Stephen M. Judge
Stephen M. Judge

(574) 968 9759
sjudge@lck-law.com

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Experience and Expertise

Steve focuses his practice on both complex commercial litigation and health care regulatory compliance.

In his litigation practice, Steve represents businesses in all phases of litigation, including complex class action and multidistrict litigation, in a variety of areas including products liability, antitrust, health care, and contract disputes. He has represented clients before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Indiana Court of Appeals.

Steve also uses his substantial background in Health Care law to advise clients on a wide range of health care regulatory and compliance issues, including fraud and abuse and data privacy and security. He has advised the full spectrum of health care service providers—from individual physicians and practice groups, to health information service providers, to large hospitals and health systems—in the areas health care fraud and abuse, regulatory compliance, and health privacy laws. He has also represented financial institutions and investors involved in public and private financing of health care ventures.

Before joining LaDue Curran Kuehn, Steve practiced with international law firms ranked in the AmLaw100, first focusing on healthcare regulatory counseling and advocacy in Washington, D.C. and more recently on complex commercial litigation and antitrust in South Bend with a Midwest-based firm. In addition to his experience with large firms, Steve honed his writing and analytical skills as a law clerk to the Honorable Daniel A. Manion of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Honorable Jon E. DeGuilio of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, gaining experience on a wide array of federal issues.

In his practice, Steve has represented:

  • An international orthopedics manufacturer against nationwide products liability actions consolidated in multi-district litigation
  • An international electronics manufacturer and its U.S. subsidiary in multi-district and class action antitrust litigation alleging an international price fixing cartel
  • One of the largest U.S. banks in an appeal challenging the settlement of multi-district and class action litigation alleging TCPA violations
  • Health care providers and health systems in defense of government investigations and civil litigations in False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, and RICO claims involving allegations of fraud and abuse
  • Health care providers regarding compliance with HIPAA and other privacy rules, including mitigation of data security breaches involving confidential information
  • A wide variety small to mid-sized businesses, such as a national hardware and lumber purchasing cooperative, a locomotive consulting and services firm, and a toy distributor, in a variety of commercial disputes
  • Municipalities, businesses, and individuals against personal injury, wrongful death, and defamation claims

Admitted to Practice in

  • All Indiana federal and state courts
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Professional Activities

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Robert A. Grant Inn of Court
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Teaches deposition skills as an adjunct professor of law at the Notre Dame Law School

Education

  • J.D. University of Notre Dame Law School (magna cum laude)
    • Served as the Executive Articles Editors of the Notre Dame Law Review
  • B.A. Loyola University in Maryland

Publications

  • Seventh Circuit Civil Appeals Practice Note: Motions, Co-author with Jon Laramore, Practical Law Litigation, March 2015
  • FTC v. Wyndham: The Litigation Goes On, But Other Lessons to Learn, Co-author with Kathleen Rice, JD Supra, August 2015