William Brinkerhoff

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Indianapolis, Indiana

Jeselskis Brinkerhoff and Joseph, LLC
William Brinkerhoff
Jeselskis Brinkerhoff and Joseph, LLC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Business & Corporate, Employment Litigation; view more

Licensed in Indiana since: 2004

Education: Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2014, 2018
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Jeselskis Brinkerhoff and Joseph, LLC

320 N Meridian St
Suite 428
Indianapolis, IN 46204 Visit website


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

Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Employment Litigation: Defense, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, General Litigation

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 2004, Indiana

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

Educational Background:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. Political Science and U.S. History, 2000
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
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
  • Super Lawyers 2019, 2020
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014, 2018
Industry Groups:
  • Closely-Held Companies
  • Entrepreneurs And Small Businesses

Office location for William Brinkerhoff

320 N Meridian St
Suite 428
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-220-6290


6 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2014, 2018

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