Roger Lee Pardieck
Roger Lee Pardieck is a lifelong resident of the southern Indiana town of Seymour. He was born there on March 1, 1937; raised there; graduated from high school there (Shields High School,1955); and has now spent more than fifty years as an attorney there. He pursued his higher education at Indiana University (A.B., 1960) before jumping across the Atlantic Ocean to attend the International Graduate School in Stockholm Sweden (1960). He then returned to Indiana and enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law, where he received his JD degree in 1963.
Before starting his civil practice in 1965, he served as special prosecutor in Jackson County for two years. It was while serving in this prosecutorial role that he became convinced that his future lay in the areas of trial law and seeking justice for those who had been injured by the actions of others. Pardieck has tried hundreds of jury trials in the areas of toxic torts and products liability, resulting in changes to manufacturing and marketing of everything from pharmaceuticals to recreational vehicles. Pardieck is the first and only Indiana member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an organization of 100 U.S. plaintiff’s attorneys who have million-dollar verdicts. He is also a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an organization limited to just 500 trial lawyers from around the world.
Pardieck has received numerous and awards and honors, including being named the Indiana Trail Lawyer of the year in 1996 and 2011. He received the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. He served as President of ITLA in 1975-76 and has been on the ITLA Board of Directors for more than 45 years. Roger Lee Pardieck was inducted into the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2008.
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