Mary Nold Larimore's primary practice concentration is in litigation, focusing on product liability litigation, the defense of pharmaceutical and drug and device manufacturers, chemical companies, toxic tort litigation and commercial litigation.
Mary has served as national, regional and local counsel in drug, device and chemical exposure litigation, as well as expert witness counsel. She regularly addresses scientific, epidemiologic and complex medical issues in multi-jurisdictional litigation.
Mary was the first woman from the State of Indiana to be inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has served as Chair of the Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, and two five-year terms by appointment of the Chief Justice. She was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness for the State Board of Law Examiners. Mary testified before the Federal Rules Advisory Committee on the proposed changes to the federal rules relating to discovery in 2014, and relating to the ancient documents exception in 2016. She is a member of American College of Trial Lawyers (appointed to the Complex Litigation Committee in 2015), Defense Research Institute, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, International Association of Defense Counsel, Lawyers for Civil Justice, United States Supreme Court Historical Society, and a past member of Defense Research Institute Drug and Device Steering Committee and National Center for State Courts.
Mary was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers® in America from 2007-2017 and in Indiana Super Lawyers from 2004-2016. She was also selected as one of the Top 25 Female Attorneys in the state of Indiana for 2004-2009. She was a member of the faculty of the 1997 IADC Trial Academy, and has been on the faculty of a National Institute for Trial Advocacy seminar. Mary was featured in the Indiana Lawyer's Leaders in Litigation in 2015.
Mary is on the Board of Directors for the Indianapolis Ballet Conservatory. She is on the Board of Visitors of Indiana University Maurer School of Law at Bloomington, and a member of the Indiana and Indianapolis Bar Associations. Mary was honored to participate as a member of the 1998-1999 class of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Services Series, a state leadership series for women.
Mary has been active in publishing and speaking on issues concerning product liability, legal issues affecting the liability of pharmaceutical and drug and device manufacturers, privacy, electronic discovery, medical malpractice and the Federal Rules of Evidence. She is co-chair of the Firm’s Drug and Device Group and served as a director in the Firm’s Litigation Section, the first woman at Ice Miller to serve in that role. She regularly writes and speaks on the implication of Daubert on expert testimony. She speaks frequently on issues pertaining to discovery, including a presentation on "Proportionality in Electronic Discovery" to the Indiana Judicial College in 2010 and a presentation on "Civil Discovery: Privacy Protection v. Full Disclosure" at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association in 2009.
Mary received her Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, from Indiana University. She holds a juris doctorate from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, where she graduated cum laude in 1980. While in law school, she was note editor of the Indiana Law Journal.
Mary joined Ice Miller in 1980. She is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana.
"FDA's Guidance On Medical Device Data Needs Improvement," published in Law360, July 14, 2016
"FDA loses a First Amendment challenge," published in the Indiana Lawyer, July 13, 2016
"The PDR and PDAs Where Do Doctors Get Information on Pharmaceuticals," Oct. 4, 2004
"Discoverability of Document Management Systems: Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them" Defense Counsel Journal, Vol. 64, No. 3, pgs. 369-380, July 1997
"Judicial Sanctions Under Federal Rule 11," For The Defense, a publication of the Defense Research Institute, March 1987
"Indiana Workmen's Compensation Act: Accidents Arising Out of and in the Course of Employment", 55 Indiana Law Journal 375, 1980