Public and private sector business clients alike trust commercial litigator Bart Karwath to look out for their best interests and safeguard their position. Bart helps his clients solve serious problems by focusing on the merits of each case and seeking the best possible outcome.
Bart concentrates his practice on utilities, condemnation, government, municipal, UCC/sales, contracts, construction, commercial lease, real estate, franchise, civil RICO and ERISA litigation matters. Valued for his consistently thorough preparation, Bart is diligent when it comes to understanding the details and talking points of each case in which he is involved.
In addition to representing private and public sector clients in state and federal courts, Bart has served as lead litigation counsel for large electric transmission line projects involving the acquisition of utility easements through eminent domain. These projects involved new transmission lines spanning hundreds of miles over thousands of parcels. Bart was responsible for hundreds of lawsuits filed in more than a dozen different courts.
Bart makes a point of understanding each client’s priorities in order to provide the right approach. He is appreciated for designing solutions that are not only creative, but also effectual when up against opposing counsel and when helping clients through a dispute.
Professional and Community Involvement
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation
Member, Indiana State Bar Association
Former chair, Indiana State Bar Association Pension and Benefit Law Special Committee
Former committee member, selection and reappointment of Magistrate Judges at the request of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent, 1999-present
The Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2020; ERISA Lawyer of the Year in 2015, 2018 and 2019
Indiana Super Lawyers, 2004-2009, 2011-2017