Sweeney Law Firm History

Sweeney, Farnbaugh
Sweeney, Farnbaugh
Sweeney, Farnbaugh

In 1984, the firm's founder, Charles Sweeney, an accomplished trial lawyer, decided to devote his firm’s practice to the representation of personal injury victims.


In 1984, the firm's founder, Charles Sweeney, an accomplished trial lawyer, decided to devote his firm’s practice to the representation of personal injury victims. 


In 1984, the firm's founder, Charles Sweeney, an accomplished trial lawyer, decided to devote his firm’s practice to the representation of personal injury victims.

In the last 32 years, the Sweeney Law Firm has helped thousands of injury victims and their families recover financial compensation for harm they have suffered as a result of the negligence of others. The Sweeney Law Firm handles personal injury, medical malpractice, and nursing home negligence cases on a contingent fee basis. A significant part of the firm’s practice involves collaborating with local and out-of-state law firms on referral cases or serving as local counsel. 

In 1995, Sweeney teamed up with David Farnbauch, a board-certified civil trial litigator, to develop a personal injury firm with the financial resources to handle complex bodily injury cases. Cases involving serious or catastrophic injuries can be very expensive to take to court. If a firm lacks the resources to fund a case properly, corners can be cut at the expense of a client’s case. 

For many years, the Sweeney Law Firm has been at the cutting edge when it comes to the integration of computer technology into the practice of personal injury law. The firm utilizes computer and video technology to assist in the art of persuasion and to make complex concepts understandable.


Our use of computer and video technology has enhanced our creativity and ability to ‘think outside the box’ when presenting serious injury cases to juries or insurance companies,” says Farnbauch.

Lawyers who handle personal injury and medical malpractice cases must have a firm grasp on the medicine that applies to a case. Over the years, the firm has cultivated an extensive network of talented medical experts and legal nurse consultants to assist in the evaluation and preparation of cases. A typical medical malpractice case can involve three or four medical specialties, each  requiring expert testimony.

In 2013, a board-certified neurologist and plaintiffs’ medical malpractice lawyer, Dr. Nicholas King, joined the Sweeney Law Firm as of counsel. Dr. King has compiled a distinguished record authoring winning submissions in malpractice cases that are presented to a medical review panel.  

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David Farnbauch is board-certified as a trial lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has been handling personal injury cases exclusively for 30 years. He has been recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer every year since 2007. In 2016, Best Lawyers in America named Farnbauch as the plaintiffs’ medical malpractice “lawyer of the year” in the Fort Wayne area. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and speaks frequently on tort litigation and courtroom technology. 

The Sweeney Law Firm has been named a Preeminent Law Firm in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register, an organization that recognizes U.S. law firms that demonstrate the highest professional and ethical standards.

In the last 32 years, the Sweeney Law Firm has helped thousands of injury victims and their families recover financial compensation for harm they have suffered as a result of the negligence of others. The Sweeney Law Firm handles personal injury, medical malpractice, and nursing home negligence cases on a contingent fee basis. A significant part of the firm’s practice involves collaborating with local and out-of-state law firms on referral cases or serving as local counsel. 

In 1995, Sweeney teamed up with David Farnbauch, a board-certified civil trial litigator, to develop a personal injury firm with the financial resources to handle complex bodily injury cases. Cases involving serious or catastrophic injuries can be very expensive to take to court. If a firm lacks the resources to fund a case properly, corners can be cut at the expense of a client’s case. 

For many years, the Sweeney Law Firm has been at the cutting edge when it comes to the integration of computer technology into the practice of personal injury law. The firm utilizes computer and video technology to assist in the art of persuasion and to make complex concepts understandable.


Our use of computer and video technology has enhanced our creativity and ability to ‘think outside the box’ when presenting serious injury cases to juries or insurance companies,” says Farnbauch.

Lawyers who handle personal injury and medical malpractice cases must have a firm grasp on the medicine that applies to a case. Over the years, the firm has cultivated an extensive network of talented medical experts and legal nurse consultants to assist in the evaluation and preparation of cases. A typical medical malpractice case can involve three or four medical specialties, each  requiring expert testimony.

In 2013, a board-certified neurologist and plaintiffs’ medical malpractice lawyer, Dr. Nicholas King, joined the Sweeney Law Firm as of counsel. Dr. King has compiled a distinguished record authoring winning submissions in malpractice cases that are presented to a medical review panel.  

David Farnbauch is board-certified as a trial lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has been handling personal injury cases exclusively for 30 years. He has been recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer every year since 2007. In 2016, Best Lawyers in America named Farnbauch as the plaintiffs’ medical malpractice “lawyer of the year” in the Fort Wayne area. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and speaks frequently on tort litigation and courtroom technology. 

The Sweeney Law Firm has been named a Preeminent Law Firm in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register, an organization that recognizes U.S. law firms that demonstrate the highest professional and ethical standards.

In the last 32 years, the Sweeney Law Firm has helped thousands of injury victims and their families recover financial compensation for harm they have suffered as a result of the negligence of others. The Sweeney Law Firm handles personal injury, medical malpractice, and nursing home negligence cases on a contingent fee basis. A significant part of the firm’s practice involves collaborating with local and out-of-state law firms on referral cases or serving as local counsel. 

In 1995, Sweeney teamed up with David Farnbauch, a board-certified civil trial litigator, to develop a personal injury firm with the financial resources to handle complex bodily injury cases. Cases involving serious or catastrophic injuries can be very expensive to take to court. If a firm lacks the resources to fund a case properly, corners can be cut at the expense of a client’s case. 

For many years, the Sweeney Law Firm has been at the cutting edge when it comes to the integration of computer technology into the practice of personal injury law. The firm utilizes computer and video technology to assist in the art of persuasion and to make complex concepts understandable.


Our use of computer and video technology has enhanced our creativity and ability to ‘think outside the box’ when presenting serious injury cases to juries or insurance companies,” says Farnbauch.

Lawyers who handle personal injury and medical malpractice cases must have a firm grasp on the medicine that applies to a case. Over the years, the firm has cultivated an extensive network of talented medical experts and legal nurse consultants to assist in the evaluation and preparation of cases. A typical medical malpractice case can involve three or four medical specialties, each  requiring expert testimony.

In 2013, a board-certified neurologist and plaintiffs’ medical malpractice lawyer, Dr. Nicholas King, joined the Sweeney Law Firm as of counsel. Dr. King has compiled a distinguished record authoring winning submissions in malpractice cases that are presented to a medical review panel.  

David Farnbauch is board-certified as a trial lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has been handling personal injury cases exclusively for 30 years. He has been recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer every year since 2007. In 2016, Best Lawyers in America named Farnbauch as the plaintiffs’ medical malpractice “lawyer of the year” in the Fort Wayne area. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and speaks frequently on tort litigation and courtroom technology. 

The Sweeney Law Firm has been named a Preeminent Law Firm in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register, an organization that recognizes U.S. law firms that demonstrate the highest professional and ethical standards.