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Keffer Barnhart LLP

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Indianapolis, IN

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230 East Ohio Street
Suite 400

Indianapolis, IN 46204

When You Need Zealous Representation,
Retain Keffer Barnhart LLP to Defend Your Rights

Are you facing drunk driving or criminal charges? It is important to retain a law firm that is experienced and dedicated to the outcome of your case.

Keffer Barnhart LLP is a leading law firm located in Indianapolis, Indiana, offering unparalleled criminal defense, family law representation and civil litigation services.

When you are facing any legal matter, things can accelerate rapidly. Having an aggressive attorney from Keffer Barnhart LLP can help you feel comfortable that your interests will be thoughtfully and zealously represented. The firm's attorneys know how to develop a case and explain it, and keep you informed as your case progresses. 

Call them for your free consultation regarding any legal issue. Some examples follow:

Criminal Defense

  • Drug Crimes
  • Drunk Driving
  • Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Burglary
  • Violent Crimes
  • Weapons Charges
  • Fraud

Keffer Barnhart LLP represents and stands by its clients when it matters most. They are former prosecutors and public servants who are responsive to the needs of their clients, provide comprehensive legal counsel, and address their clients' concerns both professionally and discretely. They pride themselves on their litigation experience and presenting their clients’ cases before judges and juries.

The attorneys at Keffer Barnhart LLP opened their practice so they would be able to use their combined experience to provide meaningful and helpful legal services. To this day, they still hold those values. Each of their attorneys are dedicated to their clients and making their lives easier.

Call Keffer Barnhart LLP today at 317-296-3008 to arrange your free initial consultation. For more information, visit our website www.kefferbarnhart.com.

Attorney Bradley Keffer

Bradley Keffer currently focuses on criminal law cases with an emphasis on DUI and OVWI cases in Marion and surrounding counties. As a former prosecutor experienced in the most serious DUI cases, Mr. Keffer knows the strategies and tactics needed to attack a case from either side of the law. This allows him to anticipate the State’s arguments and plan your defense accordingly.

Mr. Keffer began his legal career serving as a deputy prosecuting attorney in both Marion County (Indianapolis) and Tippecanoe County (Lafayette). As a deputy prosecutor in both counties, he led the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT) where he was responsible for prosecuting DUI and OVWI cases involving death or serious bodily injury. In addition to prosecuting all types of misdemeanor and felony offenses, Mr. Keffer focused on fatality and serious bodily injury Hit & Run cases, and White Collar crimes. He was also responsible for reviewing and monitoring sobriety check points and training law enforcement officers on DUI investigations, traffic stops, DUI law, administering sobriety checkpoints, and search and seizure. In his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Keffer has tried over twenty-five jury trials and countless bench trials, and provided training to other prosecutors on DUI law and DUI prosecution. He has also received specific training on accident investigation/reconstruction as well as the presentation of computer forensic evidence in the courtroom.

While in law school, Mr. Keffer served as an intern for two years at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana (Civil and Criminal Divisions). He also completed externships with the Marion County Superior Courts, the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Office of the Governor of the State of Indiana.

As a defense attorney, Mr. Keffer has represented clients charged with misdemeanor and major felony offenses in matters ranging from DUI to criminal recklessness to sexual misconduct.


  • Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis
    Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
    Honors: Norm Lefstein Pro Bono Service Award; National Moot Court Team; Christopher Lloyd Award (Best Advocate); and Trial Advocacy Team
  • Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) Richard T. Farmer School of Business
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    Honors:  University Honors and Dean’s List; Member of Honor Society; Miami University Mock Trial Team; Miami University Mock Trial Award; American Mock Trial Assoc. All-American Attorney Award (record-setting three-time recipient)

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana
  • Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana (Federal)


  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Professionalism Committee of the Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Legal Services Advisory Committee of the Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana Historical Society
  • Former National District Attorneys Association
  • Former member of the American Inns of Court

Attorney Scott Barnhart

Scott Barnhart currently focuses on civil litigation with emphasis on police brutality and constitutional violations. Having previously defended the State of Indiana in administrative proceedings, civil rights lawsuits against law enforcement, correctional officers, prosecutors, and other statement employees, Mr. Barnhart has experience as counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants and knows how to build a strong case and attack the opposing parties’ argument with logic and vigor.

