Richard A. Kempf

Of Counsel Indianapolis


Rich is a seasoned business litigation and trial lawyer.  He represents clients in complex civil and commercial litigation, including extensive experience in securities litigation, product liability litigation, bankruptcy-related disputes, contract disputes, and disputes involving breaches of fiduciary duties by directors, officers, shareholders and partners.  He has skillfully guided clients through all stages of the litigation process, including pre-litigation counseling and avoidance, alternative dispute resolution, discovery and investigation, trial, and appeal.   
Rich has been rated for three years as a "Top Local Plaintiff Litigation Star” in Indiana by Benchmark Plaintiff. He was also named a 2016 Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation and has been recognized by Indiana Super Lawyers.


  • Honoree, Indiana Super Lawyers (2005 - 2005, 2010 - 2020)

  • Local Litigation Star Honoree, Benchmark Litigation 

  • "Top Local Plaintiff Litigation Star" Honoree, Benchmark Plaintiff

  • Honoree, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2018-2019)

  • AV Peer Review Rated, LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell

  • Top 50 Honoree, Indiana Super Lawyers (2014 - 2015)

All Service Areas


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (1987)
  • Ball State University, M.A. (1981)
  • Indiana University, B.S. (1976)


  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Central District of Illinois
  • Federal - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State - Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association


  • Indiana State Bar Association


  • Indianapolis Bar Association


Community Involvement

  • Montessori School Organization

    Active Volunteer