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Nick Deets

201 W. 103rd St., Suite 500
Indianapolis IN 46290
(317) 818-3100

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Hovde Dassow & Deets LLC

Nicholas C. Deets

Phone: 317.818.3100
Fax: 317.818.3111

Meridian Tower
201 W. 103rd Street, Suite 500
Indianapolis, Indiana 46290

Nicholas C. (“Nick”) Deets is a principal with Hovde Dassow & Deets, LLC. He was born in Bloomington, Indiana on December 9, 1966 and is a graduate of Purdue University (B.S.I.M., with honors, 1989) and the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington (J.D., with distinction, 1993). He was admitted to the Indiana State Bar in 1993. and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

While in law school, Nick clerked for the Honorable Michael S. Kanne of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the prominent Chicago law firm of Coffield, Ungaretti & Harris. Upon graduation from law school, he accepted a position with ICE MILLER, the largest law firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1995, Nick left ICE MILLER and returned to his hometown of Lafayette, Indiana to practice law with his father, Charles R. Deets, III. In 2000, Nick returned to Indianapolis and joined the Hovde Law Firm. He was made a partner in 2001.

Nick has handled numerous large personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice cases. He obtained a settlement of $3,625,000 on behalf of parents whose 16 year old son was killed in an accident with a major trucking company. He obtained a settlement in excess of $1,400,000 on behalf of steel workers who were injured when a warehouse collapsed during construction. He has obtained the maximum recovery for several patients in medical malpractice claims against medical providers and the Indiana Patients Compensation Fund.

Nick was recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer by Indianapolis Magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2008. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation. His principal practice areas are personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death. He has tried more than 75 jury trials to verdict.


J.D., Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, 1993
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Member, American Bar Association Moot Court Team
Law Journal: Journal of Global Legal Studies, Managing Editor

B.S.I.M., Purdue University, 1989
Honors: With Distinction

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Indiana, 1993
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1993
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1993

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Indiana State Bar Association

Indiana Association of Trial Lawyers of America

American Bar Association

Tippecanoe County Bar Association

American Board of Trial Advocates

Indiana Bar Foundation

Representative Cases

Potts, M.D. v. Williams, 746 N.E.2d 1000 (Ind.App. 2001)
Kincaid v. State, 757 N.E.2d 713 (Ind.App. 2001)
Christian v. State, 710 N.E.2d 582 (Ind.App. 1999)
Sales v. State, 714 N.E.2d 1121 (Ind.App. 1999)

Honors and Awards

Recognized as an Indiana "Super Lawyer" by Indianapolis Monthly in 2006 and 2007

Past Employment Positions

Hon. Michael Kanne, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Legal Intern, 1992 - Present
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