September 17, 2020

Marriage Dissolution

No one begins marriage with anything but the best of intentions, but it is often the case that marriages do not work out and it’s best for everyone to file for divorce. This blog post is to help educate you and guide you through how divorce is handled in the State of Indiana.       How is divorce filed and initiated in Indiana? First, marital law is specific state to state. Divorces are often the topic of conversation, pop culture, and even movies and books, but you need to keep in mind that the particularities and the specifics in divorce law varies wildly from state to state. The good news for those seeking a divorce is that Indiana is […]
September 10, 2020

Indiana Expungement

Under Indiana law you may qualify to have your criminal arrest records, conviction, and any other records associated with a criminal case expunged or sealed from public viewing. This can be a major help when it comes to improving your background for the purposes of employment, possessing a firearm, and voting.     Who qualifies for expungement under Indiana law? In Indiana most people, but not all are entitled to expungement with criminal conviction. All people with a criminal arrest that resulted in the case being dismissed or being found not guilty at trial are entitled to an expungement of records. There are of course some crimes and some people who are specifically not permitted to seek expungement. The laws […]
September 3, 2020

Shaken Baby Syndrome

The phrase Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) was coined in the 1970’s to explain instances in which minor children were discovered with symptoms of lethargy, irritability, and the failure to thrive. Police Officers were finding children who were “sick” and the explanations being given were less than compelling regarding the genesis of the condition. The explanation that gave rise to SBS was that a care giver had become frustrated with the victim’s crying and the child was picked up and shaken so violently that the brain inside the skull moved forcefully causing “traumatic” shearing which causes Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The upshot of the TBI is cognitive injury or even death that can be experienced by the alleged victim of a […]
August 27, 2020

Operating While Intoxicated

Operating While Intoxicated is a charge that can have severe consequences for any Hoosier driver. One can lose one’s liberty if so convicted. A minimum of a weekend in jail is a very typical sentence imposed upon a first time defendant convicted of an OWI. In addition, one can be expected to be placed on probation for 1 year and have their driver’s license suspended for 180 days. Caveat: There is a way for a defendant to legally drive during this suspension period. However, it does require that the attorney make a request for a “Special Driving Privilege” (“SDP”). This is an avenue that a defendant needs to explore with their lawyer ASAP. Conditions of probation are very standard and […]
August 20, 2020

Cauda Equina Syndrome

A rare but debilitating condition sometimes diagnosed is Cauda Equina Syndrome (“CES”), a neurologic disorder that can be devastating, limiting one’s ability to ambulate (walk unassisted); have control of one’s bladder; effectively have control of one’s bowels and suffer neuropathic pain in one’s back and/or legs. It occurs most frequently following a large central lumbar disc herniation, prolapse or sequestration. Some of the “red flag” symptoms are as follows: · Severe Low Back Pain · Sciatica (Often Bilateral, but sometimes absent, especially at L5/S1 with an interior sequestration · Saddle and/or Genital Sensory Disturbance · Bladder, Bowel and Sexual Dysfunction These symptoms are debilitating and limit a patient’s ability to carry out acts of daily living. CES can alter our […]
August 13, 2020

Arc-Flash Explosion

Our firm has had the experience of representing an individual who was injured in an Arc-Flash Explosion. In fact, he was burned over 97% of his body with 3rd degree burns…and lived! The event was quite horrifying in that it occurred in an electrical distribution center that was 6 feet wide by 25 feet long. It is not known for sure how the event occurred but it is speculated that a “tool” of some sort fell from above, lodging between two buss bars, causing the electrical arc to occur between the buss bars, resulting in the electrical arc igniting between the bars through the tool and connecting with the other buss bar. One of our experts surmised that temperatures during […]
August 6, 2020

Habitual Traffic Violator

Losing your license due to being a habitual traffic violator can be tough on you and your family. Luckily, it is also an offense that an experienced attorney may be able to help provide the relief you need.     What is a Habitual Traffic Violator? A habitual traffic violator is a criminal charge that comes about as a result not of the particular traffic offense but rather the cumulative effect of numerous traffic offenses. For this reason, an experienced attorney is often needed to review your criminal history to determine whether or not you actually meet the criteria set forth in the Indiana code to make you a habitual traffic offender. Having a suspended license is already tough, but […]
August 4, 2020

