9102 N Meridian St., Suite 535
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Office: 317-334-9200
Fax: 317-566-3578

Louis Buddy Yosha

Founder

Since 1963, Buddy Yosha pursues the goal of leveling the playing field on behalf of clients who suffer from serious injury and injustice based on others’ negligence. He has earned a national reputation among his peers for his courtroom successes, prevailing against corporate giants in insurance and other industries. Representing people from all walks of life, he has taken on cases that garnered national acclaim in legal journals along with well-known publications such as Cosmopolitan, Fortune, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

 

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Throughout his career, Buddy Yosha has exclusively limited his practice to helping those seeking civil justice for physical or financial injury. Supported by an excellent medical-legal team, he takes cases on a contingency fee basis, so the seriously injured can afford representation to recover compensation. No fee is owed unless a settlement or recovery is made.

“We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and you must win.”

~ Edward Gibbon (1737 – 1794)

Biography

Louis Buddy Yosha, born Indianapolis, Indiana, August 25, 1937

Education

  • University of Alabama and Indiana University, B.A., 1960
  • University of Southern California and Indiana University, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1963

Admission

Indiana Bar, 1963

Areas of practice

  • Civil litigation
  • Personal injury law

Accomplishments, honors, and recognitions

  • One of two Indiana civil litigators listed in all five editions of The Best Lawyers in America. Woodward White Publishing Co.
  • Three lead cases in the American Trial Lawyers Association Reporter which profiles three or four leading cases of interest each month from across the country. The cases are—
    • Jones v. Avis Rent-A-Car, Inc.
    • Justice v. Avis Rent-A-Car, Inc., (August, 1980)
    • Delmar Broeker et ux. v. Miller Pipeline Corp., et al., (April, 1982)
    • Stephen Hall v. Ramada Inn Motel, (December, 1984)
  • Listed in Marquis’ "Who’s Who in American Law"
  • Res Gestae Award for best article, in 1984, Res Gestae, monthly publication of the Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Monthly: Best Civil Litigator in Indianapolis, 1986
  • Listed in Who’s Who, Indianapolis Business Journal, 1993
  • Martindale Hubbell listing "AV," highest possible rating

Memberships

  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (President: 1990)
  • International Society of Barristers (Fellow, one of 17 members from Indiana)
  • American Trial Lawyers Association 1988 – 1990 (State Delegate)
  • Indiana University Law School Alumni (Board of Directors)
  • Association: Bloomington, Indiana (1988-1992)
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (Faculty member)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Past Vice President: Indiana Chapter)
  • Indiana College of Fellows (Approximately 30 members statewide)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Written Publications Committee for the ISBA monthly magazine, Res Gestae, (1985 – 1992)
  • American Bar Association (Legislative Committee representative from Indiana for Civil Litigation)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (1981 – )
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • American Judicature Society
  • National Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association
  • Written publications and literary work

