Louis Buddy Yosha
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.
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.
Louis Buddy Yosha, born Indianapolis, Indiana, August 25, 1937
- University of Alabama and Indiana University, B.A., 1960
- University of Southern California and Indiana University, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1963
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
- 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
- "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: "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.
1988 Campaign co-chairman of the Jewish Federation fundraising campaign