Raymond H. Modesitt


ISLN:      902438949
Email:    [email protected]
Phone:    812-232-4311

Practice areas:

  • Toxic tort litigation
  • Environmental litigation
  • Product liability litigation
  • Medical malpractice litigation
  • Commercial and business litigation
  • Corporate commercial law


  • 1968, Indiana

Retired 2022


  • Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, IN, J.D. (1968)

Associations and memberships

  • Terre Haute and Indiana State Bar Associations
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Defense Research Institute

Peer Recognition and Biographical details
–   Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
–   Phi Alpha Delta. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
–   Award of Diplomat by Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (1989)
–   Indiana “Super Lawyers” (2002 – present)
–   Martindale Hubbell “AV” Rating, (1985 – present)

Raymond H. Modesitt has tried to conclusion a large number of cases in over 30 different jurisdictions throughout the United States in his capacity as lead trial counsel to several companies involved in asbestos litigation. Although his practice also incorporates both local and national clientele, Ray’s primary focus since 1979 has been in mass tort litigation. His work has been recognized by election as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1989. Ray joined the law firm in 1968 following graduation from the Indiana University School of Law (Bloomington). He had earned the B.A. degree at IU in 1965. His early litigation work was in insurance defense (personal injury and medical malpractice) and railroad litigation before joining an elite group of trial lawyers serving as national trial counsel for different corporations involved in asbestos-related litigation. He has been active in Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and served many years on its Board of Directors. He has been recognized as a Diplomat of that organization. Ray and his wife, Carol, have two adult daughters, both of whom are Indiana attorneys. In his free time, Ray enjoys spending time with his family, especially his four grandchildren. Ray is currently of counsel for the firm and works out of both the Terre Haute and Zionsville offices.

Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Wilkinson & Drummy serves clients in Benton, Clay, Clinton, Davies, Dubois, Fountain, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Spencer, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vanderburgh, Vigo, Warren, and Warrick counties in Indiana as well as in central and eastern Illinois.