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Carol Nemeth Joven


Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Civil Trial and Appeals
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
Carol Nemeth Joven Recognized By Best Lawyers


Carol Nemeth Joven represents clients in complex litigation and appellate practice. She has tried many cases in both state and federal courts, including cases that resulted in multi-million-dollar jury verdicts in antitrust and legal malpractice cases. Carol has been recognized by Martindale Hubbell with an AV Preeminent Rating and by Super Lawyers for her work in Business Litigation and Best Lawyers in America for her work in Legal Malpractice (plaintiffs). Carol has also helped her clients obtain compensation for violations of their civil rights, including families whose children have been wrongfully removed from their custody. Throughout her career, which includes serving as a law clerk to the Honorable John G. Baker of the Indiana Court of Appeals and as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Indiana, Carol has drafted several hundred appellate briefs and presented multiple oral arguments to appellate courts.

Carol received her B.A. in Economics with High Distinction and a Certificate in Liberal Arts and Management from Indiana University, in Bloomington and was invited to join the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University in Bloomington, where she served as a member of the Indiana Law Journal staff and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Civil Procedure. Carol is active in the legal community, serving for many years as a member of the Executive Committee of the Appellate Practice Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association, including as a former Chair of the Section. Carol regularly serves as a volunteer moot court judge for the Indiana Appellate Institute and has presented at continuing legal education seminars on issues of appellate law and ethics. Carol is also a member of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors. Since 2011, she has participated in the Women and the Law Division’s mentor program.


  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    • B.A. - Economics with High Distinction - 1991
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    • Certificate, Liberal Arts & Management Program

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1994
  • Ohio, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2003
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Executive Committee, Women and the Law Division
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Executive Committee, Appellate Practice Section
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church


  • American Jurisprudence Award - Civil Procedure
  • Glen D. Peters Award
  • Editorial Staff, Indiana Law Journal
  • Judicial Clerk to Judge G. Baker, Indiana Court of Appeals
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2022
  • AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Indiana Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2019 – Present
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Past Positions

  • White & Raub, Associate, 1998 to 2003
  • Office of the Attorney General of Indiana, Deputy Attorney General, 1995 to 1998
  • Clerkship, the Hon. John G. Baker, Indiana Court of Appeals

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.