Neal F. Eggeson earned his B.A. from Butler University in 1995, graduating cum laude with High Honors after only six semesters. Thereafter, Mr. Eggeson earned his J.D. from Cornell University where he served on the Cornell International Law Review and the Moot Court Board, won the 1998 Cornell Moot Court Winter Cup, earned the Ralston R. Irvine award for Legal Writing, and pursued additional graduate studies in Philosophy.

Since returning to Indiana, Mr. Eggeson has focused exclusively on civil jury trial and appellate practice – including a specific focus on privacy law and medical malpractice. Various media outlets -including ProPublica and NPR's All Things Considered - have reported on Mr. Eggeson's work in the field of medical privacy litigation.  Mr. Eggeson's writings on negligence law have appeared in the Indiana Health Law Review, the Indiana Civil Litigation Review, the Indiana Law Encyclopedia, The Indiana Lawyer, and Res Gestae, and he is the 2013 winner of the Harrison Legal Writing Award from the Indiana State Bar Association.

Mr. Eggeson has argued and/or briefed appeals in the Indiana Supreme Court, the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Sixth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Eggeson has earned double Board Certification as a Civil Trial Attorney and as a Civil Pretrial Advocate from the National Board of Trial Advocacy, he has earned the designation of "Master Advocate" from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and he holds a lifetime membership with the Triple Nine Society.

Mr. Eggeson spent four years teaching advanced Legal Analysis, Research & Communication as an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.  He also spent several years volunteering with the Hamilton County Guardian ad litem program and the Marion County CASA program.  

Neal Eggeson

Awards & Honors

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate - National Board of Trial Advocacy

  • Board Certified Civil Pretrial Advocate - National Board of Trial Advocacy

  • “Master Advocate” Designation - National Institute for Trial Advocacy

  • ISBA Harrison Legal Writing Award -- 1st Place (2013)

  • ISBA Harrison Legal Writing Award – 2nd Place (2006)

  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service, Hamilton County GAL Program (2002)

  • Ralston R. Irvine Legal Writing Award (1998)


  • United States Supreme Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

  • Indiana


  • Speaker, Indiana Security & Privacy Network, Quarterly Meeting (2017)

  • "Hackers, Snoopers, Data Miners and Medical Records Mistakes: Barriers to Expanded Data-Sharing and the Tremendous Good It Can Do," Health Datapalooza 2016, Washington, D.C. (2016)

  • "If HIPAA Is Broken, How Can It Be Fixed?" Health Journalism 2016, Association of Health Care Journalists, Cleveland, OH (2016)

  • Speaker, Indiana Security & Privacy Network, Quarterly Meeting (2015)

  • "What's HIPAA Got To Do With It?," PLUS Medical Professional Liability Symposium, Atlanta, GA (2014)

  • “The Future Is Here: Lawsuits By Patients for Unauthorized Disclosure of Protected Health Information,” Indiana Health Information Management Association, Annual Meeting (2013)

  • “Dealing With the Reality of a Privacy Breach: Civil Litigation, Regulatory Response, and Minimizing Your Risks,” Health Care Compliance Association (2011)

  • Speaker, Indiana Security & Privacy Network, Quarterly Meeting (2011)


  • Teaching Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (2014)

  • Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2006-2010)

  • Candidate (D) - Judge, Hamilton County Superior Court #6 (2006)

  • Hamilton County Guardian ad litem (1999 - 2002)

  • C.A.S.A., Marion County (1999 - 2000)

  • Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Butler University (1999)

Representative Appellate Cases

  • Amanda Henry v. Community Healthcare System Community Hosp., __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App. 2019) (representing plaintiff/appellant)

  • G.F. v. St. Catherine Hosp., Inc. et al., 124 N.E.3d 76 (Ind. Ct. App. 2019), trans. denied (representing plaintiff/appellee)

  • Good Samaritan Hosp. v. Brady, 2018 WL 1309809 (Ind. Ct. App. 2018) (not-for-publication) (representing plaintiff/appellee)

  • Wilson-Trattner v. Campbell et al., 863 F.3d 589 (7th Cir. 2017) (representing plaintiff/appellant)

  • Mataranglo v. Meijer Stores L.P. et al., 2017 WL 344337 (Ind. Ct. App. 2017) (not-for-publication) (representing plaintiff/appellant)

