Ittenbach Johnson & Koeller
6350 N Shadeland Avenue
Suite 4
Indianapolis, IN 46220-4300
Phone: 317-842-5235
Fax: 317-842-525



Transportation Law

Indianapolis, Indiana Transportation Law Attorney - Personalized Legal Services for the Business Community

Few attorneys possess significant experience handling transportation law matters. Richard Trettin of Ittenbach Johnson & Koeller has more than 36 years of experience in the motor carrier industry as regulatory agency attorney, corporate counsel, and in private practice. Richard possesses a broad spectrum of experience handling state and federal regulatory matters, contract issues, and a variety of disputes including cargo claims and Medicaid audits of small passenger carriers and ambulance providers.

To set up a consultation, contact Ittenbach Johnson & Koeller today. Located a short drive outside of downtown Indianapolis with easy access to Interstate 465, our attorneys have over 120 years of combined legal experience. We offer the same quality service as larger firms, frequently at a more modest price in a relaxed and more personal office atmosphere. We represent businesses in Indiana, across the United States, and throughout the world.

The Carmack Amendment: Casualty and Cargo Liability

Mr. Trettin’s rather unique experience as regulatory attorney, trucker, and in private practice prepared him well to counsel carriers, brokers, insurance companies, and shippers in complex cargo loss cases under the Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act. Motor freight cargo loss and damage cases frequently involve relationships among and between several interested parties and a multiplicity of contractual and statutory issues. With the volume of freight moving by motor truck, highway accidents involving freight carriers are an all to frequent occurrence and involve questions of adherence to a host of federal and state motor carrier safety regulations that require experience and skilled interpretation.

Medicaid Audits

The transportation of passengers in buses and in small vehicles such as limousines, sedans, wheelchair vans, and ambulances remains regulated under state and federal law. Those that offer and provide non-emergent and emergency transport are subject to regulation by state licensing authorities as well as state Medicaid, and are routinely subject to surveillance, utilization, and fraud audits. The unwary carrier in such audits frequently faces agency demand for repayment of often huge sums of money and therefore requires knowledgeable and skilled representation and defense to prevent an all to frequent circumstance of over zealous and unwarranted administrative agency action. These audits present a major complex problem for sophisticated and less sophisticated individuals and entities who are trying to fill a public need. Please allow us to assist you to level the playing field in these administrative agency audits and enforcement actions.

Richard Trettin is licensed to practice law in the states of Indiana, Ohio, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky and welcomes inquires and looks forward to the opportunity to assist you with transportation issues and problems. To set up an appointment please contact Ittenbach Johnson & Koeller today.