Kari H. Halbrook


Kari Halbrook is a partner in the Indianapolis office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Asbestos Litigation and Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation Practices. Over her more than twenty years as a defense litigator, Ms. Halbrook has played a key role as National and Local Asbestos Defense counsel and worked closely with corporate legal departments in developing and carrying out defense strategy as well as case management. She has directed local counsel on defense strategy, discovery objectives and deposition handling. Ms. Halbrook has been successful at achieving early dismissals of clients through aggressive motion practice and negotiations of voluntary dismissals as well as case-by-case and global settlements. She has counseled and trained large corporations regarding document retention, search, review and discovery issues. As part of her general litigation practice in Indiana, Ms. Halbrook handles cases as diverse as personal auto injury defense, wrongful death defense, construction defense, "food liability" defense, and premises liability defense. Ms. Halbrook has extensive mediation and deposition experience, as well as preparing cases for trial. 

Professional Presentations

Panelist, “Ethical Jeopardy in Environmental/Toxic Litigation and Ethical Dilemmas Caused by New Technology,” FETTI 17th Annual Conference, September 2010


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana




Indiana Federal District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts


Defense Research Institute

Awards & Honors

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2023 — Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Illinois Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2012 for Personal Injury Defense – Products
  • Indiana Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2010 by Law & Politics and Indianapolis Monthly


Indiana University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2000

Purdue University

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1995

arrow Back to Attorneys