Mr. Barnhart began his career serving as a deputy attorney general for the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.  He first served in the Appellate Division where he was responsible for representing the State of Indiana in direct and post-conviction appeals.  He is an experienced appellate attorney who has authored over three hundred appellate briefs and has argued multiple times before the Supreme Court of Indiana and the Indiana Court of Appeals.  He has been lead counsel in over thirty published decisions.

In 2008, Mr. Barnhart was selected by the Attorney General’s Office to participate in an exchange program where he served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.  After gaining experience trying cases to juries as a deputy prosecutor, Mr. Barnhart returned to the Attorney General’s Office in 2009 and began practicing in the Civil Litigation Division where he represented the State of Indiana, its agencies, and its employees before state and federal courts throughout Indiana.  He gained invaluable experience aggressively representing government clients in administrative proceedings, employment lawsuits, and civil rights lawsuits against law enforcement officers, correctional officers, prosecutors, and other state employees.  Both as a trial and an appellate litigator, Mr. Barnhart is experienced at handling high profile cases with close media coverage.

Today, Mr. Barnhart uses his experience to represent clients when police or law enforcement step over the line. If you or someone you know has been the victim of police brutality, or you think your constitutional rights have been violated, contact Scott Barnhart today!


  • University of Toledo College of Law
    Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
    Honors: Dean’s Merit Law Scholarship; Criminal Law Moot Court Team
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Kelley School of Business
    Bachelor of Science in Operations Management and Management


  • Speaker for the Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry Seminar presented by the Indiana Attorney General’s Office on August 30, 2011.
  • Speaker for the 2011 IPAC Summer Conference, “Prosecutors Sued: Attorney General’s Representation on Forfeiture, Immigration, and Abortion Suits.”
  • Speaker for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office Continuing Legal Education Program, “Appealing to a Higher Power” presented on January 13, 2009.


  • Gutermuth v. State, 868 N.E.2d 420 (Ind. 2007) -in its 2006-07 annual report, the Supreme Court stated that Gutermuth was the “leading case” that addressed a Blakely issue
  • Hayes v. State, 906 N.E.2d 819 (Ind. 2009) - the Supreme Court expressly agreed with the State’s position that the Court of Appeals improperly reversed a defendant’s conviction following a guilty plea
  • Nicoson v. State, 998 N.E.2d 660 (Ind. 2010)
  • Boyd v. State, 866 N.E.2d 855 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007)
  • Phillips v. State, 869 N.E.2d 512 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007)
  • Eaton v. State, 889 N.E.2d 297 (Ind. 2008)
  • Schiro v. State, 888 N.E.2d 828 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008)
  • Etienne v. State, 878 N.E.2d 547 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007)

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana
  • Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana (Federal)


  • Judge, volunteer, and committee member for We the People Civic Education Program
  • Board member, judge, and volunteer for the Indiana High School Mock Trial Program
  • Member, Indiana Bar Foundation Fundraising Committee

Attorney Tom Hirschauer

Tom F. Hirschauer IIII was born and raised in the Indianapolis, Indiana, area. He comes from a family of legal practitioners who have practices in the State of Indiana since 1943. Mr. Hirschauer began his legal career in Marion County (Indianapolis) at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. As a deputy prosecutor, Mr. Hirschauer worked on cases ranging from misdemeanors and low level felonies or major felony offenses. In 2011, Mr. Hirschauer was appointed to lead the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT) within the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. As part of this position, he was trained in Crash/Accident Reconstruction through Northwestern University as well as Forensic Toxicology through Indiana University. During this time, Mr. Hirschauer was involved in some of the most complex cases in the State of Indiana, and has tried in excess of twenty jury trials and countless bench trials.

In 2014, Mr. Hirschauer was tasked with supervising the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office Asset Forfeiture Division. In that position, he oversaw hundreds of civil forfeiture proceedings while simultaneously handling forfeiture cases in excess of $100,000.00; with some cases in excess of $1,000,000.00. Mr. Hirschauer has taught both attorneys and law enforcement officers in the areas of DUI enforcement and investigation, traffic laws and the investigation of traffic-related matters, and while collar crime and the subsequent civil forfeiture. Currently, Mr. Hirschauer focuses his practice on select Criminal and Family Law matters.

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2008


Ave Maria School of Law, Ann Arbor, Michigan, J.D.
Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, B.S.


  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
  • Hamilton County Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • National College of DUI Defense, member
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, member
  • St. Thomas Moore Society, Member

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