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Hollingsworth Receives the Hon. Paul H. Buchanan Award of Excellence


Martha Schmidt Hollingsworth, Bingham McHale, has been selected to receive the Indianapolis Bar Association’s (IBA) Hon. Paul H. Buchanan, Jr. Award of Excellence. She will be honored at the IBA awards luncheon on November 29.

The Hon. Paul H. Buchanan, Jr. Award of Excellence is given to  a member of the bar whose attainments as a lawyer have been notable, whose contributions to the Indianapolis Bar Association are unique, and whose honorable service to the profession has extended over a long and distinguished career. It a prestigious award, one not given every year.

Hollingsworth concentrates her practice in the areas of environmental law, insurance coverage and complex litigation. A magna cum laude graduate of Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, she earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University. Hollingsworth is admitted to practice in Indiana, Florida and before the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a past recipient of the Defense Lawyer of the Year Award from the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, the Maynard K. Hine award from the Indiana University Alumni Association at Indianapolis as well as the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis. In 2007, she was inducted as a Charter Fellow of the Litigation Trial Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society. Named as a Super Lawyer® from 2004 to present, she received the Indianapolis Bar Association President’s Award for chairing the Task Force on Leadership Development. She has been a featured speaker on topics of environmental law and insurance coverage at seminars in Indiana and nationally.


Bingham McHale LLP, a multidisciplinary business law firm serving regional, national and international clients, is one of the largest law firms in Indiana with offices in Indianapolis (downtown & Keystone Crossing), Jasper and Vincennes, Ind.

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