Nicholas F. Stein
Nick is a lifelong resident of New Albany, Indiana. He attended Kalamazoo College and graduated from Indiana University. Upon graduating from college, he immediately joined the Army and served as a medic in Germany for three years. Utilizing the GI Bill, Nick attained a law degree from the University of Louisville.
Nick was elected to serve as Prosecuting Attorney to represent the citizens of Floyd County. As a prosecutor, Nick served on the Ethics Committee of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Association. After numerous jury trials, Nick devoted his full time to personal injury law. His office has grown to a total of 8 employees.
In his career, Nick has represented thousands of injured people. Of note, Nick conducted a successful oral argument before the Indiana Supreme Court in the case of Mayhue vs Sparkman, 653 N.E.2d 1384 (Ind. 1995), clarifying the law on the issue of “loss of chance.” In addition to numerous other jury trials, Nick was first chair in a recent jury trial that obtained a $4,000,000 verdict.
Nick’s office continues to improve and keep pace with all of the changes in technology and the law.
On a personal level, Nick has three children and three grandchildren. He loves tennis, hiking, golf and horse racing.
Throughout his career, Nick has served on many non-profit boards. Nick was also the Chairman of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
- South Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 1989 – 1990
- Help-Ad, Incorporated, Board of Directors,
1985 – 2000
- Chief Deputy, Floyd County Prosecuting Attorney,
1978 – 1983
- Floyd County Prosecuting Attorney, 1983 – 1986
- Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council, Vice President,
- Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council, Ethics
Committee Member, 1984 – 1985
- LifeSpring Mental Health Services, President,
1996 – 1998
- LifeSpring Mental Health Services, Board of Trustees,
1992 – 2001
- LifeSpring Mental Health Services Foundation, Co
Founder and Board Member, 2004 – Present
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Past
President of Parish Pastoral Council
- Floyd County Community Corrections, Past President
- Floyd County Youth Shelter, Board of Directors
- New Albany Police Merit Commission, Attorney,
1996 – 1998
- Head Start, Board of Directors & Past President,
1999 – Present
- Indiana Horseracing Commission, Chairman,
2001 – 2002
- Bridgepointe, Board of Directors, 2004 – 2008
- Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Board of Directors,
2002 – 2003
- Develop New Albany, Board of Directors, 2011 – 2014
- Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, Board of
Directors, 2012 – 2014
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- English (Primary)
- Indiana, 1978
- U.S. Federal Courts, 1978
- Kentucky, 2004
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
- U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
J.D. – 1978
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
B.S. – 1972
Providence High School
- Bowling v. Popp, 553 N.E.2d 511 (Ind. App. 1989)
- Mayhue v. Sparkman, 653 N.E.2d 1384 (Ind. 1995)
- Sprigler v. Osnabrucker Mettallwerke, 761 F. Supp. 86 (S.D. Ind. 1991)
- In the Matter of the Estate of Stein, 443 N.E.2d 74 (Ind. App. 1982)
- Ward v. D&A Enterprises of Clark County, Inc., 714 N.E.2d 728 (Ind. App. 1999)
- Nick Stein was featured in NY Times Article “How Abbott Kept Sick Babies From Becoming a Scandal” for his experience in toxic baby formula lawsuits related to Cronobacter bacteria causing brain damage in infants
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