A good lawyer can make a big difference for your personal injury settlement or jury award. Here at the personal injury law offices of Wagner Reese, we stand by the belief that there can be a significant difference between maximizing your compensation or settling for the compensation you are comfortable with. That difference depends on your choice of attorneys.
Our attorneys have established themselves as some of the most distinguished in the industry, having gained awards and recognition from prestigious organizations for our aggressive, energetic, and responsive representation. Eight of our attorneys were selected to either the Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists in 2020 alone, which represents only a small percentage of all practicing attorneys nationwide. Furthermore, three of our attorneys were included in the Best Lawyers in America, published by Best Lawyers. Stephen Wagner and Jason Reese, our founding partners, are among Indiana's Top 25 Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers® honorees.
Stephen M. Wagner grew up in Indianapolis. Graduating in 1991 with a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Wagner went on to earn his J.D. at the Indiana School of Law in Bloomington, IN, in 1994. Mr. Wagner returned to Indianapolis in 1996 to practice with one of the most prestigious law firms in the US, Riley Bennett & Egloff. He left Riley Bennett in June 1997 to found Wagner Law Firm, P.C., where he focuses exclusively on plaintiff’s personal injury, wrongful death, civil rights, product liability, medical malpractice, and agricultural mass torts. Jason R. Reese and Mr. Wagner formed Wagner Reese, LLP in June 2000 to represent injury victims throughout Indiana and nationally.
Having been called from a young age to lend voice to the voiceless and the vulnerable, Mr. Reese focuses his practice on personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. Mr. Reese has successfully tried injury cases to juries and judges throughout the State of Indiana. From 2016-2021, Mr. Reese was recognized as a Top 50 Indiana Lawyer by Super Lawyer magazine. He is licensed in both Illinois and Indiana, and has been aggressively serving clients across the country for over 23 years. In his practice, Mr. Reese focuses on helping families with catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, birth trauma, and wrongful death claims.
Stephanie Cassman is an aggressive and experienced trial lawyer with a passion for trial work. Both plaintiffs and defendants have been represented by her in numerous jury and bench trials throughout Indiana in both state and federal courts. Stephanie represents victims, their families, and those who were wrongly injured, as well as those who have suffered wrongful death or civil rights cases. She gets to know her clients on a personal level so she can fully comprehend the impact their injuries have had on them and their lives. In order to maximize recovery, it is more important to go beyond just understanding the nature and extent of the injuries and the amount of medical expenses. She considers herself both a trusted adviser and a fierce advocate for her clients. She aims to fully comprehend the impact of her clients' injuries so she can explain how their lives were changed by the accident.