Skip to main content

James Robert Emerson

Personal injury Attorney at Carmel, IN

5.0   11 reviews

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

I grew up about one hour from Indianapolis, in Spencer, Indiana (near Bloomington), and graduated Owen Valley High School in 1986.  After high school, I grew my hair long and sang in a rock band for a few years.  I later attended Indiana University in Bloomington and recieved a B.S. in Business.  After working in computer networking and later at Roche Diagnostics in technical support, I attended law school at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indianapolis.

I have lived in Boone County since 2007.  My three children attend Stonegate Elementary and Zionsville West Middle School.  My children are active in the Boone County 4-H, so you can catch us there every year.  My hobbies include golf, basketball, football, attending my children's sporting/school events and singing (remember I used to have long hair). 

I recognize that chosing to call an attorney can be very intimidating.  I'm here to help you.  I'm not here to sell you something that you don't want or need.  So whether you decide to call me or not, make sure you call an attorney to get the advice you need to make the best decision possible. 

I am available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so if there is an emergency please don't hesitate calling.  Of course, it is easier to reach me during normal business hours.

I am here to help you, so just let me know if there is anything I can do.  

 

Membership:

 

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
Indiana State Bar Association
Indianapolis Bar Association
American Bar Association

I grew up about one hour from Indianapolis, in Spencer, Indiana (near Bloomington), and graduated Owen Valley High School in 1986.  After high school, I grew my hair long and sang in a rock band for a few years.  I later attended Indiana University in Bloomington and recieved a B.S. in Business.  After working in computer networking and later at Roche Diagnostics in technical support, I attended law school at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indianapolis.

I have lived in Boone County since 2007.  My three children attend Stonegate Elementary and Zionsville West Middle School.  My children are active in the Boone County 4-H, so you can catch us there every year.  My hobbies include golf, basketball, football, attending my children's sporting/school events and singing (remember I used to have long hair). 

I recognize that chosing to call an attorney can be very intimidating.  I'm here to help you.  I'm not here to sell you something that you don't want or need.  So whether you decide to call me or not, make sure you call an attorney to get the advice you need to make the best decision possible. 

I am available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so if there is an emergency please don't hesitate calling.  Of course, it is easier to reach me during normal business hours.

I am here to help you, so just let me know if there is anything I can do.  JR Emerson

Membership:

 

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
Indiana State Bar Association
Indianapolis Bar Association
American Bar Association


Read more at http://calljr.com/JR-Emerson-Criminal-Defense-and-Personal-Injury-Attorney#Lqd79w1HlVRZg9sY.99

Photos and videos

View more
Licensed for 10 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 2012
Updated 10/12/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact James

Emerson Divorce and Accident Injury Attorneys, L.L.C.
1 S Rangeline Rd
STE 400
Carmel, IN, 46032
Emerson Divorce and Accident Injury Attorneys, L.L.C.
11650 Lantern Road
Suite 261
Fishers, IN, 46038
Emerson Divorce and Accident Injury Attorneys, L.L.C.
4582 Northwest Plaza West
Suite 7
Zionsville, IN, 46077
Hide locations

