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Chris maintains a diverse practice representing individuals, small businesses, and insurance companies in legal matters throughout Indiana.  He focuses much of his time on personal injury defense and insurance coverage disputes, but also handles a wide range of other legal matters.  Call Chris today to discuss your legal problem or question.  Initial phone consultations are always free of charge.



Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation

  • Personal Injury

  • First and Third Party Insurance Litigation

  • Dram Shop (alcohol liability)

  • Complex Insurance Coverage

  • Bad Faith Insurance Defense

  • Premises and Auto liability

  • Construction Accidents

  • Fire Loss and Insurance Fraud

  • Business/Contract Disputes

  • Employment Law

  • Wills and Estates

  • Legal Malpractice

  • Mass Tort/Disaster Litigation: Chris is currently defending lawsuits resulting from the August 13, 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    12 years
  2. Insurance: 25%
    12 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    12 years
  4. Business: 5%
    12 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($200-275/hour), contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Hume Smith Geddes Green & Simmons, LLP

54 Monument Circle, Ste 400
Indianapolis, IN, 46204


INActive In Good Standing200408/07/2016
ILVoluntarily Inactive200505/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteer of the MonthKeep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB)2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHume Smith Geddes Green & Simmons, LLP2007 - Present
AttorneyBollinger, Ruberry & Garvey2005 - 2007
AttorneyCampbell Kyle & Proffitt2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defense Trial Counsel of IndianaTrial Tactics Committee2012 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationBar Leader Series, Class IX2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse LitigationDismissed (Pending Appeal)
Colip v. SwansonMy client was dismissed on summary judgment per our position that it did not have a safety duty to the Plaintiff. The other Defendants were eventually required to settle the matter in the seven figures.
Buchanan vs. Brad's Gold ClubPending Transfer to the Indiana Supreme Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
Indiana LawyerManaging the Mass-Tort Case2013
Law Blog"Legal for Life"2013
Indiana LawyerIndiana’s Texting Ban is Flawed and Unenforceable2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, BloomingtonLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Indiana University School of LawEnvironmental SciencesBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Insurance Coverage LitigationSettlement and Trial Tactics for the Experienced Practitioner2013
CPCU Society, Central Indiana ChapterSeminar on Insurance Ethics2013
Property Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith ClaimsBad Faith in Fire Loss Claims2012