Gordon Pittenger

Partner Emeritus (Retired) Indianapolis


While in active practice at Taft, Gary was an AV Preeminent®-rated litigator who represented lawyers and law firms in matters related to legal ethics and professional liability. Taft selected Gary to represent the firm’s interests as its general counsel and as Chair of the firm’s Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee. His practice encompassed a wide array of legal ethics and professional responsibility issues, including conflicts of interest, breakup and hiring matters, as well as loss prevention, risk management, and professional liability.

Gary was also a member of Taft’s commercial litigation group, which was recently ranked by Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA as among the best law firm litigation groups of its kind. Corporations and other businesses turned to Gary for his input on contracts, securities, professional liability, and business torts. In the process, Gary gained experience representing clients in both state and federal court cases involving class actions and other complex civil matters.

Gary received his J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and  his B.A. from DePauw University. He is a member of the Litigation Sections for the American Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association. Gary is also a member of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association.


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (1977)
  • DePauw University, A.B. (1973)


  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - U.S. Supreme Court
  • State - Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • AV Peer Review Rating (LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell)


  • American Bar Association

    Member, Litigation Section

  • Indiana State Bar Association

    Member, Litigation Section
    Member, Appellate Practice Section

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

    Member, Litigation Section

  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association