Christopher D. Cody

Senior Partner

Phone: (317) 632-4402
Fax: (317) 632-5595

Chris is a Senior Partner with Hume Smith. Chris joined the firm in 2004. Since that time he has had the privilege of serving clients in Indiana’s state and federal courts. This representation has included jury and bench trials. Chris has also had the privilege of arguing before the Indiana Supreme Court and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on multiple occasions.

Chris has also dedicated part of his practice to volunteer representation of indigent clients before the United States District Court. In 2017, Chris had the honor of receiving the Pro Bono and Public Service Award from the Seventh Circuit Bar Association as well as recognition from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana for Outstanding Service to Indigent Litigants.

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • First and Third Party Insurance Litigation
  • Professional Liability Claims
  • Employment Litigation
  • Dram Shop Litigation
  • Civil Rights and Constitutional Torts
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Homeowners Liability Disputes


  • Wake Forest University, BA – 2000
  • IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D. - 2003

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Indiana, (2003)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Legal and Community Involvement:

  • Local Rules Committee, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • Member, McKinney-Shepard Indianapolis Inn of Court
  • Coach, Zionsville Youth Soccer Association

Honors and Awards:

  • Pro Bono and Public Service Award – Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Outstanding Service to Indigent Litigants – U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • Graduate of Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series
  • Indiana Super Lawyer (2016-2022)

Professional Associations:

  • Indianapolis Bar Association (IBA)
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Federal Bar Association

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