nearly 30 years of legal experience and focuses her practice on personal injury, particularly in cases of medical malpractice, products liability including defective medical devices and drugs, and complex litigation matters. Ms. Ramey’s reputation as an exceptional trial attorney and advocate means she is frequently invited to speak around the country on a variety of legal issues, including trial advocacy skills. She is also the author of several articles on medical device litigation.

Ms. Ramey is one of the most respected trial attorneys in Indiana. In 1985, she was the first female attorney chosen as Indiana Trial Lawyer of the Year, and she is the first woman to serve as President of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. Recently, Ms. Ramey received the National Distinguished Service Award from the American Association for Justice, an award given each year to five trial lawyers nationwide for service to both to their communities and the development of the law.

Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Ramey served as an educator in the area of speech and communications at Iowa State, Butler University, and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She has also lectured at the Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis. Ms. Ramey is dedicated to the local community, where she has served on the AIDS Litigation Project and on the Advisory Board to the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, work for which she received an Outstanding Volunteer Award.

Admissions

Education

Elected Positions

  • President, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chairperson, Advisory Committee on Sex Discrimination, Indiana Civil Rights Commission
  • Board of Directors, Indianapolis Women’s Political Caucus
  • National Women’s Political Caucus Legal Task Force, Treasurer
  • President, College of Fellows

Honors and Awards

  • National Distinguished Service Award, American Association for Justice
  • Top Ten Trial Lawyers, National Law Journal, 1991
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1985
  • Outstanding Volunteer Award, Indiana Civil Rights Commission, 1981
  • Who’s Who in American Law, 1979-2002
  • Law Award Recipient, Indianapolis Women’s Political Caucus, 1979
  • College of Fellows, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Outstanding Young Women of America, 1979
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, University of Chicago Law School – Summer, 1977

Publications

  • “Medical Device Defects” Trial, Vol. 22, May, 1986
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