Anthony R. Jost



Tony Jost represents clients in various aspects of business, and civil litigation, including commercial, real estate, employment, and complex tort litigation in both federal and state court.

He counsels clients in commercial lease drafting, negotiation and enforcement, and real estate and business acquisition and financing. Tony further advises clients as to proper selection and formation of business entities, lender documentation, franchising, state and federal business regulatory matters, and general contractual matters.

Tony represents creditors in all formal bankruptcy proceedings in federal court, provides workout answers and advice on behalf of creditors, prosecutes collection claims, and defends creditors in various aspects, including but not limited to fraudulent conveyance and preference claims.

He provides answers, advice and advocacy in all aspects of business, commercial and litigation affairs with specific emphasis on the finance, health care, governmental, construction, transportation, and telecommunications sectors.

Tony also served on the Firm’s Management Committee from 2013 to 2018.

Community Activity

  • United Way’s Capital Projects Fund Initiative Committee
    • Committee Member, Current
  • Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Council
    • Chairman of Program, Current
    • Chair, Risk Management Committee, 1998 – Present
    • Nominating Committee Hou Koda District, 2010 – Present
    • Executive Board, 2020
    • Cubmaster Pack 504, 2007 – 2018
    • Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 97, 2017 – Present
    • Vice Precinct Committeeman, Hendricks County, 2017
    • Hulman Memorial Way Foundation
      • Board Member, 2002 – 2012
    • Indianapolis Bar Foundation
      • Board Member, 2002 – 2007
      • Development Committee Chair
    • St. Christopher Parish, Parishioner
    • Attorney, Washington Township, Hendricks County
    • Coach of numerous youth sports teams (football, baseball, and basketball) for St. Christopher Parish, St. Michael Parish, Avon Junior Athletic Association, and the YMCA
    • Contributor to various charitable organizations and school programs

    Representative Matters

    • Represented multiple multi-billion dollar creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings.
    • Defended at trial a number of lawsuits against trucking companies for claims involving personal injury and property damage.
    • Prosecuted large mechanics lien and breach of construction contract claims on behalf of general contractors, seeking payment for construction products and services.
    • Prosecuted claims on behalf of health-care providers in pursuing payment under service provider agreements and other contracts.
    • Represented banking clients in preparing and negotiating loan documents and service agreements and in prosecuting claims associated with breaches under those documents and agreements.
    • Negotiated and drafted finance, transactional and organizational documents for various clients.
    • Successfully defended and tried lawsuits in commercial, real estate, employment and complex litigation matters on numerous occasions.



    Tony is a frequent speaker at seminars for clients regarding industry-specific issues in the law and its affects on the specific industry.

    Awards & Recognition

    • Best Lawyers in America, 2022 – present
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights
      • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Boy Scouts of America
      • Crossroads of America Council Silver Beaver Award, 2017
      • District Award of Merit, 2011
      • Scouter’s Key Award, 2014
      • Cubmaster of the Year, Hou Koda District, 2015
      • Hou Koda District Golden Feather Award, 2012
    • Indiana Super Lawyers, 2012 – 2021, 2023
      • Business Litigation
      • Bankruptcy, Business and Corporate
    • Indianapolis Bar Foundation
      • Distinguished Life Fellow, 2017
      • Distinguished Fellow, 2006
    • Eagle Scout, May 17, 1984
    • Delta Theta Phi. Notes Editor, Adelphia Law Journal
    • Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XXX

    Industries Served

    Health Care
    Real Estate
    Wholesale & Retail Sales

    Practice Areas

    Creditor’s Rights
    Debt Relief
    Business & Corporate Law
    Government Law
    Business Contract Drafting & Negotiation
    Business Entity Selection & Formation
    Business Mergers & Acquisitions
    Business Contract Disputes
    Non-competition Covenants
    Shareholder & Partnership Disputes
    Construction Litigation & Dispute Resolution
    Construction Contract Drafting & Negotiation
    Mechanics’ Liens
    Child Custody & Visitation
    Divorce Lawyers
    Insurance Defense / Insurance Coverage
    Arbitration / Mediation / Alternative Dispute
    Product Liability
    Employment Law
    Non-competition Agreements
    Land Use & Planning
    Commercial Real Estate & Leasing
    Residential Real Estate


    • American Bar Association
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
    • Hendricks County Bar Association
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Indiana Bankers Association
    • Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association
    • Indiana State Bar Association, House of Delegates
    • Indianapolis Bar Association

    Bar and Court Admissions

    • Indiana, 1993
    • Illinois, 1994
    • U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois


    Indiana University Maurer School of Law, JD, 1993

    DePauw University, BA, cum laude, 1990