Jill Bracken-Emerson

Emerson Law, LLC
3091 E. 98th St., Suite 180
Indianapolis, IN 46280

Jill Bracken-Emerson is an asso­ciate with Cline Far­rell Christie Lee. She has pri­mar­ily devoted her 15-year legal career to rep­re­sent­ing indi­vid­u­als and small busi­nesses on a wide range of legal mat­ters related to med­ical mal­prac­tice, per­sonal injury, neg­li­gence and finan­cial injury to small busi­nesses. Jill is a com­pas­sion­ate and ded­i­cated attor­ney who wel­comes the oppor­tu­nity to help you. She focuses her prac­tice on med­ical mal­prac­tice, wrong­ful death, birth injuries, nurs­ing neg­li­gence, nurs­ing home neg­li­gence, med­ical prod­uct lia­bil­ity, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal lia­bil­ity, per­sonal injury auto acci­dents and injuries to small businesses.


Pur­due Uni­ver­sity, B.A., polit­i­cal sci­ence, 1990
Robert H. McK­in­ney School of Law – Indi­anapo­lis, J.D., cum laude, 1995
Indi­ana Trial Advo­cacy Col­lege, 2000

Bar Admis­sions

Indi­ana bar, 1995

Court Admis­sions

U.S. Dis­trict Court for the North­ern Dis­trict of Indi­ana
U.S. Dis­trict Court for the South­ern Dis­trict of Indi­ana
Sev­enth Cir­cuit Court of Appeals

Pro­fes­sional Asso­ci­a­tions

Sag­amore Inn of Court, Bar­ris­ter
Indi­ana Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion
Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion for Jus­tice (for­merly Asso­ci­a­tion of Trial Lawyers of Amer­ica), Sus­tain­ing Mem­ber
Indi­anapo­lis, Indi­ana and Amer­i­can Bar Associations


Top 100 Best Plain­tiff Attor­neys in Indi­ana, National Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion
Top Law School Papers: Pro­fes­sional Respon­si­bil­ity
Inter­na­tional Com­par­a­tive Law Review, Mem­ber
Dean’s List, Robert H. McK­in­ney School of Law
Dean’s Tuto­r­ial Soci­ety, Robert H. McK­in­ney School of Law
Dean’s List, Pur­due University

Reported Cases

Doe Corp. v. Hon­ore, 950 N.E.2d 722 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011)
High­t­shue v. AIG Life Ins. Co., 135 F.3d 1144 (7th Cir. 1998)
Baley v. Fox, 671 N.E.2d 133, (Ind. Ct. App. 1996)

Sem­i­nars and Lec­tures

“Inter­play between the Peer Review Statute and a Claim for Neg­li­gent Cre­den­tial­ing,” Indi­ana Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion Life­time Achieve­ment Sem­i­nar, 2012
“How Defense Firm Finances Drive Your Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Cases,” Indi­ana Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion Sem­i­nar, 2011
“The Per­sonal Injury Case: Mas­ter­ing the Moun­tain of Med­ical Records” (ICLEF), 2009
“Pre­sent­ing a Case to the Med­ical Review Panel” (ICLEF), 2008
“What’s It Like to Be a Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Attor­ney?” South­mont Jr. High Career Fair, 2006


“Small Busi­ness Fran­chis­ing,” 2 Ind.Civ.Lit.Rev. 89, 2005
“Respect­ing Human Rights in Pop­u­la­tion Poli­cies: An Inter­na­tional Cus­tom­ary Right to Repro­duc­tive Choice,” 6 Ind. Int’l & Comp.L.Rev. 197, 1995

Civic Activ­i­ties

Judge, 2013 National High School Mock Trial Com­pe­ti­tion
Moun­tie Mis­sion (A community-based 503© non-profit cor­po­ra­tion in Ladoga, Indi­ana, Mont­gomery County, Indi­ana), Feb­ru­ary 2007 to 2011
  • Pres­i­dent of Board of Direc­tors, July 2006 to present
  • Found­ing Mem­ber of the Board of Directors

Zeta Tau Alpha Soror­ity, 1987-present
Spokesper­son, Mak­ing Strides Breast Can­cer Walk, Amer­i­can Can­cer Soci­ety, Lawyer’s Chal­lenge, 2009–2010
Par­ent Vol­un­teer, Zionsville Com­mu­nity School Cor­po­ra­tion, 2007 to present
Coach of Zionsville Youth Soc­cer League, 2007–2008
Coach of Zionsville Bas­ket­ball League, 2008–2009
Ladoga Ele­men­tary Par­ent Advi­sory Com­mit­tee, 2006–2007
  • Ten-Year Mem­ber, 1986
  • Mont­gomery County 4-H Grand Cham­pion Steer, 1983
  • Mont­gomery County 4-H Grand Cham­pion Steer, 1981