Linda H. Havel grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she attended and graduated from the Girls Preparatory School. Ms. Havel graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1988 with a B.A. in English and received her J.D. from Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in 1994.
During law school, Ms. Havel was one of two full-time law clerks for the United States Attorneys’ office for the Western District of Kentucky. Upon graduating law school in 1994, she was admitted to the Kentucky Bar and practiced with Tilford Dobbins Alexander Buckaway and Black. Ms. Havel relocated to Oahu, HI, where she lived for three years handling criminal appellate law as well as employment discrimination cases in federal court. While in Hawaii, Ms. Havel worked 160 pro bono hours for the Pacific Trial Service Office at Pearl Harbor (JAG) for which she received an award from the Kentucky Bar.
In 1999, Ms. Havel was admitted to the Indiana State Bar and joined a Lafayette, Indiana law firm where she stayed for approximately ten years, six as an associate and four as a partner working almost exclusively as a plaintiff’s lawyer handling serious personal injury maters, wrongful death, premises liability, business litigation, and condemnation law. In January 2012, Ms. Havel formed Havel Law Office, PC, handling plaintiff’s serious personal injury, wrongful death and business litigation matters.
Ms. Havel has 22 years of litigation experience and is admitted to practice in state and federal court in Kentucky and Indiana including the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. She is a member of the Indiana and Kentucky State Bar Associations. From 2008 through 2011, Ms. Havel was a Fellow with the Litigation Council of America. In 2006, she was appointed a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of Kentucky.
Ms. Havel was an adjunct instructor in the area of business law at the University of Kentucky at Jefferson Community College in Louisville, KY, for Hawaii Pacific University at Hickam Air Force Base in Oahu, Hawaii, and for Hawaii Business College, Oahu, HI.
Ms. Havel is a member of the Million-Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. She has an impressive list of verdicts and settlements and is known for her tenacity and perseverance in litigating cases on behalf of clients.
Linda resides in Fishers, Indiana, with her husband Russ and son Louis. She is an avid long distance runner, golfer and cyclist and enjoys spending time with her family and their two dogs, Earl and Copper.