Sally Franklin Zweig
Sally concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation and health care law — both transactional and in litigation. She also represents clients with administrative and governmental contract concerns. She has led the firm's health care practice and represented a wide range of clients in that area, covering corporate health care services and management organizations, as well as medical product and device manufacturers in product defense and patent litigation. Her litigation practice has also regularly covered high tech and manufacturing concerns. She is often asked to mediate in these and other matters.
Sally has also had unusual experience in art law, having participated in the reclamation of valuable pieces of cultural patrimony that had been stolen in time of war. She continues to advise both patrons and artists on their unique legal concerns.
She has regularly represented Fortune 50 companies as well as companies and individuals with complex concerns needing resolution.
B.A., political science
- Indianapolis Bar Association’s Professionalism Award, given to a single attorney in recognition of their standards of practice and service to the profession
- Indianapolis Bar Association Dr. John Morton-Finney Excellence in Legal Education Award
- Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Fellow, 1999
- Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Life Fellow, 2012
- U.S. News Best Lawyers In America: Health Care Law | Litigation – Health Care, 2016 – present
- Indiana Super Lawyers® 2005 – present
- Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating Legal Ability & Ethical Standards 1999 – present
Admitted to Bar
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- United States Supreme Court
Civic Engagement / Volunteerism
Ms. Zweig's community service as a lawyer is wide-ranging. In the Southern District Court of Indiana she has been appointed to several Magistrate Judge Application Review Committees as well as serving on Magistrate Judge reappointment committees. She has been an appointee of the Indiana Supreme Court to its Disciplinary Commission for a tenure of ten years and during that time served as its Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. She later fulfilled an appointment by the Court to the Indiana Pro Bono Commission.
She is a past Chair and a charter member of the Indianapolis Inns of Court, and Past President of the Board of Directors of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law Alumni Association. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Organization of Indiana and is an active member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and the Medical Device and Products Committee of the Defense Research Institute.
Ms. Zweig has served on the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Bar Association and has co-chaired the Bar Association's Professionalism Committee. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, a Fellow of the Aspen Institute Justice & Society Seminar, and served as a panelist for the Oxford University Centre for Socio-Legal Studies’ Social Justice and Economics. She has been recognized on the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Law list and as a Super Lawyer® every year since its inception.
A mayoral appointee to the Board of Directors and Executive Board of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Sally was also honored to serve as Co-Chair of the Race Relations Leadership Network for a number of years.
In the broader community her service on various Boards of Directors has included: The Art Center of Indianapolis, At-Your-School Services, the Advisory Board of the Spirit and Place Festival, and the Festival Music Society.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Zweig was one of the founders of Indiana's first Guardian Ad Litem/Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) project that laid the groundwork for providing independent representation and services statewide to children in the juvenile court system due to abuse and neglect. That program has expanded state-wide and has served thousands of children adjudicated “in need of services” with a network of hundreds of dedicated and well-trained volunteers comprised of both lawyers and inspired lay people.
Water is Sally’s preferred habitat. A lady on a lake, she captains her pontoon and a kayak when not swimming. Navigating a pontoon with a glass of wine in hand is a skill she is delighted to teach! 10,000 hours NOT needed!
Sally calls herself a serial careerist having come to the law after teaching, starting up and selling a small business, and generally saying yes to various opportunities in business and the community. Having the chance to problem solve for companies large and small [and, more importantly, work collaboratively with the individuals who have much at stake in solving their problems], is what has made the law her calling rather than merely a job. She would gladly detail how practicing as a lawyer has given her the chance to meet wonderfully interesting and engaging people, travel far and wide, and experience the great satisfaction of celebrating with clients when a conflict is resolved.
Like most lawyers who mix deal-making with litigation, she thrives on both adrenalin and deep dives into the details of a given case.
Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
Favorite Vacation Spot
Any beach, anytime and anywhere
Teaching at any level, K through 3L