Francina A. Dlouhy


Francina A. Dlouhy



Francina A. Dlouhy was born in Scotland, before her family immigrated to the Rochester, New York, area in 1957. Dlouhy graduated from Minerva Deland High School in Fairport, New York, in 1970. She then enrolled at Ohio’s Hiram College, where she received her B.A., summa cum laude, in 1974. Later that fall she enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law and three years later received her J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif.

After law school, Dlouhy joined the Indianapolis firm of Baker & Daniels (Faegre Baker Daniels) where she has risen to become one of the leading tax lawyers in America. Dlouhy has represented clients around the country and the state in tax planning and tax litigation. She has been involved in many of the largest projects involving new investment in Indiana, utilizing her knowledge of tax and economic incentives to promote job creation and capital expansion. Dlouhy has been instrumental in promoting the advancement of women at her firm and in the profession as a whole. She was the first woman appointed to the firm’s compensation and management committees, and has served on the Executive Committee and Strategic Policy Board.

Dlouhy has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America – Tax Law for more than 20 years and is both an Indiana Super Lawyer and a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. Dlouhy received the 2010 Distinguished Barrister award from Indiana Lawyer magazine and is a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest civilian honor given by the governor of Indiana. Francina A. Dlouhy was inducted into the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2009.


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