Mary Beth Ramey

Ramey & Hailey, Attorneys at Law
Po Box 40849
Indianapolis, IN 46240
(317) 582-0000

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.

Indiana, 1972
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1972
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1972
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1972
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1972
District of Columbia

J.D., Indiana University Law School, 1972
M.A., Indiana University, 1966
B.S., Indiana University, 1966

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

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