William Brinkerhoff

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Jeselskis Brinkerhoff and Joseph, LLC
 | 350 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-220-6290
Fax: 317-220-6291
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014, 2018
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney William "B.J." Brinkerhoff is a partner with the Jeselskis Brinkerhoff and Joseph, LLC, law firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. A top-rated lawyer with more than 16 years of legal experience, Mr. Brinkerhoff represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of commercial clients throughout the Indianapolis metro region and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Entrepreneurship and small business matters

·       Employment and labor law for employers

·       Business litigation and dispute resolution

·       Contracts and commercial law

A highly versatile transactional and litigation attorney, Mr. Brinkerhoff delivers unmatched legal counsel and support for virtually any matter affecting his clients. Serving small, closely held companies to large, multi-national conglomerates, he provides innovative solutions and customized strategies to help his clients form and plan their companies the right way while remaining on hand to offer invaluable counsel regarding day-to-day operations, regulatory compliance, risk avoidance, franchising and intellectual property issues, real estate issues, and more.

In addition, he provides exceptional defense counsel for business owners embroiled in complex disputes involving product liability, personal injury and wrongful death claims, contract disputes, insurance issues, civil rights violations, and employment law claims. He also provides effective counsel at all stages of litigation, and he has a wealth of experience assisting his clients in resolving their conflicts through mediation, negotiation and arbitration as alternatives to costly and stressful courtroom battles.

A 2000 graduate of Vanderbilt University, Mr. Brinkerhoff obtained his Juris Doctor from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2003. He is admitted to practice before all Indiana state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

A commutate professional, he is an active member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations. Committed to his local community as well, he also serves as president of the National Junior Tennis & Learning of Indianapolis and chairman of the Business Ownership Initiative Board of Directors.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Business Litigation
  • 10%General Litigation
  • 10%Employment Litigation
  • 10%Employment Litigation
  • 10%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Litigation, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Limited Liability Companies, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations


Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2014, 2018

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About William Brinkerhoff

Admitted: 2004, Indiana

Professional Webpage: https://www.jbjlegal.com/bjbrinkerhoff


  • Super Lawyers 2019, 2020
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • Indiana

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Second Presbyterian Church
  • President, National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) of Indianapolis Board of Directors
  • Chairman, Business Ownership Initiative Board of Directors (part of Indy Chamber), 2019-20

Educational Background:

  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. Political Science and U.S. History, 2000

Industry Groups

  • Closely-Held Companies
  • Entrepreneurs And Small Businesses
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  • “I have known BJ for over 12 years. I think that he is an excellent attorney who works hard for his clients.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for William Brinkerhoff

350 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-220-6290

Fax: 317-220-6291

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Last Updated: 1/9/2020

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