COVID-19: Update to Business Operations as of August 4, 2020

To Our Valued Clients and Future Clients: We want to thank you for your continued support and understanding. Our approach to contact you may be different from before, but we are working around the clock to provide the right solution for your case.   Use Our Consultation Form Online If you need assistance, you can call our office at 765-342-1047. We are fully staffed from 8 AM until 5 PM, Monday through Friday. You can also email our attorneys directly at their email addresses below:  John Boren:  Stephen Oliver:  Dale Coffey:  Glen Koch:  Kris Fuller:  Justin Boren:  Tonisha Jarrett: If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation, you can also fill […]
July 31, 2020

DUI in Indiana

Residents of central Indiana in Marion, Morgan, Johnson and other central Indiana counties routinely face operating while intoxicated offenses (DUI, OWI, or OVWI) charges in the Greenwood City Court. You may lose your license as a result of being charged with such crimes. The attorneys at Boren, Oliver, and Coffey can provide legal representation to not only adequately defend you in your criminal case, but also continue to allow you to drive.   What is a DUI, OVWI, or an OWI in Indiana? You might be asking yourself, “What qualifies as a DUI, OVWI, or OWI in Indiana?” In Indiana, “Operating While Intoxicated” refers to a person who has consumed alcohol or drugs while operating a vehicle. In some jurisdictions, […]
April 3, 2020

COVID-19: Update to Business Operations as of April 7, 2020

To Our Valued Clients and Future Clients: Thank you for your business and the opportunity to help you with your legal needs. We want to personally share this update with you on our efforts to keep our operations up and running safely during the COVID-19 outbreak. As you know, the events of the past days and weeks have been unprecedented, and our team continues to monitor and navigate this rapidly changing situation with the rest of the world. At Boren, Oliver & Coffey, LLP, we care deeply about doing what we can to keep our people and communities well- we are grounded in this intention, which makes difficult choices a little easier to make. Along with the safety of our […]
March 19, 2020
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Nursing Home Neglect: Directly Tied to the Misuse Of Our Tax Dollars

Since 2003, one billion to three billion tax dollars allocated to nursing homes didn’t make it to those nursing homes. Why not? Those who know aren’t telling, at least not yet. Nursing home abuse and neglect is a serious problem in the state of Indiana. Though the vast majority of healthcare providers are very caring, compassionate and dedicated to providing the best care they can for their patients, they are not in control of the funding to provide that care. The people that are in charge of providing that funding don’t want to share the information, instead saying that how they spend the money, our tax money, is a trade secret. And so, no matter how caring and compassionate nurses, […]
February 7, 2020
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Attorney Justin Boren Obtains Favorable Verdict in Attempted Murder Jury Trial

Boren, Oliver & Coffey, LLP congratulates attorney Justin Boren on his most recent verdict in the jury trial of the case State of Indiana v. Joshua Self. Joshua Self was charged with 9 counts: Count 1 Attempted Murder as a Level 1 Felony; Count 2 Criminal Confinement Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury as a Level 3 Felony; Count 3 Domestic Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury as a Level 5 Felony; Count 4 Domestic Battery with Bodily Injury to a Person Under 14 Years of Age as a Level 5 Felony; Count 5 Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child as a Level 6 Felony; Count 6 Strangulation as a Level 6 Felony; Count 7 Intimidation as a Level […]
December 9, 2019

Boren, Oliver & Coffey, LLP has been ranked as a top tier Indianapolis law firm in U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 “Best Law Firms.”

Our firm has been regionally ranked as a Tier 1 law firm representing plaintiffs in Personal Injury Litigation cases by U.S. News and World Report. The annual U.S. News and World Report “Best Law Firms” list has a rigorous selection process for ranking law firms that investigates each firm’s expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether a firm’s clients would refer others to the firm. We care deeply about our clients’ well-being and fight hard to acquire a just outcome for their personal injury cases. We are so proud and thankful to have received this prestigious ranking as recognition of those efforts and will continue to serve our region with distinction. For over 35 […]
October 18, 2019
I-69 Land Condemnation - Know Your Rights

INDOT I-69 Meeting

As the Interstate 69 project moves its way through south-central Indiana, properties in section six are in the process of being acquired by the State of Indiana. You, your friends, or a loved one may have a property that could be affected by the Interstate 69 project. The firm of Boren, Oliver & Coffey, LLP has represented individuals, businesses, farms, and non-profits to make sure that those impacted receive fair compensation for any land the government takes for the Interstate 69 project. INDOT has announced meetings to update residents about project developments on October 21, 22, and 24 of 2019. More information about those meetings can be found here Click Here to Learn More
April 24, 2019

