Angela L. Freel

BIOGRAPHY
Phone: (812) 422-9444 | Fax: (812) 421-7459 | Email: alfreel@jacksonkelly.com
221 NW Fifth Street, Evansville, IN 47708


Angela L. Freel is a Member of the Firm practicing with the Litigation Practice Group in the Evansville, Indiana, office. In her career, Ms. Freel has had the privilege of being involved in a wide variety of cases ranging anywhere from domestic relations, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, products liability, premises liability, commercial disputes, civil disputes, automobile/motorcycle accident and other complex litigation matters.

Ms. Freel has had the opportunity to represent various clients in the transportation industry including intra-state carriers, interstate carriers and their commercial drivers. Ms. Freel has represented small trucking operations and regional trucking operations, as well as a major grocery transporter. Oftentimes, Ms. Freel is called upon within hours of a serious accident to coordinate, develop and implement defense strategies, to retain experts/consultants and to preserve critical evidence. She is then in the best position to later defend these same clients should these matters not be resolved pre-suit. In turn, Ms. Freel has represented these same clients at the trial court level, state and federal, through the complexities of pleadings, discovery, mediation and trial.

Ms. Freel is also very experienced with representing business owners, professionals and their spouses through various life-changing events such as divorce, paternity, guardianship and custody modification. Through strategic personal and business asset valuation, Ms. Freel is able to help her clients identify the value of their marital estate, calculate child support and, if appropriate, calculate spousal maintenance. Ms. Freel also works to minimize the disruptions in her clients’ personal and professional lives while guiding them through these family and domestic disputes. Through it all, Ms. Freel is committed to achieving maximum results for her clients, whether through negotiated settlements or litigation.

Regardless of the nature of the representation, Ms. Freel prides herself in developing a rapport with clients, while providing a complete understanding of each case and the effective, timely resolution of disputes. Her straight-forward, honest style has earned the respect of colleagues and clients, as well as a reputation for being a reliable and experienced ally.

Representative cases:   York et al. v. Fredrick et al., 947 N.E.2d 969 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011), trans. denied; MPACT Const. Group, LLC v. Superior Concrete Constructors, Inc., 802 N.E.2d 901 (Ind. 2004) and 785 N.E.2d 632 (Ind. Ct. App. 2003); Hall v. Eastland Mall, 769 N.E. 2d 198 (Ind. Ct. App. 2002); Indiana State District Council of Laborers and Hod Carriers Welfare Fund v. Med First Medical Center, 744 N.E. 2d 542 (Ind.Ct.App. 2001); Durham v. Warehouse International, 745 N.E. 2d 755 (Ind. 2000) (Amicus Curiae: Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana).

 
Legal Experience
 
2014 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
1998 - 2014Rudolph, Fine, Porter & Johnson, LLP
 
Education
 
1998J.D.Indiana University Maurer School of Law
1995B.S.Indiana University (Public Affairs, with high distinction)
 
Bar Admissions
 
1998Indiana
 
Court Admissions
 
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Professional Involvement:
  • Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education, Commissioner
  • Evansville Bar Association
  • Evansville Bar Foundation, Former President
  • Indiana State Bar Foundation, Former Evansville District Representative
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Former Board of Governors, Current Member
  • ISBA Young Lawyers Section, Past Chair
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • Registered Indiana Civil Mediator, 2002-present

Community:
  • YWCA of Southwestern Indiana, Board Member
  • Tri Kappa, Member

Teaching and Lecturing:
  • “Understanding and Evaluating the Wrongful Death Claim,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), December 2010
  • “Family Law 101-Basic Divorce and Child Custody,” Evansville Bar Association, May 2010
  • “Civil & Criminal Evidence,” ICLEF, December 2001

 


Writings and Publications:
  • "What if a customer becomes a crime victim?," Evansville Business Journal, July 2015
  • “It’s Over…Can’t I Just Walk Away?,” Tri-State Better Business Bureau Newsletter (Evansville), Aug. 2013 and Evansville Business Journal, Oct. 2013

Awards and Honors:
  • Indiana Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Personal Injury Defense, 2012, 2013
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