Chris Braun has been elected to serve as managing partner at Plews Shadley Racher and Braun LLP. He has been with the firm for more than 25 years and it marks the third time Braun, a name partner, has been elected to serve as managing partner.

The focus of Braun’s practice is complex litigation, transactional and administrative matters in the areas of environmental, insurance coverage, business and real estate law. He has also served as General Counsel to the Indiana Food and Fuel Association since 1993.

For two decades, Braun has been selected by various national and state publications as a top lawyer for Environmental Litigation and Environmental Law, including being annually selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Indiana Super Lawyer. For the past three years he has been selected by his peers in Indiana Super Lawyers as one of Indiana’s Top 50 lawyers. For 2019-2020, Braun was selected “Lawyer of the Year” for Environmental Law in Indiana by Best Lawyers in America.

Braun has been inducted as a Fellow to the American College of Environmental Lawyers and has also received the Indiana Lawyer’s Distinguished Barrister Award. He has been recognized as a Distinguished Senior Fellow by the Indiana Bar Foundation.  

For the past 20 years Braun has served as an adjunct professor of law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law teaching advanced trial techniques and dispute resolution, with an emphasis on mediation.

In addition to Braun, the following PSRB partners have been elected to serve on the firm’s management committee for 2021:

-Jeffrey D. Clafli
-Gregory M. Gotwald
-Brett E. Nelson
-George M. Plews
-Alexandra S. Sylvia


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