Things To Think About Before You Choose Not To Hire A Business Law Attorney

If you own a business, you may be feeling uncertain as to whether you should hire a business law attorney. Maybe you are just getting it up and going, or you just aren’t sure you need a lawyer at all, so there is no need in retaining the services of a business law attorney. We understand that. Getting a business started is tough enough… you don’t need one more ball to juggle. However, at BOC, we like to tell people that luck favors the prepared. There are several questions that you will want to consider before you choose not to hire a business law team: Are you laying the right foundation? Is your business watertight? Are you willing to invest […]
March 22, 2019
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Why Your Small Business Needs a Business Attorney

You’ve probably heard it a thousand times. When you start a new business you need help from professionals in fields outside of your specialty. Most people recommend getting an accountant, a banker, and an attorney. These three professionals will set your business up for success, and without them, you’re leaving a new business at risk. While it’s not mandatory to enlist the help of an attorney to start your business, it does save time and thousands of dollars in potential legal issues should they arise. Building Your Business The first step in starting a business is to determine a business structure. The business entity you choose will have an impact on how you organize the company and how you will […]
March 14, 2019
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Common Medical Malpractice Questions and Answers

Personal injury is not a personal issue. When a person is the victim of a personal injury at the hands of a medical professional, this situation could impact countless other patients. If you think you have suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, you need to know the next steps, actions to avoid, and understand that you are not alone in a medical malpractice case with a strong and determined attorney at your side. How Do I Know If I Need A Medical Malpractice Attorney? The first step in understanding whether or not you have a medical malpractice case is to engage with an attorney. A skilled attorney can help you assess your case and outline what your next steps […]
February 26, 2019
I-69 Project

Current State of the Interstate 69 Project

Protecting the rights of homeowners affected by I-69 Project and Subsequent I-69 Condemnations The attorneys at Boren, Oliver, and Coffey, LLP have been keeping a close eye on the Indiana Interstate 69 project as it moves through the state. The project is designed to make traveling across the state faster, and safer for drivers. While the project has been met with varying reactions, we have, and continue to look out for the rights of Indiana residents who might be impacted by the project in one aspect or another. Many Hoosiers have already been approached in regard to their land being used as eminent domain to complete the project. Those impacted do have rights, and options in how they handle the […]
February 15, 2019
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Why did my social security disability claim get denied?

There are a number of reasons thousands of people are denied social security disability claims each and every year. When a claim is denied, many people think that is the end of the process for gaining the social security disability funds they need. Often, it takes a team of dedicated representatives to help represent the claim and gain the funds for those in need. We’ve outlined a few of the most common reasons for denial and how a team of attorneys on your side can help you gain the funds you need. Lack of Hard Medical Evidence One of the most common reasons for denial is lack of hard medical evidence. Even if you take good care in preserving and […]
February 7, 2019
Estate Planning and Administration

What Is Estate Planning and When Should I Do It?

Estate Planning Includes A Few Essential Components Did you know that roughly half of Americans don’t have a will, and even less than that have an estate plan? If you don’t have a plan in place, you aren’t alone, but it is important to make these arrangements sooner rather than later. Start by answering: What is a Will? What is a Trust? What is Medical Power of Attorney? What is a Living Will? Thinking about what will happen when we pass away isn’t something any of us particularly like thinking about, but it is extremely important for us and our loved ones to have a plan in place in case of such events. To protect your wishes and your family […]
November 1, 2018
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When Should I Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?

When a personal injury occurs, there is a lot the victim has to worry about personally and financially. Severe injuries result in medical attention, time away from work, and lost wages. While all of this is going on, and victims are working on regaining health, it’s often overwhelming to think about pursuing legal action in the midst of all the other stressful responsibilities. But with the right legal advice, it should actually alleviate some of these difficulties. So, when should you hire a personal injury lawyer? A lot of that depends on you, your case, and injuries, but if you’re considering legal representation, read through these tips for determining whether or not you need legal guidance on your side for […]
October 10, 2018
Indiana Interstate 69 Condemnation

