Michael G. Getty


Michael Getty is a partner in the Fort Wayne and South Bend, Indiana offices. He practices in the areas of medical / dental malpractice, nursing home malpractice, professional liability, professional licensure and general insurance litigation. Mr. Getty received his B.A. from University of Michigan in 1984 followed by his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Southern Illinois University School of Law, cum laude, in 1987.

Practice Emphasis

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Dental Malpractice Defense
  • Nursing Home Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • General Insurance Litigation
  • Professional Licensure

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Michigan State Bar Association, U.S. Courts Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana State Bar
  • Illinois State Bar
  • Michigan State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit


  • University of Michigan, B.A. 1984
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1987

Additional Experience / Awards

  • Assistant Editor for the Journal of Legal Medicine
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard Mills
  • Lectured in the areas of trial practice, medical malpractice defense, and risk management for healthcare providers.


  • Survey of Illinois Law, Insurance Law, 12 S.Ill. U.L.J. 1013 (1988);
  • Enforceability of Noncompetition Covenants in Physician Employment Contracts - Confusion in the Courts, 7 J. Legal Med. 235 (1986);
  • Casenote, Probable Cause: Illinois Adopts the Plain Smell Rule for Warrantless Searches of Vehicles, 11 S. Ill. U.L.J. 153 (1986).

Contact Michael

Fort Wayne Office
803 South Calhoun, 9th Floor
P.O. Box 11489
Fort Wayne, IN 46858-1489

South Bend Office
205 W. Jefferson Blvd, Ste. 300
P.O. Box 4156
South Bend, IN 46634-4156