James W. Brauer


2 L9 A5158 Brauer 01092020


OFFICE (317) 396–2548

Super lawers AV Preeminent 2019

Born and raised in Chicago Heights, Illinois, James attended Indiana University in Bloomington where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He received his law degree at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University in 1975. While attending law school, James clerked at the Indianapolis law firm of Stewart & Irwin, P.C. He practiced law at Stewart & Irwin from 1976 — 2013. In 2013 he relocated his practice to Katz Korin Cunningham.

The primary focus of his practice has been medical malpractice defense. He has represented physicians, dentists and their groups throughout the state of Indiana.

Focus Areas


James has successfully tried more than 50 jury trials primarily in central Indiana but also in a number of counties in the northern and southern parts of Indiana.



Indiana University


B.S., marketing

Professional Honors:

  • Super Lawyers® each year since 2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating Legal Ability & Ethical Standards 2019
  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2019

Admitted to Bar

  • 1975 Indiana

Legal Organizations

Civic Engagement / Volunteerism

James gladly donates his services by doing pro bono work for the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic and the Indiana Lawyers for Service Members. He was also very active with the Carmel Dad’s Club, coaching and officiating basketball.

In his free time, James enjoys spending time with his growing family. He also enjoys traveling and almost any sporting event.

Favorite Vacation Spot

Anywhere in Europe

Favorite Movie

The Quiet Man

Favorite Show

The Office


Spending time with my grandchildren, travel, all sports