Derek Molter is a partner in the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group and its Litigation and Intellectual Property Group.  His practice focuses on the litigation of commercial, products liability, and trade secrets disputes.  He has represented individuals and businesses in state and federal courts around the country at all stages of litigation, including pre-suit, trial, and appeal.  He has represented a wide variety of businesses, from small startup companies to Fortune 500 companies, in myriad industries, including the alcoholic beverage industry, agricultural manufacturing, private equity, energy, data analytics, construction, insurance, and consumer reviews.
Derek joined Ice Miller in 2013. Prior to joining Ice Miller, he was an attorney in Washington, D.C. at an Am Law 100 firm where his practice included the representation of a consumer products company in defending against thousands of personal injury cases in state and federal courts following the decertification of a class action.
He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., in 2004, with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and philosophy, with high distinction.
Derek attended law school at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, receiving his juris doctorate, magna cum laude, in 2007. There, he served as the executive notes and comments editor for Indiana Law Journal. He was also a law clerk for the Honorable Theresa Springmann with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Patchett v. Lee, 60 N.E.3d 1025 (Ind. 2016)
  • H.S. v. W.P., 2016 WL 7492528 (Ind. Ct. App. Dec. 29, 2016)
  • Monarch Beverage Co. v. Grubb, 138 F. Supp. 3d 1002, 1004 (S.D. Ind. 2015)
  • Monarch Beverage Co. v. Cook, 48 N.E.3d 325, 327 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015)
  • Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 782 F.3d 1261 (11th Cir. 2015)
  • Fidlar Techns. v. LPS Real Estate Data Solutions, Inc., 82 F. Supp. 3d 844 (C.D. Ill. Mar. 5, 2015)
  • Robertson v. Medical Assurance Co., Inc. 2014 WL 2557236 (N.D. Ind. June 5, 2014)
  • St. Joseph County, Ind. ex rel. Board of Commissioners v. LPS Real Estate Data Solutions Inc., 2013 WL 6254582 (N.D. Ind. Dec. 4, 2013)
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