Colin E. Flora
Associate Civil Litigation Attorney
Office Line: (317) 251.1100
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana, 2011 – Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
J.D., cum laude, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2011
B.A., with high distinction, Indiana University South Bend, 2008
10-year Member of St. Joseph County, IN 4H program (Indiana State Fair Champion, 2000)
American Legion Hoosier Boys State Delegate for the 3rd District
Indianapolis Bar Association "Ask a Lawyer" program volunteer
Indiana State Bar Association "Indiana Kids' Election" volunteer
Publications & Presentations
Colin E. Flora, 2017 Developments in Indiana Evidentiary Practice, 51 Ind. L. Rev. 1049 (2018).
Colin E. Flora, When a Bookshelf is More Than a Bookshelf: Sentimental Damages in Indiana, 62 Res Gestae 13 (October 2018).
Colin E. Flora, Citing Unpublished Cases in Indiana: Rules & Caselaw, 61 Res Gestae 31 (April 2018) (reprinted with updates).
Colin E. Flora, It’s a Trap! The Ethical Dark Side of Requests for Admission, presentation at 17th Annual Symposium on Legal Malpractice & Ethics, Historic Double Height Courtroom, San Antonio, TX (Jan. 26, 2018).
Colin E. Flora, It’s a Trap! The Ethical Dark Side of Requests for Admission, 8 St. Mary’s J. Legal Mal. & Ethics 2 (2017).
Colin E. Flora, Ethical Pitfalls of Requests for Admission, St. Mary's L.J.: See also (Dec. 8, 2017).
Colin E. Flora, Rethinking Trial Rule 65(C) Costs for Dissolved Preliminary Injunctions and Temporary Restraining Orders, 61 Res Gestae 13 (October 2017).
Colin E. Flora, Piercing the Corporate Veil in Indiana, 2017 ISBA Annual Meeting (Indianapolis, IN September 28, 2017)
Colin E. Flora, Citing Unpublished Cases in Indiana: Rules & Caselaw, YLS Network 1 (May 2017).
Colin E. Flora, Is The Defense Bar Inadvertently Creating Exclusive State Court Jurisdiction For Statutory Damages Cases By Invoking Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins?, 9 Litigation Commentary & Rev. 11 (January/February 2017).
Colin E. Flora, When, Where, and How of Piercing the Corporate Veil in Indiana, 60 Res Gestae 13 (November 2016).
Colin E. Flora, What Happens on Appeal When Trial Court Dismisses Case Without Deciding All Issues: Competing Fields of Thought?, YLS Network 8 (March 2016).
Colin E. Flora, Saving a Claim After Dismissal: Indiana Journey’s Account Statute, YLS Network 6 (June 2015).
Colin E. Flora, The Resurrected Counterclaim: Ind. Trial Rule 13(J), 58 Res Gestae 13 (March 2015).
Charles B. Daugherty & Colin E. Flora, Survey of Recent Developments in Real Property Law, 46 Ind. L. Rev. 1199 (2013).
Charles B. Daugherty & Colin E. Flora, Indiana Real Property Law Update, IndyBar Brownbag CLE (Indianapolis, IN July 15, 2013).
Colin E. Flora, Practitioner's Guide to the Voluntary Payment Doctrine, 37 S. Ill. U. L.J. 91 (2012).
Colin E. Flora, Indiana Supreme Court Rules PCF Cannot Defend Against Petition to Recover Excess Damages When Healthcare Provider Admits Liability, 37 Med. Liability Monitor 2 (Dec. 2012).
Charles B. Daugherty & Colin E. Flora, Survey of Recent Developments in Real Property Law, 45 Ind. L. Rev. 1305 (2012).
Colin E. Flora, Special Relationship Bystander Test: A Rational Alternative to the Closely Related Requirement of Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress for Bystanders, 39 Rutgers L. Rec. 28 (2012).
Brian K. Zoeller & Colin E. Flora, Marital Torts: A Primer for the Family Law Practitioner, ICLEF Annual Master’s Series Conference – Advanced Family Law (July 2010).
Brian K. Zoeller & Colin E. Flora, Grandparent Visitation Rights: The Battle Rages On, ICLEF Annual Master’s Series Conference – Advanced Family Law (July 2010).
David C.W. Parker & Colin E. Flora, BRAC Attack: Delegation, Politics, and the Closing of Military Bases, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, IL (Apr. 12, 2007).
Honors & Awards
Named Associate Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America
Named to Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars List: 2014, 2015, 2016
Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition Friend of the Court: 2013, 2016, 2017
Norman Lefstein Award of Excellence
Pro Bono Program: Gold Level Volunteer (200+ hours)
Dean's Tutorial Society Contracts Fellow
Glenn D. Peters Scholar
Chancellor's Merit Award
Academic and Professional Memberships
Litigation Counsel of America – Associate Fellow: 2016–2017
Sagamore American Inn of Court – Associate Member: 2016–present
Appellate Practice Section
Young Lawyer Division
IndyBar Review Student Assistance Committee: 2015–present
Casemaker Improvement Committee: 2014–present
Vice Chair (2015–17)
Legal Education Conclave Committee: 2014–present
Appellate Practice Section
Young Lawyers Section
American Bar Association: 2011–2012
Midwest Political Science Association: 2007–2009
ΦΗΣ (Phi Eta Sigma) National Honor Society: inducted 2006.