John H. Haskin, Attorney
Mr. Haskin is the founding partner of the AV-rated Indianapolis law firm of Haskin & LaRue, LLP, the largest employment law firm representing only employees in the state of Indiana. The firm serves clients throughout Indiana from its central location in the Indianapolis Fire Headquarters building in downtown Indianapolis.
A native of Indianapolis, Mr. Haskin graduated from Chatard High School, then Indiana University in 1972. Thereafter, he began working full time for the Indiana Civil Rights Commission as an investigator, conciliator and legal intern while attending the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis at night.
Mr. Haskin graduated from law school in 1977 and began practicing law as a solo practitioner. Shortly after opening his own practice, Mr. Haskin began to hire night law school students as law clerks. Mr. Haskin and his firm Haskin & LaRue, LLP continue this tradition today. A majority of the firm's associates served as law clerks for the firm while in law school.
Mr. Haskin has represented numerous clients in employment-related actions both in administrative hearings and federal bench and jury trials. Mr. Haskin has tried, and won, a complicated age discrimination case in which the jury found not only intentional discrimination but also constructive discharge, awarding full back pay and liquidated damages.
In prior years, he has been involved in several important appellate cases, including Carr v. Allison Gas Turbine, General Motors Corporation, where the defense verdict from the bench trial was reversed and judgment entered for the sexual harassment plaintiff by the Court of Appeals. Another case was Lehman v. Yellow Freight, where the plaintiff's reverse race discrimination trial verdict was upheld.
Mr. Haskin incorporated the Indiana Veterans' Officers' Association as a non-profit corporation and provides counsel to this organization. He is a member of the Indiana State and Seventh Circuit bar associations, the American Trial Lawyers Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He has been an appointed legal deputy for over 16 years and has been a presenter at the Master's level continuing legal education for 10 years. His experience representing employees is unmatched in this geographic area.
|Education:||Indiana University B.S.|
|Admissions:||U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit 1984|
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana 1977
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana 1977
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit 1980
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