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Hume Smith Geddes Green & Simmons, LLP

54 Monument Circle, Fourth Floor, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2996

Established: 1951

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Liability
  • Employment Law
  • First and Third Party Defense
  • Bad Faith
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property and Casualty
  • Toxic Torts
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Construction Litigation

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About Us

Hume Smith Geddes Green & Simmons, LLP is a law partnership founded in 1951. The firm provides legal counsel to insurance companies and their insureds in all areas of first and third party litigation. With its central location in Indianapolis, the firm represents clients throughout Indiana in both State and Federal Courts.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Associated Claims Enterprises, Inc.
  • Cambridge Integrated Services
  • Cavell USA, Inc.
  • Crawford & Company
  • ELCO Administrative Services
  • GAB Robins North America, Inc.
  • Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
  • Indiana Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association
  • Protective Adjustment Company
  • Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
  • Western Continent Claims Association
  • Xchanging

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Personnel Information

Firm Members


Gordon Smith — (1933-2010)

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John T. Hume, III

Indianapolis, IN

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1958
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975
Memberships:
  • American, Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (President, 1991-)
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.S., 1955
  • Indiana University, J.D., 1958
Fraternity Information:
Delta Theta Phi

Born: 1933

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Robert W. Geddes

Indianapolis, IN

Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1962
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1971
Additional Biographical Details:

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1962-1965; U.S. Commissioner, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 1966-1971; U.S. Magistrate, 1971-1973

Memberships:
  • Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.S., 1956
  • Indiana University, J.D., 1962
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi

Born: 1929

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John C. Green

Indianapolis, IN

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1969
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2002
Memberships:
  • Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.S., 1965
  • Indiana University, J.D., 1969
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi

Born: 1942

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Michael E. Simmons

Indianapolis, IN

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Trucking Law
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1984
Memberships:
  • Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • American Association for Justice
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.S., 1976
  • Indiana University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1979
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi

Born: 1954

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Andrew P. Wirick

Indianapolis, IN

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Governmental Liability
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • Federal, Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Indiana Association of Cities and Towns
  • Indiana Association of Counties
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • DePauw University, B.A., 1983
  • Indiana University, J.D., 1986

Born: 1961

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Edward F. Harney, Jr.

Indianapolis, IN

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • First and Third Party Defense
  • Bad Faith
  • Toxic Torts
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1993
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of Illinois, 2002
Memberships:
  • Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Purdue University, B.A., 1990
  • Valparaiso University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1993

Born: 1967

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Theodore J. Blanford

Indianapolis, IN

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Environmental Law
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2004
Memberships:
  • Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.S., 1977
  • Indiana University, J.D., 1984
Military:
Indiana National Guard (Retired)

Born: 1949

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Michael R. Bain

Indianapolis, IN

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Bad Faith
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002
Memberships:
  • Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Indiana University-Bloomington, B.A., 1991
  • Indiana University-Indianapolis, J.D., 1994

Born: 1968

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Christopher D. Cody

Indianapolis, IN

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Memberships:
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
Education:
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., 2000
  • Indiana University, J.D., 2003
Honors:
Order of the Barristers

Born: 1978

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Christopher A. Pearcy

Indianapolis, IN

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2004
  • Illinois, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
Memberships:
  • American, Indiana State and Hamilton County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Indiana University-Bloomington, B.S. (with distinction), 2000
  • Indiana University-Bloomington, J.D., 2003

Born: 1978

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Seth R. Wilson

Indianapolis, IN

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Mass Tort
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Memberships:
  • American, Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Christian Legal Society
Education:
  • Taylor University, B.A., 2003
  • Regent University, J.D., 2006

Born: 1980

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Mark M. Holdridge

Indianapolis, IN

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Memberships:
  • Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Education:
  • Colgate University, B.A., 1999
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 2006

Born: 1977

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Beth A. Barnes

Indianapolis, IN

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Collections
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Memberships:
  • American, Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Ball State University, B.S. (cum laude), 2003
  • Indiana University-Indianapolis, J.D. (with honors), 2009

Born: 1982

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William D. Beyers

Indianapolis, IN

Admitted
  • Indiana, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2011
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.A., 2005
  • Indiana University-Indianapolis, J.D., 2009

Born: 1983

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