Gerald H. McGlone
Jerry grew up in Terre Haute and graduated from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology with honors. He served on active duty in the Army Corps of Engineers for two years and worked in engineering for four years. He attended I.U. School of Law where he and his twin brother graduated first and second in their class. Jerry has five children, three of whom are lawyers.
Jerry has successfully tried a variety of cases ranging from personal injury accidents resulting in permanent disabilities to construction site accidents, defective product cases, contract disputes, fire losses, real estate disputes and even defending a client charged with first-degree murder.
His engineering background has been especially helpful in representing injured people in defective product cases, construction site accidents, and injuries caused by defective premises. At one time, he defended insurance companies in accident cases. Now he uses that experience to make insurance companies pay what they owe.
Jerry concentrates on personal injury cases. He has represented several lawyers in various types of cases and has handled public interest cases. One case involved a river bayou in Sullivan County that was threatened with takeover by private landowners. He undertook a lawsuit to have the bayou declared public property under the Ordinance of Congress which created Indiana and other states in the Northwest Territory. After a ten-year legal battle and a jury trial, the seven-mile-long bayou was declared public property, preserving a piece of Indiana in its natural state. This litigation was done as a public service to the people of Indiana without charge.
Jerry is admitted to practice before the Indiana Courts, the Federal District Courts in Indiana, and the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American, Indiana, and Terre Haute Bar Associations, the American Trial Lawyers Association, and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.
He is proud to have represented so many citizens in recovering damages to which they were entitled.
- Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
- Indiana, 1964
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1964
- U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1972
- Terre Haute, Member
- Indiana, Member
- American Bar Associations, Member
- Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- Personal Injury
- Army Corp of Engineers, Engineer