STEPHEN E. ARTHUR           317-639-4511 

Stephen Arthur is a Partner of Harrison Moberly, LLP, and member of the Firm’s Litigation Services Group and Appellate Law Group, and chair of the Firm’s Ethics Committee.  Stephen has handled hundreds of litigation and appellate matters, including over 50 civil and criminal jury and bench trials, in Indiana state and federal district courts, the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the U.S. Military Courts.  He represents companies and individuals in the litigation and appeal of disputes involving business and tort matters, estate and probate, drug and patent infringement, real estate, and tax appeals.

A certified Indiana Civil Mediator with Mediation Indiana, LLC, Stephen specializes in mediating business, tort, and complex litigation disputes. Stephen is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  He authors several treatises on federal and Indiana civil trial practice and procedure, and has been retained as an expert witness in various civil actions. Stephen is honored to have served as a Captain and Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps, and a Law Clerk to former Chief Justice Richard M. Givan of the Indiana Supreme Court.


  • Indiana University Robert McKinney School of Law, 1979, J.D. (Honors, Indiana Law Review)
  • University of Indianapolis, 1976, B.A. (Honors)
  • Marine Corps Basic School, Quantico, Virginia (Honors)
  • Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island


  • American Board of Trial Advocates – Past-President and Membership Chair (Indiana Chapter); Editorial Board, Voir Dire Magazine
  • Litigation Counsel of America – Fellow
  • International Society of Barristers – Fellow
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Faculty, NITA Trial Skills Program
  • Character Fitness Interviewer – Indiana Board of Law Examiners
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association – Indiana Chair, Committee on Rules & Practice


  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified, Civil Practice Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Indiana Super Lawyer
  • Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer
  • Distinguished Barrister Award 2018, Indiana Lawyer Magazine
  • Civility Award 2014, Litigation Section of the Indiana State Bar Association
  • Distinguished Alumni Award 2007, University of Indianapolis
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys (Indiana)
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • Master Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation
  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • AV Preeminent Rated


  • Author – Federal Trial Handbook: Civil and Criminal (Thomson/West)
  • Author – Harvey’s Rules of Procedure Annotated (Thomson/West)
  • Author – Indiana Civil Trial Practice and Procedure (Thomson/West)
  • Author – Indiana Handbook for Indiana Lawyers (Thomson/West)
  • Author – Indiana Civil Trial Rule Handbook (Thomson/West)
  • Author – Indiana Procedural Forms (Thomson/West)
  • Contributing Author – Attorney’s Guide to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (“Appellate Brief”) (1987-Present)
  • Contributing Author- Appellate Practice Compendium (Chapter – “The Insider’s Guide to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit”) (American Bar Association, 2012)
  • Co-Author – “Spoliation of Evidence, an Evolving But Limited Doctrine: When Should the ‘Destroyer of Evidence’ Be Held Accountable?,” Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Vol. VIII: 35 (2011)
  • Indiana Law Review articles – Survey Indiana Insurance Law (Vols. 19, 17), Constitutional Law (Vol. 14), Workers Compensation (Vol. 13), “Dual Capacity Doctrine: Third-Party Liability of Employer-Manufacturer in Liability Litigation” (Vol. 12)


  • Indiana Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana