Fred Schultz

Fred Schultz

Partner
Location:
Bloomington, Indiana
Phone:
812-336-4357
Fax:
812-336-5615
Email:

Fred is a graduate of Indiana University School of Law.  He began his legal career as a deputy prosecuting attorney with the Greene County Prosecutor's Office from 1996 to 1998.  He joined Nunn & Greene Law Office as an associate attorney until he left in May of 2005 to form the law firm of Greene & Schultz with Betsy Greene.  Fred has tried numerous jury trials in both State and Federal Courts in Indiana, and has written and spoken at a number of Continuing Legal Education programs, both in Indiana and across the country.

During his career as a trial lawyer, Fred has received numerous awards and recognitions.  He has received the top award for a lawyer in practice less than ten years from both the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and the Association for Justice, the Max Goodwin Award from ITLA, and the F. Scott Baldwin Award from the American Association for Justice.  He is also a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College.

Fred has been named a Super Lawyer for every year since 2008 and continuing through 2017 by Law & Politics Magazine, and the publishers of Indianapolis Monthly.  The Super Lawyer award is given out only after an extensive peer review and screening process of all the lawyers in Indiana and is bestowed upon those attorneys who are considered to be among the top five percent of all lawyers in Indiana.  He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013.  

Fred is frequently asked to serve in leadership positions in the various organizations which he is involved.  Fred has served as president of the Monroe County Bar Association, chairperson of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Annual Institute, co-chaired ITLA's Professional Responsibility Seminar, and has been asked to speak several times at the Annual Convention for the American Association for Justice.  He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association.  He is also active in leadership in the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), where he has served on the Board of Directors since 2004 and the Executive Committee since 2011.  Fred currently serves as the Treasurer of ITLA.  He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, where he is a past member of the Board of Governors, and still serves on several committees.  Fred is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and is board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Tort Law
  • Products Liability
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Dog Bites
  • Head Injury
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1982
  • Illinois, 2014
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court District of Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1996
  • Butler University
    • B.S. - 1992
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Economics
  • Trial Lawyer College - 2012

Classes/Seminars

  • Co-chaired ITLA’s Professional Responsibility Seminar - 2010, 2012 and 2014
  • Speaker, Annual Convention for the American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Speaker/Chair for ICLEF personal injury and tort law
  • Chairperson of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Annual Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Max Goodwin, 2005 - Present
  • American Association for Justice F. Scott Baldwin Award, 2005 - Present
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Received the top award for a lawyer in practice less than ten years from both the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice
  • Super Lawyer every year since 2008 by Law & Politics Magazine, and the publishers of Indianapolis Monthly

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Monroe County State Bar Association, Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Directors (2004 – present) , Executive Committee (2011 – present)
  • Trial Lawyers of America, Associate
  • American Board, Trial Advocate
  • Board of Directors for the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • State Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, Prosecuting Attorney, 1996 - 1998