William Brinkerhoff

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Jeselskis Brinkerhoff and Joseph, LLC
 | 320 N Meridian St, Suite 428
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-220-6290
Fax: 317-423-5428
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014, 2018
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
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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:

  • Business litigation and dispute resolution
  • Entrepreneurship and small business matters
  • Employment and labor law for employers
  • Contracts and commercial law

A highly versatile litigation and transactional attorney, Mr. Brinkerhoff delivers unmatched legal counsel and support for virtually any matter affecting his clients. Serving small, closely held companies, family-owned businesses and large, multi-national enterprises, 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.

Mr. Brinkerhoff 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 on the Board of Directors for National Junior Tennis & Learning of Indianapolis and the Business Ownership Initiative branch of the Indy Chamber.  He is also a Deacon at Second Presbyterian Church.

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

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


Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021 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

320 N Meridian St
Suite 428
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-220-6290

Fax: 317-423-5428

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Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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