Author

  • "Trial Report: Defending a Celebrity in a Breach of Employment Contract Case", 37 Am Jur Trials, 597 to 638, 1988.
  • "Indiana’s Comparative Fault Act", 1984 Res Gestae award for most outstanding article published in the Indiana State Bar Association’s monthly magazine
  • "Is Product Liability Reform Necessary?", Res Gestae, June 1991
  • "The Contingent Fee System Under Attack"
  • "Frivolous Litigation And Obdurate Behavior: A Plaintiff’s Perspective"
  • "Alleviating Congested Court Dockets Through The Use Of Accelerated Dispute Resolution"
  • "The Role Of Professional Courtesy Among Litigators"
  • The Indiana Lawyer, a bi-weekly publication
  • "Handling A Negligent Hiring and Retention Case", Trial Diplomacy Journal, Spring 1986
  • "How to Defend a Celebrity in a Breach of Services Contract Case", Trial Diplomacy Journal, Spring 1987
  • "Principles of Opening Statement & Final Argument; View From the Plaintiff", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Manual; Personal Injury Trials In Indiana, 1981
  • "Sample Cross Examination of Defendant’s Expert in Soft Tissue Damage and/or Herniated Disc Case; Hypothetical Fact Statement – Suspected Herniated Disc; Hypothetical Fact Statement/Brain Damage Case", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Manual; Proof Of Injury & Damages in Personal Injury Litigation, 1982
  • "Punitive Damages In Indiana", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Manual; Tort Litigation and Automobile Accident Reconstruction With Trial Demonstration, 1983
  • "Overview and Analysis of Comparative Fault in Indiana", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Manual; Indiana Comparative Fault Act, 1984
  • "Tactics, Strategy & Overview of Representing the Elderly Plaintiff; The Plaintiff With Pre-Existing or Subsequent Injuries", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Manual; Proving Damages: How To Try The Case, 1984
  • "Processing The Case From Acceptance To Settlement, From the Plaintiff’s View", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Manual; Strategies for Representing the Routine Negligence Case, 1984
  • "Practicing Tort Law Under Indiana’s Comparative Fault Statute & New Guest Act", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Manual; Indiana Law Update, 1985
  • "Cross Examination of Defendant’s Expert in Soft Tissue Damage and/or Herniated Disc Case", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Manual; Litigation of Injuries & Diseases of the Head & Neck, 1986
  • "General Principles of Cross Examination From the Plaintiff’s Perspective, Preparation for Cross Exam, Specific Cross Exam Techniques", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Manual; Winning With Effective Cross Examination, 1986
  • "Comparative Negligence in Indiana", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Manual; Practicing Comparative Fault, 1987
  • "General Principles of Cross Examination From The Plaintiff’s Perspective, Preparation for Cross Exam, Specific Cross Exam Techniques", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Manual; Civil Litigation Strategies and Trial Tactics, 1990
  • "Defusing The Attack On Punitive Damages And The Civil Justice System," The Aldelphia Law Journal, Volume 8, Indiana University School of Law At Bloomington, 1992
  • "The Criminal Justice System And The Need For Reform", The Indiana Lawyer, August 11-24, 1993

Co-author

  • Co-Author: "Indiana Automobile Torts Digest", 3 Volumes, The Michie Company, 1990
  • Contributing author
  • Contributing Author, "Dram Shop Liability in Indiana: Analysis of Ashlock v. Norris and the New Civil Statute" Indiana Law Review, Vol. 19 No. 1, 1986
  • Contributing Author: "Preparing & Presenting Medical Evidence in a Personal Injury Case", Masters of Trial Practice, Wiley Law, 1988
  • Contributing Author, "Negligent Hiring and Retention of An Employee", 29 Am Jur Trials 267-480, 1982

Lecturer and speaker

Guest lecturer, Civil Litigation, Indiana University, 1973-1978.

