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Robert Thomas Bodkin, American lawyer. Bar: Indiana 1973, United States District Court (southern district) Indiana 1973, United States District Court (northern district) Indiana 1975, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1974, United States Supreme Court 1977; diplomate Indiana Defense Trial Counsel. Fellow Indiana Bar Foundation, 1983.


Bodkin, Robert Thomas was born on January 26, 1945 in Anderson, Indiana, United States. Son of Robert G. and Marggie Jean (Whelchel) Bodkin.


Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1967. Juris Doctor, Indiana University, Indianapolis, 1973.


Worked at Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald and Hahn (Evansville, Indiana) specializing in General Civil Practice. Litigation in State and Federal Courts. Corporation, Utility, Insurance, Negligence and Products Liability, Admiralty, Banking, Commercial, Real Estate, Oil and Gas and Mining, Probate and Estate Planning and Administration, Hospital and Medical, Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization, Creditors Rights, Pension and Profit Sharing, Workers Compensation, Labor and Employment Discrimination Law, Municipal Law.

Admitted to the bar, 1973, Indiana. Note and Comment Editor, Indiana Law Review, 1972-1973. Law Clerk, United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1973-1975.

Town Attorney, Town of Newburgh, Indiana, 1984—. Warrick County Attorney, 1994—. City Attorney, City of Boonville, Indiana, 1988-1991.

Member: Evansville, Indiana State and American Bar Associations. Bar Association of the Seventh Federal Circuit. Defense Research Institute.

Indiana Defense Lawyers Association (Director, 1981-1984. Secretary, 1983); Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association (Director, 1986-1988). Fellow: Indiana Bar Foundation.

Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald and Hahn was founded in 1959 by four members of a long established Evansville law firm. From maintaining just a few small offices in the Hulman Building at Fourth and Sycamore Streets, the partnership has grown to occupy over three floors of the Hulman Building and is supported by a large staff of associate attorneys, paralegals, secretaries and bookkeepers. State-of-the-art computers, word processors and telecommunications equipment combine with one of the finest law libraries in the tri-state to enable Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald and Hahn to meet the ever expanding needs of its regional clients.


Board directors Evansville Dance Theatre, 1983, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, 1983-1985. Trustee Evansville Day School, 1983-1986. Chairman board St. Mary's Warrick Hospital Found.

Citizens advisory council Indiana School Medicine. Vice president, board directors Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Alzheimer's Association. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers.

Member American Bar Association, International Association Defense Counsel, Association Defense Trial Attorneys, Defense Research Institute, Indiana Bar Association, Evansville Bar Association, Bar Association 7th Federal Circuit, Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association (board directors since 1986), Defense Trial Counsel Indiana (director 1999-1902, treasurer 2003-2004, vice president 2005, president-electrical 2006), Indiana Defense Trial Counsel.


Married Penny Ann Nichols, June 17, 1967. Children: Beth Ann, Bryan Thomas.