Putting renowned criminal defense lawyer Voyles on hot seat pays off for legal aid

September 21, 2016 By Dave Stafford
The Indiana Lawyer

Jim Voyles managed to raise a respectable sum for the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society a few years back when he persuaded a friend, a guy named Bob Knight, to speak at the organization’s 70th anniversary event he was arranging.

Hosting the former Indiana University basketball coach was a coup, a success, and something for future events to measure up to. So the criminal defense attorney best known for representing a who’s who of famous clients thought ILAS board member and Frost Brown Todd LLC partner Tom Davis was making a sucker’s bet when he asked Voyles be the guest of honor at a fundraising roast marking ILAS’s 75th anniversary.

“I bet him dinner at St. Elmo’s they wouldn’t sell 200 tickets,” Voyles said.

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