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As a personal injury lawyer, Kate Franke is dedicated to serving you with compassion and expertise. She fully understands the after-effects of an injury or death can be filled with uncertainty, so she works diligently to provide her clients with all information needed to make informed decisions while advocating their claims fiercely. She strives to provide top-notch service while ensuring full transparency throughout each step of getting her clients the justice they deserve for the wrong done to them.

Professional & Civic Activities

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)
    • Petition to Transfer to the Indiana Supreme Court, Golden Corral Corporation v. Lenart (18A-CT-704)(2019)

Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (2021 – Present)

Indianapolis Bar Association (2010 – Present)

  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Member (2014 – Present)
    • 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)

Walker Foundation

  • Scholarship Mentor (2017, 2019)

We The People

  • Judge, High School, Middle School & Elementary School District Competitions (2007 – Present)

Lake County, Indiana Bar Association (2006-2010)

  • Young Lawyers Division
    • Law Day Planning Committee Co-chair (2010)

Indiana High School Mock Trial

  • Judge (2009)

Speaking Engagements

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

  • Speaker, Law Office Marketing and Management Seminar (2023)
  • Speaker, Lifetime Achievement Seminar, “What You Can Learn in the Audit Trails That’s Not in the Medical Record” (2023)
  • 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, Complex Issues in Auto Injury Litigation (2023)
  • Speaker, Indiana Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit (2022)
  • 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, Tech Tips for Zoom and Beyond (2023)
  • Speaker, Best Technology Tips for Practitioners (2022)
  • 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)


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

Honors & Achievements

Indiana SuperLawyers, 2022 – Present

Indianapolis Bar Association Professionalism Award, 2021

Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury – Indianapolis, 2019 – Present

Indiana SuperLawyers, Rising Stars, 2014-2020

Indiana Lawyer, Up and Coming Lawyer, 2013

National Trial Lawyers

  • Top 100 Attorneys in Indiana, 2014 – Present
  • Top 40 under 40, 2012



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)

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