STEPHEN E. ARTHUR           317-639-4511 

Stephen Arthur is an Indiana attorney and Senior Counsel with Harrison Moberly, LLP.  Stephen has handled hundreds of trial and appellate matters, including 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. These actions have included business and tort disputes, class actions, estate and probate, drug and patent infringement, real estate, Title IX, and military criminal and administrative matters. 

A certified Indiana Civil Mediator, Stephen mediates business, tort, and complex litigation disputes. Stephen sometimes serves as a Title IX Hearing Officer at the College and University level.  

Stephen is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and a former President (Indiana Chapter) of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Stephen authors several treatises, books, and articles about Indiana and federal civil trial practice; and has been retained as an expert in civil litigation matters.  

At the beginning of his law career, Stephen served as a Law Clerk to Chief Justice Richard M. Givan of the Indiana Supreme Court, and a Captain and Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps. 


  • 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, 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 
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Faculty, NITA Trial Skills Programs 
  • 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 Lawyers (Top 50 attorneys 2023) 
  • Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer 

  • Distinguished Barrister Award 2018 
  • Civility Award 2014, Litigation Section, Indiana State Bar Association 
  • Distinguished Alumni Award 2007, University of Indianapolis 
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys (Indiana) 
  • Master Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation 

  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation 
  • AV Preeminent Rated 


  • Author – Federal Trial Handbook (Thomson/West) 
  • Author – Harvey’s Rules of Procedure Annotated (Thomson/West) 

  • Author – Indiana Civil Trial Practice (Thomson/West) 
  • Author – Trial Handbook for Indiana Lawyers (Thomson/West) 
  • Author – Indiana Civil Trial Rule Handbook (Thomson/West) 
  • Author – Indiana Procedural Forms (and Substantive Law Materials) (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