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John is an experienced litigator who regularly represents plaintiffs and defendants in environmental and other litigation matters.  His cases include complex insurance coverage disputes involving multiple claims in multiple states, and complex commercial litigation.  John is national collections counsel for a major manufacturing company.  John has also prevailed in qui tam actions and was an invited presenter on this topic at a national seminar.  He also has presented to school boards and teachers on the topic of religion in the schools. John has an AV® Preeminent TM Peer Review rating by  Martindale-Hubble.

 

John received his B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1980.  He received his M.Div, magna cum laude, from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1983.  He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1987.  In 1988, John was Judicial Clerk to the Honorable John Feikens of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.  He was an associate at Hill Lewis and Clark Hill, Detroit, from 1989 to 1998, and at Beckman Lawson, Fort Wayne, from 1998 to 1999.  John joined the firm in 2000 and has been a partner since 2003.


Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Complex Litigation
  • Business Services
  • Environmental

Significant Cases, Administrative Matters & Transactions

Leveski v. ITT Educational Services, Inc.,  No. 12-1369, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 13722 (7th Cir., 2013)

 

Killbuck Concerned Citizens Ass'n v. J.M. Corp.,  941 N.E.2d 1037 (Ind. 2011)

 

Barker v. Jesus the Messiah Church, 2010 LEXIS 442 (Ind. Ct. App. Mar. 30, 2010)

Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. v. Cincinnati Gas & Elec. Co.,  No. C-050716, 2006 WL 2924738, (Ohio Ct. App. Oct. 13, 2006)

United States v. Bisig, No. 1:00-cv-335, 2005 WL 3532554, (S.D. Ind. Dec. 21, 2005)

 

 

 

Publications & Speaking Engagements

2005
Publication
  Co-Author and Speaker, "Clarifying the Policy's Intent: Keys to Litigating Bad Faith Cases," National Business Institute, Inc.
 
2001
Publication
  Co-Author and Speaker, "Combined Sewer Overflows and Related Real Estate Development Issues," Part of Basic Environmental Law, sponsored by Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
 
1999
Publication
  Co-Author and Speaker, "Internet Strategies for the Paralegal in Indiana"
 
1996
Publication
  Author, "Letters to the Court: Let the Lawyer Beware!," The Litigation Newsletter (State Bar of Michigan Litigation Section, Lansing, Mich.) Fall 1996, at 2-4
 
1993
Publication
  Co-Author and Speaker, "Religion in the Schools: Pray You Don't Have These Problems" (Michigan Association of School Boards - Michigan Association of School Administrators Joint Conference, Detroit, Michigan)
 

Associations & Memberships

Member, Indiana State Bar Association

Member, Michigan State Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation and Section on Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law

Honors

1983   Knights of Columbus Fellowship, The Catholic University of America
 

Employment History

2003-present   Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

2000-2002   Associate, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

1998-1999   Senior Associate, Beckman Lawson, Fort Wayne, Indiana

1989-1998   Senior Associate, Hill Lewis and Clark Hill, Detroit, Michigan

1988   Judicial Clerk to The Honorable John Feikens, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Client Alerts

June 9, 2017   EHR Vendor's False Certifications Focus of $155 Million DOJ Settlement
By Jennifer Girod, John Ketcham and Andrew Sylora, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
May 31, 2017   Managed Care Providers' Billing Practices Focus of False Claims Act Lawsuit
By Jennifer Girod, John Ketcham and Andrew Sylora, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
March 26, 2015   John M. Ketcham is Registered Civil Mediator in Indiana
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
December 13, 2013   Ali Sylvia Elected PSRB Managing Partner
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
July 8, 2013   Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Case Against ITT Should Continue
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Complex Litigation
  • Business Services
  • Environmental

Significant Cases, Administrative Matters & Transactions

Leveski v. ITT Educational Services, Inc.,  No. 12-1369, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 13722 (7th Cir., 2013)

 

Killbuck Concerned Citizens Ass'n v. J.M. Corp.,  941 N.E.2d 1037 (Ind. 2011)

 

Barker v. Jesus the Messiah Church, 2010 LEXIS 442 (Ind. Ct. App. Mar. 30, 2010)

Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. v. Cincinnati Gas & Elec. Co.,  No. C-050716, 2006 WL 2924738, (Ohio Ct. App. Oct. 13, 2006)

United States v. Bisig, No. 1:00-cv-335, 2005 WL 3532554, (S.D. Ind. Dec. 21, 2005)

 

 

 


Publications & Speaking Engagements

2005
Publication
  Co-Author and Speaker, "Clarifying the Policy's Intent: Keys to Litigating Bad Faith Cases," National Business Institute, Inc.
 
2001
Publication
  Co-Author and Speaker, "Combined Sewer Overflows and Related Real Estate Development Issues," Part of Basic Environmental Law, sponsored by Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
 
1999
Publication
  Co-Author and Speaker, "Internet Strategies for the Paralegal in Indiana"
 
1996
Publication
  Author, "Letters to the Court: Let the Lawyer Beware!," The Litigation Newsletter (State Bar of Michigan Litigation Section, Lansing, Mich.) Fall 1996, at 2-4
 
1993
Publication
  Co-Author and Speaker, "Religion in the Schools: Pray You Don't Have These Problems" (Michigan Association of School Boards - Michigan Association of School Administrators Joint Conference, Detroit, Michigan)
 

Associations & Memberships

Member, Indiana State Bar Association

Member, Michigan State Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation and Section on Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law


Honors

1983   Knights of Columbus Fellowship, The Catholic University of America
 

Employment History

2003-present   Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

2000-2002   Associate, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

1998-1999   Senior Associate, Beckman Lawson, Fort Wayne, Indiana

1989-1998   Senior Associate, Hill Lewis and Clark Hill, Detroit, Michigan

1988   Judicial Clerk to The Honorable John Feikens, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


Client Alerts

June 9, 2017   EHR Vendor's False Certifications Focus of $155 Million DOJ Settlement
By Jennifer Girod, John Ketcham and Andrew Sylora, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
May 31, 2017   Managed Care Providers' Billing Practices Focus of False Claims Act Lawsuit
By Jennifer Girod, John Ketcham and Andrew Sylora, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
March 26, 2015   John M. Ketcham is Registered Civil Mediator in Indiana
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
December 13, 2013   Ali Sylvia Elected PSRB Managing Partner
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
July 8, 2013   Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Case Against ITT Should Continue
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
April 25, 2013   PSRB Challenge Raises Funds for WFYI
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
September 16, 2010   US News & World Report Annual Ranking of Best Law Firms: Firm's Environmental and Insurance Practice Areas Ranked Tier 1
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
 
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