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Managing Partners


Marvin R. O'Koon

Marvin O'Koon began his legal career in 1972 after graduating from the University of Louisville Law School. He concentrates his practice in Business Litigation, Business Formation, Personal Injury Litigation and is the co-manager of the Firm.

Mr. O'Koon has represented clients in state and federal courts and has appeared in courts throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He is the founding partner of the Firm and holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Prior to starting the firm in 1990, Mr. O'Koon held various positions including General Counsel to the Kentucky Department for Human Resources, Assistant Jefferson County Attorney, Chief Prosecutor in Juvenile Court and appointed to the Kentucky Attorney Generals Ad-Hoc Committee on Court Reform. In addition to his professional pursuits, he has volunteered and served on various community and charitable committees and projects and is the past chairman of the Republic Bank Golf Challenge.

  • Practice Areas:
  • Business Formation
  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Court Admissions:
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • All Kentucky Courts
  • Bar Admissions:
  • Kentucky, 1972
  • Education and Degrees:
  • Bachelor of Science in Commerce, University of Louisville, 1969
  • Juris Doctor, University of Louisville, 1972
  • Associations and Memberships:
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association

Jeffrey P. Hintermeister

Jeff Hintermeister is the managing attorney for the Indianapolis office of O'Koon Hintermeister, PLLC. Jeff's practice includes a broad range of civil litigation and trial work, including business litigation, personal injury, and alternative dispute resolution. He has tried cases in Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Texas. Jeff was born in Gary, Indiana and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Lake Charles, Louisiana, where his father worked in the oil and gas industry. He graduated from Louisiana State University and LSU Law School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and received an LL.M. degree (Master of Laws) from Emory University Law School in Atlanta. After working at firms in Tulsa and Houston, he returned to Indiana and has lived in Indianapolis since 1999.

  • Bar Admissions:
  • Indiana, 1999
  • Kentucky, 1998
  • Oklahoma, 1987
  • Louisiana, 1985
  • Texas, 1985
  • Legal Education:
  • Louisiana State University Law School, (J.D., 1984)
  • Emory University (LL.M., 1991).
  • Preparatory Education:
  • Louisiana State University (B.S., 1979)

Attorneys


Jonathan D. Boggs

Jonathan Boggs is a graduate of the Washington University School of Law. Licensed to practice in Kentucky, Illinois,
and Missouri he has advised corporate and personal clients on diverse areas of the law including all manner of
civil litigation, regulatory compliance, Uniform Commercial Code, trademarks, copyrights, employment law, corporate
formation and dissolution, contract development and enforcement, commercial and residential real estate, and estate planning.

  • Practice Areas:
  • Business Formation
  • Business Litigation
  • Contract Law
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Bar Admissions:
  • Kentucky 2007
  • Illinois 2006
  • Missouri 2005
  • Education:
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Washington University School of Law, 2005;
  • Artium Baccalaurei

James Bolen

James is currently the supervising attorney for the Indiana office of O'Koon Hintermeister PLLC. He has been the supervising attorney since 2008.

  • Bar Admissions:
  • Indiana, 2000
  • Education:
  • Preparatory Education, Indiana University-Bloomington (B.S., 1996)
  • Legal Education

Anna Buschmann

Anna has been an associate for the Indiana office since 2007. Anna concentrates a significant portion of her practice to labor & employment issues including employment discrimination, wage-hour, workplace harassment, labor relations, worker’s comp, and other human resources and personnel-related issues. Prior to joining the Indiana office, she was an employment attorney in the litigation of employment discrimination claims in federal court and before agencies including the EEOC, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, and the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. Anna has gained practical experience working for the firm in the areas of immigration, contract, and personal injury.

  • Bar Admissions:
  • Indiana, 2005
  • South Carolina (inactive), 2007
  • Education:
  • Preparatory Education, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan (B.A., 1985)
  • Legal Education, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana (J.D., 2005)

Jeffrey Freeman

Jeffrey is an experienced personal injury litigator licensed in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. He has over 25 years of experience practicing in both state and federal courts, helping his clients obtain extraordinary results. He now focuses his practice in helping people injured in automobile, truck and motorcycle wrecks as well as other folks who have been injured due to the negligence of others, regardless of the circumstances. He has conducted civil-rights seminars for the Jefferson County Department of Corrections and has been an instructor in paralegal studies and criminal justice theory. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife and has four children. He has managed the personal injury division of O'Koon Hintermeister since 2012 and has obtained millions of dollars for injured members.

