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Stephen Dever


Stephen Dever is a partner in the Fort Wayne, Indiana office. He practices in the areas of general insurance litigation, worker’s compensation, insurance coverage, first party litigation, estate planning and administration, and real estate transactions. Mr. Dever received his B.S. from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in 1989 followed by his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law in 1995.

Stephen is an avid hockey and golf fan in his free time, and enjoys volunteering with the Knights of Columbus. 

Practice Emphasis

  • General Insurance Litigation
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • First Party Litigation
  • Estate Planning and Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Nevada State Bar Association
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Indiana Worker’s Compensation Institute

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana State Bar
  • Nevada State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Worker’s Compensation Board of Indiana


  • Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, B.S., 1989
  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1995

Additional Experience / Awards

  • Mediator
  • Author and Speaker


  • “Covid-19 As a Workers’ Compensation Claim” 2020
  • “Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation” 2017
  • “Workers’ Compensation Law and Practice” 2015
  • “Managing Liens and Subrogation in Auto Accident Litigation” 2012
  • “Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Insurance Update” 2009
  • “Recent Development in Worker’s Compensation Law” 2001 and 2005
  • “Worker’s Compensation in Indiana” 1988

Reported Cases

  • Salomon v. Cincinnati Insurance Company, 954 F.Supp. 2d 828 (N.D. Ind. 2013)

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