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Doug Bitner

Member, Indianapolis

Doug joined SKO in 2022, as part of the merger with Katz Korin Cunningham, where he had been practicing since 2017. He handles cases in the state courts of Illinois and Indiana, as well as represents clients in the Southern and Northern District Federal Courts of Indiana, and the Southern and Central District Federal Courts of Illinois.

Although he has significant experience handling cases in state court, Doug’s primary focus is representing clients in federal court — specifically medical professionals who are sued by incarcerated or detained individuals for violations of their civil rights under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983.

Health Care: Doug has built a growing practice representing medical professionals in a wide range of capacities, focusing primarily on cases alleging medical malpractice and violations of the constitution.

Over the years, his practice has grown to also include deliberate indifference, police officer excessive use of force, unconstitutional conditions of confinement and retaliation, violations of the ADA/Rehab Act, due process violations, intentional torts, general tort liability, breach of contract, premises liability, auto accident, slip and fall, civil battery and infliction of emotional distress among others.

Prior to joining Katz Korin Cunningham, Doug was an attorney with the law firms Cassiday Schade, as well as Heyl Royster Voelker and Allen, both in Springfield, Illinois.

Practices
Education
Southern Illinois University School of Law
2011, J.D., with honors
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2008, B.A., with honors
Admissions
Indiana
Illinois
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinios
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Recognition

  • U.S. News Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch:”; Health Care Law, 2022; Medical Malpractice Law — Defendants, 2022
  • Indiana Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2020 to present

Affiliations

  • Indiana Bar Association
  • McKinney-Shepard Indianapolis Inn of Court