A Lifetime of Service—Here is My Story…
My entire adult life has been dedicated to serving others. I have a long history of helping, teaching, educating and protecting others in a variety of arenas, including injury law, law enforcement and martial arts.
I served the Indianapolis public as a decorated Police Captain, police academy instructor and SWAT team Commander all while attending law school.
As Karate Sensei, it was my pleasure to serve by teaching self-defense and karate to hundreds of Indiana police, adults, children and the disabled – changing lives. A 6th Degree Black Belt certification qualified me to serve the city and state as Karate Commissioner for the World Police & Fire Games.
As an injury lawyer since 1985, I continue to proudly, ethically and aggressively serve the community by protecting the rights of those wrongfully injured. Serving others is “who I am” and my deep-rooted Christian faith requires me to “do the right thing” in all aspects of my life.
Having a servant’s heart is why I became an Injury Lawyer.
BACKGROUND: A CAREER BUILT ON SERVICE
LAW ENFORCEMENT: CHARACTER AND SKILLS
Randy grew up in Rossford, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo, as the oldest of nine children in his family. He attended Rossford High School, where he served as the senior class president and captain of the varsity football, track and wrestling teams. He has been named to the Rossford High Athletic Hall of Fame.
- Founding and serving as Commander of the county’s first SWAT team
- Graduating from the FBI Law Institute and Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
- Receiving the “Police Officer of the Year” award from the City of Indianapolis.
In 1984, Randy graduated from the University of Indiana School of Law in Indianapolis and embarked on his new career as a lawyer in 1985. For a number of years, he continued as a police officer/Captain while practicing law with his own firm until regretfully retiring from his law enforcement family in 1990 to practice law full-time.
From the start, he has focused his legal practice exclusively on representing accident and injury victims.
“Law enforcement shaped my character,” Randy says, “and from those years, I gained valuable accident investigation skills that I still employ today in seeking compensation for my clients.”
MARTIAL ARTS: A REFLECTION OF OUR FIRM'S PHILOSOPHY
Fortunately for him, Randy says, he enjoyed a Christian upbringing as a child and young man and is a lifelong practicing Catholic. He attributes this training as the basis of all of his Core Values, which demand integrity and dedication to “doing the right thing” both in his personal life as well as in his professional capacity when representing his many clients.
He is a long-time member of the Christian Legal Society and constantly strives to meet the challenges that arise when attempting to balance Christian principles and the Law. Randy has always had a deep spiritual faith, reflected in his law firm’s logo, and he maintains his family as his top priority, which includes his law enforcement family.
He has been married to his wife, Regina Sevenish, Office Administrator of Sevenish Law, for more than 40 years. They have two daughters, Alyssa and Abby.
Randy and Regina also recently became proud grandparents and now have two grandsons. Alyssa is married to Steve Rose and their son is Orion. Abby is married to John Campbell and their son is Wyatt.
Randy and Regina regularly attend church and are members of the Saints Francis & Clare Catholic Church in Greenwood.
While he has been inspired “to do the right thing” by his faith and his family, he has also been influenced by his participation in martial arts.
Randy holds a Master Rank (6th-Degree Black Belt) in Isshinryu Karate and is a member of the World Karate Union & Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame. He has passed on his self-defense skills to thousands of Indiana law enforcement officers and citizens, earning recognition from U.S. Martial Arts Business Information Magazine as one of the top 100 martial arts instructors in the country.
Sensei Sevenish and his wife, Regina, ran two highly successful martial arts schools while practicing law for well over a decade and trained numerous students and police to a high level, including National or World Karate Champions, as well as both of their daughters.
His karate dojo was the first to introduce nationally a competition division for karate students suffering from MS and confined to a wheelchair, which was entitled the “Special Abilities Division” and is one of his and Regina’s proudest moments.
“It’s a hobby that embodies everything that I and Sevenish Law stand for: Integrity, honor and discipline – and aggressively bringing the fight to the opponent,” he says. “Make no mistake – a personal injury claim is a fight!”
And because of his national martial arts reputation and 6th-Degree Black Belt Master rating, Randy was asked to serve as Karate Commissioner for Indianapolis when it hosted the “World Police & Fire Games” – a competition of law enforcement and firefighting professionals from throughout the world and second only in size to the Olympic Games.
As a highly decorated law enforcement officer, Randall “Randy” Sevenish rendered aid to victims and took on bad guys. As a lawyer, he doesn’t believe his job has really changed much.
“Even though I no longer kick in doors, I’m still protecting people like I did when I was a police officer, and I’m still pursuing the bad guys,” says Randy, who is sometimes called the “SWAT Lawyer” by those who know him.
“The difference is that, in my present work, the ‘bad guys’ are the people who cause injuries through their negligence and the insurance companies who try to deny rightful compensation,” he says.
A Lawyer Who Knows and Understands Motorcyclists & Bicyclists
Since he established Sevenish Law Firm, Randy has earned a reputation for taking on “tough cases,” negotiating aggressively with insurance companies and skillfully presenting cases in court on his clients’ behalf.
His firm assists those who have been seriously injured in motorcycle, car, truck, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, construction and workplace accidents, slip-and-falls, dog bites and other personal injury cases.
The firm places a special focus on motorcycle and bicycle accident cases. This is due to the fact that Randy and Regina have been avid motorcyclists for over 40 years and lifelong bicyclists. As such, when it comes to cases of this nature, he is a “Real Motorcycle Lawyer and Real Rider©.” As such, cyclists and bikers know, like and trust Sevenish Law.
“I think bikers and cyclists know that I understand the physics and dynamics involved with riding motorcycles and bicycles, and I appreciate the seriousness of the losses that bikers and cyclists suffer when they are in an accident,” says Randy, whose firm is the only one in Indiana to be recommended by the national www.RoadGuardians.org organization.
True Dedication to His Clients
So that he can focus the full extent of his firm’s attention and resources on each client it serves, Randy accepts only a limited number of cases. In addition, he believes there are a select number of cases in which a lawyer is just not necessary. He will only accept cases in which he believes, because of his involvement, his clients will actually be better off financially – with attorney fees – as opposed to handling the matter alone – without attorney fees. He believes, after all, “This is the client’s case, not the lawyer’s case.” Clients First always.
His clients benefit from an approach that is reflected in the firm’s Clients First® Guarantee and Client’s Bill of Rights. The policy guarantees numerous rights, including the client’s right to make ultimate decisions in a case and to always collect more than the firm does from a verdict or settlement. The firm also vows to keep clients constantly updated on the status of their case.
“The guiding principle is that we respect our clients and treat them as the valuable human beings that they are instead of seeing them only as opportunities for potential income,” Randy says. “In other words, at the Sevenish Law Firm, our clients and their best interests always come first.”