Educator

  • Participated on the faculty of the Ann Arbor Advocacy Institute at the University of Michigan Law School 1983, 1985, and 1987
  • 8/77 Faculty
    Indianapolis Bar Association Mini-Seminar
    Voir Dire
    "Voir Dire by Plaintiffs in Tort Cases"
  • 2/81 Faculty
    Indianapolis Bar Association Mini Seminar
    Nuts and Bolts of a Lawsuit
  • 9/81 Faculty
    ICLEF
    Personal Injury Trials in Indiana
    "Principles of Opening Statement and Final Argument
    – View from the Plaintiff"
  • 6/82 Chairman
    ICLEF
    Proof of Injury & Damages in Personal Injury
    Litigation With Trial Demonstration
  • 7/82 Faculty
    ITLA
    Basic Trial Advocacy Seminar
    "Voir Dire and Opening Statement"
  • 5/83 Faculty
    34th Annual Advocacy Institute – Ann Arbor
    Wrongful Death of a Spouse
    "Comparative Cross Examination of Defendant’s
    Physician Expert"; "Closing Argument; Plaintiff’s
    Rebuttal"
  • 5/83 Teacher
    ICLEF
    Trial Advocacy Skills Workshop
  • 6/83 Co-Chairman/Faculty
    ICLEF
    Tort Litigation and Automobile Accident Reconstruction
    With Trial Demonstration
    "Punitive Damages: Preparation and Trial Strategy"
  • 2/84 Faculty
  • 3/84 ICLEF
    A Legal Institute in Montego Bay, Jamaica
    Indiana’s New Comparative Negligence Law
  • 3/84 Chairman/Faculty
    ICLEF
    Indiana’s Comparative Fault Act
    "Strategic Consideration for the Advocate Under
    Comparative Negligence – Plaintiff’s Perspective"
  • 5/84 Teacher
    ICLEF
    Trial Advocacy Skills Workshop
  • 5/84 Chairman
    ICLEF
    Indiana’s Comparative Fault Act
  • 9/84 Faculty
    ITLA
    Impact of Comparative Fault & Repeal of the Guest
    Statute on Automobile Liability Cases
    "Overview of Indiana’s Comparative Negligence Statute"
  • 10/84 Faculty
    ICLEF
    Strategies for Representing The Routine Negligence
    Case
    "Initiation of the Case"
  • 11/84 Faculty
    Livingston Dildine Haynie & Yoder
    Comparative Fault Seminar
    "Comparative Fault – A Plaintiff’s Perspective"
  • 11/84 Chairman
    ITLA 20th Annual Institute
  • 2/85 Faculty
    ICLEF
    Strategies for Representing The Negligence Case
    "Processing the Case From Acceptance to Settlement –
    Plaintiff"
  • 4/85 Faculty
    ICLEF
    Indiana Law Update
    "Practicing Comparative Fault"
  • 5/85 Faculty
    36th Annual Advocacy Institute – Ann Arbor
    The Product Liability Case Involving the Brain
    Damaged Child
    "Direct Examination of Plaintiff, Carol Freeman
    Comparative Cross Examination of Defendant, Sarah Wade"
  • 1/86 Guest Speaker
    Indiana Adjusters Association
    "Opening Statement"
  • 4/86 Faculty
    ICLEF
    Jury Selection and the Visual Trial
  • 5/86 Teacher
    Trial Advocacy Skills Workshop
    ICLEF
  • 6/86 Faculty
    ICLEF
    Litigation of Injuries & Diseases of the Head and Neck
    "Cross Examination of Expert Witness in a Neck
    Injury Case"
  • 9/86 Faculty
    ICLEF
    Practical Approaches to Cross Examination – Winning
    With Effective Cross Examination
    "General Principles of Cross Examination From the
    Plaintiff’s Perspective" – Trial Demonstration:
    Cross Examination of Expert Witness
  • l0/86 Faculty
    Michigan ICLE, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Advanced Trial Advocacy Skills Workshop
    October 22-25, 1986
    12/86 Faculty
    ITLA 22nd Annual Institute
    Legislative Update
    "Insurance Crisis"
  • 5/87 Faculty
    38th Annual Advocacy Institute – Ann Arbor
    Developing and Defending Wrongful Discharge Litigation
    "Trial Demonstration: Comparative Cross Examination
    of Defendant Auto Dealer"
  • 9/87 Chairman/Faculty
    ICLEF
    Practicing Comparative Fault
    "Introduction to the Indiana Comparative Fault Act"
  • 12/87 Moderator
    ITLA 23rd Annual Institute
    Comparative Fault
  • 10/87 Practitioner In Residency; Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, guest lecturer; one week of classes to law students.
  • 5/88 Faculty
    ICLEF
    Products Liability Update
    "The Effect of Comparative Fault on Products
    Liability Litigation"
  • 10/88 Guest Lecturer
    Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    Practitioner in Residency, l week
  • 12/88 Chairman
    ITLA 24th Annual Institute
    A Mock Trial
    From Voir Dire to Verdict
  • 6/90 Chairman
    ICLEF
    Civil Litigation Strategies & Trial Tactics
    "General Principles of Cross Examination from the
    Plaintiff’s Perspective"
  • 10/90 Faculty
    Indiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting/Seminar
    Proving Damages: How To Try The Case
  • 08-29-91 Faculty
    Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum seminar, One Man Program, "Litigation Techniques & Practice Pointers"
  • 09-20-91 Faculty
    "Comparative Fault Update", Bloomington Law School in conjunction with Law Day
  • 06-12-92 Faculty
    The American Board of Trial Advocates
    The Masters In Trial, Trial Demonstration
    "Direct And Cross-Examination Techniques Of Defendant"
  • 08-13-92 Faculty
    National Education Network
    Seminar
    "Winning In Court"
    Cross Examination principles
  • 1992 Chairman
    David Letterman Match Challenge Committee
  • 10-22-93 Faculty/Chairman
    and "Advanced Litigation Symposium"
    10-23-93 Brown County
  • 07-19-94 "An Evening with The Judges"
    Moderator
    ICLEF

Miscellaneous

1988 Campaign co-chairman of the Jewish Federation fundraising campaign