Providing Results-Oriented Legal Services Since 1908

Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP, is an experienced full-service law firm in Evansville, Indiana, dedicated to effectively serving the legal needs of regional, national and international clients. Our philosophy of effective representation has earned us our reputation of providing results-oriented legal services with high levels of client satisfaction.

Our clients include privately-held and public companies, healthcare providers, professionals, financial institutions, manufacturers, universities, insurers, non-profit organizations, individuals, and trusts and estates. Relationships with our clients are highly-valued; and we strive to be long-term counselors and partners to successfully meet each client’s unique needs.


To achieve effective representation, we listen and understand the client’s long-term objectives, timelines and budgets, and utilize a collaborative, principled approach to resolve issues


Since our founding in 1908, clients have the assurance of our stability and know-how to deliver the highest quality legal services


Vested in the success of our clients and community, we are attuned to emerging legal issues, industry trends and economic indicators

Practice Areas

Court Finds General Contractor Owed Duty of Care to Sub-subcontractor Employee

General contractors need to be cautious in the language of project agreements as to not assume a duty of care to employees of subcontractors and sub-subcontractors. In April this year the Indiana Supreme Court ruled in Ryan v. TCI Architects/Engineers/Contractors Inc. that, even if a duty of care...

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Court Awards $23 Million for Failure to Release Expired Oil and Gas Lease

Last Friday (June 2, 1017), Louisiana’s Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court’s award of more than $23 million, plus attorney fees, to Gloria’s Ranch, LLC, for damages incurred by the defendants' refusal to release their oil and gas lease after it expired according to its terms in...

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BREAKING: Secretary of Labor Acosta Withdraws Obama-Era Administrative Interpretations Regarding Independent Contractors and Joint Employment

Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announced today the withdrawal of the Wage and Hour Division’s (WHD) administrative interpretations (AI) on independent contractors and joint employment, which were issued in 2015 and 2016, respectively. These Obama-era ...

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Helps businesses, financial institutions, individuals, and other clients reach effective resolution for complex legal issues.

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Mark S. Samila

Co-Managing Partner

Michael uses his litigation experience to give clients special perspective and astute advice on legal strategies.

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Indiana attorney Allison K Comstock, Partner, Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP

Finds practical, successful solutions to business and individual clients’ challenges, taking time to understand each situation.

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Coaching approach to counseling employers on employment issues and defending them before courts and agencies.

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You may also contact any of our lawyers directly using the information provided in the Attorneys section of our website.

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