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Alan Bouwkamp

Alan A. Bouwkamp

Attorney

Newton Becker Bouwkamp Pendoski
3755 East 82nd Street, Suite 220
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Telephone: 317-598-4529, Fax: 317-598-4530
abouwkamp@nbbplaw.com

Major Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Business Litigation

Education

  • Indiana University, Bloomington (Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Studies and Sociology, 1984)
  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis (Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, 1990)

Professional Involvement

  • Admitted to practice in Indiana (1991); admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana (1991)
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member, Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member, Grievance Committee, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member, Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Indiana Chapter #14, International Association of Arson Investigators

Seminar Presentations

Our attorneys frequently speak to groups of mental health professionals to provide timely and relevant legal in-service training. Among those with whom we work are: Buchanan Pastoral Counseling Center; Center for Family Life Ministries; CenterPoint Counseling; Children’s Bureau, Inc.; Christian Theological Seminary; Community Psychological Consultants; Family Counseling Associates; Family Service of Central Indiana, Inc.; Family Tree Counseling Associates; Groff & Associates; Imagine Hope Counseling Group; Indianapolis Institute for Families, Inc.; Integrative Health Resources; Meridian Psychological Associates; Wellspring Center; Woodview Psychology Group; and Youth Connections.

  • Presenter, IBA Seminar, New ADR and IPTG Rules and Mediating Cases with Domestic Violence for the Family Law Attorney, 12 December 2015
  • Presenter, Vulnerable Ones, What Young Lawyers Need to Know About Protective Orders, Guardianships and Incompetent Clients, June 2014
  • Presenter, Applied Professionalism Course, Ten Reasons You Meet the Disciplinary Commission, IndyBar, Indianapolis, Indiana – 18 April 2013; 24 October 2013; 24 April 2014; and 30 October 2014, April 2015, October 2015, April 2016
  • Co-Presenter, Representing the Vulnerable Ones, IndyBar, Indianapolis, Indiana, 11 June 2014, 23 April 2015, 27 October 2015
  • Presenter, CME for Family Mediators, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, Indiana, 13 November 2014, 28 August 2015, July 2016
  • Presenter, “Domestic Violence Screening,” Continuing Mediator Education for Family Mediators, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1 November 2012
  • Faculty Member, CME for Family Mediators,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, Indiana, 26 August 2011
  • Featured Presenter, Your Family Law Practice in the 21st Century, National Business Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, 5 August 2009
  • Faculty Member, Family Law: Helping Your Clients Through Difficult Cases, National Business Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2 June 2008
  • Featured Speaker, Child Custody and Shared Parenting, National Business Institute, Indianapolis , Indiana, 8 April 2008
  • Program Co-Moderator, 2nd Annual What Family Court Judges Want You to Know, National Business Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, 26 October 2007
  • Faculty Member, Family Law: Helping Your Clients Through Difficult Cases, National Business Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, 17 May 2007
  • Program Moderator, What Family Court Judges Want You to Know, NBI Trial Practice Judicial Forum, Indianapolis, Indiana, 20 October 2006
  • Sole Presenter, Testifying: Would You Like a Cigarette?, Indiana Association of Professional Investigators, Indianapolis, Indiana, 26 May 2005
  • Featured Speaker, Clandestine Drug Labs and Insurance, Advanced Fraud Seminar, National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, St. Louis, Missouri, November 2002, November 2003
  • Presenter, Arson Prosecutors Seminar, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Indianapolis, Indiana, 20 June 2002
  • Featured Speaker, Worker’s Compensation Fraud, Advanced Fraud Seminar, National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 2001
  • Sole Presenter, Spoliation of Evidence and Testifying, International Association of Arson Investigators, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 28 June 2001
  • Featured Speaker, Insurance Fraud, Indiana Chapter, Association of Certified Property & Casualty Underwriters, Carmel, Indiana, 14 March 2001
  • Presenter, Insurance Fraud, White Collar Crime Association, Nashville, Indiana, 14 September 2000
  • Panel Member, Indiana Chapter Seminar, International Association of Special Investigation Units, Carmel, Indiana, 14 August 2000
  • Faculty Member, Insurance Fire and Arson Investigations, International Association of Arson Investigators, 11 April 2000
  • Panel Member, Indiana Fire and Arson Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, 26 May 1999, 24 May 2000, 20 August 2003
  • Trainer, Certified Fire Investigator Course, International Association of Arson Investigators, Indianapolis, Indiana, 19 February 1999
  • Faculty Member, Fundamentals of Insurance Coverage Issues in Automobile Cases, Indianapolis Bar Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, 25 October 1996
  • Featured Speaker, Advanced Fraud Seminar, National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, Cincinnati, Ohio, 3 November 1994, 9 November 1995, 19-20 November 1997, 18-19 November 1998, 10-11 November 1999, 15-16 November 2000

Recent Reported Decisions

  • Forman v. Penn, 945 N.E. 2d 717 (Ind.Ct.App. 2011)
  • Knowledge A – Z, Inc. v. Sentry Ins., 891 N.E. 2d 581 (Ind.Ct.App. 2008), transfer denied.
  • Knowledge A – Z, Inc. v. Sentry Ins., 857 N.E. 2d 411 (Ind.Ct.App. 2006)
  • Morris v. Economy Fire and Cas. Co., 848 N.E. 2d 663 (Ind. 2006)
  • Birch v. Midwest Garage Door Systems, 790 N.E.2d 504 (Ind.Ct.App. 2003)
  • Krueger v. Hogan, 780 N.E.2d 1199 (Ind.Ct.App. 2003)
  • Pence v. Lightning Rod Mutual Ins. Co., 203 F.Supp.2d 1025 (S.D. Ind. 2002)
  • Summers v. Auto Owners Ins. Co., 719 N.E.2d 4112 (Ind.Ct.App. 1999)

Community Participation

  • Member, Board of Directors and Chair of Community Awareness Committee, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Sports Program, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Member, Publications Committee, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Member, Board of Directors of The Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens, Inc., in Fishers, Indiana
  • Former Member and Secretary, Board of Directors, Outreach, Inc., a not-for-profit providing outreach to the homeless and at-risk young adults
  • Former Member and Secretary, Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton County, Indiana
  • Past President, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Carmel, Indiana
  • Member, Grievance Committee, Indianapolis Bar Association

Personal Life

  • Alan has been married since 1988 and has one daughter.
  • Prior to founding Newton Becker Bouwkamp Pendoski, PC, Alan served Of Counsel with Newton Becker Reichert. He was formerly a partner in a medium-sized law firm in Carmel, Indiana, that focused upon civil litigation.