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 2007-2018 and in Indiana Super Lawyers from 2004-2017. 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.
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  • "Proposed Amendment to FRCP:  A Real Opportunity for Real Change," presented at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 7, 2014
  • "The Daubert Challenge," Defending Drug and Medical Device Litigation: A Primer for Young Lawyers, presented at the Defense Research Institute, Sept. 30, 2014, Sept. 12, 2012, Sept. 29, 2010, Sept. 23, 2008, Sept. 25, 2007, Oct. 18, 2005, Sept. 21, 2004, and Sept. 17, 2002
  • "What's Left after Mensing?," presented at Defense Research Institute Drug and Medical Device Committee Webcast, Apr. 9, 2013
  • "Preemption and Liability for Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers," presented at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 9, 2012
  • "E-Discovery:  U.S. Civil Discovery Rules," presented at the Indiana Judicial College, Apr. 11, 2012
  • Panelist, "Practitioner-in-Residence" at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Feb. 24, 2012
  • Panelist, "Defense Tactics for Generic and Brand Pharmaceutical Company after Mensing and Levine" presented at the American Conference Institute Drug and Device Conference, Dec. 6, 2011
  •  Winning Before Trial: 10 Keys to Winning Deposition Skills, presented at the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, July 13, 2010
  • "Proportionality in Electronic Discovery," presented at the Indiana Judicial College, Apr. 14, 2010
  • Judge at the 35th Annual National Trial Competition Region 8, Feb. 19, 2010
  • Panelist, "Civil Discovery: Privacy Protection v. Full Disclosure" presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, May 18, 2009
  • Panelist, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana Annual Meeting, Ethics Conference, Nov. 20, 2009
  • "E-Discovery: Indiana Trial Rules," presented at the Indiana Judicial College, E-Discovery Program, Apr. 16, 2008
  • U.S. Document Protection and International Data Protection: Managing Conflicting Requirements, presented at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana, Apr. 10, 2007
  • "Preparing to Undertake a Daubert Challenge," Federal Rules of Evidence 702 & The Daubert Principles, presented at the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Jan. 28, 2005
  • "Overview of Indiana Product Liability Law," Indiana Litigation Institute, presented at the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Oct. 5, 2004
  • The Law Society's Commerce and Industry Group, London, England, in association with Cameron McKenna "A Message from America, Restatement 3d, Impact on American Product Liability Law and Long-Arm Jurisdiction, " March 1998
  • "Rule 11", Seminar of Discovery Tools, presented at the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation, 1998
  • "Analyzing Epidemiologic Evidence", presented at the International Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting, July 1997
  • Discoverability of Document Management Systems, presented at the International Association of Defense Counsel Mid-Winter Meeting, 1997
  • Products Liability Cases After Tort Reform, presented at the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Aug. 23, 1996
  • "Federal Preemption in Product Liability Cases", presented at Annual Meeting of the International Association of Defense Counsel, San Francisco, Calif., July 10,1995
  • "Rule 11" presented at the Defense Research Institute, May 4, 1995
  • Jury Selection, presented at the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Sept. 13, 1994.
  • "Ethical and Practical Considerations of Dealings with Plaintiff's Experts," Seminar on Expert Witnesses, presented at the Defense Research Institute, 1987
  • "Rule 11 Sanctions Against Lawyers and Their Impact on the Conduct of Litigation," presented at the Defense Research Institute, San Francisco, Calif., Apr. 1987
  • "Rule 11 Sanctions," Joint Presentation with United State District Court Judge, Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, Dallas, Texas 1987
  • "Coping with the Explosion in Perinatal Litigation," Joint Presentation by Richard Baum, M.D., Patent Care, Third International Conference, Sept. 12, 1986
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