Contact Information

chip.garver@FaegreBD.com300 N. Meridian Street, Suite 2700
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
T: +1 317 237 1031
F: +1 317 237 8531

Education

University of Toledo College of Law
J.D. (1993)
Miami University (Ohio)
B.A. (1990)

Bar Admissions

Indiana Ohio (inactive)

Court Admissions

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

Chip Garver

Partner

Chip Garver focuses his practice in government where he has worked with clients to solve problems and maximize opportunities for more than two decades. Chip brings a diverse background in advising both public and private sector clients. Throughout his career, he has provided strategic and legal advice to numerous Fortune 100 corporations, governmental officials and individuals.

Chip has particular expertise in navigating state and local legislative process and grass roots advocacy. He is adept at developing successful 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. His 20+ years of experience and his multi-client base have given him expertise in these fields. Legislative strategies, which Chip has helped develop, 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.

Prior to joining Faegre Baker Daniels, 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.

Previous Government Appointments

  • Indiana Small Insurer Voluntary Reinsurance Board — Director
  • 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

Honors

  • Howey Politics Indiana — Leading State Lobbyist, 2010-11
  • 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)

Professional Associations

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

Civic Activities

  • Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce — Political Action Committee, Vice Chair
  • WFYI / Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting — Board Member and Governmental Affairs Committee Chair
  • St. Thomas Aquinas — Parish Council
  • 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 Board Member and Chair of Code Enforcement and Zoning