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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.


Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 50%
    39 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    39 years
  3. Litigation: 10%
    39 years
  4. Real Estate: 5%
  5. Contracts: 5%
    39 years



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8888 Keystone Crossing, Suite 1300
Indianapolis, IN, 46240


INActive In Good Standing197607/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Listed in Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Recognized as an Indiana Super LawyerLaw & Politics MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyTheodore F. Smith, Jr. PC1976 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indiana Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident-20001976 - Present
Indiana Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee for E-Filing RulesMember2013 - 2014
Committee On Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Indiana Supreme CourtChair 2010-20122002 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
Trial MagazineBook Review of Jury Persuasion: Psychological Tactics and Trial Techniques, by Donald E. Vinson1994
Indiana Law ReviewDevelopments in Social Security Law1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Notre Dame Law SchoolHistoryAB1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Social Security Disability BootcampMental Impairment Claims2014
Social Security Disability: What ALJs Want You To KnowAdministrative Law Judge Judicial Forum2013
Handling a Social Security Disability CaseSucceed at The Administrative Law Judge Hearing2013
Social Security Disability BootcampNationalMental Impairment Claims2012
Premises LiabilityDeveloping a Theme2009
Persuasion at Social Security Hearings: Beyond the Mechanics at ODAR HearingsSocial Security2008
Liens and Settlements in Plaintiff's Personal Injury PracticeEthically Handling Settlements and Liens2007
Ethical Considerations in Personal Injury LitigationConflicts of Interests in Personal Injury Litigation and Ethics of Case Investigation.2007
Getting Maximum Benefits for Your Social Security Disability Clients inThe Basics2006