Attorney Profiles

R. Scott Hayes

R. Scott Hayes
Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate

R. Scott Hayes, born Lafayette, Indiana, July 9, 1946; admitted to bar, 1972, Indiana; also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.  Preparatory education, Purdue University (B.S., with honors, 1968); legal education, Indiana University, Indianapolis (J.D., cum laude, 1971). Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate. Member:  Henry County, Indiana State (Board of Managers, 1977-79; 1986-88; Chairman, House of Delegates, 1987-88) and American Bar Associations; Indiana Trial Lawyers Association; The American Association for Justice; Commercial Law League of America; The National Trial Lawyers; Indiana Super Lawyers 2010 – . His primary areas of practice are Family Law including Divorce and Custody, Personal Injury Law, Commercial Litigation, Insurance/Bad Faith Litigation, General Litigation, Corporate Law, and Hospital Law.   Email | shayes@hcclaw.com Phone | 765-529-2100


David L. Copenhaver

David L. Copenhaver
Certified Civil and Domestic Mediator

David L. Copenhaver, born Muncie, Indiana, September 24, 1950; admitted to bar, 1976, Indiana; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana.  Preparatory education, Valparaiso University (B.A., 1972); legal education, Indiana University, Indianapolis (J.D., cum laude, 1976). Certified Civil & Family Mediator.  Staff Attorney, Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, 1976-78.  City Attorney, New Castle, 1981-.  Indiana House of Representatives, 1995-96.  Member: Henry County, Indiana State and American Bar Associations, Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association (past president), Indiana Mediators Association. His primary areas of practice are Municipal Law, Family Law, Real Estate Matters, Business and Commercial Law, Employment Law, General Litigation, and Mediation.   Email |  dcopenhaver@hcclaw.com Phone | 765-529-2100


Gregory L. Crider

Gregory L. Crider
Certified Estate Planning & Administration Specialist

Email | gcrider@hcclaw.com Phone | 765-529-2100 Gregory L. Crider, born Shelbyville, Indiana, May 27, 1950; admitted to bar, 1981, Indiana; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana.  Preparatory and legal education, Indiana University (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1971;  M.A., 1972; Ph.D., History-American Studies, 1975;  J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1981).  Member: Henry County, Indiana State and American Bar Associations. His primary areas of practice are Estate Planning and Administration, Elder Law, Wills and Probate, Trusts, Long Term Care and Medicaid Planning, Guardianships and Adoptions, and School Law. As one of the few certified estate planning and administration specialists in East Central Indiana, Greg has assisted thousands of farmers, businesses, and individuals with their estate planning needs.  He makes extensive use of revocable living trusts in helping his clients to avoid probate and provide for efficient and inexpensive administration of their estates.  He has been particularly effective in providing estate planning services to farmers, who have witnessed a dramatic increase in the value of their real estate assets.  He has formed hundreds of corporations and limited liability companies for local businesses to provide for family business succession and personal liability protection.  With more than thirty years of legal experience concentrated in estate planning and administration, he has drafted thousands of wills and lifetime directives (including financial and health care powers of attorneys) competently, promptly, and at a very reasonable cost.  Likewise, he has assisted thousands of personal representatives and trust administrators through the complicated death proceedings of families and friends. Greg has been active in community affairs in New Castle and Henry County, Indiana.  He is past president of the Henry County Human Society, Danielson Education Council, Henry County...


Joel E. Harvey

Joel E. Harvey

Joel E. Harvey, born Muncie, Indiana, August 26, 1976; admitted 2002, Indiana; U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.  Preparatory education, Wabash College (B.A., 1999).  Legal education, University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2002. Member: Henry County, Indiana State and American Bar Associations.  Associate Editor and Executive Editor, University of Dayton Law Review, 2001-2002. His primary areas of practice are Appellate Law, Personal Injury Law, Family Law, Municipal Law, Commercial and Corporate Law, and School Law.   Email | jharvey@hcclaw.com Phone | 765-529-2100


Greg J. Crider

Greg J. Crider

Greg J. Crider, born New Castle, Indiana, March 17, 1983; admitted to bar, 2008, Indiana, also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana.  Preparatory education, Colgate University (B.A. 2005); legal education, Indiana University, Indianapolis (J.D., 2007)   Member:  Henry County, Indiana State and American Bar Associations. His primary areas of practice are Criminal Law, DUIs, Wills and Probate, Trusts and Estate Planning, Personal Injury Law, School Law, Family Law.     Email | gjcrider@hcclaw.com Phone | 765-529-2100