What You Need To Know About Interstate 69 Condemnation

As the Interstate 69 project moves its way through south-central Indiana, properties in section six are in the process of being acquired by the State of Indiana. You, your friends, or a loved one may have a property that could be affected by the Interstate 69 project. The firm of Boren, Oliver & Coffey, LLP has represented individuals, businesses, farms, and non-profits to make sure that those impacted receive fair compensation for any land the government takes for the Interstate 69 project. Your home and property are among your most valuable assets, and the potential of that being taken by the state is frightening. Many people ask what their options are when it comes to land condemnation and how they […]
September 20, 2018
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Attorneys of Boren, Oliver & Coffey Secure $4,590,000 Verdict

Congratulations to Steve Oliver, Dale Coffey, and John Boren having secured a verdict of $4,590,000 their client in a recent personal injury case involving the wrongful death of their client in a tragic car accident in Morgan County. In August 2014, Boren, Oliver & Coffey’s client, a single mother with three children, was turning left onto Highway 37 to go north when a van hauling an Amish work crew and towing a trailer with a skid steer of approximately 10,000 pounds ran the red light at the intersection of Highway 37 and State Road 252. It was a foggy morning, and the driver of the van was unable to stop the van and trailer before they made impact with our […]
March 14, 2018
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Attorneys of Boren, Oliver & Coffey Reach Settlement for Alkire in Lawsuit Against MSD

October 19, 2017
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Attorney John Boren Represents Former Principal in Suit Against Superintendent Dr. Moore and Martinsville School Board

April 21, 2017
I-69 land condemnation cases


This is what you should know if your property is being taken. The State has finally released the final preferred routes for Section 6 of I-69. While these routes are still considered “preferred,” it is unlikely that the Indiana Department of Transportation will vary dramatically from the maps released on September 12, 2017. The current maps of Section 6 provide the likely footprint of the future route most of us will travel between Indianapolis and Bloomington. The links to the maps are below. If your home, business or property is designated as “Potential Relocations,” you may wonder what you should know now. Preferred Alternative (State Road 37) (as of September 12, 2017) Map 1: Indian Creek to Grand Valley Boulevard […]
April 5, 2017
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What to Consider Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

After being injured in an accident, you will need to find a competent and skilled attorney to represent you. Insurance companies are well represented by attorneys, and you should have the same if not better caliber of representation. When evaluating a law firm to take your case, here are few considerations to take into account. Trial Experience Most people want to avoid trial and settle their cases, but your threat to the insurance company is that if they do not make you a reasonable offer, then you will take your case to trial. To gain the most leverage during settlement negotiations you need to have a credible threat that you will have a skilled trial attorney representing you at trial. […]
March 14, 2017
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Tort Reform Bills – Stripping Citizens of Their Rights While Increasing Insurance Companies’ Profit

Laws Rushed Through Congress to Protect Corporations Congress is currently considering a number of bills that are an attack upon all citizens’ rights under the 7th Amendment, the right to trial by jury. The proposed legislation includes, “The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act”, “The Innocent Party Protection Act” and the “Protecting Access to Care Act”. The titles given these bills are meant to convey that they are helpful and necessary.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Every parent tries to teach their children the importance of being accountable. Indeed, personal responsibility, accepting responsibility for your conduct, is a core value held dear by all Americans. Yet in a brazen attempt to upend our nation’s laws that allow wrongdoers to be […]
March 6, 2017
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Uninsured or Underinsured Accidents

Accident Without Insurance The question often arises “What happens if I am involved in an accident that is no fault of mine, but the individual who strikes me has no insurance”? The fact of the matter is that you need to prepare for such an incident, because on many occasions people are operating on the roads in the State of Indiana with either no insurance or they are underinsured. Sometimes they have let their insurance lapse and there is no coverage. Or sometimes they do not have adequate coverage. This can happen because they have let their coverage lapse.  “A 100/300 policy that is typically written in the State of Indiana is not of adequate coverage so as to provide […]
November 9, 2016
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Insurance and Car Accidents

Insurance and Car Accidents After a car accident, one of the biggest concerns is how medical bills, lost wages, injuries, and damaged property will be paid for. Understanding what is and what is not protected under your insurance policy is crucial to make sure both you and your family have the coverage they need before an accident occurs. Boren, Oliver & Coffey, LLP is a personal injury law firm that has more than 35 years of experience representing clients throughout Indiana, and we have seen practically every type of insurance policy available. Here is what you need to know before you renew your insurance policy. Minimum Coverage in Indiana Unfortunately, minimum coverage in Indiana is $25,000. Boren, Oliver & Coffey, […]