My goal in every case is to assess the situation, explain the legal landscape to my client, outline the possible courses of action, and then help the client choose the course of action that has the best chance of achieving a reasonable outcome.
I am admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts in Indiana (Northern and Southern Districts), the Northern District of Illinois (including Trial Bar), and the Northern District of Florida. I'm also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In 2014, I was appointed by the court to the Attorney Grievance Committee for the federal courts in the Northern District of Indiana.
My clients include individuals and businesses. As one of the few attorneys practicing entertainment law in Indiana, I'm proud to say I represent recording artists and producers, Emmy award winners, and authors.
I communicate with clients via email and telephone, although email is often best as it eliminates the game of "phone tag." I try to make it a practice to respond to phone calls or emails within 24 hours, but when I cannot I try to have my assistant respond. Clients are understandably frustrated when lawyers do not respond. I'm not perfect, but I try my best.
Licensed since 1991
Hourly ($200-225/hour), Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Bill is an excellent lawyer. He is not only exceptional in his field, he is a hallmark of the legal community. He is a well-published writer, blogger, and authority in his practice areas, and routinely goes above and beyond in advocating for his clients. I am honored and privileged to endorse him.
Rabeh Soofi Business Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|IN||Active In Good Standing||1991||05/03/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Presidential Citation for Service||Indiana State Bar Association||2012|
|Attorney||Anderson, Agostino & Keller, P.C.||2000 - Present|
|Instructor||Indiana University South Bend, Paralegal Studies Program||1996 - 2008|
|Adjunct Professor||University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Film, Television and Theatre||1996 - Present|
|Associate||Hahn, Walz and Knepp||1991 - 2000|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Indiana University Center for Civic Literacy||Member, Operating Board||2014 - Present|
|Robert A. Grant Inn of Court||President||2011 - 2013|
|Indiana State Bar Association Board of Governors||Member||2010 - 2012|
|American Bar Foundation||Fellow||2009 - Present|
|Robert A. Grant American Inn of Court||Past President||1994 - Present|
|St. Joseph County Bar Association||President-Elect||1991 - Present|
|Indiana State Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Athentic, Inc. v. Thomas Kouttoulas, et al.||Favorable settlement.|
|Northern Electric Company, Inc. v. Patrick L. Torma, Jr. et al.||Defendant's verdict reversed on appeal|
|Bridenbaugh, et al. v. O'Bannon, et al.||Plaintiff's favorable decision reversed on appeal|
|Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of Notre Dame||Theatre/Government||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|CLE Program||Digital Assets||2014|
|CLE Presentation||Data Protection Via Encryption||2012|
|St. Joseph County Local Practice Seminar||Cloud Computing for Attorneys||2011|
|PowerPoint Should Come With a Warning Label||Technology in Law Practice||2011|
|Indiana State Bar Annual Meeting||TrialPad for Attorneys||2011|
|Why Your PowerPoint Presentation Sucks||Technology in Law Practice||2009|
|St. Joseph County Domestic Relations Mediation Training||Mediation||2008|
|Continuing Mediation Education Seminar||Mediation||2007|
|Internet Basics for Indiana Attorneys||Technology||1999|
|The 103rd Congress and Civil Liberties||Civil Rights/Civil Liberties||1993|