301 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.633.5270
Joseph N. Williams

Joseph N. Williams

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Overview

Voted one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2017, Joe Williams is often brought in to try complex lawsuits. Joe brings a unique ability to communicate with the jury, making the complex seem simple. His jury trial success includes recovering $112.4 million for a surgeon-inventor who was cheated by Medtronic (2nd largest verdict in Indiana history), $14.5 million for a roofer wrongfully accused of insurance fraud by State Farm (largest defamation verdict in Indiana history), and $3 million for a former school bus driver injured by a defective Cook Medical IVC filter.* Joe’s trial success has been widely reported in publications like USA Today, the Indianapolis Business Journal, Law.com, and the Indianapolis Star. In 2015, Joe was appointed liaison counsel for MDL No. 2570 (In re: Cook Medical). Joe is one of the few lawyers that tried both bellwether trials — the second of which resulted in the only jury finding of a design defect in any IVC filter case to be tried. Joe received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was awarded the Tennessee Bar Association’s Access to Justice Law Student of the Year in 2004 for his dedication to the legal issues confronted by those in need. He was honored with selection to the Indiana Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014, a designation that recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. Joe was also awarded the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association's Max Goodwin Young Lawyer Award in 2013, which recognized his outstanding dedication to protecting the rights of the injured.

Practice Areas:

  • Medical Device / Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Defamation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana

Memberships & Associations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association