Chip Garver has helped clients solve problems and maximize opportunities related to government engagement for more than 25 years. Chip draws from a diverse background to provide strategic and legal advice to public and private sector clients, including Fortune 100 corporations, government officials and individuals.

Government Advocacy

Chip has particular experience in navigating state and local legislative process and grass roots advocacy. He develops strategies to effectively interact with state and local governments. Chip has substantial legislative and regulatory experience in the areas of alcohol, gaming, taxation, health, education, environmental, economic development, banking and finance, local government, and logistics. He helped develop legislative strategies that secured the expansion of the Indiana Convention Center and a new home venue for the Indianapolis Colts and NCAA Final Four Men's Basketball Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.

Government Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Chip was a Deputy Attorney General and the Director of Legislative Affairs for Indiana Attorney General Pamela Fanning Carter. He was responsible for drafting, monitoring and advocating the legislative initiatives of the Attorney General. Chip also monitored federal legislation and coordinated with the National Association of Attorneys General on several state and federal issues. In 1993-94, Chip served on the Indiana House of Representatives legislative staff. As Assistant Majority Attorney, he was responsible for drafting resolutions and served as staff counsel to the House Democratic Caucus.

Former Government Appointments

  • Indiana State Board of Land Surveyors
  • Indiana State Medicaid Advisory Committee
  • National Health Care Fraud Working Group
  • National Association of Attorneys General — Health Care Task Force
  • Indiana Grain Indemnity Corporation
  • Indiana Code Revision Commission
  • Indiana Probate Code Study Commission
  • Several Interim Study Commissions convened by the Indiana General Assembly
  • Indiana Small Insurer Voluntary Reinsurance Board — Director

Related Policy, Advocacy, and Consulting Services

Related Industries


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


University of Toledo College of Law
J.D. (1993)

Miami University (Ohio)
B.A. (1990)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis State Bar Association
  • Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana

Civic Activities

  • Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee — Board Member 
  • Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce — Political Action Committee, Co-Chair; Economic Development Committee
  • WFYI / Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting — Former Board Member and Governmental Affairs Committee Chair
  • St. Thomas Aquinas — Former Parish Council President
  • Ducks Unlimited and Trout Unlimited
  • Nature Conservancy
  • Miami University Alumni Association — Lifetime Member
  • American Red Cross — Former Member of Advisory Board
  • Butler Tarkington Neighborhood Association — Former President


  • Howey Politics Indiana — Leading State Lobbyist
  • Ardath K. Burkhart Leadership Series — Graduate
  • Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series — Graduate of Class XXX
  • Sagamore of the Wabash (highest honor given to a civilian by Indiana Governor)
  • Kentucky Colonel (highest honor awarded by Commonwealth of Kentucky)
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