Peter Sacopulos

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Bar Association Memberships:


  • Indiana, American, and Federal Bar Associations
  • Terre Haute Bar Association
  • The State Bar of Indiana
  • The Federal District Courts for the Northern District of Indiana
  • The Federal District Courts for the Southern District of Indiana


Membership in Other Trial Lawyer Organizations:


  • Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation
  • Indiana Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Judicature Society
  • American Academy of Hospital Attorneys
  • District 7 Representative of the American Citizenship Committee of the Indiana State Bar Association
  • Past President of the Terre Haute Bar Association (1999-2000)




Tulane University, Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations, Cum laude, December 1984.

Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1988.


Areas of Practice:


Insurance defense litigation; environmental law litigation; products liability defense; workers compensation defense; general  immigration law; environmental law defense litigation

*Speaker for National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys on topic of Medical Collection, October 2003 in Orlando, FL.

*Adjunct Professor of Business Law, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1998-1999.


National and State Legal Presentations:


ITLA presents the 28th Lifetime Achievement Established, Engaging, and Emerging Leaders,  May 2016
Topics:  “Equine Law”

Saratoga Institute on Racing & Gaming Law, August 2012
Topics: “A New NYRA with a New Regulatory Framework”

Indiana Horse Racing Commission Standardbred Trainer Seminar, July 2012
Topics: “Indiana Worker’s Compensation: Responsibilities, Issues and Analysis”

Indiana Horse Racing Commission Thoroughbred Trainer Seminar, June 2012
Topics: “Indiana Worker’s Compensation: Responsibilities, Issues and Analysis”

National Equine Law Conference, May 2011
Topics: “Effective and Innovative Discovery Methods and Requests in Equine Litigation”
“Utilizing Captive Insurance in the Equine Industry”




Trainer Magazine: May – July 2016 Issue 40. Pages 74-79; “THE ABSOLUTE INSURER RULE: Maintaining the Integrity of Racing”

The Horsemen’s Journal: Winter 2012; “Lessons in Website Liability”

Fast Horse Resource: August, 2012; “New Requirements for Indiana Trainers”

Equestrian Professional Newsletter: April 2nd, 2012; “Equine Client Snatching:When people say horrific things”

Horse Talk (published in New Zealand): December 9, 2011; “H-2B Visa Has Big Impact On US Horse Industry”

Equestrian Professional Newsletter: August 29th, 2011; “Effects of the H-2B Visa on the Equine Industry”

Al Badia Magazine (published in Dubai): May/June 11th Addition, Pages 66-67; “Issues, Rules and Requirements for Transporting Your Horse Into the USA”

Horse Talk (published in New Zealand): May 26, 2011; “Tips for Flying Horses into the United States”

Eques Magazine: April 2011; “Rules and Requirements for Transporting Horses to the United States”

Americas Bridal and Bit: March 16, 2011, “Transporting Horses to the United States: Rules and Requirements”

Midwest Thoroughbred Magazine: Volume III, Issue 1, January/February 2011, Pages 32-33; “Immigration in the Equine Industry: Basic Visa Options, A Primer”

Midwest Thoroughbred Magazine: Volume II, Issue 6, October 2010, Pages 38-39; “Indiana and Illinois Equine Activity Statutes”

Midwest Thoroughbred Magazine: Volume II, Issue 5, July/August 2010 Pages 40-41; “Deductibility of Equine Related Expenses”

Midwest Thoroughbred Magazine: Volume II, Issue 4, June 2010, Page 29; “Green Gables Stud: In the Middle of the Action in the Hoosier State”

Midwest Thoroughbred Magazine: Volume II, Issue 3, May 2010, Pages 42- 43; “Understanding and Comparing Illinois and Indiana’s Liveryman’s Liens”

The Bloodhorse: February 6, 2010, #6, Pages 584-592; “Going Green: Indian Breeding Incentives, Peter and Melony Sacopulos at Green Gables Farm”