Serving Lafayette, IN
Winning injury cases for over 100 years
Charley, Sr. has been practicing law since 1957. In addition to concentrating in serious personal injury, Mr. Vaughan, Sr. concentrates in the area of Condemnation Law.
Mr. Vaughan, Sr. has been listed since 1994 in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of personal injury litigation. He has been repeatedly voted as an Indiana Super Lawyer in Indianapolis Monthly by his peers and was the recipient of The Indiana Trial Lawyer of the Year for his courageous representation of Ryan White. Mr. Vaughan, Sr. and his son, Charley, Jr., worked to fight discrimination against children with AIDS. Through their efforts, Ryan White was allowed to return to school despite his illness. Their efforts led to a change in the law and ultimately to the enactment of the Ryan White Act and helped to lessen discrimination against AIDS victims across the country. Mr. Vaughan, Sr. also received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998 from the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.
Charley, Sr. is an avid equestrian and has won many prizes and awards, including a national championship in Reining in the Arabian class. He enjoys playing golf with his son, Charley, Jr., spending time with his grandchildren, and with his family.
Indiana University A.B., 1953
Valparaiso University School of Law J.D., 1957
County Attorney, Tippecanoe County, 1965
Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Practice, Valparaiso School of Law, 1972
Indiana Trial Lawyer of the Year, 1987
Listed since 1994 in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of personal injury litigation
Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998 from the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
Proud member of:
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (Sustaining Member; President 1966)
The Association of Trial Lawyers (Sustaining Member)
Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
Indiana College of Trial Lawyers (Charter Member)
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Litigation Council of America (Charter Fellow)