Matthew L. Hinkle

Matthew L. Hinkle

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Carmel, IN

Coots Henke & Wheeler, P.C.
 | 255 East Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: 317-844-4693
Fax: 317-573-5385
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (40%),
  • Civil Rights (20%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Matt is licensed to practice in the Indiana and U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (summa cum laude).  Matt is a member of the American Bar Association and Indidana State Bar. He is a member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and the Defense Research Institute.

    Matt concentrates his practice in litigation in both federal and state courts. His litigation practice involves diverse areas of law including civil rights, employment disputes, general tort liability, governmental defense, police liability, premises liability, trucking accidents, real estate and zoning disputes. Matt has experience handling employment and school law matters including complex Title VII and Title IX claims. The subject matter of these proceedings has included diverse issues like sexual harassment, race discrimination, wrongful discharge, and retaliation claims. He has defended numerous governmental entities, police departments and police officers in cases involving false arrest and excessive force claims, police action shootings, police pursuits, and jail condition claims.

    Matt represents cities, towns, townships and counties throughout the State of Indiana and works closely with local municipal and government officials to defend their interests. He has counseled and provided seminar presentations to public officials, government employees and their insurers to educate them about State and Federal laws and specific legal issues that they may encounter in an effort to prevent disputes from arising.

    Matt is committed to representing his clients, not only in the trial courts, but also through the appellate process. He has argued cases before the United States Court of Appeals and the Indiana Supreme Court.

    Matt is a registered civil law mediator in the State of Indiana.

    About Matthew Hinkle

    Admitted: 1996, Indiana

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    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Sertoma Club and Knights of Columbus
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    Office Location for Matthew L. Hinkle

    255 East Carmel Drive
    Carmel, IN 46032

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    Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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