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Hume Smith Geddes Green & Simmons, LLP
54 Monument Circle, Fourth Floor
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2996Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 317-632-4402
Fax: 317-632-5595
E-Mail: (first initial) (last name) @humesmith.com
www.humesmith.com
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About Us
Client Information
Personnel
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Established: 1951

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Liability
  • Employment Law
  • First and Third Party Defense
  • Bad Faith
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property and Casualty
  • Toxic Torts
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Construction Litigation
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About Us
Hume Smith Geddes Green & Simmons, LLP is a law partnership founded in 1951. The firm provides legal counsel to insurance companies and their insureds in all areas of first and third party litigation. With its central location in Indianapolis, the firm represents clients throughout Indiana in both State and Federal Courts.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
ACE USAAdmiral Insurance Company
ALLIED Property and Casualty Insurance CompanyBerkley Specialty Underwriting Managers, LLC
Carolina Casualty Insurance CompanyCatlin Specialty Insurance Company
CNA Insurance CompanyColony Insurance Company
Essex Insurance CompanyFarmland Mutual Insurance Company
Fireman's Fund Specialty GroupFreedom Specialty Insurance Company
Fulcrum Insurance CompanyGeneral Casualty Insurance Company
Horace Mann Insurance CompanyIllinois Casualty Company
Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance CompanyMarkel Southwest
Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance CompanyNationwide Insurance
Nautilus Insurance CompanyProgressive Insurance Company
QBE Regional InsuranceSagamore Insurance Company
Scottsdale Insurance CompanyState Farm Fire and Casualty Company
Titan Indemnity CompanyWestern Heritage Insurance Company
XL Insurance
Non-Insurance Clients
Associated Claims Enterprises, Inc.Cambridge Integrated Services
Cavell USA, Inc.Crawford & Company
ELCO Administrative ServicesGAB Robins North America, Inc.
Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.Indiana Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association
Protective Adjustment CompanySecuritas Security Services USA, Inc.
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.Western Continent Claims Association
Xchanging
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Personnel Information
Firm Members
Gordon Smith — (1933-2010)
John T. Hume, III
Indianapolis, IN
E-Mail:jhume@humesmith.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1958
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975
Memberships:
  • American, Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (President, 1991-)
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.S., 1955
  • Indiana University, J.D., 1958
Fraternity Information:
Delta Theta Phi
Born:1933
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Robert W. Geddes
Indianapolis, IN
E-Mail:rgeddes@humesmith.com
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1962
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1971
Additional Biographical Details:
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1962-1965; U.S. Commissioner, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 1966-1971; U.S. Magistrate, 1971-1973
Memberships:
  • Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.S., 1956
  • Indiana University, J.D., 1962
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi
Born:1929
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John C. Green
Indianapolis, IN
E-Mail:jgreen@humesmith.com
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1969
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2002
Memberships:
  • Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.S., 1965
  • Indiana University, J.D., 1969
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi
Born:1942
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Michael E. Simmons
Indianapolis, IN
E-Mail:msimmons@humesmith.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Trucking Law
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1984
Memberships:
  • Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • American Association for Justice
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.S., 1976
  • Indiana University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1979
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi
Born:1954
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Andrew P. Wirick
Indianapolis, IN
E-Mail:awirick@humesmith.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Governmental Liability
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • Federal, Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Indiana Association of Cities and Towns
  • Indiana Association of Counties
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • DePauw University, B.A., 1983
  • Indiana University, J.D., 1986
Born:1961
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Edward F. Harney, Jr.
Indianapolis, IN
E-Mail:eharney@humesmith.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • First and Third Party Defense
  • Bad Faith
  • Toxic Torts
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1993
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of Illinois, 2002
Memberships:
  • Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Purdue University, B.A., 1990
  • Valparaiso University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1993
Born:1967
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Theodore J. Blanford
Indianapolis, IN
E-Mail:tblanford@humesmith.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Environmental Law
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2004
Memberships:
  • Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.S., 1977
  • Indiana University, J.D., 1984
Military:
Indiana National Guard (Retired)
Born:1949
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Michael R. Bain
Indianapolis, IN
E-Mail:mbain@humesmith.com
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Bad Faith
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002
Memberships:
  • Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Indiana University-Bloomington, B.A., 1991
  • Indiana University-Indianapolis, J.D., 1994
Born:1968
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Christopher D. Cody
Indianapolis, IN
E-Mail:ccody@humesmith.com
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Memberships:
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
Education:
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., 2000
  • Indiana University, J.D., 2003
Honors:
Order of the Barristers
Born:1978
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Christopher A. Pearcy
Indianapolis, IN
E-Mail:cpearcy@humesmith.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2004
  • Illinois, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
Memberships:
  • American, Indiana State and Hamilton County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Indiana University-Bloomington, B.S. (with distinction), 2000
  • Indiana University-Bloomington, J.D., 2003
Born:1978
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Seth R. Wilson
Indianapolis, IN
E-Mail:swilson@humesmith.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Mass Tort
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Memberships:
  • American, Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Christian Legal Society
Education:
  • Taylor University, B.A., 2003
  • Regent University, J.D., 2006
Born:1980
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Mark M. Holdridge
Indianapolis, IN
E-Mail:mholdridge@humesmith.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Memberships:
  • Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Education:
  • Colgate University, B.A., 1999
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 2006
Born:1977
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Beth A. Barnes
Indianapolis, IN
E-Mail:bbarnes@humesmith.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Collections
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Memberships:
  • American, Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Ball State University, B.S. (cum laude), 2003
  • Indiana University-Indianapolis, J.D. (with honors), 2009
Born:1982
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William D. Beyers
Indianapolis, IN
E-Mail:bbeyers@humesmith.com
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2011
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.A., 2005
  • Indiana University-Indianapolis, J.D., 2009
Born:1983
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Indiana Insurance Law Digest
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(Revisors of the Indiana Insurance Law Digest for this Publication)