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William Leigh Wilson

William Leigh Wilson

also known as Bill Wilson

Practice areas:

Litigation, Entertainment, Family, Mediation, Internet

William Wilson

About Me

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. 


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Litigation: 30%
    24 years
  2. Mediation: 20%
    11 years
  3. Family: 20%
    24 years
  4. Entertainment: 20%
    18 years
  5. Internet: 10%
    24 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-225/hour), Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Rabeh M. A. Soofi

    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.

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    Rabeh Soofi Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

131 S. Taylor Street
South Bend, IN, 46601

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
INActive In Good Standing199105/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Presidential Citation for ServiceIndiana State Bar Association2012
BV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyAnderson, Agostino & Keller, P.C.2000 - Present
InstructorIndiana University South Bend, Paralegal Studies Program1996 - 2008
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Notre Dame, Dept. of Film, Television and Theatre1996 - Present
AssociateHahn, Walz and Knepp1991 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Indiana University Center for Civic LiteracyMember, Operating Board2014 - Present
Robert A. Grant Inn of CourtPresident2011 - 2013
Indiana State Bar Association Board of GovernorsMember2010 - 2012
American Bar FoundationFellow2009 - Present
Robert A. Grant American Inn of CourtPast President1994 - Present
St. Joseph County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect1991 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
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

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
GPSolo Magazine (ABA)Site-ations (Jan/Feb 2014)2014
GPSolo Magazine (ABA)Site-ations (July/August 2014)2014
Res Gestae (Indiana State Bar Association)Digital copiers pose privacy and ethics risks2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, IndianapolisLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of Notre DameTheatre/GovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CLE ProgramDigital Assets2014
CLE PresentationData Protection Via Encryption2012
St. Joseph County Local Practice SeminarCloud Computing for Attorneys2011
PowerPoint Should Come With a Warning LabelTechnology in Law Practice2011
Indiana State Bar Annual MeetingTrialPad for Attorneys2011
Why Your PowerPoint Presentation SucksTechnology in Law Practice2009
St. Joseph County Domestic Relations Mediation TrainingMediation2008
Continuing Mediation Education SeminarMediation2007
Internet Basics for Indiana AttorneysTechnology1999
The 103rd Congress and Civil LibertiesCivil Rights/Civil Liberties1993