Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C.

Carla R. Hounshel

Carla R. Hounshel, Partner

Practice Concentration

Ms. Hounshel leads the firm's Indiana workers’ compensation defense practice, regularly appearing before the Worker's Compensation Board of Indiana. She also provides frequent employment law advice to employers on the interaction between the ADA, the FMLA, and workers’ compensation law and defends employers in employment discrimination and retaliatory discharge cases. Hounshel was a 2006 Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguised Fellow. 


Carla R. Hounshel, a partner with the firm, litigates workers’ compensation issues on behalf of employers and counsels insurance adjusters and third-party administrators daily on the intricacies of the Indiana Worker's Compensation Act. She also presents workers’ compensation seminars to insurance companies and third-party administrators several times each year. In addition, because employment issues outside the Worker's Compensation Act often arise, she is well versed in various employment and labor issues and frequently litigates employment discrimination and retaliatory discharge claims.        



  • Vanderbilt University, B.A.
    • magna cum laude
    • with Honors in History
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D.
    • cum laude
    • Symposium Editor for the Indiana Law Review


Bar Admissions
  • Indiana (1996)
Court Admissions
  • All Indiana state and federal courts
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana Workers' Compensation Section
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Fellow
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