Carl A. HayesOf Counsel
Carl has a wealth of experience representing individuals, businesses, and governmental entities in matters involving a wide variety of legal theories. Among his variety of cases handled, Carl represented the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles in a statewide class action premised upon alleged statutory violations, achieving a great result for the BMV and for Indiana taxpayers. Carl also has represented clients in matters involving complex commercial contracts, real property law, torts, professional malpractice, utility law, and eminent domain, among other areas of law.
Carl is a leader, serving in 2017 and 2018 as Chair of the Business Litigation section of Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. Carl also serves formally and informally as a mentor to younger attorneys. In recognition of that leadership, Carl received his former firm’s inaugural Excellence in Mentoring award. Carl also is committed to the advancement of the legal profession. He is a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation, and he serves on the Executive Committee of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Carl is an active volunteer in the We the People program and other civic education initiatives. Carl also is a regular volunteer in programs such as Ask-A-Lawyer, and he serves as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem through Child Advocates. Outside the practice of law, Carl is an active musician and an avid tennis player.
Carl graduated with honors from Ball State University in 1989 with a degree in Political Science and Secondary Education. In 1998, he earned a Master’s degree in English from Butler University. Carl graduated Summa Cum Laude and 4th in his class from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2002. While attending law school, Carl was honored as a Dean’s Merit Scholar, a G. Kent Frandsen Scholar, and was a member of both the Indiana Law Review and the Order of Barristers. Carl also received the Lowell H. Jacobson scholarship awarded annually to one student within the 7th Judicial Circuit.
9100 Keystone Crossing, Suite 870
Post Office Box 40960
Indianapolis, IN 46240
P: (317) 236-1040
F: (317) 236-1049
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