Michael Patrick Dugan
Michael Patrick Dugan is a partner/member of Dugan Wyatt & Czernik LLC. For over twenty-six years, he has concentrated his practice in employment and worker’s compensation law and civil appeals.
After receiving his J.D. degree from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis in 1988, Mr. Dugan served as judicial clerk to Justice Brent E. Dickson of the Indiana Supreme Court. Mr. Dugan currently serves on the Appellate Amicus Committee of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. A former player and manager of the Indianapolis Soccer Club, he continues to coach and play soccer.
Carol M. Wyatt
Carol M. Wyatt is a partner/member with Dugan Wyatt & Czernik LLC and focuses her practice on the defense of worker’s compensation and employment related claims. She has defended employer clients in worker’s compensation matters for over 18 years and her practice involves not only litigating disputed worker’s compensation claims but, also, counseling clients on worker’s compensation cost containment and claim management.
In her employment practice, she counsels employers on various employment issues such as EEO, ADA, FMLA, OSHA compliance, state leave compliance, and disability. She has represented clients before the ICRC, EEOC, and state and federal court.
Ms. Wyatt graduated cum laude from Indiana University McKinney School of Law in 1998 and is a member of Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and Claims Litigation Management as well as the American Bar Association, and the Indianapolis and Indiana State Bar Associations. From 2009 to 2015, Ms. Wyatt also served as an officer and board member for the non-profit organization, John P. Craine House.
Molly E. Czernik
Molly E. Czernik is a partner/member with Dugan Wyatt & Czernik LLC. Ms. Czernik specializes in worker’s compensation matters, whether it involves counseling clients on compliance issues or litigating contested claims and defending employers’ interests before the Board. She also assists clients in other related employment law areas.
Ms. Czernik is licensed to practice law in both Indiana and Illinois and actively practices in both. She obtained her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. While in law school, she participated in the Moot Court Honors Council, the Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Council, and served on the Board of The Journal of Computer and Information Law. Ms. Czernik is an active member of the Worker’s Compensation Section of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. She was also recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Kids Chance of Indiana, and currently serves as the Board’s Treasurer.
Cheryl D. Finchum
Cheryl Finchum is a partner with Dugan Wyatt & Czernik LLC. Ms. Finchum specializes in the defense of worker’s compensation matters, counseling employers in the defense of worker’s compensation matters, representing employers’ interests before the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board, and counseling clients on general employment matters.
Ms. Finchum graduated from Indiana University McKinney School of Law in 2001 and is a member and current Chair of the worker’s compensation section of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. She is a member of the Indianapolis and Indiana Bar Associations as well as the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Institute.