Nicholas C. (“Nick”) Deets is a principal with Hovde Dassow & Deets, LLC. He was born in Bloomington, Indiana on December 9, 1966 and is a graduate of Purdue University (B.S.I.M., with honors, 1989) and the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington (J.D., with distinction, 1993). He was admitted to the Indiana State Bar in 1993. and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
While in law school, Nick clerked for the Honorable Michael S. Kanne of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the prominent Chicago law firm of Coffield, Ungaretti & Harris. Upon graduation from law school, he accepted a position with ICE MILLER, the largest law firm in Indianapolis. In 1995, Nick left ICE MILLER and returned to his hometown of Lafayette, Indiana to practice law with his father, Charles R. Deets, III. In 2000, Nick returned to Indianapolis and joined the Hovde Law Firm. He was made a partner in 2001.
Nick has been recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer by Indianapolis Magazine in every year since 2006. Nick has also been selected by Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Plaintiffs, in every year since 2010. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates (Past President of the Indiana Chapter) and is a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation. His principal practice areas are personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death. He has tried more than 80 jury trials to verdict.
Brown-Day v. Allstate Insurance Co., 915 N.E.2d 548 (Ind.Ct.App. 2009) — Held that insurers may not substitute tortfeasor/driver for purposes of trial in claim for underinsured motorist benefits.
Inman v. State Farm Insurance Co., 981 N.E.2d 1202 (Ind. 2012) —
Indiana Supreme Court holding that Indiana's TortPre-judgment Interest Statute applies
to underinsured motorist claims and is not limited by the insured's policy limits.