F. Boyd Hovde

F. Boyd Hovde

Founder
Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Phone:
(317) 818-3100
Fax:
(888) 404-6833
Email:
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F. Boyd Hovde was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 7, 1934. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1959 and in 1977 was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Princeton University (B.A., 1956) and the University of Michigan School of Law (J.D., 1959) where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Indiana College of Trial Lawyers. He was a member of the Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness from 1976 to 2000 and its Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure from 1980 to 1992. From 1984 to 1992, he served on the Board of Visitors of Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis. He is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and served as its Treasurer, Vice President, and President in 1979. He is also a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and American Bar Association. He is a member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, having served as president in 1976 - 1977 and is a lifetime Director of that Association. He is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful death

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1959
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1959
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1966
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1960
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1959
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1956
    • Honors: Honors

References

  • National Bank of Indianapolis
  • Indiana Bar Foundation

Classes/Seminars

  • Board of Visitors, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis

Honors and Awards

  • Keyman, Indianapolis Jaycees, 1965
  • Distinguished Service Award, Indianapolis Jaycees, 1968
  • Indiana Amateur Golf Champion, 1976
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1979
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1976
  • Indiana Golf Hall of Fame, 1994
  • Fellow, Indiana College of Trial Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1987 - Present
  • Indiana Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Evan Bayh, 1992 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1970 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Past President, 1959 - Present
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Past President, 1976 - 1977
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Treasurer, 1979
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member, 1959 - Present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness, Member, 1976 - 2000
  • Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, Member, 1980 - 1992
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Member and Lifetime Director
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Vice-President, 1979
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, President, 1979
  • College of Fellows of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1981 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Charter member and Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Indianapolis Jaycee, Chapter President
  • Citizen’s School Committee
  • United Way of Greater Indianapolis
  • Chairman of the Indiana Evans Scholar Selection Committee

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Pi