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Heather L. Emenhiser

Of Counsel

Selected to the list of Best Lawyers in America in the field of railroad law, Heather has been a vital member of the firm’s railroad litigation team for more than 15 years.  The core of Heather’s work is in defending national and short-line rail operators in state and federal court litigation stemming from crossing accidents, employee injuries, and other disputes.

Heather’s extensive background in railroad litigation, particularly crossing accident and Federal Employers’ Liability Act cases, enables her to play a critical role in preparations for trials, appeals and meditations.  An accomplished writer and researcher, she regularly drafts motions, trial and appellate briefs, and mediation statements, and prepares pre-trial submissions and jury instructions.

“Railroad law is a dynamic and exciting area of practice and there’s nothing I would rather do.” 

For Heather, the substance of the work and the partnership with clients are of equal importance.  Skilled at identifying the critical issues and circumstances in each case, Heather is committed to working collaboratively with railroad client teams – including in-house attorneys and claims agents – to secure favorable resolutions.

Heather has presented at railroad conferences on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act as it applies to railroad litigation, and is a longtime member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel.

  • Indiana University, J.D., cum laude
    • Published note and notes editor, Federal Communications Law Journal
    • Merit Scholar
  • University of Michigan, B.A., with distinction
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Selected to the Indiana Best Lawyers list in the field of Railroad Law (2018)