David Farnbauch

David Farnbauch is an AV-rated plaintiff’s trial lawyer that handles personal injury, medical malpractice, and nursing home cases throughout the State. David has a particular interest in the use of computers and demonstrative evidence as a means of visual persuasion at trial. In addition to trying injury cases on a regular basis, David is a frequent author and speaker on trial strategy and tort litigation as well as the use of computer technology in handling plaintiff’s cases.

David Farnbauch

David Farnbauch is an AV-rated plaintiff’s trial lawyer that handles personal injury, medical malpractice, and nursing home cases throughout the State. David has a particular interest in the use of computers and demonstrative evidence as a means of visual persuasion at trial. In addition to trying injury cases on a regular basis, David is a frequent author and speaker on trial strategy and tort litigation as well as the use of computer technology in handling plaintiff’s cases.

David graduated from Valpo Law School in 1986 and has handled plaintiff’s cases ever since. He started his career with Saul Ruman’s firm in Lake County and joined the Sweeney Firm in Fort Wayne in 1996. In 1999, David was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of ITLA and has remained on ITLA’s Board ever since. David is very active in the “Inns of Court” and has served as the President of the Fort Wayne chapter of the Inns and is also proud of his involvement in the Northeast Indiana Volunteer Lawyers program.

Mr. Farnbauch has been recognized every year since 2009 for his work in the field of medical malpractice by The Best Lawyers in America and has been board-certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2002.


Mr. Farnbauch has authored the following articles:

Current Issues in Nursing Home Litigation, Indiana Trial Lawyer's Association 2008 Lifetime Achievement Seminar

30(B)(5) & 30(B)(6) - A Powerful Discovery Tool Against Corporate Defendants, 2008 Allen County Bench Bar Conference

Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims, Copyright 2006, National Business Institute, Inc.

Investigation and Discovery in Nursing Home Litigation, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Annual Institute, November, 2006.

Effective Use of Powerpoint at Mediation, Allen County Bar Association Technology Update Seminar, October, 2006.

Mediation with a Reluctant Carrier, Allen County Bar Association Essential ADR Updates, September 2006.

Functional Capacity Evaluations in Personal Injury Cases, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Seminar, March, 2005

Handling Daubert: Expert Witness Challenges from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, Allen County Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section Seminar, September, 2004.

Common Mistakes and the Ethics of Mediation, Allen County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Seminar, June, 2004

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Indiana, Copyright 2002, NBI, Inc.

Going on the Offensive with the Defense Docs, August 16, 2002 ITLA Seminar Manual, ISTA Conference Center, Indianapolis, IN

Trying the Soft Tissue Injury Case in Indiana, Copyright 2001, National Business Institute, Inc.

Polarizing the Case, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association's "Maximizing Damages in Automobile Injury Trials" seminar, March 2009; Indiana Trial Lawyers Association’s "What You Need to Know for Today’s Auto Case," June 2011

Common Evidentiary Issues in Civil Trials, 2009 Allen County Bar Association "Bench/Bar" seminar, April, 2009

Using the Rules of the Road to Win Your Next Case, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association's Lifetime Achievement Seminar, April 2009

Summation Strategies in the Era of Jury Nullification and Information Technology, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum’s, December, 2009

Using Props/Exhibits/Powerpoint/Video, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Annual Institute, 2010

David graduated from Valpo Law School in 1986 and has handled plaintiff’s cases ever since. He started his career with Saul Ruman’s firm in Lake County and joined the Sweeney Firm in Fort Wayne in 1996. In 1999, David was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of ITLA and has remained on ITLA’s Board ever since. David is very active in the “Inns of Court” and has served as the President of the Fort Wayne chapter of the Inns and is also proud of his involvement in the Northeast Indiana Volunteer Lawyers program.

Mr. Farnbauch has been recognized every year since 2009 for his work in the field of medical malpractice by The Best Lawyers in America and has been board-certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2002.


Mr. Farnbauch has authored the following articles:

Current Issues in Nursing Home Litigation, Indiana Trial Lawyer's Association 2008 Lifetime Achievement Seminar

30(B)(5) & 30(B)(6) - A Powerful Discovery Tool Against Corporate Defendants, 2008 Allen County Bench Bar Conference

Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims, Copyright 2006, National Business Institute, Inc.

