Paul Sweeney practices in the Firm's Labor, Employment and Immigration Group and is a member of the Employment Litigation Group. During the course of his experience, he has had numerous bench and jury trials in state (Indiana and West Virginia) and federal (Indiana, Colorado and West Virginia) courts. Paul has also assisted clients in all facets of litigation, including arbitration, mediation and matters related to workplace violence restraining orders, temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunction proceedings.

Paul graduated from Indiana University in 1994 where he received his Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science. He earned his juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis in 1997 and was a student note editor of the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review in 1996 and 1997. While in law school he interned for Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard of the Indiana Supreme Court and Magistrate Judge Ken Foster of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana.

Paul holds an "AV® Preeminent™ Rating" from Martindale-Hubbell.  An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.  Indiana Super Lawyer named Paul to its list of "Rising Stars" for 2009 - 2012. While up to five percent of lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

Paul is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana and numerous federal courts.

Reported and Representative Cases
  • Roter v. Frontier Airlines, Inc., et al., No. 14–cv–71–pp, 2015 WL 3397700 (E.D. Wisc., May 26, 2015) (summary judgment ruling)
  • Roter v. Frontier Airlines, Inc., et al., No. 14-cv-71-rr, 2014 WL 5312656 (E.D. Wisc., Oct. 16, 2014) (order on motion for partial judgment on the pleadings)
  • Hamilton v. Republic Airways Holdings d/b/a Republic Airlines, No. 1:12-cv-01614-SEB-DML, 2014 WL 2968596 (S.D. Ind., July 2, 2014) (summary judgment ruling)
  • Felice v. Republic Airlines Inc., No. 4:09-cv-071-JD, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85745 (N.D. Ind., June 17, 2013)
  • Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO v. Republic Airlines Inc., No. 1:11-cv-1221-TWP-MJD, 2012 WL 4103890 (S.D. Ind., Sept. 17, 2012)
  • Felice v. Republic Airlines Inc., No. 4:09-cv-0071-JD-APR, 2012 WL 162559 (N.D. Ind., Jan. 17, 2012)
  • Felice v. Republic Airlines Inc., No. 4:09-cv-0071-JD-APR, 2011 WL 703680 (N.D., Ind., June 7, 2011)
  • Thompson, et al. v. K.R. Drenth Trucking, Inc. et al., No. 1:10-cv-0135-TWP-DKL, 2011 WL 2446282 (S.D. Ind., June 15, 2011) (collective action)
  • Thompson, et al. v. K.R. Drenth Trucking, Inc. et al., No. 1:10-cv-0135-TWP-DKL, 2011 WL 649680 (S.D. Ind., Feb. 11, 2011) (collective action)
  • E.E.O.C. v. Polycon Industries, Inc., No. 2:09-cv-141, 2011 WL 4816230 (N.D. Ind., Oct. 11, 2011) (class action)
  • Harper v. Indiana Michigan Power Co., Civil Action No. 3:09-cv-176 JVB, 2010 WL 5423741 (N.D. Ind., Dec. 22, 2010)
  • Douglas v. Frontier Airlines, Inc., No. 10-cv-00413, 2010 WL 3341231 (D. Colo., Aug. 24, 2010) (Order on motion to amend answer)
  • The Trustees of Indiana University v. Cohen, 910 N.E.2d 251 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009)
  • Novey v, Heartland Home Finance, Inc., No. 06-cv-00031-MSK-BNB, 2008 WL 687361 (D. Colo., March 11, 2008) (Order denying Plaintiff's motion to set aside the defense verdict or for a new trial)
  • McCall v. Emerson Appliance Controls, et al., Civil No. 1:06-cv-0752-RLY-WTL, 2008 WL 111058 (S.D. Ind., Jan. 8, 2008) (summary judgment ruling)
  • Warpenburg v. Target Corp., No. 1:06-cv-00829-RLY-TAB, 2007 WL 2993988 (S.D. Ind., Oct. 11, 2007) (summary judgment ruling)
  • Novey v. Heartland Home Finance, Inc., No. 1:06-cv-00829-RLY-TAB, 2007 WL 2175025 (D. Colo. July 26, 2007) (Order on Motions in Limine)
  • McCall v. Emerson Appliance Controls, et al., Civil No. 1:06-cv-0752-RLY-WTL, 2007 WL 2020177 (S.D. Ind., July 5, 2007) (Entry on Plaintiff's Motion and Stipulation for Remand)
  • Abel, et al. v. Rockwell Automation, Inc., No. 4:04-cv-00184-DFH-WGH, 2007 WL 968761 (S.D. Ind., Feb. 23, 2007) (summary judgment ruling)
  • Taylor v. Community Hospitals of Indiana, Inc., 860 N.E. 2d 1200 (Ind. Ct. App. 2006)
  • Huff v. UGI Corp., No. 1:06-cv-180, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 61633 (N.D. Ind., Aug. 16, 2006)
  • Trinity Homes, LLC v. Fang, 848 N.E. 2d 1065 (Ind. Ct. App. 2006)
  • Malone v. Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp., Civil No. 4:04-cv-191-DFH-WGH, 2006 WL 3247907 (S.D. Ind., Aug. 17, 2006)
  • Lopez v. Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp., Civil No. 4:04-cv-0169-DFH-WGH, 2006 WL 3247892 (S.D. Ind., Aug. 17, 2006)
  • Forte v. Connerwood Healthcare, Inc., 745 N.E.2d 796 (Ind. 2001)
  • Foster v. Evergreen Healthcare, Inc., 716 N.E.2d 19 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999)
Firm Publications
Published In
  • "Discrimination Claims: Focus on What Really Matters, Not a 'Rat’s Nest of Surplus Tests,'" published in Inside Indiana Business, October 24, 2016
  • Co-Author, "Recent Developments in Indiana Evidence Law: October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012," 46 Ind. L. Rev. 1099, 2013
  • Co-Author, "Recent Developments in Indiana Evidence Law: October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010," 44 Ind. L. Rev. 1207, 2011
  • Co-Author, "Recent Developments in Indiana Evidence Law: October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009," 43 Ind. L. Rev. 773, 2010
  • Co-Author, "A Practical Guide for Indiana Lawyers Navigating the New HIPAA Privacy Rules," 2 Ind. Civ. Lit. Rev. 193, 2004
  • Co-Author, "Discovery in Nursing Home Litigation," 2002
  • "Abuse Misuse & Abrogation of the Use of Legislative History: Title IX & Peer Sexual Harassment," 66 UMKC L. Rev. 41, 1997
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