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Norris Cunningham

Member , Indianapolis IN


Norris Cunningham

Member , Indianapolis IN

Norris is a Member of Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Indianapolis office. He joined the firm in 2022, as part of the merger with Katz Korin Cunningham.

One of the Co-Founders of Katz Korin Cunningham, Norris is an experienced leader in the firm’s Healthcare group. His focus is on healthcare dispute resolution including trial practice, regulatory advocacy, commercial litigation, and arbitration. Norris has been admitted pro hac vice in 15 states and has tried and arbitrated numerous long-term care, medical malpractice, and commercial cases throughout the nation.

He has extensive experience representing healthcare providers before governmental agencies including the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services as well as state regulatory agencies in 16 states. Norris has provided legal advice and oversight on claims management and claims handling processes for large, self-insured healthcare providers. In addition, he is an arbitrator certified by the American Arbitration Association and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Norris has made more than 50 national and regional presentations on healthcare-related topics and trial practice for many organizations, including the Defense Research Institute, the National Business Institute, the American Conference Institute, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care; the Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics Conference. He is also co-author of the 2007 book, Inside The Minds: Health Care Law Client Strategies, published by Aspatore Books.

Healthcare: Norris and his team advise healthcare providers, including skilled nursing and senior living facilities hospitals, physicians and physicians’ groups, and other healthcare professionals on a range of concerns in an ever-changing legal and regulatory environment.


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 1996, J.D.

Central Michigan University, 1991, M.S.

Aurora University, 1988, 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, former Diversity Committee Chair

  • Marion County Bar Association

  • American Arbitration Association, Certified Arbitrator

  • American College of Healthcare Executives

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Certified Arbitrator

  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Diversity Committee Chair and Board of Directors Member; former Long-Term Care Subcommittee Chair

  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

  • International Association of Defense Counsel

  • Indiana Supreme Court Commission on Equity and Access in the Court System: Vice Chair, 2021 – present

  • Indiana High School Mock Trial Competition

  • Lawrence Youth Basketball, Coach

  • National Guard Association of the United States

  • Indiana Air National Guard, Medical Service Corps., Lt. Col., 1994 – 2010

  • United States Air Force, Retired Officers Association

  • United States Air Force, Medical Service Corps., Captain, 1989 – 1994


  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators 2018 – present

  • Best Lawyers® 2023 Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Health Care, 2017 – present

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Arbitration, Health Care Law, 2012 – present

  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI): Defense Lawyer of the Year, 2021; Board of Directors, Treasurer, 2023

  • Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2018 – present

  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Distinguished Fellow, 2022

  • Indiana Lawyer/Indianapolis Business Journal “Leadership in Law” Awards: Named “Distinguished Barrister,” 2019

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating, Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, 2019 – present

  • National Black Lawyers Top 100, 2018 – present


    • Our Diversity Roots, Indianapolis Bar Association via Zoom, Keynote Speaker, 2020
    • Florida Regulatory Update for Podiatrists, Complex Cardiac Catheter Therapeutics Conference, CLE, Presenter, 2019
    • Mock Oral Argument on Exclusion of Economic Experts, Defense Research Institute Trial Skills and Damages Seminar, CLE, Presenter, 2019
    • Surviving Changes to Pressure Ulcer Terminology, Great Lakes Vascular and Wound Care Symposium, CLE, Presenter, 2018
    • Legal Impact of Pressure Ulcer Terminology, AAWC Pressure Ulcer Summit, CLE, Presenter, 2018
    • Litigation: How to Prevent and Survive, Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, CLE, Presenter, 2018
    • The New Pressure Injury Staging System, Fall Meeting of the Long Island Wound Healing Association, CLE, Presenter, 2016
    • The ‘Under Pressure’ Debate: Does Pressure Ulcer Staging Help Patients or Lawyers?, Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, CLE, Presenter, 2016
    • Calculating Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases, Catastrophic Injury & Life Planning Considerations and Using the ACA to Mitigate Future Damages, American Conference Institute Annual Forum on Medical Liability, CLE, Presenter, 2016
    • Practical Considerations for Health Care Risk Management in High School and College Sports, American Association of Orthopedic Executives Annual Conference, CLE, Presenter, 2016
    • Conflicts Between Residents, Families and Staff, American Conference Institute Annual Forum on Preventing and Defending Long Term Care Litigation, CLE, Presenter, 2016
    • Varsity Do’s (and Don’ts): Risk Issues for Health Care in the High School Sports Arena, American Association of Orthopedic Executives Annual Conference, CLE, Presenter, 2015
    • Emergency Plans and Crisis Situations, American Conference Institute Annual Forum on Preventing and Defending Long Term Care Litigation, CLE, Presenter, 2015
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