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
cheapassignmenthelp.co.uk
Why Should You Cheapassignmenthelp.co.uk For Law Assignment Writing Services? Our elite business law assignment help writers ensure achievement in your profession because you want a stellar academic career as a law student. How do they keep their word? As follows: Write customised assignments: Our skilled law assignment writers can easily tailor your legal documents. Therefore, believe us when we say that we can replicate your writing tone, style, and pattern in order to increase your scores.
Read less
Posted by Tyler | March 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, straight-forward
Messaged on Avvo and shortly after, I received a phone call from JR Emerson. He read the police report and we discussed the case as well as possible outcomes. He definitely talked with me longer than some of the other lawyers I talked with. A little expensive but that comes with the knowledge and presence he has in the counties he deals with. If you have the money, he would be a safe bet.
Read less
Posted by Joshua | January 28, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Straight forward and honest
Had a great talk with JR Emerson, told me what I need to know, what I needed to do, and was upfront on what it was going to cost. Thought of if my interests and what would be best for me. Highly recommend.
Posted by Darnell | December 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
JR EMERSON IS AWESOME!
Listen I am a real person and I am not a paid advertiser. I reached out to this Law Firm and I was scared and desperate. JR personally calmed me down and told me that things would be OK but that I can't drive. He worked with me and told me everything I needed to do. His paralegals were awesome. I swear to you I'm a real person and I will personally vouch for this law firm. JR got my case dismissed. I was facing Convictions for driving while suspended with priors and possible jail time. HE knows his stuff and was worth the higher. PS This guy is honorable and a fair attorney. I hope I don't need him again, but I'm going his way if I need legal help again. Call him now!.
Read less
Posted by Renee | April 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and Overall Good Person!
Sadly, I found myself in a situation where I needed an attorney. However, I didn't want to settle for just any attorney. I wanted one that would genuinely listen to my concerns, give me honest feedback, one that empathized with my situation and one that would work hard in my behalf. Thankfully, I received all of that with JR. He truly cares about the individuals that he represents. JR is a hard worker and an overall good and sincere person. I truly appreciated his hard work and dedication. Thanks again and again!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely pleased.
Recently, I found myself in need of a Lawyer for a family law case. After consulting with JR. He agreed and swiftly took action and had the case dismissed without ever having to appear in court. I was beyond thrilled with the results of his services. I hope I don't need a lawyer ever again, but I know who I'll call if I do.
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2015
Excellent lawyer and person!
I needed Mr. Emerson for a legal matter September of 2014. He put me at ease immediately during a very stressful situation. He was able to get a detective off my back almost immediately. JR was very concerned and always promptly returned my phone calls. A few months later I needed JR's services for my son. Again he was very professional yet concerned about my son and did everything he could do to make sure he had the best possible legal representation. He always returned my calls in a timely fashion. He is very reasonable in price but never did I feel I was not getting 100 percent for him looking out for my and my sons interests.
Read less
Posted by phberry | February 18, 2014
Never knew divorce could be so positive
Mr. Emerson has been a pleasure to work with. He was not only professional and diligent but he was timely and considerate. I normally don't leave review notes because I feel they're a bunch of compliments and BS but I felt compelled to share such a positive legal experience. Thanks Mr. Emerson!
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2014
Very Professional Attorney
JR was very responsive and understanding to my situation. He made a very difficult situation as peaceful as possible. I would recommend him to represent any of my friends or family members. His process was clearly displayed and executed in a timly mannor. I was most impressed with his availability. He would meet after normal business hours, ALWAYS answered his calls and emails promptly. I am a paralegal and have worked with several attorneys in the past and would highly recommend JR to anyone.
Read less
Posted by Amanda | January 6, 2014
You can trust JR to get it done, and get it done right! Also, he is not in the business of overcharging you! Highly recommended!
JR is a problem solver, he works well with people and is very comfortable in court. For my particular situation, I did not need to go to court, but I have seen him before and was very impressed. He helped me understand the importance of dividing assets early and staying on the best terms possible in order for the separation to work. My ex and I are decent friends and JR made this a very easy thing for us. I hope you the same! Glad I chose JR, couldn't have imagined this going any smoother than this! Also, thanks for not charging me an arm and a leg! I really appreciate everything you have done for me!
Read less
Posted by Zac | November 16, 2013
Very knowledgeable and helpful.
Wonderful guy! He was very helpful to me even though I am 2 states away and on a Saturday! Dedicated to his field of work no question.
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Emerson Law LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Judge
  • Town of Whitestown
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Cline Farrell Christie & Lee, PC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Technical Support
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Owner
  • EncouraGYM Active Learning Programs
  • 2001 - 2016
  • Technical Support
  • Monroe Guaranty Insurance Company
  • 1994 - 2000
View all work experience

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Indiana University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • State of Indiana vs. XX
  • Dismissed
  • In Re The Marriage of: XX vs. XX
  • Decided
  • In Re The Marriage of: XX vs. XX
  • Decided
View all legal cases

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Boone County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Indiana Public Defender Council
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers in Indiana
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers in Indiana
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Dean's Tutorial Society
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indianapolis
  • 2012
  • Dean's Tutorial Society
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indianapolis
  • 2011
  • Dean's List
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indianapolis
  • 2010
  • Dean's Tutorial Society
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indianapolis
  • 2010
  • Dean's List
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indianapolis
  • 2009
View all awards

Speaking Engagements

  • Preparing for Finals
  • Study Tips
  • 2011
  • Indiana House of Representatives
  • Schools/Education
  • 1985

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (52)
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Other
"An aggressive attorney who represents clients well. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Emerson is a respected, intelligent and leading attorney. He is sought after for advice from both clients and fellow attorneys. I endorse him fully."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Emerson! You should call and retain Mr. Emerson if you have a legal issue. He is a successful attorney, and can negotiate successful settlements on your behalf."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney James Robert Emerson. He is hard working and caring advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Emerson and I were colleagues in law school. He is a man of character, and I have seen his work ethic in practice. His dedication to his craft and to achieving the best outcome possible is evident."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Emerson is a very competent attorney who takes the time to focus on his client's needs. I have no hesitation in recommending him to any who are in need of legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"For anyone in the 317, Mr. Emerson has to be in your Rolodex because he's capable but still reasonably priced."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Other
"James is a fantastic attorney who strongly advocates for his clients. I endorse him without reservation."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Emerson is a frequent contributor here on avvo.com, and his answers are always well-considered and responsive. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a potential client."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would encourage anyone in need of a skilled and compassionate attorney to seek advice and representation from Mr. Emerson."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Other
"Vast experience. Precise answers. Go-to attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Emerson's research and writing depicts a strong command of the law and how to apply it. He possesses all the right skills to be an excellent advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although relatively new to Avvo, the answers of Mr. Emerson reflect a great deal of experience. His answers are correct, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
View more endorsements
Immigration
Military law
Criminal defense
Personal injury
Personal injury
Criminal defense
Personal injury
Personal injury
Military law
Personal injury
Personal injury
Social Security & Disability
Personal injury
Personal injury
Personal injury
Criminal defense