Ann focuses her litigation practice on complex disputes that span a variety of areas and industries, including business and contract disputes, environmental and toxic tort litigation, intellectual property disputes, products liability claims, securities litigation, and white-collar criminal litigation. Ann routinely advises clients seeking to resolve matters prior to litigation, and she is experienced in alternative dispute resolution. Ann has litigated cases in both state and federal courts, and has experience with appellate work, as well.
Prior to joining private practice in Indianapolis, Ann practiced at Tressler LLP in Chicago, where she concentrated on insurance coverage litigation that included representing insurers in complex coverage disputes regarding liability and property coverage.
Ann currently serves as the partner co-chair of the Indianapolis Women of Taft affinity group. Locally, Ann has been involved with the Integrating Women Leaders Foundation and in 2020, she served as co-chair of the planning committee for IWL’s annual conference. Ann also serves on the Executive Leadership Team for Dress for Success’s Stepping Out In Style event, and she is an ambassador for American Cancer Society’s ResearcHERS: Women Fighting Cancer campaign. While in Chicago, Ann served on the Leadership Committee of the Women Employed Advocacy Council, a group of young professionals working to advance the objectives of Women Employed as it strives to expand educational and employment opportunities for working women. Involvement in the legal profession is also particularly important to Ann, and she is active in both the Indiana State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
In addition to her legal experience, prior to law school, Ann worked at the strategic communications firm APCO Worldwide in Washington, D.C., where she frequently worked with in-house counsel to manage reputation risk and communication strategies stemming from large-scale litigation.
Ann graduated from George Washington University, magna cum laude, with a degree in journalism and earned her J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. During law school, she served as the editor-in-chief of the Federal Communications Law Journal and as a law clerk for the Honorable E. Michael Hoff on the Monroe County Circuit Court. Ann has been recognized by her peers for her accomplishments and is recognized as one of the "Ones to Watch" by Best Lawyers in America® for commercial litigation. She was named an Illinois Rising Star in 2014 and 2015 and has been an Indiana Rising Star since 2017. Ann was also recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal as a Forty Under 40 honoree in 2021, by The Indiana Lawyer's Leadership in Law Awards as an Up and Coming Lawyer in 2018, and was a finalist in the law category for the 2020 Indy's Best and Brightest Awards.
Honoree, Forty Under 40, Indianapolis Business Journal (2021)
Honoree, Best Lawyers® "Ones to Watch", Commercial Litigation (2021, 2022)
Finalist, Indy's Best & Brightest Awards, Law Category (2020)
Leadership in Law Up and Coming Lawyer Honoree, Indiana Lawyer (2018)
Honoree, Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2017 - present)
Honoree, Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2014, 2015)
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
All Service Areas
- Indiana University Maurer School of Law (2011)
- George Washington University (2006)
magna cum laude
- State - Illinois
- State - Indiana
- Federal - Northern District of Illinois
- Federal - Eastern District of Wisconsin
- Federal - Southern District of Indiana
- Federal - Northern District of Indiana
- Indiana State Bar Association
Member, Leadership Development Academy Committee (2017 - present)
Past Chair, Social Media Task Force (2018)
Past Participant, Social Media Focus Group (2017)
Graduate, Leadership Development Academy Class V (2016)
- American Bar Association
Past Vice Chair, TIPS Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee (2016 - 2018)
- Indianapolis Bar Association
Past Secretary, Insurance Coverage Section (2015 - 2016)
- Indianapolis American Inn of Court
- American Bar Foundation
- Integrating Women Leaders Foundation
Co-Chair, Indy Conference Committee (2020)
Member, Indy Conference Committee (2017 - 2019)
- Dress for Success
Member, Stepping Out in Style Executive Leadership Team
Past Member, Marketing & Communications Committee (2018 - 2019)
- Children's Bureau, Inc.
Young Professionals Advisory Board
- Women Employed
Past Member, Leadership Committee, Advocacy Council (2012 - 2015)
- Lawyers in the Classroom Program
Past Volunteer (2011 - 2015)
- Jackie Robinson Society
Past President (2005 - 2006)