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Carli brings a passion and an aptitude for complex science to her litigation practice.

While she has broad experience with all manner of commercial disputes, Carli primarily focuses her practice on toxic tort and product liability matters. She defends a wide variety of clients, including several national brands, in industries ranging from manufacturing to hospitality, and involving products from exercise equipment to medical devices and chemical solutions. Carli’s work includes mass tort exposure and class actions as well as individual plaintiff litigation involving allegations of personal injury or wrongful death. Carli practices in state and federal court and is experienced with both bench and jury trials.

Carli first began her legal career in the medical malpractice defense space before transitioning to the defense of manufacturers of medical devices and products. Her experience grew to include assisting companies large and small whose work or products were focused on the health, wellness, and safety of their customers. She quickly developed an affinity and aptitude for cases dealing with technical, complex scientific issues and themes. Carli excels at working with clients and internal and external experts to thoroughly understand these often-difficult concepts so that she can translate these concepts in a way that is easily digested by judge and jury.

Alongside her talent for explaining complex information to a jury, Carli is also valued by clients for her attention to detail, her keen strategic sense, and her tenacity and determination to reach the best solution, always taking the client’s business needs into account. Carli is known as a gifted writer who makes a persuasive case in crucial litigation documents, putting clients in the best position to narrow issues and achieve their litigation goals. A brilliant, careful strategist, Carli loves nothing more than advocating for clients and outthinking the opposition.




  • J.D., Indiana University School of Law
    • Federal Communications Law Journal, Managing Editor
  • B.A., Indiana University


  • Minnesota
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
Outside the Office

An art aficionado, Carli loves visiting art museums and galleries, meeting emerging artists, and adding pieces she adores to her collection. She is a recreational runner who has completed several marathons and hopes to continue to do so (albeit slowly!) well into the future.

Most of all, Carli enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens who will be off to college much too soon.