Meet Our Team

Patrick Hindert

Patrick Hindert has been a leader in the structured settlement industry for over 40 years. At Independent Life, Patrick is responsible for New Business Development, including new products, new clients and new markets. Patrick also represents Independent Life within multiple national professional associations, including the National Structured Trade Association (NSSTA) where he currently is a member of the Legal and Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC) committees as well as NSSTA’s ABLE and MSA Task Forces.

Before joining Independent Life, Patrick served as President of a national structured settlement intermediary that he owned and managed for 22 years. Prior to entering the structured settlement industry, Patrick taught French, coached varsity tennis and practiced transactional law.

Patrick co-authors a legal treatise utilized by NSSTA and the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) in their certification programs. He also authors Independent Life’s blog “The Chronicle,” is a frequent speaker at national structured settlement conferences, including serving  as the keynote at the first national structured settlement conference in Australia. Patrick has also served as President and Director of the NSSTA and as Executive Director of the SSP. Patrick provided expert testimony to the United States House Ways and Means Committee prior to enactment of the Periodic Payment Settlement Act of 1982.

Patrick earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude majoring in History from Harvard University, where he was a staff writer for the Harvard Crimson, and is an NSSTA-CSSC. Patrick and his wife share an active life with their children and grandchildren as well as their three dogs, three cats and two rabbits.

Patrick Hindert