William Hurst

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC
 | 50 S. Meridian, Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 800-636-0808
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1966
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As the managing partner of The Law Office of William W. Hurst in Indianapolis, Indiana, attorney William "Bill" Hurst focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury law. Licensed to practice in Indiana since 1966, Mr. Hurst has devoted the past 35 years of his legal career to helping innocent accident victims and their families recover the compensation and benefits they need after suffering an injury or loss caused by another party's negligence or wrongdoing.

Handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, Mr. Hurst provides compassionate, personalized assistance and support to those adversely affected by car, truck and motorcycle accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, dangerous drugs and defective products, construction site accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, and many other types of tortious claims. A veteran of several class actions, he served the state of Indiana in tobacco litigation trials and represented women throughout the state in actions involving breast implants and Norplant birth control litigation.                                                                                       

After graduating from Indiana University Bloomington with a degree in chemistry, Mr. Hurst returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law in 1966. A consummate professional, he is involved in several professional legal organizations and currently serves the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association as director emeritus. An accomplished author and speaker, he has published numerous articles and conducted many lectures on topic related to personal injury and tort law.

Recognized for his exceptional service and high degree of professionalism, Mr. Hurst has received several awards and honors throughout his career. The American Trial Lawyers Association named him to its Top 100 Lawyers list in 2013, and he currently holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017

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About William Hurst

Admitted: 1966, Indiana

Professional Webpage: https://billhurst.com/about/attorneys/bill-hurst/

Honors and Awards:

  • One of the Top 100 Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Indiana Trial Lawyer Association, 1998
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Naifeh and Smith, 1989
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbel
  • Super Lawyers, Indianapolis Monthly, 2004
  • Indianapolis "Super Lawyer", 2004 to present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Executive Committee and  Director Emeritus, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Best Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyer

Representative Clients:

  • Bill has represented the seriously injured in vehicular accidents and in matters involving complex litigation such as dangerous drugs/medical negligence/product liability/auto design/etc.  Bill represented the State of Indiana in the tobacco litigation and has represented plaintiffs in numerous class actions.

Industry Groups

  • Personal Injury
  • Office Location for William Hurst

    50 S. Meridian
    Suite 600
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Phone: 800-636-0808


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    Last Updated: 5/31/2017

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