Trial Tactics


Charles Smith

Charley Smith has represented numerous entities, including insurers, governmental entities and corporations, in state and federal court. He practices in the areas of insurance coverage, real estate and construction matters, trucking liability and personal injury actions, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death matters. Mr. Smith is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, serving on the Litigation Section’s executive committee, having chaired the committee in 2017. Mr. Smith has presented at continuing education seminars on premises liability, use of experts at trial, determining damages, mediation strategy, and third-party liability. Mr. Smith is an active member of Cross & Crown Lutheran Church, serves as a volunteer and volunteer recruiter for Second Helpings, and as a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana’s Big Growth team. Mr. Smith is an avid reader, cyclist, triathlete, and masters swimmer. Mr. Smith has testified at the Indiana State Senate in opposition to a proposed amendment to Indiana’s Comparative Fault Act that had the potential to drastically increase the exposure defendants in personal injury cases faced.