Jerome L. Withered

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Lafayette, IN

Withered Burns, 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 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Jerome L. Withered is an attorney at Withered Burns, LLP, in Lafayette, Indiana. Mr. Withered practices business litigation, estate planning and personal injury law, serving clients in Lafayette and throughout Tippecanoe County, Indiana. He represents individuals injured due to motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents and other catastrophes caused by negligence.

Mr. Withered holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia. He earned his law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and graduated summa cum laude. In addition, he is a registered civil mediator and certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Withered has been practicing law since 1980 and practices at the civil trial and appellate levels. He 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 has received several honors, including an AV Preeminent* rating 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.

Mr. Withered is active in professional organizations, including the Tippecanoe County Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. He has served in leadership roles for many groups and nonprofit organizations and belongs to invitation-only organizations, including the Litigation Counsel of America and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

*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
  • 50%General Litigation
  • 30%Personal Injury - General
  • 20%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents


Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Jerome Withered

Admitted: 1980, Indiana

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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Educational Background:

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

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Last Updated: 10/2/2019

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