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Norris Cunningham

Member, Indianapolis

Norris is a Member in SKO’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 Health Care group. His focus is in health care 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 health care 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 health care 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 health care-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.

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

Education
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
1996, J.D.
Central Michigan University
1991, M.S.
Aurora University
1988, B.A.
Admissions
Indiana
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Recognition

  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators 2018 – present
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI): Defense Lawyer of the Year, 2021
  • 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
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers in America, Arbitration, 2022; Health Care Law, 2022; Litigation — Health Care, 2017 – present
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Affiliations

  • 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
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News Publications Seminars

 

     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