Robert L. Hartley

T 317.237.3949
F 317.237.3900
201 North Illinois Street
Suite 1900
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-4236

Robert has over 30 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. In addition to representing clients in litigation and appeals involving contracts and commercial disputes, utility law, employment disputes, corporate governance, securities brokerage, real estate, and probate, Robert also advises privately held businesses in their organizational, contracting and governance matters, as well as business disposition and acquisition transactions.

Robert's clients have included:

  • securities broker dealers and associate persons
  • suppliers of electric, gas, water, sewer and telecommunication utility services
  • distributors of computers and software
  • manufacturers of steel, automotive parts, medical devices and tools
  • local governmental entities
  • commercial baking companies
  • suppliers of agricultural products
  • real estate developers
  • insurance companies

Highlights & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2007–2019
  • Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2004–2018
  • Barton Award, Indiana Swimming, 2001
  • Diplomat, Indiana Defense Lawyers Association, Indiana Defense Trial Counsel, 1994
  • Exceptional Performance Citation, Defense Research Institute, 1993
  • Indiana Defense Lawyer of the Year, Indiana Defense Lawyers Association, 1990
  • "Who’s Who in Law,” Indianapolis Business Journal

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Indiana Defense Lawyers Association, President, 1993
  • American Board of Trial Advocate, Associate, 1992
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Utility Law Section, Member; Internet and Electronic Commerce Committee, Chairman, 2004-2006
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana

Press Releases

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Indiana Swimming, Inc., Review Chair, 1999-present

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Adjunct Professor of Trial Practice, Indiana University School of Law, 1981-1990

Other Contact Info


Angie Ward
T 317.237.3981