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Newburgh native and University of Southern Indiana alumnus Tonee Hurst came to the practice of law through the somewhat unconventional route of an undergraduate degree in philosophy. After earning his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana, Tonee began his practice in a small Evansville firm handling matters as diverse as criminal defense, family law, medical malpractice, workers compensation, and personal injury among others. He left that firm to join the Gibson County Prosecutor’s office, and spent the next nine years of his legal career serving the citizens of southern Indiana and honing his litigation skills.
Tonee credits his experience working in a small firm and so closely with the public as a deputy prosecutor with developing a sense of connection to the matters he handles that is too often lost in the context of a “big law” firm. His clients are real people with very real concerns, and when someone entrusts such a momentous part of their life to his care he honors that trust by making their cause his own.
A devoted husband and doting father, Tonee calls Evansville home, and in the warmer half of the year prefers to spend as much time as possible on his motorcycle. He has a passion for suicide awareness and prevention, and for helping others find hope and meaning in even the bleakest of circumstances.