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Firm Overview

When you need a lawyer, choose a law firm that is big enough to meet your needs and small enough to know your name.

Waters, Tyler, Hofmann & Scott, LLC, is a full-service law firm for individuals, small businesses, banks, developers, governmental entities, hospitals, physicians, insurers and their insureds, and other businesses.  We serve clients in Southern Indiana and Greater Louisville, Kentucky, in the areas of business, estate planning and administration, real estate, health care and civil litigation.


 Firm History

Original BuildingIn 1998, Rodney L. Scott and Scott L. Tyler, formerly litigation partners in an Indianapolis-based litigation firm, joined an experienced New Albany business attorney.  The three formed Ward, Tyler & Scott, a partnership.


Subsequently, in 2003, the firm was restructured as Ward, Tyler, & Scott, LLC.  The firm's ownership expanded beyond the three founding partners to include Tricia Kirkby Hofmann and J. Scott Waters, IV.  They had previously been with the firm as associates since 2000 and 2001, respectively.

In 2008, the firm subsequently reorganized into its current form, Waters, Tyler, Hofmann and Scott, LLC.  John R. Hofmann joined as a partner in 2019, while  Carli A. Clowers and Eric T. Eberwine were added in 2020.  All previously had been associates in the firm.  Between them, the firm's seven owners have amassed 167 years of experience in the practice of law.  Since the firm's founding, it has grown from three attorneys and two support staff to a team of ten attorneys and eight staff members.  We believe this growth is attributable to our emphasis on service and client satisfaction.


Clients Come First


We provide comprehensive estate planning and administration, real estate and business services for our clients.  Attorneys in the firm's litigation section represent clients through trials, mediations, arbitrations and appeals, and handle business disputes, construction cases, personal injury claims, insurance coverage issues, medical malpractice claims, deceptive trade practice claims and other such matters.  Our health care section acts as in-house or outside corporate counsel to hospitals, physicians, physician groups, other medical providers and various related healthcare companies.

The attorneys and professionals at Waters, Tyler, Hofmann & Scott, LLC, are committed to providing their clients with high-quality and client-oriented legal services.  We are proud of our reputation in the local community and our ability to keep up to date with developing technology, changes in the law and our clients' growing needs.


We realize that our clients come first, and we are proud to maintain the highest standards of client confidentiality and professionalism. Please contact us today to inquire about services we can provide to you.