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Jerome L. Withered

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Lafayette, IN

Withered Burns & Williams, LLP
8 North Third Street, Suite 401, PO Box 499
Lafayette, IN 47902
Phone: 765-746-7057
Fax: 765-742-8774
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2023
Licensed in Indiana Since: 1980
Practice Areas: General Litigation, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

Jerome L. Withered is an attorney at Withered Burns, LLP, in Lafayette, Indiana. Mr. Withered practices general and business litigation, personal injury litigation, business and corporate law, and estate planning, serving clients in Lafayette and northwest Indiana. 

Mr. Withered holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Purdue University, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia, and a law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, graduating summa cum laude. He is a registered civil mediator and certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Having practicing law since 1980, Mr. Withered is admitted in all Indiana state courts and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the Indiana Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Withered is rated AV Preeminent* by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. He also received a “best article award” from the Indiana State Bar Association and the Maynard K. Hine medal from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He is a member by invitation of the American Board of Trial Advocates and Litigation Counsel of America, and is an active member of other professional organizations.

*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
  • 30%General Litigation
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 20%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2023

Certificates and Credentials

About Jerome L. Withered

First Admitted: 1980, Indiana

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Educational Background

  • University of Virginia, M.A., Economics, 1976
  • Purdue University, B.S. Engineering, 1973


  • Indiana Super Lawyer, 2007
  • Recipient of Best Article Award, Indiana State Bar Association, 1986  
  • Indiana Super Lawyer, 2009-present
  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory rating AV by peer selection
  • Recipient of Maynard K. Hine Medal

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-Author, Civil Trial Practice, West’s Indiana Practice, Vols. 21 and 22 (West Pub. Co., 1996)
  • “Indiana’s Constitutional Right to a Remedy By Due Course of Law,” 37 Res Gestae 456 (1994)
  • “The Lawyer’s Dilemma: Frivolous Lawsuits and Duties to Clients,” 30 Res Gestae 164 (1986)

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board-certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1995 – present

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Indiana State Bar Association, former member Board of Governors
  • Indiana Supreme Court and all State Courts, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit (Chicago)
  • Tippecanoe County Bar Association, former President
  • Member by invitation, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • United States District Courts, Southern District of Indiana
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member by invitation, Litigation Counsel of America
  • United States District Courts, Northern District of Indiana
  • United States Supreme Court

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Tippecanoe County Public Library Foundation, former President
  • Tippecanoe County Public Library, former President, member Board of Trustees
  • Indiana State Board of Law Examiners, former President, Board member 1982-1997
  • Youth Baseball Coach, 1992-2016
  • Wabash Center, Inc., former Board member and Chair
  • Indiana Bar Foundation, Patron Fellow, former member Board of Directors
  • United Way of Greater Lafayette
  • Indiana University McKinney School of Law Alumni Association, former President, member Board of Directors
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Office Location for Jerome L. Withered

8 North Third Street, Suite 401
PO Box 499
Lafayette, IN 47902

Phone: 765-746-7057

Fax: 765-742-8774

Last Updated: 9/15/2022

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