Carol Nemeth Joven

Member

Overview:

Carol Nemeth Joven has extensive experience as a litigator, having tried cases and argued appeals in state and federal courts. Her current practice focuses on plaintiffs’ complex civil litigation, including antitrust and other business disputes, professional malpractice, civil rights, and personal injury.

Carol formerly served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General of Indiana, where she represented the state, its agencies and employees in trial and appellate litigation, including over two hundred appeals. Carol also previously served as a Judicial Law Clerk for Judge John Baker of the Indiana Court of Appeals. Carol graduated cum laude from Indiana University School of Law where she was the recipient of several honors, including the American Jurisprudence Award for Civil Procedure.

Carol is actively involved in the Indianapolis Bar Association, currently serving as the Chair of the Appellate Practice Section and the Chair of that section’s CLE Committee and Amicus Committee. She has presented  at continuing legal education seminars on topics including ethics and appeals. Carol was awarded an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which designates the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards by that organization.

 

Education

  • J.D. cum laude, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington
  • B.A. – Economics with high distinction, Indiana University
  • Certificate, Liberal Arts & Management Program, Indiana University

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1994
  • Ohio, 1995 (license inactive)
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2003
  • United States Supreme Court, 2012

Community

  • Board of Directors – Lawrence Summer Kids Camp
  • St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church

Publications

  • Jana K. Strain and Carol A. Nemeth, Recent Developments in Indiana Tort Law, 39 IND. L. REV. 1289 (2006)
  • Jana K. Strain and Carol A. Nemeth, Recent Developments in Indiana Tort Law, 38 IND. L. REV. 1379 (2005)
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Representative Cases

  • Zukerman v. Montgomery, 945 N.E.2d 813 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011)Represented real estate investor in dispute with business partner; obtained reversal of trial court ruling that erroneously enforced a settlement contract, the terms of which were not reasonably certainOther Legal Malpractice Cases—Represented numerous other individual and corporate defendants on legal malpractice claims that have resulted in confidential settlements
  • Clary v. Lite Machines Corp., 850 N.E.2d 423 (Ind. Ct. App. 2006)Represented plaintiff in legal malpractice case, resulting in jury verdict of $3.6 million, affirmed on appeal
  • Other Legal Malpractice Cases—Represented numerous other individual and corporate defendants on legal malpractice claims that have resulted in confidential settlements
  • Wine & Canvas v. Muylle— Represented defendant/counterclaimant in trademark infringement case and obtained jury verdict of $270,000 for abuse of process by plaintiff and no liability on plaintiff’s trademark claims
  • Wabash Center v. Accounting Firm —Represented nonprofit agency in accounting malpractice claim; after lengthy litigation, matter was settled for confidential amount
  • Armour v. City of Indianapolis, 132 S.Ct. 2073 (2012)Represented plaintiff homeowners in Section 1983 claim against the City of Indianapolis for violating Equal Protection Clause with respect to unequal forgiveness of sewer assessment
  • Arlton v. Schraut. 936 N.E.2d 831 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010)Represented plaintiff in medical malpractice case; after obtaining appellate reversal of initial trial court decision, obtained settlement of over $1,000,000
  • Hubbard v. Tomlinson, 747 N.E. 2d 69 (Ind. Ct. App. 2001)Represented accountants and persuaded appellate court that accountants were entitled to summary judgment where shareholder’s claim should have been brought as a derivative action
  • Spears v. Brennan, 745 N.E. 2d 862 (Ind. Ct. App. 2001) 
  • Taylor v. Duke, 713 N.E.2d 877 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999)Represented trucking company and driver and won summary judgment in their favor where they owed a limited duty to a trespasser
  • Marten v. Swain, 601 Fed. Appx. 446, 2015 U.S. App. Lexis 2787 (7th Cir Ind. 2015)
  • Gumwood HP Shopping Partners, L.P., v. Simon Property Group, INC., Price Waicukauski Joven & Catlin, LLC is proud to represent Gumwood in the fight for fair competition against Simon Property Group.
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