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James Forest Ludlow

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James F. Ludlow is an Indianapolis based attorney who is dedicated to helping injured people throughout Indiana and the United States. He offers clients an appropriate balance of aggressive but compassionate representation. Jay's goal is to provide excellent service and to obtain the maximum financial recovery that is reasonable and fair for the particular injury that a client has sustained. 

The vast majority of his clients have never been involved in a personal injury claim or have ever hired an attorney. In fact, they have no desire to do so now, but the severity of their injuries makes them realize that they really need legal representation. He brings over 25 years experience in representing personal injury clients and those who have lost loved ones because of someone’s carelessness or negligence. In each case, Jay strives to understand the precise nature and extent of a client's injury. By having an in-depth understanding of the specific injury, he can better assess how this injury may affect the client, both now and in the future. This understanding is critical in determining the amount of compensation that a client rightfully deserves.

Financial compensation can never take the place of a loved one who was killed, nor can it eliminate the pain or disability that your accident has caused. However, a successful personal injury or wrongful death claim can ease the financial impact of your loss or serious injury. Jay will work hard for fair and just compensation that can enable you to get on with your life.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    29 years
  2. Car Accident: 40%
    29 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 10%
    29 years



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Contact info

James Ludlow, Attorney at Law, PC

Main Office
9520 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46229

James Ludlow, Attorney at Law, PC

Southside Location by Appointment Only
435 E. Main Street, Suite 125
Greenwood, IN, 46143

James Ludlow, Attorney at Law, PC

Northside Location by Appointment Only
I-69 & 96th Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46229



INActive In Good Standing198707/03/2016
ILActive Out of State Lawyer - Permitted to PracticeUnknown05/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer 2012Best Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyer 2011Best Lawyers in America2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJames F. Ludlow, Attorney at Law1987 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indiana Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Indianapolis Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Rotary ClubVice President2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Delivery Van Accident CaseCase settled prior to trial for $1,625,000.
Trucking Accident CaseCase settled prior to trial for $1,250,000.
Trucking Accident CaseCase settled prior to trial for $1,625,000.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Verdict (Indiana Trial Lawyers Association)Ethics and Admissibility of Recorded Telephone Conversations2009
The Verdict (Indiana Trial Lawyers Association)Obtaining A Tortfeasor's Drug & Alcohol Treatment Records2008
The Verdict (Indiana Trial Lawyers Association)How to Recover Uncontested Medical Expenses in a Motion for Partial Summary Judgment2007
The Verdict (Indiana Trial Lawyers Association)Indiana's Tort Prejudgment Interest Statute --How To Make It Work For Your Client2007
The Indiana LawyerAdmissibility of the Existence of Liability Insurance Via the Defendant's Expert Witness1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, IndianapolisLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Indiana State UniversityN/AM.B.A.1984
Indiana State UniversityN/AB.S.1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ITLA Lifetime Achievement Seminar Honoring David V. ScottIndiana’s Tort Prejudgment Interest Statute: How to Make It Work For Your Client2008