Bradley L. Varner – Partner


Brad’s practice areas are focused on insurance and worker’s compensation defense, insurance law, product liability and domestic law. Part of the May Oberfell Lorber team since 1993, the father of three is a member of Indiana State, St. Joseph County and Elkhart Bar Associations. He’s tried more than 35 jury trials, is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court and is a member of the Defense Research Institute.

Practice Areas

  • Workers Compensation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Family & Domestic
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Estate Planning

Professional Achievements

  • Successfully represented a major international restaurant chain in an alleged food poisoning case
  • Effectively coordinated three experts for the defense of a rear-end collision case, which led to a successful result
  • Represents several large corporations in worker's compensation matters

Professional Affiliations

  • Elkhart City Bar Association
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Penn Wrestling Club
  • Member, Defense Research Institute

Admissions

  • State of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Education

  • B.A. in History from Purdue University, 1983
  • J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law, 1986

Personal Snapshot

  • Former law clerk for the late Honorable Allen Sharp, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • Married for more than 29 years and the father of three boys
  • Coached several of his sons' youth sports teams
  • Grew up working on his father's farm raising 100 head of Polled Hereford cattle

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