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Bill Hurst has been representing accident victims and trying personal injury cases for over thirty-five (35) years.  He is a graduate, with honors, from Indiana University. He has served on the Executive Committee and been a Director of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association for many years.  He has served as the Regional Chairman for the American Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Indiana and Ohio Bar Assocations.  He has published articles on various personal injury topics and has lectured at various seminars.  He has been listed in Naifeh and Smith, the best lawyers in America since its inception, designated as a SuperLawyer by the Indianapolis Monthly magazine from its first publication in 2002 to its most recent in 2005, and was elected Indiana Trial Lawyer of the year in 2000.  Bill has extensive litigation experience from automobile cases to product and manufacturing failures.  He represented the State of Indiana in the tobacco litigation.  He has been involved in mass tort litigation representing all women in the State of Indiana in the Norplant litigation, breast implant litigation, and numerous clients in the Vioxx litigation.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 19%
    41 years, 300 cases
  2. Car Accident: 19%
    41 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Brain Injury: 19%
    41 years, 100 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 19%
    3 thousand cases
  5. Other: 24%
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Contingent (30-33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • S Joshua Macktaz

    I have the pleasure of interacting with Attorney Hurst on a social media platform and I have always found him to be honest and knowledgeable about all matters involving personal injury. I highly endorse Bill.


    S Joshua Macktaz DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Tina M. Willis

    I cannot say enough good things about Mr. Hurst. He is exceptionally respected by many other personal injury attorneys around the country. So, if you need a tough attorney who will make the right things happen in your Indiana accident or injury case, you need to contact him ASAP.


    Tina Willis Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office William W Hurst

50 S. Meridian St, Ste 600
Indianapolis, IN, 46204


INActive In Good Standing196608/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Indiana Personal injury LawyerBest Lawyers in America2017
"Super Lawyers" SelectionThomas Reuters2017
Indiana Top 100 LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2016
Trial Lawyer of the Year AwardIndiana Trial Lawyers Association1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Office of William W. Hurst, LLC2016 - Present
PartnerMitchell Hurst Dick & Mcnelis1981 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indiana Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1980 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cincinnati Insurance Co. v. WillsInsurance companies having in house counsel is not a conflict of interest.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Indiana Law BlogsIndiana Law Blogs2016
Indiana Law BlogCar Accidents Claims From Start To Finish2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawN/Alaw with honorsN/A
Speaking engagements
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Indiana Trial Lawyers AssociationPersonal injury TopicsN/A