  • Practice Areas:
  • Automobile Accident
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Negligence Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death

Lisa Garry

Prior to attending law school, Lisa worked for 8 years as a paralegal while she completed her undergraduate studies. Since graduating law school in 1998, Lisa's practice has focused primarily in the areas of complex commercial property acquisitions and sales and related property management, litigation and development issues; landlord-tenant law for both commercial and residential properties; general real estate law, including reviewing and drafting purchase contracts, deeds, leases and lease amendments; business law and formation; income tax law, including offer in compromise; family law; and civil litigation. Lisa joined O'Koon Hintermeister in April 2013 and has since expanded her practice into the areas of employment law, collections, and consumer finance. She also handles all uncontested divorces for the firm. Lisa is happily married and enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She is also an advocate for animal rescue and adoption, and she donates her time, talent and treasure to several local rescue organizations.

  • Bar Admissions:
  • Kentucky (1998)
  • Education:
  • J.D., Brandeis School of Law at University of Louisville, 1998
  • B.A., Indiana University, 1992

James Geiger

Jamie Geiger, recognized in the 2011 Super Lawyers magazine as a "Rising Star" - one of Indiana's most outstanding young lawyers - is now a seasoned attorney with over 18 years of experience in all facets of litigation including trial and appeal. He has represented clients in Small Claims Court, Circuit Court, Superior Court, the Court of Appeals of Indiana and Federal District Court. He has experience litigating personal injury claims, trust beneficiary claims, multi-state class actions, landlord/tenant claims for individuals and companies, bankruptcy related litigation and Fair Credit Reporting Act cases. Jamie now focuses his practice mainly on family law, divorce, adoption and civil litigation.

  • Practice Areas:
  • Divorce
  • Contested and Uncontested
  • Custody Modifications
  • Support Modifications
  • Civil Litigation
  • Bar Admissions:
  • Indiana (2000)
  • Court Admissions:
  • United States District Court -
    Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court -
    Southern District of Indiana
  • Education:
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence (cum laude), Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, 1999
  • Artium Baccalaurei (cum laude/high pass), Wabash College, 1993

David M. Knights

David is a graduate with honors of the University of Louisville, with a BA in Political Science. He is a graduate with a Juris Doctor from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. He has over 30 years of practice experience and is licensed to practice in Kentucky and Tennessee. He has a comprehensive background in consumer and commercial finance and collection issues. David also has additional experience in juvenile criminal defense work and corporate law.

  • Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation
  • Collection
  • Consumer/Finance
  • Corporate Law
  • Firearms
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Payday Loans/Title Loans
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Traffic
  • Bar Admissions:
  • Kentucky, 1986
  • Education:
  • University of Louisville School of Law, 1986.

James Liwski

Jim Liwski has been a practicing attorney since 2007 and joined OKoon Hintermeister, PLLC in 2015.

  • Practice Areas:
  • General Business
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance
  • Personal taxes
  • Court Admissions:
  • United States District Courts for Northern and Southern Indiana
  • Indiana
  • Education:
  • United States Military Academy, West Point, NY (B.S., 1980)
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, IN (JD, 2007)

Vicki Merriman

Vicki has been practicing law for 20 years in Indiana. She has experience in various areas of practice including a primary focus on bankruptcy, contracts, and particularly enjoys providing advice to LegalShield members in the field of intellectual property. Vicki enjoys traveling, cooking and participating in a movie discussion group.

