Beth A. Copeland

Of Counsel Indianapolis


Beth has significant experience representing municipalities, municipal employees and elected officials in both state and federal courts. Beth has advised clients in public negotiations, eminent domain issues, proposed legislation and transactional matters. She has served as lead counsel on several cases and has successfully briefed and presented oral arguments to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Court of Appeals.

As an attorney in Taft’s Litigation practice group, Beth brings extensive knowledge in diverse litigation matters to the firm. As the former Chief Litigation Counsel for the City of Indianapolis, Beth oversaw all litigation matters for her client as well as matters sounding in tort law, zoning law, employment law and Section 1983. Beth has defended several types of constitutional challenges, ranging from first, fourth, eighth and fourteenth amendment violations to claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.

Prior to joining Taft, Beth served as corporation counsel for the City of Kokomo. Beth represented the city before the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In several transactional projects, Beth drafted development agreements, financing documents, TIF resolutions, abatement documentation and use/lease agreements.

All Service Areas


  • Valparaiso University School of Law (2005)
  • Rockhurst University (2001)


  • State - Indiana
  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana

Speeches and Publications

Professional Affiliations

  • Howard County Bar Association


  • The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series

    Graduate (2010)

Community Involvement

  • Invisible Girl Project


  • Nadege