Brandon E. Tate is a member at Waldron Tate Bowen Land LLC. Brandon focuses his practice on trials, personal injury, wrongful death, Section 1983 constitutional violation claims against state and local entities (such as claims against the Indiana Department of Child Services and claims against cities and counties/police departments for police action shootings resulting in death, excessive force resulting in serious bodily injury, and deaths/catastrophic injuries of bystanders resulting from high- speed chases), life insurance denials (both non-ERISA and ERISA policies), and eminent domain takings. Brandon represents injured Hoosiers and their families throughout the State of Indiana striving to help them through their most difficult times with a drive to help those affected by an injury or loss. Brandon has been selected to the Rising Star List by Super Lawyers in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Brandon was named the Max Goodwin Young Lawyer Award recipient by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association for 2021.
Brandon regularly works with other attorneys around the state both formally as co- counsel and informally in the progression of the advancement of Indiana laws for injured Hoosiers. He is dedicated to the constitutional rights of open access to the courts and equal protection under the law for all persons in Indiana, and strives to protect those in all his cases looking to obtain verdicts that could effectuate change.
Brandon earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. While in law school, Brandon earned the Pro Bono Program’s Gold Level award, the Norman Lefstein Award of Excellence, for amassing more than two-hundred (200) Pro Bono hours. Brandon was also an active member of the international legal honor society, Phi Delta Phi, Wilkie Inn Chapter. Brandon earned his Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Political Science with a minor in Economics from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. During his time at Clemson University, Brandon was a member of the National Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha.
Brandon is an active member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association as a Sustaining Member and member of the Young Lawyers Section, Indiana State Bar Association as a Sustaining Member, and the Indianapolis Bar Association. Brandon currently serves on various committees for the ISBA Solo-Small Firm Conference, including serving as the vice-chair of the Conference, and is the chair of the ISBA Young Lawyer Section Council. Brandon has taught Bar Review courses preparing Indiana Bar Exam takers for the February and July Bar Exams. Brandon is involved in additional committees and events focusing on the development and transition of law students into practice of law and the development of young lawyers.
Representative Jury Verdicts:
- $850,000.00 Slip and Fall (Marion County)
- $1,200,000.00 Police Action Shooting Resulting in Death (Indiana Southern District Court – Federal)
- $161,000.00 (plus interest and attorneys fees) Value of access easements taken by the State where properties served by the easements were taken two months after the easements – State requested Jury award $0 and $1 respectively for the Easements (Johnson County)
- $45,000.00 Motor Vehicle Collision Soft Tissue Injury (Marion County)
- $3,300,000.00 Crane Wrongful Death Settlement
- Mastellone v. YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, No. 21A-CT-1720, 2022 Ind. App. LEXIS 211 (Ct. App. June 23, 2022)
- Spirtos v. Metro. Title of Ind., No. 21A-PL-892, 2021 Ind. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1054 (Ct. App. Nov. 30, 2021)
- Federal Court is No Longer Just the Sword of the Defense Bar: The Use of Federal Claims and Section 1983 in Cases Involving Municipalities, Counties, and School Districts, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Verdict Publication, Volume 40 No. 4.
Areas of Practice:
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Section 1983 Constitutional Violation Claims
- Eminent Domain
- Life Insurance Denial (Non-ERISA and ERISA policies)
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