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Jarrod A. Malone

Member , Indianapolis IN


Jarrod A. Malone

Member , Indianapolis IN

Jarrod joined Stoll Keenon Ogden as a Member in 2022, as part of the firm’s merger with Katz Korin Cunningham, where he had been practicing for the past five years. He is a part of the firm’s Healthcare practice group as well as the Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits group.

Jarrod’s practice focuses on providing an aggressive and vigorous defense for those in the healthcare industry, including national and Indiana based healthcare providers and entities. Jarrod has extensive healthcare litigation experience representing clients in medical malpractice, licensing and peer review proceedings, disciplinary matters, business litigation, premises liability, compliance and regulatory, and employment related matters. Jarrod’s clients include hospitals, physicians and physician specialty groups, physician networks, corporations, nationwide insurers and third-party administrators, national staffing agencies, large multi-disciplinary physician and advanced practice providers, and dentists.  Additionally, he provides risk management advice to proactively avoid claims and acts as outside general counsel to health care entities.

Jarrod has successfully tried cases to verdicts involving immediate care physicians, complex surgical matters, ophthalmologic, internal medicine, plastic surgery, and premises liability matters. In addition to providing his litigation skills in health care litigation, he has defended many civil litigation defense matters involving wrongful death, catastrophic injuries and damages, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.

Additionally, he litigates employment-related matters in administrative proceedings, including EEOC charges, unemployment insurance appeals, and matters in federal and state courts alleging violation of FMLA, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, and Title VII, as well as non-compete and breach of contract actions.

Healthcare: Jarrod has become a sought-after speaker providing insight from his vast experience as a front-line litigator and trial attorney. He frequently conducts seminars and speaks to physician groups, professional societies, hospital management, and those involved in hospital Grand Rounds.

Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits: Jarrod’s practice is focused on labor and employment law with an emphasis on employment issues facing healthcare clients. Jarrod counsels clients on a wide range of employment law issues including disciplinary actions, handbook and policy/review creation, and employment contract review and drafting.


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2003, J.D.

Indiana University, 1999, B.A.


Admitted In

  • Indiana

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Professional & Community Activities

  • Indiana State Bar Association

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

  • American Health Lawyers Association

  • American Society for Health Care Risk Management

  • Defense Research Institute

  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana; Health Care Litigation Section, Chair, 2017 – 2019; Health Care Litigation Section, Vice-Chair, 2014 – 2016

  • Indiana Society for Healthcare Risk Managers: Board of Directors, 2021 – 2023


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law, 2022 – present

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation — Health Care, 2023 – present

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law – Management, 2024


    • Indiana Medical Malpractice Act: Analysis and Overview of Litigation Process (Or An Unwelcome Initiation Rite), Lone Star Alliance, National Risk Retention Group, Presenter, 2023
    • Hospital Risk Management Trends:  Chaperone Policies During Patient Examinations and Patient Right to “Opt-in or Out,” Education for Hospital Employees on Situation Awareness,  and Safeguards to Protect Patients, Indiana Risk Retention Group, Presenter 2023
    • Current State of Medical Malpractice Litigati on Post Tort Reform and Impact on Medical Liability Carriers Top 5 Largest Medical Professional Liability Insurance Carriers in America, Presenter, 2023
    • Indiana Medical Malpractice Act: Litigation Process from A-Z and Legal Trends in Medical Malpractice for Plaintiff and Defense Bar, National Risk Retention Group, Presenter, 2023
    • Indemnification in Health Care Contracting: Best Practices and Tips to Minimize Risk, Central Indiana Risk Retention Group, Presenter, 2023
    • Indiana Medical Malpractice Act – A Balancing Act and Current Legal Trends in Medical Malpractice, Central Indiana Hospital, Board of Trustees, Presenter, 2023
    • Healthcare Workplace Violence: Strategies for Mitigation and 2023 Legislative Update, Central Indiana Risk Retention Group, Presenter, 2023
    • Advanced Practice Provider “Hot Topics” and 2022 Legislative Update, Central Indiana Risk Retention Group, Presenter, 2022
    • Legal Considerations in Telemedicine, Northeastern Indiana Hospital, Presenter, 2022
    • Medical Malpractice: Litigation Process (Or An Unwelcome Initiation Rite), Indiana Risk Retention Group, Presenter 2022
    • Indiana Medical Malpractice Process and Emerging Trends, Central Indiana Risk Retention Group, Presenter, 2022
    • Medical Malpractice Trends & Tips for Avoiding Complaints, Central Indiana Hospital, Presenter, 2022
    • Addressing Medical Errors, Presenter, 2019
    • Best Practice to Mitigate and Reduce Health Care Provider Liability Exposure Based on Inadequate Patient Documentation, Central Indiana Hospital, Presenter 2018
    • Medical Liability Update for Physicians and Advanced Practice Practitioners, Indiana Medical Society Spring Annual Conference, Presenter 2018
    • Physician Liability for Nurse Practitioners Under Collaborating Practice Agreements, Indiana Health System, Presenter 2017
    • The Employment Relationship From Beginning to End (TERFBTE): Background Checks, Criminal Records and Ban the Box Law, Presenter, 2016
    • Case Law Update and Trial Tactics: Don’t Get Snake Bit, Navigating the Reptile Theory, Presenter, 2016
    • Indemnification in Health Care Contracting: Practice Enrichment Session, Presenter, 2016
    • Health Care Providers’ Duties and Responsibilities in Responding to Subpoenas and Court Orders, Presenter, 2016
    • Medical Legal Issues for Health-Care Providers and the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act, Presenter, 2015
    • Trial Tactics: Attacking the Reptile Theory and Legal Update, Presenter, 2015
    • The Changing Landscape: Medical Records and Documentation, Presenter, 2015
    • The Indiana Peer Review Statute: Overview and Analysis, Presenter, 2015
    • Case Law Update and Trends in Healthcare Litigation, Presenter, 2014
    • Liability Issues and Litigation Trends for Nurses, Presenter, 2014
    • Indiana Medical Malpractice: Analysis and Overview, Presenter, 2013
    • Current Trends In the Defense of Physicians, Presenter, 2013
    • Indiana Peer Review Statute: An Overview, Presenter, 2012
    • Indiana Medical Malpractice: A Balancing Act, Presenter, 2012
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