Scott M. Kyrouac
Email: [email protected]sonlaw.com
Direct Dial: (812) 917-2804
Mailing Address: 333 Ohio Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807
Peer Recognition and Biographical Details
Associations and Memberships
Author: “Medical Malpractice: Conducting Discovery and Doctor Depositions” NBI 2018; “Mediation from the Mediator’s Point of View” NBI 2018; “Mediation Ethics” NBI 2017; “Defending Traumatic Brain Injury Claims” NBI 2017; “Mediation Preparation and Advisement (Do’s and Don’ts)” NBI 2016; “Authentication of Social Media and Email Evidence” NBI 2015; “Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation” NBI 2014; “Mediation of Complex Cases” Thompson-Reuters 2014; “Understanding Hearsay” NBI 2013; “Handling EMail, Social Media and ESI” NBI 2013; “The Evolution of the Attorney Image In The Media” NBI 2012; “Choosing an Indiana Attorney” L.B.; “Hearsay in the Court Room, NBI 2011; “Dynamic Techniques For Using Expert Witnesses” NBI 2010; “Indiana Law Concerning Statute of Repose, Comparative Fault (Apportionment/Nonparty Defense) and Punitive Damages As It May Apply to Asbestos Claims,” “Indiana Civil Litigation Review Vol VI 2009; “Medical Malpractice Terminology” NBI 2009; “Ethics in Medical Malpractice” NBI 2009; “Ferreting Unreliable Expert Testimony From the Mosaic We Call Trial,” Indiana Lawyer 2008; “Spoliation of Evidence,” Indiana Lawyer 2005; “Subrogation & Civility,” Indiana Lawyer, 2004; “Bad Faith Litigation,” ICLE 2003; “Crashworthiness Revisited,” Indiana Lawyer, 1996; “The Art of Being Local Counsel,” Indiana Lawyer, 1999.
Panel Chair: “Implications of Stanley v. Walker – The New Collateral Source Rule” in 2009; 40th Annual Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana Seminar in French Lick, Indiana (2007).
IU Law School 25th Class Reunion Chair, 2010.
McCullough v. Archbold, 605 N.E.2d 175 (Ind. 1993); Warner v. City of Terre Haute, Ind., 30 F.Supp 2d 1107 (S.D. Ind.1998); Harbour v. Arelco, Inc., 678 N.E.2d 381 (Ind. 1999); Shelton v. Wick, 715 N.E.2d 890 (1999); trans. denial 736 N.E.2d 219 (2000); City of Terre Haute v. Simpson, 746 N.E.2d 359, 367 (Ind.Ct.App. 2001), trans. denied; Laidlaw v. Fluor Corp., 2:15-CV-00227 (N.D. Ind. 2017).
Scott M. Kyrouac graduated from Indiana University School of Law -Bloomington. Scott blends his legal knowledge with the business judgment he gained at the University of Illinois, College of Commerce, where he graduated with “High Honors” with a B.S. in Business Administration. Scott’s practice includes alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation, employment law, health law, personal injury, insurance defense, medical malpractice, products liability, asbestos litigation, toxic torts, trucking and transportation. Scott is also available for criminal and family law matters. Scott has served as primary counsel and as local counsel in hundreds of complex litigated matters in both State and Federal Courts. While Scott has extensive experience in trying bench and jury trials, he sees true benefit in helping others resolve disputes as a registered Civil and Domestic Mediator.
In 2015, Scott had the honor of serving as President of American Board of Trial Advocates (Indiana) after having served as Indiana’s State Representative for Defense Research Institute on the national level from 2012 to 2015. He also served as president of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana in 2011 and has over 18 years of experience as a statewide director representing his clientele with compassion and professionalism. Recognized as Indiana Defense Lawyer of the Year in 2008 and America’s Top 100 Attorneys in 2017, Scott holds the rank of Advocate from the American Board of Trial Advocates, Scott has exemplified competency and civility on both a local and national level. Scott is a selected member of Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and has been recognized by Martindale Hubbell with their AV rating, by AVVO with their highest 10.0 ranking, and by Super Lawyers Excellence in Practice Award. Scott is a member of the Terre Haute Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, ADTA, and Indiana State Bar Association. Locally, Scott was honored by being voted Terre Haute Tribune Star Readers as “Choice Platinum” and being selected as one of America’s Top 100 Attorneys in 2018. America’s Top 100 Lifetime Achievement. Scott has recently been recognized by The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals in 2019.
Scott has authored numerous articles for legal professionals on topics including Mediation, Medical Malpractice, Traumatic Brain Injury, Crashworthiness, The Art of Being Local Counsel, Spoliation of Evidence, Civility and Evidence. Articles of notoriety include “Bad Faith Litigation” published by Indiana Continuing Legal Education in 2003, and “Medical Malpractice” and “Ethics” both published by National Business Institute in 2009. A law journal article authored by Scott, “Indiana Law Concerning Statute of Repose, Comparative Fault (Apportionment/Nonparty Defense) and Punitive Damages As It May Apply to Asbestos Claims” was published in the Indiana Civil Litigation Review in 2009. Scott has chaired numerous Continuing Legal Education Seminars including “Implications of Stanley v. Walker – The New Collateral Source Rule” and “Expert Testimony.” Scott regularly authors, lectures and teaches on attorneys concerning contemporary legal and evidence issues for NBI, DTCI, DRI and Thompson Reuters.
Scott was born in Kankakee, but grew up in the Chicago Area where he won the Naperville Red & White Award for outstanding leadership both on and off the athletic field in 1977. Since moving to Terre Haute in 1985, Scott calls Indiana home, staying active by coaching baseball, basketball, and soccer. He is active in St. Joseph University Parish, Miss Softball America, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Terre Haute South Rotary Club, Riley Baseball, Vigo County Youth Soccer League, and Boys and Girls Club and the Indiana University’s Moot Court Competition.
Scott chaired the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington (Maurer School of Law) 25th Class Reunion. While Scott is dedicated to his profession, he makes it a priority to spend quality time with his children. Scott shares his view of contemporary topics such as “The Advantages and Disadvantages of Mediation“ at http://smkyrouac.blogspot.com/
Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Wilkinson & Drummy regularly serves clients in Allen, Benton, Clay, Clinton, Davies, Dubois, Fountain, Gibson, Greene, Hamilton, Hendricks, Knox, Lawrence, Lake, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Montgomery, Newton, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Spencer, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vanderburgh, Vigo, Warren, Warrick and White counties in Indiana as well as in central and eastern Illinois.