JO partner, Tom Vetne, obtained summary judgment in a wrongful-death case that made national headlines. Vetne defended a local grocery chain in a suit arising out of a January 2014 active-shooting incident in Elkhart. A customer’s estate sued the store, blaming it for failing to protect her from the gunman. But the trial court dismissed the lawsuit, holding that the firm’s client did not have a duty to protect its customer.
Mr. Vetne has been with Jones Obenchain for 17 years and has practiced in the area of insurance litigation for 23 years. Vetne is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the areas of Insurance Law and Litigation-Insurance.