Elizabeth H. Knotts

With a focus on medical malpractice, Beth serves both hospitals and individual health care providers. She is a frequent lecturer on topics involving health care and malpractice defense.

Beth’s practice has included many areas of general civil litigation in the state and federal courts. Currently, her practice focuses on medical malpractice defense.


Educational Background

Indiana University – Bloomington, B.A., 1986
Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, J.D. cum laude, 1991


Legal & Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Board of Managers (2005-2007); Chairman of Committee on Directors and Fellows (2005, 2006)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Vice President (2001, 2004, 2008); Board of Managers (2001, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011); Nomination Committee (2000, 2004, 2007); HEAL Committee (2012-2013); Membership Committee (2008-2010); Chairperson of Task Force on Work/Life Balance (2002); Task Force on Bar Leader Series (2001); Bar Leader Series Committee (2001-2005); Bench Bar Committee (1999)
  • Indiana Federal Community Defenders Board (2006-2010); Secretary (2007-2010)
  • Included in Indiana Super Lawyers® (2008 – 2016); Top 25 Women (2015)

 Civic Involvement

  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Board Member (2007); Co-Chairman of the Planning Committee for Take Steps Walk (2007)
  • United Christmas Service, Volunteer (1992-present)
  • St. Thomas Aquinas School and Church, Volunteer (2001-present)

 Legal Articles and Decisions

  • Atterholt v. Herbst, 907 N.E.2d 528 (Ind. 2009)
  • Cox v. Paul, 828 N.E.2d 907 (Ind. 2005)
  • Long v. Methodist Hospital, 699 N.E.2d 1164 (Ind.Ct.App. 1998)
  • “The Duty of Reasonable Care”, The Indiana Lawyer, September 21, 2005