Anthony W. Overholt

T 317.237.3936
F 317.237.3900
201 North Illinois Street
Suite 1900
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-4236

Tony has extensive experience in representing law enforcement agencies, schools and other municipal entities, as well as private companies. He is an experienced litigation attorney with numerous jury and bench trials in federal and state court with substantive concentration in labor, employment discrimination, general litigation and constitutional law. He represents merit boards and has prosecuted discipline cases for police and sheriff's departments. As part of his representation of local governments, he assists with negotiating collective bargaining agreements with public sector unions and has assisted in managing public relations strategies relating to those negotiations.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, former decade-long member of Grievance Committee; Professional Responsibility, former Chairperson
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Committee on Attorney Advertising, former Member
  • Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Law Enforcement Consolidation Committee, Mayor’s representative
  • Marion County Juvenile Justice Project, former Volunteer

Non-FBT Publications and Events

“From the Pregnancy Discrimination Act to the Americans with Disabilities Act: Evolution of Accommodating Pregnancy in the Workplace,” Vol. XI, Indiana Civil Litigation Review (2014)

"Current Issues in Qualified Immunity for Law Enforcement Officials," Lorman Teleconference, April 29, 2010

"Summary Judgment Denied? Getting Your Employment Case Ready for Trial," Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Lorman Conference, 2006

“Getting Your Employment Case Ready for Trial,” Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, 2006

Presenter: “HARASSMENT: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You and the Department,” Municipal Law XXII seminar, 2006

“Police Liability” seminar, Lorman, 2006

A frequent speaker and instructor on claims brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983

Instructor: “Employment Law, Orientation and Training for Newly Elected Judges,” Instructor, 2006, 1998

“A Retreat From The Objective Test For Qualified Immunity,” Defense Research Institute Newsletter, 2007

Co-author: “Survey of 1994 Developments in the Law of Professional Responsibility,” 28 Ind. Law Rev., 1995

“Retaining the Retaining Lien,” 35 Res Gestae, 1992

Other Contact Info


Karen Dickerson
T 317.237.3919