William E. Emerick

Group Co-Chair

For more than three decades, Bill has vigorously represented his clients, building a solid reputation as a trial lawyer who provides personal attention and compassionate service. Prior to entering private practice, Bill served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Tippecanoe County from 1978 to 1981 and the Chief Deputy Prosecutor from 1980 to 1981.

Having represented both plaintiffs and defendants and tried more than 70 civil and criminal jury trials and countless bench trials, Bill has a unique perspective and brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to his courtroom advocacy.

Bill is passionate about the practice of law and values the ability to champion the interests of people who need legal help. He has shared this passion by also serving as a Purdue University Adjunct Instructor.

After spending the early part of his career defending insurance companies, Bill now focuses his practice on personal injury cases, representing individuals who have been seriously injured, as well as the estates of those who have died as a result of another’s negligence.

  • University of Illinois, A.B., 1972
  • University of San Fernando Valley, J.D., 1977
  • Indiana Bar Foundation, President’s Award, 2000
  • American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants’ Invited speaker, 2015 “Demonstrative Evidence at Trial”
  • Indiana, 1978
  • Illinois, 1978
  • California, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1977
  • Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Foundation, Master Fellow
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Roscoe Pond Institute, Member Fellow
  • State Bar of California
  • Tippecanoe County Bar Association, President 2015-2016
  • AV® Preeminent
  • Home with Hope, Board of Directors
  • Indiana High School Mock Trial
  • Lynn Treece Boys and Girls Club, Board of Directors
  • Purdue University Mock Trial
  • United Way Campaign Budget, Board of Directions
  • West Lafayette Little League, Board of Directors
  • West Lafayette Pony League