John K. McDavid
John K. McDavid

John has been practicing law in Indianapolis since 1989.     John spent the first 19 years of practice with the firm of Locke Reynolds where over time he ascended  to serve two stints on its management committee; five years on its compensation committee and several years as the manager of associates.


John's 22 years of practice have been spent in federal and state courts throughout the  region representing the interests of businesses and individuals in a wide variety of litigation; and including damage claims  for upwards of $60 million.    John's experience includes prosecuting and defending claims involving the following: contract;  fraud;  D&O;  professional negligence, including attorney, accountant, doctor and actuary; construction;  trade secret and employment; product liability, including toxic tort;  general negligence; and class action litigation.   His experience on both sides of the aisle gives John a unique view of the advantages and pitfalls associated with any particular case, and helps him navigate the client through the labyrinth of our litigation system, always keeping the clients goals and interests at the forefront.


John has written and spoken on numerous issues over the years, including:

Construction Law 

Surety law

Federal Civil Procedure 

For 7 years John has contributed as the 7th Circuit Update Editor to The Business Suit, the publication of the DRI Business LItigation Committee. 


John grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana, and now resides in Avon, Indiana with his wife and four children; where he enjoys playing with his kids and supporting  their activities as well as following  Notre Dame football.



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317.833.3030 x104


J.D.  Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, 1989, Cum Laude

B.A. University of Notre Dame, 1985


Bar Memberships:

Indiana, 1989




Court Admissions:


S.D. Indiana

N.D. Indiana

7th Circuit Court of Appeals 


Indiana State Bar Association

Past Memeber ABA

Defense Research Institute (DRI) Past long time member; Business Litigation Section until 2008, and member of Steering Committee 2004-2008; Surety and Construction Law until 2008

Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI) longtime member until 2008

Practice Areas:


Business and Commercial  Litigation

Construction Litigation 

General Litigation