Our Leadership

Colin E. Flora

Civil Litigation Attorney
“As plaintiffs’ lawyers, we have to understand the case better than the defense ever can if we’re going to win. We go in trying to know every argument they could and should make.”
Colin Flora has a mind that is always at work—as evidenced by his lengthy resume’ of academic accomplishments and published legal writings. Visit our blog and see for yourself. Colin would say that his work ethic comes from growing up next door to his grandfather in Northern Indiana. His intellect, from his parents—both high school math teachers. He is someone who exemplifies the benefits of growing up in a midwestern environment that values hard work and disciplined study. As an undergrad at IU South Bend, Colin attended classes as one of the inaugural class of Indiana University’s Herbert Presidential Scholars. He completed his studies a year early, earning high distinctions while also working as a research assistant. He then enrolled in Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law, graduating with honors in 2011, and landing a series of highly coveted clerkships —one with the Hamilton County Prosecutors office and after, with a prominent Indianapolis law firm. Colin is a legal strategist with remarkable instincts for uncovering what others miss. His is the kind of bright legal mind that Eric Pavlack had in mind when he started the firm. Colin’s experience and reputation as an attorney with a rich understanding of how to dissect court decisions and evidentiary practices make him a formidable opponent in complex legal matters and the kind of attorney you want on your side.
Primary Areas of Practice Personal Injury Multi-state Class Actions Wrongful Death Medical device Appeals Bar Admissions Indiana, 2011 U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Education Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2011 Indiana University South Bend, B.A. with high distinction, 2008
Professional & Community Affiliations
  • The Sagamore American Inn of Court 2016–present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Appellate Practice Section
    • Litigation Section
    • Young Lawyer Division
    • IndyBar Review Student Assistance Committee: 2015–2016
    • IndyBar Review Committee: 2017–2018
  • Indiana State Bar Association
    • Board of Governors: 2021–2023
    • Appellate Section
      • Young Lawyer Section Liaison: 2019–2021
    • Casemaker Improvement Committee: 2014–2017
      • Vice Chair: 2015–2017
  • Legal Education Conclave Committee: 2014–present
    • Subcommittee to Create Problem-Solving Court Breakout Session
      • Chairman: 2017–2018
  • Written Publication Committee: 2018–present
    • Co-Chair: 2018–2021
  • Young Lawyers Section: 2011–2021
    • Appellate Section Liaison: 2017–2019
    • At-Large Representative: 2019–2021
    • Subcommittee to Create Legal Stuff (You should know!) (7th ed.)
      • Chairman: 2017–2018
  • Leadership Development Academy Class IX (2020–2021)
Honors & Awards
  • Harrison Legal Writing Award
    • First Place: 2017 & 2019
    • Third Place: 2015
  • Donald R. Lundberg Writing Award: 2017
  • Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020 & 2021
  • Hon. Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition, Friend of the Court: 2013, 2016 & 2017
Selected Publications & Presentations
  • Presentations
    • James D. Abrams, Colin E. Flora & Mark P. Rotatori, Leveraging the Voluntary Payment Doctrine in Litigation (Strafford Webinar, April 22, 2020)
    • Colin E. Flora, It’s a Trap! The Ethical Dark Side of Requests for Admission, St. Mary’s Law Journal’s Seventeenth Annual Symposium on Legal Malpractice & Ethics (San Antonio, TX Jan. 26, 2018)
    • Colin E. Flora, Piercing the Corporate Veil in Indiana, Indiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting – Business Law Section (Indianapolis, IN Sep. 28, 2017)
    • Charles B. Daugherty & Colin E. Flora, Indiana Real Property Law Update, IndyBar Brownbag CLE (Indianapolis, IN July 15, 2013)
    • David C.W. Parker & Colin E. Flora, BRAC Attack: Delegation, Politics, and the Closing of Military Bases, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, IL (Apr. 12, 2007)