Investigation and Discovery in Nursing Home Litigation, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Annual Institute, November, 2006.

Effective Use of Powerpoint at Mediation, Allen County Bar Association Technology Update Seminar, October, 2006.

Mediation with a Reluctant Carrier, Allen County Bar Association Essential ADR Updates, September 2006.

Functional Capacity Evaluations in Personal Injury Cases, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Seminar, March, 2005

Handling Daubert: Expert Witness Challenges from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, Allen County Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section Seminar, September, 2004.

Common Mistakes and the Ethics of Mediation, Allen County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Seminar, June, 2004

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Indiana, Copyright 2002, NBI, Inc.

Going on the Offensive with the Defense Docs, August 16, 2002 ITLA Seminar Manual, ISTA Conference Center, Indianapolis, IN

Trying the Soft Tissue Injury Case in Indiana, Copyright 2001, National Business Institute, Inc.

Polarizing the Case, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association's "Maximizing Damages in Automobile Injury Trials" seminar, March 2009; Indiana Trial Lawyers Association’s "What You Need to Know for Today’s Auto Case," June 2011

Common Evidentiary Issues in Civil Trials, 2009 Allen County Bar Association "Bench/Bar" seminar, April, 2009

Using the Rules of the Road to Win Your Next Case, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association's Lifetime Achievement Seminar, April 2009

Summation Strategies in the Era of Jury Nullification and Information Technology, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum’s, December, 2009

Using Props/Exhibits/Powerpoint/Video, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Annual Institute, 2010

David Farnbauch is an AV-rated plaintiff’s trial lawyer that handles personal injury, medical malpractice, and nursing home cases throughout the State. David has a particular interest in the use of computers and demonstrative evidence as a means of visual persuasion at trial. In addition to trying injury cases on a regular basis, David is a frequent author and speaker on trial strategy and tort litigation as well as the use of computer technology in handling plaintiff’s cases.

David graduated from Valpo Law School in 1986 and has handled plaintiff’s cases ever since. He started his career with Saul Ruman’s firm in Lake County and joined the Sweeney Firm in Fort Wayne in 1996. In 1999, David was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of ITLA and has remained on ITLA’s Board ever since. David is very active in the “Inns of Court” and has served as the President of the Fort Wayne chapter of the Inns and is also proud of his involvement in the Northeast Indiana Volunteer Lawyers program.

Mr. Farnbauch has been recognized every year since 2009 for his work in the field of medical malpractice by The Best Lawyers in America and has been board-certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2002.


Mr. Farnbauch has authored the following articles:

Current Issues in Nursing Home Litigation, Indiana Trial Lawyer's Association 2008 Lifetime Achievement Seminar

30(B)(5) & 30(B)(6) - A Powerful Discovery Tool Against Corporate Defendants, 2008 Allen County Bench Bar Conference

Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims, Copyright 2006, National Business Institute, Inc.

Investigation and Discovery in Nursing Home Litigation, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Annual Institute, November, 2006.

Effective Use of Powerpoint at Mediation, Allen County Bar Association Technology Update Seminar, October, 2006.

Mediation with a Reluctant Carrier, Allen County Bar Association Essential ADR Updates, September 2006.

Functional Capacity Evaluations in Personal Injury Cases, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Seminar, March, 2005

Handling Daubert: Expert Witness Challenges from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, Allen County Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section Seminar, September, 2004.

Common Mistakes and the Ethics of Mediation, Allen County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Seminar, June, 2004

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Indiana, Copyright 2002, NBI, Inc.

Going on the Offensive with the Defense Docs, August 16, 2002 ITLA Seminar Manual, ISTA Conference Center, Indianapolis, IN

Trying the Soft Tissue Injury Case in Indiana, Copyright 2001, National Business Institute, Inc.

Polarizing the Case, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association's "Maximizing Damages in Automobile Injury Trials" seminar, March 2009; Indiana Trial Lawyers Association’s "What You Need to Know for Today’s Auto Case," June 2011

Common Evidentiary Issues in Civil Trials, 2009 Allen County Bar Association "Bench/Bar" seminar, April, 2009

Using the Rules of the Road to Win Your Next Case, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association's Lifetime Achievement Seminar, April 2009

Summation Strategies in the Era of Jury Nullification and Information Technology, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum’s, December, 2009

Using Props/Exhibits/Powerpoint/Video, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Annual Institute, 2010