Richard Hailey

Ramey & Hailey
PO Box 40849
Indianapolis, IN 46240
(317) 582-0000

Richard D. Hailey possesses more than 35 years of legal experience, and currently handles a wide variety of complex personal injury cases. Among the most respected trial attorneys in the nation, Mr. Hailey is a former president of the American Association for Justice, formerly the American Trial Lawyers of America, one of the country's largest association of attorneys committed to ensuring anyone can obtain justice in America's courtrooms.

Mr. Hailey has been invited to give presentations on legal issues to law schools and professional organizations throughout the United States. His legal expertise and skill as a trial lawyer have earned him an exceptional reputation outside of the legal community; he has appeared on such national media outlets as 60 Minutes and National Public Radio, and regularly testifies in front of state and federal hearings regarding the merits of various proposed legislation. Mr. Hailey is actively involved with several international trial lawyer associations, including the Australian Trial Lawyers. In 2000, Mr. Hailey traveled to South Africa to assist in the initial formation of the South African Trial Lawyers Association, which was the first organized bar in South Africa after it approved its new constitution under President Mandela. His local community involvement includes serving on the board of numerous non-profit organizations, including the Board of Trustees at Butler University.


U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Tax Court


L.L.M. International Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 1983
J.D., Indiana University Law School, 1974
B.A., Butler University

Elected Positions

Board of Directors, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (1988-present)
President, American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), 1997-1998
Co-Chair, Organization and Review Committee, American Association for Justice, 1992
ALI Liason Committee for the Restatement of Torts (3rd), 1995
Keyperson Committee, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1989-1990
ATLA National College of Advocacy Faculty Training, ATLA Basic and Advanced Colleges and Seminars Committee, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1989-1990
Indiana Supreme Court Rules of Evidence Committee, 1992
Elections Committee, American Association for Justice, 1989-1990
Vice-Chair, Minority and Women Attorneys' Outreach Committee, American Association for Justice, 1989-1990
Ambassadors Committee, American Association for Justice, 1989-1990
Keyperson Committee, American Association for Justice, 1987-1988
Section Chair, National Air Bag & Seat Belt Litigation, American Association for Justice, 1986-1987
Vice-President, Indiana Council On World Affairs (1986-1987)
President, Marion County Bar Association (1984)

Professional and Civic Awards

Kentucky Colonel - Appointed by Governor, State of Kentucky, 1995
Sagamore of the Wabash - Appointed by Governor Frank O'Bannon, State of Indiana, 1997
Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year - State of Ohio, 1997
Outstanding Butler Alumni Award - Butler University, 1998
Melvin Belli Trial Lawyer of the Year - Awarded by the Melvin Belli Society, 1998
Best Lawyers in America, 1998, 1999, 2001
Best Lawyers in Indianapolis, 2001
Mayor's Key to the City - Awarded by Mayor - Birmingham, Alabama, 1999
Proclamation of Richard D. Hailey Day - Awarded by Washington D.C. City Council, July 1998
Marion County and Indianapolis Bar Association, Pro Bono Service Award, 1999
Marion County Pro Bono Charter Member, more than 20 years
Board Positions and Trusteeships
Butler University Board of Trustees - Appointed May 2000
Indiana University - Indianapolis Law School Board of Visitors - Appointed 2000
Aspen Arts Council - Appointed 1997
Board of Directors, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice - Appointed 1999
Trustee, Roscoe Pound Foundation - Appointed 1994
Association of Trial Lawyers of America Foundation Trustee - Appointed 1998
Richard D. Hailey Endowment (Established 1999)
Board of Directors of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association - Appointed 1988