Katherine Franke

Broadwing Legal
429 East Vermont Street, Suite 013
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Kate Franke is an attorney devoted to helping those who have been hurt by the negligence of others. Focusing her practice on car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and wrongful death, Kate strives to get the best outcome possible for her clients throughout Indiana.

Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana

Juris Doctorate, 2006

DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

Bachelor of Arts, 2002

• Major: Political Science, Minor: German

Bar Admissions

State of Indiana, 2006

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2006

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2013

Areas of Practice

• Personal Injury

o Animal Bites

o Motor Vehicle Accidents

o Slip and Fall

o Wrongful Death

o Brain Injury

o Trucking Accidents

o Premises Liability

o Medical Malpractice

o Birth Injury

o Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Professional Groups

American Association for Justice (2012 – Present)

• Board of Governors (2016 – 2019)

• Trucking Litigation Group

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (2010 – Present)

• Sustaining Member

• Board of Directors

• Young Lawyers - Executive Committee Member (2015 – 2016)

• Medical Malpractice

• Amicus Curie Brief Writer - Petition to Transfer to the Indiana Supreme Court, City of Ft. Wayne v. Parrish (02A05-1408-CT-359)(2015) and Petition to Transfer to the Indiana Supreme Court, Golden Corral Corporation v. Lenart (18A-CT-704)(2019)

American Academy of Trucking Attorneys (2021 – Present)

Indianapolis Bar Association (2010 – Present)

• Indianapolis Bar Foundation Member (2014 – Present)

o Evening Under the Stars Silent Auction & Dinner Planning Committee (2015 -2017)

Indiana State Bar Association (2006 – Present)

• House of Delegates (2019-2020)

• Legal Education Conclave Committee (2008-2010)

• Law Practice Management Committee (2008-2010)

Speaking Engagements

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

• Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “Capturing and Preserving Facebook Evidence” (2021)

• Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “HITECH Records Requests - Challenges and Solutions” (2020)

• Program Chair/Speaker, Technology in the Courtroom, “Demonstrative Evidence on the Cheap” and “Effective Use of PowerPoint” (2019)

• Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “E-discovery and the Cell Phone” (2019)

• Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “Get Medical Records Cheap with the HITECH Act” (2018)

• Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “Technology Update – 2017” (2017)

• Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction” (2016)

• Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “Life Care Plans & The Affordable Care Act” (2015)

• Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “Using an iPad at Trial” (2014)

• Speaker, Annual Institute Sunrise Program, “Common Problems Probating the Wrongful Death Estate” (2013)

Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum

• Speaker, Valuing and Proving Pain in Personal Injury Cases (2019)

• Speaker, Strategies, Technology, and Trial Practice (2018)

• Speaker, Planning Your First Personal Injury Case: Handling Your First Appeal (2017)

• Speaker, Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases (2015)

Injury Board

• Speaker, Recruiting Focus Group Participants (2019)

Hoosier CLE

• Speaker, Indiana Law Survey, “Saving Money Through Technology” (2019)

National Business Institute

• Speaker, Plaintiff's Guide: Indiana Personal Injury From Start to Finish (2021)

• Speaker, Plaintiff's Personal Injury: The Ultimate Guide (2018)

• Speaker, Combating "Rambo" Litigators - Legal Remedies: What to do When all Else Fails (2017)

• Speaker, Voir Dire/Jury Selection: Veteran Strategies (2016)

• Speaker, Calculating Medical Damages in Injury Litigation Post Affordable Care Act (2015)

• Speaker, Establishing Future Damages with a Life Care Plan (2015)

• Speaker, Affordable Care Act: Impact on Injury Settlements (2014)

• Speaker, The Best Apps, Tools, & Tricks for the Mobile Attorney (2013)

Indiana Judicial Conference

• Speaker, Future Collateral Source Payments and the Affordable Care Act (2016)

Valparaiso School of Law

• Speaker, BLSA and Lambda’s Lawyers for Equality (2015)

Indianapolis Bar Association (2010 – Present)

• Speaker, Collateral Source Payments and Medical Bills: Billed, Paid, Write-Offs -What’s the Law? (2016)

• Speaker, Litigation Trial Skills Series: Technology Pretrial (2015)

• Speaker, Probating the Wrongful Death Estate CLE (2012)

Indiana State Bar Association (2006 – Present)

• Speaker, Training Camp for Litigators – “Easy and Effective use of Technology” (2015)

• Speaker, Indiana Kids’ Election – Cloverdale High School (2012)

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants – Indianapolis Chapter

• Speaker, Evidence in the Medical Bills (2012)

• Speaker, The Best iPad Apps (2014)


Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook, 4th Ed.

• Chapter Author, “A Plaintiff's Attorney's Perspective on Life Care Planning” (2018)

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

• Author, The Verdict Article “Get Medical Record Cheap with the HITECH Act” (Vol 36, No. 3: 2016)

• Author, The Verdict Article “Common Problems Probating the Wrongful Death Estate” (Vol. 34, No. 1: 2013)