Betsy Greene

Greene & Schultz Trial Lawyers
520 N Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 336-4357

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Products Liability
Boating Accidents
Brain Injury
Dog Bites
Head Injury
Motorcycle Accidents
Pedestrian Injuries
Slip and Fall
Spinal Injury
Automobile Negligence
Premises Liability
Wrongful Denial of Insurance
Automobile Accidents and Injuries

Betsy Greene decided she was going to be a lawyer when she was nine years old and never wavered from that decision. She worked her way through law school at Indiana University Maurer School of Law and was admitted to the Indiana bar on October 15, 1982.

Betsy started her legal career as a deputy prosecutor in Morgan County and worked her way up to the office of Chief Deputy Prosecutor. As Deputy Prosecutor, she found she had a passion for helping those who had been wronged, victimized, or abused by others, so the transition to personal injury trial work was an obvious choice. Betsy has since dedicated her career to helping individuals who were carelessly hurt or killed by others. She began practicing injury law at Nunn & Kelley Law Office in 1988 and quickly became a partner. In 2005 Betsy started her own firm with partner, Fred Schultz, and Greene & Schultz was born.

As an injury attorney, Betsy takes pride in giving every case individualized attention and using her experience to help clients navigate their way through tough times. She has tried over 100 jury trials in her career. She is known to the insurance industry as a top trial attorney who has the skill and the experience to fight for her clients.

Betsy continues to improve her trial skills and to teach other lawyers those same skills by attending and teaching seminars and training sessions across the country. In August, 2005, Betsy graduated from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, an intensive three-week course in trial advocacy conducted at Thunderhead Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming. She was invited to join the faculty in 2010.

Betsy teaches trial skills at Trial Lawyers College seminars at the flagship location in Wyoming and at Regional seminars throughout the across the country. She has also written for and spoken at a number of Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum and Indiana Trial Lawyers Association seminars. Betsy is past president of: Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, American Board of Trial Advocates, Indiana Chapter, F Warrior Board, and the Monroe County Bar Association. She also served on the Board of Directors of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College.

Betsy currently serves as an Emeritus Director ITLA Board of Directors, represents Indiana on the AAJ Board of Governors, on the Melvin Belli Society Board of Directors, and on the Monroe County Indiana Public Defender Board.

Past Positions
Monroe County Prosecutor's Office, Deputy Prosecutor, 1983 to 1988
Nunn & Kelley Law Office, 1988 to 1990
Nunn, Kelley & Greene Law Office, 1990 to 1993
Nunn & Greene Law Office, Partner, 1993 to 1995

Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations
Monroe County Bar Association , Member
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association , Director 1990 to present, President 2007 – 2008
American Board of Trial Advocates Indiana Chapter, Member/past President 2005
American Association of Justice, Governor, Chair, Public Education Committee
Indiana State Bar Association, Member
Morgan County Bar Association, Member
Melvin M. Belli Society, Board of Directors
Top 100 Lawyers - Lifetime Achievement
Indiana University Maurer School of Law Board of Visitors, 2017 to present

Classes / Seminars Taught
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Adjunct professor of trial advocacy, spring 2008 semester
Trial Lawyers College, 2009 to Present
Effective Negotiation Strategies, Indiana Bar Association
The 6th Annual Reality CLE, ICLEF
Legal Aspects of the Rise of Women in the Legal Profession, IBA
Updates in Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation, Greene & Schultz, 2009 to Present
Applied Professionalism for Young Lawyers, ITLA
So You Want to Settle - Now What? Liens, Claims and Public Benefits, ITLA
Reality CLE, ICLEF
19th Annual Trial Advocacy Skills College, ICLEF
The Latest on Liability Medicare Set-Asides, Liens & Claims, ITLA
Personal Injury Boot Camp, ITLA
The 3rd Annual Reality CLE, ICLEF
18th Annual Trial Advocacy Skills College, ICLEF
Reality Seminar, ICLEF
Professional Civility, ITLA
Trial Preparation, District 10 Pro Bono Project
Best Witnesses for Trial, AAJ
Professional Responsibility , ITLA

Published Cases
Floyd v. Davidson, 558 N.E.2d 849, 1990, Ind. Ct .App.
Inman v. Farm Bureau Insurance, 584 N.E.2d 567 , 1992, Ind. Ct. App.
Pafco General Ins. Co. v. Providence Washington Ins. Co., 587 N.E.2d 728, 1992, Ind. Ct. App.
American Economy Ins. Co. v. Motorist Mut. Ins., 605 N.E.2d 162, 1992, Ind.
Meridian Mutual Ins. Co. v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co, 698 N.E.2d 770, 1998, Ind.
Indiana Limestone Co. v. Staggs, 672 N.E.2d 1377, 1996, Ind. Ct. App.
Conklin v. Fisher, 803 N.E.2d 693, 2004, Ind. Ct. App.
H.D. v. BHC Meadows Hosp., Inc., 884 N.E.2d 849, 2008, Ind.App.Ct.

Certified Legal Specialties
Civil Trial Advocacy 1995-present, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
J.D. - 05/1982
Indiana University
B.A. - 05/1979
Major: English

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
Selected as an Indiana Super Lawyer by Law and Politics Magazine
Top 50 attorney in Indiana by Law and Politics Magazine
One of Indiana's Top 25 Women Super Lawyers every year since 2005
One of Indiana’s top 10 Super Lawyers every year since 2017
Indiana’s #1 Super Lawyer in 2019
Indiana’s #2 Super Lawyer in 2020
Best Lawyers in America
Distinguished Barrister, Indiana Lawyer 2015
Marie Lambert Award, American Association for Justice Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus 2017
Howard Twiggs Commitment to Justice Award, American Association for Justice 2019