  • Bar Admissions:
  • Indiana, 1996
  • Education:
  • Preparatory Education, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (B.S., 1979; M.S., 1981)
  • Legal Education, Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D., 1996)

Rick Metzger

Rick Metzger is an attorney in the Indianapolis office. Rick primarily focuses his practice on general civil litigation. He has extensive courtroom experience and regularly counsels clients regarding contract disputes, residential and commercial landlord/tenant issues, defense against criminal and driving-related charges, and family law matters.
Rick received his bachelor of science in pre-professional studies with a concentration in biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame and a master of science in organizational behavior from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He then worked as a human resources manager for five years before entering law school. Rick obtained his juris doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law, cum laude in 2000, where he served as technical editor of the Law Review. Rick was admitted to practice in Indiana in 2000. He was a deputy prosecuting attorney in St. Joseph County for two years and has since been in private practice in the Indianapolis area.

  • Practice Areas:
  • General litigation
  • Contract Law
  • Family Law
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Bar Admissions:
  • Indiana, 2000
  • Court Admissions:
  • United States District Court -
    Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court -
    Southern District of Indiana
  • Education:
  • Preparatory Education, University of Notre Dame (B.S., 1988)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (M.S., 1992)
  • Legal Education, University of Toledo College of Law (J.D. cum laude, 2000)

Anne W. Miller

Anne Miller is the Supervising Attorney at O'Koon Hintermeister and has worked for the firm since 2002. She handles the civil defense litigation cases and will preparation for the office. Other areas of practice include employment law, family law, consumer finance, and collections. Prior to working at O'Koon Hintermeister, Anne worked as a staff attorney for a Fayette County Circuit Court Judge, served as a public defender, and worked in a private firm in the insurance defense litigation department.

  • Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning
  • Employment
  • Collections
  • Litigation
  • Bar Admissions:
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1997
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 1999
  • Court Admissions:
  • State Bar: Texas, 1992
  • Kentucky, 1994
  • Education:
  • Baylor University (Bachelor of Arts in Business, 1989)
  • Southern Methodist University (Juris Doctor, 1992)

Ted Palmer

Ted Palmer maintains a diverse professional background. He has practiced is several areas of law in a variety of courts in Louisville and the surrounding area and has enjoyed teaching at the university level. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Ted held a variety of positions, including Staff Attorney in both the Adult and Juvenile Trial Divisions of the Louisville Metro Public Defender, Associate Attorney at Coleman, Roles and Associates, and adjunct instructor at Bellarmine University. Ted is admitted to practice in the United States District Court Western District of Kentucky and the United States 6th Circuit of Appeals.

  • Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Court Admissions:
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Western District of Kentucky
  • Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Education:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Bellarmine College, 1995)
  • Juris Doctor (University of Louisville, 2006)

Adina Teska

Adina has been an attorney with OKoon Hintermeister, PLLC and has provided services to Legal Shield members since 1999. She was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1995. She has diverse knowledge and experience in many areas of law, including employment law, worker's compensation, landlord tenant, consumer finance and collections.

  • Practice Areas:
  • Employment Law
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Consumer Finance
  • Foreclosure Counseling
  • Identity Theft
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Insurance
  • Criminal and Collections
  • Bar Admissions:
  • Indiana, 1995
  • Court Admissions:
  • The United States Northern and Southern District courts in Indiana
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the seventh Circuit
  • Education:
  • Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, (B.A., 1987)
  • Indiana University Mauer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana (JD, 1995)

Joel Thorp

Joel practices primarily in the areas of general business and transactions, as well as estate planning. He has considerable experience advising small businesses and their principals throughout the business life cycle from formation to transactions to succession planning. He also handles a high volume of estate planning matters from the routine to complex, striving for efficiency and simplicity wherever possible to achieve a client's goals.

  • Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning
  • General Business and Transactions
  • Bar Admissions:
  • Indiana, 2004
  • Court Admissions:
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern
    and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • All Kentucky Courts
  • Education:
  • Preparatory Education, Wheaton College (B.A., 2001)
  • Legal Education

Mark Zunk

Practicing law for over thirty years, Mark has represented the interests of regulatory agencies, regulated industries, and individual clients in multiple areas of law.

  • Practice Areas:
  • General
  • Bar Admissions:
  • Indiana, 1983
  • Michigan(inactive), 1992
  • Court Admissions:
  • Indiana Supreme Court
  • Education:
  • B.A., Purdue University (1979)
  • Legal Education, Indiana University Law School -Indianapolis (J.D.