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Attorney Robert J. Boughter

The founder of Boughter Sinak, LLC, Robert J. Boughter dedicates his life to the representation of people seriously injured or killed in accidents and on the job. He is known as "The Fighter" because of his aggressive and straightforward approach to representing his clients in and out of court. Mr. Boughter prides himself on being honest, tenacious, and loyal. He has a vast range of experience, having prosecuted almost every type of injury or death case imaginable-from car accidents to chemical explosions.

Education and Early Career

Mr. Boughter earned his undergraduate degrees in criminology and Spanish from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. While in undergraduate school, Mr. Boughter studied abroad in Valladolid, Spain at the Universidad de Valladolid, as well as in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico where he studied at El Centro Bilingue. Mr. Boughter is fluent in Spanish.

Upon graduation, Mr. Boughter served as an agent with the Office of Inspector General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where he investigated fraud in governmental agencies. During his tenure at the Office of Inspector General, Mr. Boughter had a 100 percent conviction rate for the cases he investigated.

Mr. Boughter graduated from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he attended on partial scholarship.

Legal Career

After earning his law degree, Mr. Boughter secured employment at a prominent Northwest Indiana insurance defense firm where he focused his practice on defending injury claims, insurance companies, trucking companies, Fortune 500 companies, at-fault drivers, businesses, municipalities, and police officers. As a former insurance defense attorney, Mr. Boughter knows all the tricks of the trade the insurance companies use to deny, delay, and defend claims.

As a successful Indiana injury attorney, Mr. Boughter fights for his clients and has recovered millions on their behalf. In one particular case, he helped secure a $3 million settlement for a seriously injured young man who had been told by two other prominent Indianapolis injury firms that there was nothing they could do for him because his claims were likely barred by the exclusivity provision of the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Act.

Mr. Boughter was named to the Indiana Super Lawyers list in 2020, and to the Indiana Rising Stars List in 2009 and 2011-2015.

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In addition to fighting for the rights of his clients, Mr. Boughter demonstrates a strong advocacy for animals—especially dogs. As a "parent" to four dogs of his own, he also supports many animal rescue centers around the country. His most recent addition, Siegfried the Great, was rescued all the way from the Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles. Ziggy has become part of the Boughter Sinak, LLC family and has even become the firm's mascot.

I want to thank Boughter Sinak for their generosity and unwavering support of animals in need.  Boughter Sinak not only helps organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, the Women's shelter, and local pet charities, but their reach extends all the way to Los Angeles, California.  Robert Boughter adopted my foster dog Teddy Bear.  When I adopt any of my foster dogs to their forever home, I am very careful and fully vet the person adopting.  What I discovered about Robert is his incredible compassion and his devotion to help the helpless and the underdog, whether it be animal or human.  The first dog he adopted from the Rescue I volunteer with was a dog that had a long history of seizures and his former owners wanted to have him put to sleep.  Thankfully, Robert stepped in and gave Siegfried his forever home and has been by his side through his illness, providing him with the very best care.  After his first rescue dog was stabilized, Robert wanted to adopt another "special needs" dog, because he knew there were harder to find homes for.  That's when he adopted my foster Teddy Bear.  Teddy was run over by a car, had a crushed pelvis and broken bones.  He has healed from his initial injuries, but will most likely have orthopedic issues for the rest of his life.  That didn't faze Robert in the least.  Not only has he given an amazing life to these "underdogs", but he has generously donated funds so the rescue can save more dogs who are at risk of being euthanized at the city and county kill shelters.  I know without a doubt that if I ever need a personal injury attorney, Robert will be my first call because he always goes above and beyond to help the helpless and his passion to do what is right is unsurpassed.

- Jee-Young T.

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5150 W Jefferson Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46804 260-420-4878

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South Bend, IN 46601 574-208-1001

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