Timothy W DeGroote

Managing Partner

Timothy DeGroote is managing partner of HSK and is located Fort Wayne, Indiana office. He practices in the areas of general insurance defense litigation, insurance coverage, construction, product liability, malpractice and corporate law, in both state and federal courts. Tim received his B.A. from Marquette University in 1991 followed by his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1995. 

Practice Emphasis

  • General Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Product Liability
  • Malpractice Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Corporate Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana State Bar
  • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana


  • Marquette University, B.A., 1991
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 1995

Additional Experience / Awards

  • Served as Law Clerk to Judges of LaPorte Circuit Court
  • Served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Vernon Sheldon of Allen County Superior Court
  • Served on Board of Directors for Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • Served as Chair of Young Lawyers Section of Allen County Bar Association
  • Served as Chair of Young Lawyers Section of Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Served on Board of Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Drafted By-Laws and Amended By-Laws for FWAHA
  • Presenter of legal topics for the insurance industry

Contact Timothy

Fort Wayne Office
803 South Calhoun, 9th Floor
P.O. Box 11489
Fort Wayne, IN 46858-1489