Overview

Tonya J. Bond advises and represents businesses, individuals, local governments, and nonprofit organizations. She litigates a wide variety of complex matters for both plaintiffs and defendants including commercial transactions, insurance recovery for policyholders, employment issues, wrongful death, and premises and products liability cases. In addition to litigation, Tonya practices appellate work at both the state and federal levels. She also serves as General Counsel for the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association.

Tonya is actively involved in the legal community, serving the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) Committee, the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society, and the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (Indiana CLEO) Advisory Committee. She also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member at IUPUI Kelley School of Business where she teaches Business Law.

Awards

  • 2014-2017 – Indiana Super Lawyers – Business Litigation
  • 2013-2017 – Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014-2017 – Martindale-Hubble AV® Preeminent TM Peer Review Rated
  • 2011-2017 – Associate Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • 2010-2013 – Indiana Super Lawyers – Rising Star – Insurance Coverage
  • 2012 – Indiana State Bar Association Leadership Development Academy
  • 2009 – Indiana Lawyer’s Up and Coming Lawyer Award

Education

  • J.D., 2004, Indiana University Indianapolis, Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • B.A., 2000, Indiana University, Indianapolis

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana, 2004
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2004
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2011
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2016
Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association Board of Governors (2013-2015)
  • Chair, Professional Legal Education, Admission & Development (PLEADS) Council of the Indiana State Bar Association (Secretary 2014-2015)
  • Vice Chair, Leadership Development Academy Committee (2016-2017), Indiana State Bar Association; Board Member (2013-2016)
  • Board Member, Indianapolis Legal Aid Society
  • Secretary, Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) Committee (2016), Board Member (2004-2012)
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association 2007 Annual Meeting Planning Committee
  • Barrister, Indianapolis American Inn of Court
  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association

Community Affiliations

  • Member, Indiana University, McKinney School of Law Alumni Board
  • Former Member, Lawrence Township School Council Legislative Committee (Co-Chair, 2009)
  • Former Board Member, Child Advocates (2006-2007)
  • Volunteer, Child Advocates (2000-2007)
Articles & Events

2011  |  Publication

Contributing Author to Insurance Coverage Chapter, The Meth Solution: How to Eliminate Meth Residue in Homes, Donetta J. Held, How to Publishers (2011)

2009  |  Speaking Engagement

Speaker “Insurance Coverage: It Pays When You Get It, But Can Cost You When You Don’t,” Indianapolis Bar Association

2007  |  Publication

Author and Speaker, “Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Indiana,” National Business Institute

2003  |  Publication

Author, International Criminal Court: Better than Nuremburg?, note, 14 Ind. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. (2003)

Many speaking engagements on behalf of JLAP

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