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Tonya J. Bond advises and represents businesses, individuals, local governments, and nonprofit organizations.   She also serves as General Counsel for the Indiana Sheriffs' Association.  She litigates a wide variety of complex matters including commercial transactions, insurance recovery, employment issues, wrongful death, and premises and products liability cases.  Tonya has been successful in obtaining coverage for unusual insurance claims, including securing coverage for the cleanup of toxic methamphetamine operations.  She also has recovered attorney fees against an adversary for failure to comply with Indiana’s alternative dispute resolution rules—another difficult claim to win. In addition to litigation, Tonya practices appellate work at both the state and federal levels. 


Tonya has received numerous awards from outside organizations.  After being named to the Indiana Rising Star list by Super Lawyers® each year from 2010 through 2013, her yearly listing in Indiana’s Super Lawyers® began in 2014.  She has been included on the Best Lawyers in America® list since 2013 and has been Martindale-Hubble AV® Preeminent TM Peer Review Rated since 2014.  Tonya has been an Associate Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a Trial Lawyers Honorary Society since 2011, and The Indiana Lawyer named Tonya as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” in 2009. 


 Tonya is actively involved in the legal community.  She was appointed to a three-year term to the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (Indiana CLEO) Advisory Committee in 2016.  She is the Vice Chair of the Indiana State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Leadership Development Academy (LDA).  Tonya also has served on the Board of Governors for the ISBA as well as the Chair for ISBA’s Professional Legal Education, Admission & Development (PLEADS) Council.  She has served several appointments on the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) Committee , where she currently serves as Secretary, and she has been a JLAP volunteer since 2004.  Tonya also has been a long-time Board Member for the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society, which assists around 8,000 economically disadvantaged clients each year with civil legal issues.

 She received her B.A. degree from Indiana University-Indianapolis in 2000 and her J.D. from Indiana University Indianapolis - Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2004. 


Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Complex Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Business Services

Publications & Speaking Engagements

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)
 

Associations & Memberships

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) 

Member, Leadership Development Academy Committee, Indiana State Bar Association

Member, Indiana State Bar Association 2007 Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Barrister, Indianapolis American Inn of Court

Member, Indianapolis Law Club

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Indianapolis Bar Association

Honors

2017   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Business Litigation 
 
2016   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2016   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Business Litigation
 
2016   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2015   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Insurance Coverage
 
2015   Selected for inclusion in Top 25 Women Super Lawyers -- Indiana
 
2015   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2014   Martindale-Hubble AV® Preeminent TM Peer Review Rated
 
2014   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2014   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Insurance Coverage
 
2013   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2013   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Rising Stars -- Insurance Coverage

 
2012  

Selected for inclusion in Indiana Rising Stars -- Insurance Coverage.


 
2012   Selected by the Indiana State Bar Association as 1 of only 25 participants in its inaugural Leadership Development Academy.
 
2011   Selected as an Associate Fellow, by the Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
 
2011   Named in Indiana Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Insurance Coverage


 
2010  

Named in Indiana Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Insurance Coverage.


 
2009   Recipient of the Indiana Lawyer's Up and Coming Lawyer Award
 
2003   Editor-in-Chief, Indiana International & Comparative Law Review
 
2001   Fellow, Indiana Conference for Legal Opportunity (ICLEO)
 

Employment History

January 2013 - Present  Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

2007 - 2012  Associate, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

2004-2007  Associate, Ice Miller

2002-2004  Law Clerk, Ice Miller

Volunteer Activities

Member, Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) Alumni Engagement Committee

Board Member, Indianapolis Legal Aid Society

Secretary, Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) Committee (2016), Board Member (2004-2012)

Former Member, Lawrence Township School Council Legislative Committee (Co-Chair, 2009)

Former Board Member, Child Advocates (2006-2007)

Volunteer, Child Advocates (2000-2007)

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Complex Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Business Services
  • Appellate

Publications & Speaking Engagements

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)
 

Associations & Memberships

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) 

