Practice Areas

With a broad range of practice area expertise, we at Hill Fulwider feel confident that we can provide the representation you need and the comfort you desire from hiring a law firm.

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Appellate

Hill Fulwider offers exceptional skills in strategy and litigation which set the stage for appellate review. The appellate team offers legal writing at the highest level, necessary to produce favorable outcomes on appeal. Our attorneys appear and argue before the Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Court of Appeals and handle federal appeals to the Seventh Circuit.

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Asbestos Litigation

Toxic tort and asbestos litigation typically involves multiple plaintiffs, defendants, and jurisdictions, as well as waves of concurrent deadlines. Hill Fulwider has the experience, scientific knowledge and operational excellence needed to defend corporations in these complex suits.

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Business Law

Hill Fulwider serves individuals, entrepreneurs and investors in the selection and formation of the business entity type and works with the business owners in business operational planning through counseling and corporate governance. Hill Fulwider will also serve as outside general counsel for existing small businesses as well as contract development and negotiation. We also assist businesses through complex litigation matters.

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Commercial Litigation

Hill Fulwider regularly becomes involved in commercial litigation, including disputes involving business formations, breach of contract, licensing, intellectual property, real estate, construction and collections.

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Employment

Hill Fulwider is experienced in the area of employment law. Our lawyers draft employment contracts, including non-compete covenants, and litigate their enforceability. We defend employers against discrimination claims before the Indiana Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. We assist companies with the legal aspects of employment policies and help draft employee handbooks.

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Entity Compliance

Hill Fulwider’s annual Entity Compliance Program helps to protect the business structure. This program offers a business a customized service, based on its requirements and business activity. We continue to handle all of the entities legal compliance mandates and includes the following annually:

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Estate Planning and Probate

Hill Fulwider helps you protect your legacy through proactive estate planning. We draft simple wills, complex trusts, living wills, power of attorney, healthcare directives and all other necessary documents for comprehensive estate plans. In addition, Hill Fulwider guides individuals, personal representatives and trustees through guardianship proceedings, estate administration and the trust administration process. We can also assist in the litigation of contested wills and estate administration.

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Family Law

With a compassionate and understanding approach, Hill Fulwider provides legal services for every type of family law issue, including divorce separation, child custody, parenting time, support and adoption. In addition, we also have experience in complex interstate and international custody disputes.

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Franchise Law

As a franchisee-focused practice group, we educate franchise buyers & owners on the opportunities in front of them, and assist with the buying, owning, and selling of franchises. We also help franchisees protect their business through litigation and dispute resolution services.

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General Trial Practice

When it comes to legal strategy and litigation, the attorneys of Hill Fulwider are responsive and efficient and, most importantly, successful in achieving favorable outcomes through settlement or trial. We guide individuals and corporations through the intricacies of the justice system, helping them achieve their legal goals in a timely and cost-effective manner.

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Insurance Coverage

Hill Fulwider’s insurance coverage lawyers provide guidance to insurers on coverage matters. Whether the involvement is in the form of a coverage opinion or declaratory judgment litigation, our work involves various types of insurance policies, including commercial general liability, automobile coverage, environmental coverage and professional liability. Our services extend to umbrella policies and excess layers of coverage.

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Insurance Defense

Hill Fulwider is recognized throughout Indiana for its excellence in insurance defense. Our clients include many of the premier carriers in the country. Whether the case involves a bodily injury or property damage claim, insurance defense matters are handled efficiently and effectively. As a complement to our insurance defense, we also litigate on behalf of insurance companies in insurance coverage, errors and omissions, subrogation and other insurance related matters.

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Mediation and Arbitration

Hill Fulwider is recognized for it’s experience and excellence in providing mediation and arbitration services. Our attorneys serving as mediators and arbitrators handle most types of disputes, including personal injury, medical malpractice, commercial disputes, automobile, construction, professional liability, premises and product liability, worker’s compensation, family law disputes, real estate disputes and complex litigation matters.

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Medical Malpractice Defense

Hill Fulwider defends a wide range of health care professionals and entities, including doctors, nurses, psychologists, mental health counselors, ambulance service providers, EMTs and hospitals. In addition to litigation before the Department of Insurance and in the courts, we handle suits and complaints pending before professional licensing boards and other governmental entities.

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Medical Review Panel Chair

Doug Hill has chaired medical review panels for over 30 years, and has served as chair in over 3,000 cases. He is well known by practitioners throughout Indiana for his work in this area of law.

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Product Liability

Hill Fulwider defends corporations large and small in all types of product liability suits. These matters tend to be complex so the firm has developed access to top engineers and other experts to assist in navigating the significant and complicated issues that arise in defending these suits. Our attorneys leverage decades of combined experience to strategize and litigate on your behalf efficiently and effectively.

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Professional Liability Defense

Hill Fulwider defends a wide range of professionals, including health care providers, veterinarians, insurance agents, architects and lawyers. In addition to litigation in the courts, we vigorously defend professionals against complaints before licensing boards and other governmental entities.

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Real Estate Law

Hill Fulwider helps individuals and businesses in the sale and purchase of residential and commercial real estate. We consult in the development and negotiation of lease agreements and assist business owners and individuals in complex litigation regarding real estate transactions and leases.

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Subrogation

Hill Fulwider also maintains a substantial subrogation practice throughout the State of Indiana. Our attorneys work directly with insurers, employers and other attorneys to maximize recovery in areas of worker’s compensation, property and casualty, auto and employee dishonesty. Additionally, our attorneys have spoken locally and nationally on subrogation topics and developing trends.

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Toxic Tort

Toxic tort and asbestos litigation typically involves multiple plaintiffs, defendants, and jurisdictions, as well as waves of concurrent deadlines. Hill Fulwider has the experience, scientific knowledge and operational excellence needed to defend corporations in complex suits.

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Worker’s Compensation

Since 1981, the attorneys at Hill Fulwider have been defending employers before the Worker’s Compensation Board of Indiana and the Indiana Court of Appeals. Our attorneys consistently assist insurers, third-party administrators and self-insureds in investigating claims, prevention of workplace injuries and medical management of claims once they occur. We defend employers and insureds throughout the state including Ft. Wayne, Crown Point, South Bend, Bloomington, Evansville and central Indiana. The attorneys at Hill Fulwider frequently lecture on current worker’s compensation topics to insurers, employers and other attorneys.

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