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I am a Partner with Emerson Law LLC.  I have spent my legal career helping people and businesses deal with the legal issues they face -- whether it is a severe injury or death of a loved one because of someone else's negligence or a risk management or human resources issue faced by a company. I routinely represent people who have been injured because of auto accidents, falls, nursing home neglect, birth injuries, medical malpractice, and dental malpractice. I also regularly represent families who have lost a loved one because of wrongful death.

I have extensive jury trial experience, having tried seven medical malpractice jury trials to verdict either as first- or second-chair.  I have significant experience representing clients in both civil and criminal appeals to the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. I routinely represent clients in state courts around the State of Indiana, and comfortably represent clients in the federal court of the Southern District of Indiana.

I am honored to have been named as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the State of Indiana by the National Trial Lawyers Association, which is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. I am also honored to have been selected as a barrister in the Sagamore Inn of Court, which is an invitation only group of civil and criminal attorneys and judges practicing in the metropolitan Indianapolis area.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 55%
  2. Car Accident: 30%
  3. Nursing Home Abuse: 5%
  4. Wrongful Death: 5%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 5%

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  • James Robert Emerson

    Jill is one of the hardest working attorneys that I know. She is passionate about her work and for many years has helping families who have devastated by injuries. If you or a family member has been injured, I believe that Jill can help you.


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Contact info

Jill M. Bracken-Emerson, Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney

3091 E. 98th Street, Suite 180
Indianapolis, IN, 46280


INActive In Good Standing199507/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Civil Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2016
The Top Trial Lawyers In America ®Million Dollar Advocates Forum2016
Top 100 Civil Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
The Top Trial Lawyers In America ®Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Top 100 Civil Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
The Top Trial Lawyers In America ®Million Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Top 100 Civil Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Inrnational Comparative Law ReiewIndiana University McKinney School of Law1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerEmerson Law LLC2014 - Present
AttorneyCline Farrell Christie & Lee, P.C.2007 - 2014
PartnerSchultz & Pogue2002 - 2007
AssociateBarnes & Thornburg1998 - 2001
Of CounselGarrison Law Group, LLC1996 - 1998
AssociateKightlinger & Gray1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sagamore American Inn of CourtBarrister2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Indiana Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Indianapolis Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Indiana State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Doe Corp. v. HonoreN/A
Hightshue v. AIG Life Ins. Co.N/A
Baley v. FoxN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Indiana Civil Litigation ReviewSmall Business Franchising2005
Indiana International and Comparative Law ReviewRespecting Human Rights in Population Policies: An International Customary Right to Reproductive Choice1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Purdue UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lifetime Achievement SeminarRemoval & Remand with Anonymous Health Care Providers2012
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association SeminarHow Defense Firm Finances Drive Your Medical Malpractice Cases2011
The Personal Injury Case: Mastering the Mountain of Medical RecordsThe Personal Injury Case: Mastering the Mountain of Medical Records2009
Presenting a Case to the Medical Review PanelPresenting a Case to the Medical Review Panel2008
Career FairWhat It is Like to be a Medical Malpractice Attorney?2006