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Timothy J. Hambidge began his legal career in 1982, after graduating from Purdue University (1979) and the Indiana University School of Law.

He began as an insurance defense lawyer, working for four years as in-house counsel to Mutual Security Life Insurance Company in Ft. Wayne. He spent another five years as an insurance defense trial lawyer.

Tim moved to Evansville 1986 and practiced with two insurance defense firms prior to 1991.

In 1991 Tim joined the law office of Olsen, Niederhaus, Labhart & White to handle personal injury law and general law. He became a partner in Olsen, White & Hambidge in 1994.

Tim joined Foster O'Daniel & Hambidge January of 2011, and now spends the bulk of his time on personal injury law, disputed custody cases, estate planning for both young couples and older clients, and representing the small businesses that he refers to as "microBusinesses."

Tim likes to say "I don't think I have a lot of small business clients. I prefer to think that I have a lot of friends who just happen to own small businesses, and they let me represent them when they need help."

Tim also handles the estates of deceased clients, and was an Assistant County Attorney for Warrick County from 1996 to 2000.

Tim volunteers about 10 percent of his billed time to pro bono endeavors.

Tim is a member of numerous professional organizations, including:

  • The Indiana State Bar Association

  • The Evansville Bar Association

  • The Warrick County Bar Association

  • The Indiana Bar Association, General Practice and Family Law sections

He has been admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the Indiana Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Federal District Court for both the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

On the homefront, Tim has been married since 1979 to his high school sweetheart, Kathy Hambidge. They have three children – Emily, Brian, and Daniel – all of whom Mr. Hambidge considers “pretty great.”

After his heart bypass surgery in April 2004, Tim became active in the Mended Hearts Chapter 107, Evansville, where he is a Hospital Visitor at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Tim is a member of numerous civic organizations, including:

  • Volunteer for both the Evansville Bar Association’s Pro Bono Panel and the Evansville Bar Association’s “Ask A Lawyer” program

  • Former coach for both Newburgh Junior Baseball and Newburgh Girls Softball, and volunteer legal counsel for both leagues since 1990

  • Assisted Castle High School’s “We the People” government team for local, state and national competition for the past six years

  • Chairman of the Newburgh Summerfest Parade (1992, 1993, 1994, 2004-present)

  • Former member of the Newburgh Park Board, the Board of the Newburgh Youth Sports Association, and charter member and past president of the Historic Newburgh Kiwanis Club


Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    34 years
  2. Business: 20%
    34 years
  3. Wills: 20%
    34 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    34 years



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8320 Oak Hill Road
Evansville, IN, 47711


INActive In Good Standing198207/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteer of the yearSouthwestern Indiana Small Business Development Center2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFoster, O'Daniel, Hambidge & Lynch LLP2011 - Present
CertifiedFamily law mediator2012 - 2012
PartnerOlsen, White & Hambidge1991 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsN/A2012 - Present
Indiana Collaborative Family Law AssocN/A2011 - Present
Gibson County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Mended Hearts Associationhospital visitor volunteer2004 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Evansville Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Warrick County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Indiana State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Evansville Bar Association, Family Practice SectionChairman2008 - 2009
Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme CourtN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Grant v. Hager 868 N.E.2nd 801decided that negative child support is allowable provided the trial court gives its rationale for the deviation
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Publication nameTitleDate
Evansville Business JournalFive Things You Didn't Know About Tim Hambidge2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, IndianapolisLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Purdue UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979