  • Walgreen Co. v. Abigail Hinchy, 21 N.E.3d 99 (Ind. Ct. App. 2014), opinion on rehearing 25 N.E.3d 748 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015), trans. denied (representing plaintiff/appellee)

  • Margaret Dawson v. Thornton's, Inc., 19 N.E.3d 337 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015), trans. denied (representing plaintiff/appellant)

  • M.O. v. Indiana Department of Insurance, Patient’s Compensation Fund, 968 N.E.2d 254 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012), trans. denied (representing plaintiff/appellant)

  • Leticia D. Brown v. Ford Motor Company et al., 622 F.3d 685 (7th Cir. 2010) (representing plaintiff/appellant – not credited)

  • Darrell V. Poer v. Michael J. Astrue, Social Security Administration, 606 F.3d 433 (7th Cir. 2010) (representing plaintiff/appellant)

  • Anna Williams et al. v. M. Jayme Adelsperger, D.D.S., 918 N.E.2d 440 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009), trans. denied (representing plaintiff/appellant)

  • Susan (Wood) Runkle v. Max A. Runkle et al., 916 N.E.2d 184 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009), trans. denied (representing plaintiff/appellant)

  • Patricia Ann Benjamin v. Denise K. LaRue, dismissed without written opinion, trans. denied 915 N.E.2d 984 (Ind. 2009) (representing defendant/appellee)

  • In re: Guardianship of Clarence Ponder, 2009 WL 2223582 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009) (not-for-publication) (representing respondent/appellee)

  • John A. Barker v. Office of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 907 N.E.2d 574 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009) (representing plaintiff/appellant)

  • William Gilham v. North Vernon Beverage Co., Inc., 2009 WL 1125045 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009) (not-for-publication) (representing plaintiff/appellant)

  • Monica Joyner-Wentland, M.D. v. Pamela J. Waggoner, 890 N.E.2d 730 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008) (representing plaintiff/appellant – not credited)

  • Jamie Black a/k/a Jamie Black McDaniel v. George Reid b/n/f Mary Reid, 2008 WL 517347 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008), trans. denied (not-for-publication) (representing defendant/appellee)

  • Scott D. Heckendorf & Becky Heckendorf v. Rush-Air, LLC & Michael Karpy, 2007 WL 2245232 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007), trans. denied (not-for-publication) (representing plaintiffs/appellants)

  • Decatur Ventures et al v. Kimberly Daniel et al., 485 F.3d 387 (7th Cir. 2007) (representing defendant/appellee)

  • Sandra Brinkman v. Anne P. Bueter, M.D. et al., 856 N.E.2d 1231 (Ind. Ct. App. 2006) (representing plaintiff/appellant – not credited)

  • In re E.D.L., a minor, 391 F.3d 832 (6th Cir. 2004), reh’g en banc denied, cert. denied, 546 U.S. 960 (2005) (representing plaintiff/appellant)

  • W. Brent Gill & Marina Gill v. GAB Robins North America, Inc. et al, 779 N.E.2d 1265 (Ind. Ct. App. 2002), rev’d on trans., 810 N.E.2d 1050 (Ind. 2004) (representing defendant/appellee)

  • American Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Federated Mut. Ins. Co., 775 N.E.2d 1198 (Ind. Ct. App. 2002) (representing defendant/appellant)

  • Charles A. Hoover v. Bonnie J. Smith & Virgil W. Smith, 764 N.E.2d 797 (Ind. Ct. App. 2002), trans. denied (not-for-publication) (representing defendants/appellants)

  • Tina Flaugher v. Gary Offutt & Laura Offutt, 750 N.E.2d 21 (Ind. Ct. App. 2001) (not-for-publication) (representing defendant/appellant – not credited)

  • Lake States Ins. Co. v. Mikel Binder & Lincoln Steinhiser, 743 N.E.2d 314 (Ind. Ct. App. 2001) (representing defendant/appellant – not credited)

  • Richard Burkett & Barbara Burkett v. Marilyn Greer et al., 737 N.E.2d 447 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000) (representing defendant/appellee)

  • Kathleen Flynn v. Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 716 N.E.2d 988 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999) (representing plaintiff/appellant – not credited)

  • Erie Ins. Exchange v. Daryl Stephenson & Dawn M. Huser, 674 N.E.2d 607 (Ind. Ct. App. 1996) (representing plaintiffs/appellees – not credited)

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