Member, Leadership Development Academy Committee, Indiana State Bar Association

Member, Indiana State Bar Association 2007 Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Barrister, Indianapolis American Inn of Court

Member, Indianapolis Law Club

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Indianapolis Bar Association

Honors

2017   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Business Litigation 
 
2016   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2016   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Business Litigation
 
2016   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2015   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Insurance Coverage
 
2015   Selected for inclusion in Top 25 Women Super Lawyers -- Indiana
 
2015   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2014   Martindale-Hubble AV® Preeminent TM Peer Review Rated
 
2014   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2014   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers -- Insurance Coverage
 
2013   Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
 
2013   Selected for inclusion in Indiana Rising Stars -- Insurance Coverage

 
2012  

Selected for inclusion in Indiana Rising Stars -- Insurance Coverage.


 
2012   Selected by the Indiana State Bar Association as 1 of only 25 participants in its inaugural Leadership Development Academy.
 
2011   Selected as an Associate Fellow, by the Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
 
2011   Named in Indiana Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Insurance Coverage


 
2010  

Named in Indiana Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Insurance Coverage.


 
2009   Recipient of the Indiana Lawyer's Up and Coming Lawyer Award
 
2003   Editor-in-Chief, Indiana International & Comparative Law Review
 
2001   Fellow, Indiana Conference for Legal Opportunity (ICLEO)
 

Employment History

January 2013 - Present  Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

2007 - 2012  Associate, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

2004-2007  Associate, Ice Miller

2002-2004  Law Clerk, Ice Miller


Volunteer Activities

Member, Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) Alumni Engagement Committee

Board Member, Indianapolis Legal Aid Society

Secretary, Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) Committee (2016), Board Member (2004-2012)

Former Member, Lawrence Township School Council Legislative Committee (Co-Chair, 2009)

Former Board Member, Child Advocates (2006-2007)

Volunteer, Child Advocates (2000-2007)


Client Alerts

March 21, 2017   Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP tops 2017 Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine list with the most lawyers named in the Insurance and Environmental categories
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August 17, 2016   Twelve PSRB Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
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February 16, 2016   Eighteen PSRB Attorneys Selected for Inclusion on the 2016 Indiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
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August 18, 2015   Thirteen PSRB Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
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July 15, 2015   Court Finds Criminal Acts Exclusion Does Not Bar Landlord's Coverage for Methamphetamine Contamination by Tenant
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February 27, 2015   Two-Thirds of PSRB Lawyers are Super Lawyers
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August 18, 2014   Plews Shadley Racher & Braun attorneys named Best Lawyers in America
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February 14, 2014   20 Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP attorneys have been recognized for their professional accomplishments as lawyers
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October 21, 2013   PSRB Partner Elected to ISBA Board of Governors
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August 15, 2013   PSRB Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America®
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April 11, 2013   Marion Circuit Court Awards Summary Judgment in PSRB Meth Case
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
February 13, 2013   More Than One-Third of PSRB Lawyers Chosen for Top Honors
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
January 1, 2013   Tonya Bond Named New Partner
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
November 29, 2012   ISBA Leadership Development Academy honors Chief Justice Shepard
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
February 16, 2012   16 PSRB Attorneys Recognized by Indiana Super Lawyers and Indiana Rising Stars for 2012
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
December 14, 2011   Tonya Bond and Todd Relue Selected for ISBA’s Leadership Development Academy
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
May 12, 2011   Court Invalidates Medical Review Panel Opinion Regarding Nurse Panel Member's Medical Causation Opinion
By George M. Plews and Tonya J. Bond
 
February 11, 2011   12 PSRB Attorneys Recognized by Indiana Super Lawyers and Indiana Rising Stars for 2011
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
September 16, 2010   US News & World Report Annual Ranking of Best Law Firms: Firm's Environmental and Insurance Practice Areas Ranked Tier 1
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
February 19, 2010   PSRB Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2010 Indiana Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition
By Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 
February 12, 2010   PSRB Assists in Meth Lab Cleanups
By Tonya Bond and Brianna Schroeder
 
 
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