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Theodore Frederick Smith Jr.

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

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Learn Theodore’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    Representing disabled workers at administrative hearings, before the Appeals Council and the U.S. District Courts of Indiana

    46 years

  2. Personal injury
    Representing victims of car crashes, familes seeking to recover for the wrongful death of loved ones, persons injured in slip and fall events and people bitten by dogs

    46 years

  3. Litigation
    Representing clients in complex litigation

    46 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    Represeting clients in the creation of contracts and other agreements

    46 years

  5. Real estate
    Representing clinets in commercial real estate transctions

Our firm is committed to representing individuals who deserve redress for injury to person or property. We give each of our clients the personal attention that they deserve so that we can see that justice is done in each case that we handle. We recognize that each client that we represent and each case that we handle is unique. Our goal is to right whatever wrong each of our clients has suffered within the framework of our civil justice system. We work hard/strive to protect the rights of each of our clients and to present their case in a way that maximizes the compensation to which they are entitled to fully and fairly compensate them for their injuries/the wrong that they have suffered. We accomplish that goal by using all of our resources and years of experience to work with each of our clients on an individual basis to understand, develop and present the facts and evidence in their case in the most effective manner, considering all of the particular facts and circumstances involved in each client's situation.

In addition to representing people after injuries have occurred, we are committed to promoting the public good through efforts to change bad laws and enact better laws which, for example, require manufacturers to make safer products in an attempt to prevent injuries from occurring. We are also devoted to working to preserve and enhance the rights of injured people to be fully and fairly compensated when they or their loved ones are injured or when death occurs. We view our responsibility as lawyers as including community service and educating the public about their rights and the legal system. In addition, we devote a significant amount of time to teaching and educating other lawyers in an effort to improve the overall quality of legal services available to the public.

Licensed for 46 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 1976
Updated 01/03/2023
State DC
Status Resigned
Acquired 1978
Updated 06/08/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Theodore Frederick Smith Jr.
8888 Keystone Crossing, Suite 1300
Indianapolis, IN, 46240


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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Theodore F. Smith, Jr. PC
  • 1976 - Present


  • Notre Dame Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Notre Dame
  • AB
  • 1973


  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • President-2000
  • 1976 - Present
  • Indiana Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee for E-Filing Rules
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Committee On Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Indiana Supreme Court
  • Chair 2010-2012
  • 2002 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • A-V
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • N/A


  • Trial Magazine
  • Book Review of Jury Persuasion: Psychological Tactics and Trial Techniques, by Donald E. Vinson
  • 1994
  • Indiana Law Review
  • Developments in Social Security Law
  • 1988

Speaking Engagements

  • Social Security Disability Bootcamp
  • Mental Impairment Claims
  • 2014
  • Social Security Disability: What ALJs Want You To Know
  • Administrative Law Judge Judicial Forum
  • 2013
  • Handling a Social Security Disability Case
  • Succeed at The Administrative Law Judge Hearing
  • 2013
  • Social Security Disability BootcampNational
  • Mental Impairment Claims
  • 2012
  • Premises Liability
  • Developing a Theme
  • 2009
  • Persuasion at Social Security Hearings: Beyond the Mechanics at ODAR Hearings
  • Social Security
  • 2008
  • Liens and Settlements in Plaintiff's Personal Injury Practice
  • Ethically Handling Settlements and Liens
  • 2007
  • Ethical Considerations in Personal Injury Litigation
  • Conflicts of Interests in Personal Injury Litigation and Ethics of Case Investigation.
  • 2007
  • Getting Maximum Benefits for Your Social Security Disability Clients in
  • The Basics
  • 2006
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Indianapolis Social Security & Disability Lawyer Theodore Frederick Smith Jr.
Theodore Frederick Smith Jr.
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Indianapolis, IN
Licensed for 46 years
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