Robert G. Devetski is a partner in the South Bend, Indiana office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP where he is a member of the Litigation Department. Mr. Devetski has acted as primary counsel in numerous jury trials involving claims of improper business practices, insurance company denials of coverage and bad faith and personal injuries. He represents businesses of all sizes in a broad range of complex commercial disputes including insurance coverage disputes, contract disputes, corporate and fiduciary litigation and toxic torts.
Mr. Devetski counsels and assists insurance policyholders presenting liability and property insurance claims ranging from environmental contamination to fire and other casualty losses. He has successfully litigated cases which have recovered for clients many millions of dollars in insurance coverage. Since 2007, he has been included in The Best Lawyers in America in Insurance Law. In 2017, Mr. Devetski was recognized as a "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America for his work in insurance law. He has lectured on insurance and litigation topics in professional, trade and client seminars.
Mr. Devetski also counsels and represents clients on trust and estate matters. He has drafted estate plans of varying complexity, and represented a variety of fiduciary and estate representatives, trustees and beneficiaries in will contests, trust contests, fiduciary misconduct and wealth management-related disputes.
Mr. Devetski is a Registered Civil Mediator and has mediated numerous cases.
After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in biology, Mr. Devetski received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington. He joined Barnes & Thornburg in 2002 after practicing in South Bend at the firm Devetski & Jensen, P.C. He formerly served as president of the Robert A. Grant Inn of Court and as chair of the Indiana State Bar Association's Litigation Section.
Mr. Devetski is admitted to practice in the state of Indiana, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.