Attorneys

Richard “Rich” Hawley, Jr.

Richard “Rich” Hawley, Jr.

"I have been an attorney since 1991. The first 15 years I worked for corporations and the insurance companies. For the last 11 years, I have worked for the injured. While I have always loved being a lawyer, it wasn't until I started at Robert John & Associates that I felt like I was fulfilling my purpose. Call me today for a Free consultation about your injury accident." Richard O. Hawley, Jr., is a 1984 graduate of Heritage Hills High School, graduate of DePauw University with Honors, and a 1991 graduate of The Ohio State University School of Law with Honors. He also attended the University of Chicago Business School (M.B.A. Program) on a fellowship. Rich is a past board member of the Evansville Bar Association, past chair of the Evansville Bench and Bar Committee, and current board member of the Downtown Optimist Club.

In over 25 years of practice, Rich first tried complex business cases and spent more than 10 years as an insurance defense litigator. He now devotes his entire practice to assisting injured people by protecting their rights.

Rich has served as counsel for a number of political subdivisions--school corporation, town, and county. He has conducted continuing legal education presentations in multiple states. Rich has also served in numerous capacities for local charitable and educational organizations.

Daniel “Dan” A. Barfield

Daniel “Dan” A. Barfield

“I went to work for insurance companies right out of law school, but could not in good conscience work on that side of the law. I worked at another personal injury firm before Robert John & Associates. Robert John & Associates is a family business, and our clients become family, too. I go home feeling good about my work each night. Call me at Robert John & Associates for a free consultation to protect your rights.” Daniel Barfield, is a 1988 graduate of Reitz Memorial High School, 1991 graduate of Purdue University, and a 1995 graduate of Valparaiso University Law School with honors. Dan is licensed in both Indiana and Illinois.

In more than 20 years of practice, Dan Barfield spent the first 5 years as an insurance defense litigator and then realized that protecting the rights of injured people was his calling.

Dan is the treasurer of the Men’s Club at St. John’s Church in Newburgh, Indiana and assistant coach for youth flag football. He is the past President of Brooks’ Inn of Court. Dan Barfield is a former member of the state advisory board of the Arthritis Foundation and was formerly the Volunteer of the Year for the local board of that organization.

Greg Gager

Greg Gager

"I started my career defending insurance companies. I went on to the corporate world for 18 years, defending large corporations. Now, I use this litigation experience to represent the rights of individuals and consumers."

Greg L. Gager is a graduate of Henderson County High School, the University of Kentucky, with honors, and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. He received awards for the top grade in two courses as well as awards for his writing, including the Callaghan Best Brief Award and a Lexis-Nexis Writing Award. Greg is licensed to practice in both Indiana and Kentucky.

In nearly 25 years of practice, Greg has litigated personal injury as well as consumer rights claims. He has argued numerous cases in State and Federal courts, including successfully pursuing appeals.

When not in the office, Greg enjoys playing blues music on his Les Paul guitar and attending classic rock concerts.

Robert “Bob” John (Retired)

Robert “Bob” John (Retired)

Robert John is a graduate of F.J. Reitz High School in Evansville, Indiana (1964), Indiana University, Bloomington (1969), with a B.S. in business from the Kelly School of Business, and Indiana University Law School, Indianapolis (1972). Bob was admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana in 1972. During his more than 40 years of practice, he tirelessly assisted those with legal needs. During the first 12 years of practice, Bob handled divorces, criminal cases, and civil cases.

Since 1985, Bob John exclusively represented people who had been injured. It is because of this devotion to his clients that Bob was awarded the highly prestigious Indiana Trial Lawyer Civility Award for 2011 recognizing his high standard of ethics and professionalism in this industry. His dedication to his profession earned him a perfect 5.0 Martinsdale-Hubbel score, which is another objective indicator of the respect that your peers have regarding your ethical standards and professionalism. Bob’s years of devotion to the injured is still what guides the firm today.

During his career, Bob John was Assistant City Attorney (1980 to 1983), Attorney for the Evansville Vanderburgh Levee Authority (1980 to 1986), Board member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, member of the American Bar Association, member of the Indiana State Bar Association, and member of the Evansville Bar Association where he has been a member of the Board of Directors.