Joseph N. Williams is a trial lawyer who has over the years recovered in excess of $20 million dollars for victims of corporate misconduct and negligence. With the help of his two firm partners, William and James, Joe was able to battle State Farm in a six-week jury trial in which State Farm accused his client of widespread insurance fraud. Joe’s client was going to be charged with fourteen felony counts if convicted, but Joe along with the rest of Riley Williams & Piatt, was able to demonstrate that State Farm withheld and altered evidence that demonstrated his client’s innocence. Because of this and Joe’s strong closing argument, the jury found his client not guilty and his client recovered a $14.5 million dollar defamation verdict: the largest defamation verdict in Indiana history.
Although Joseph N. Williams mainly focuses on negligence and corporate misconduct, he also handles various other types of trial work, which ranges from personal injury to complex business disputes. As well, Joe dedicates a portion of his practice to protecting consumers through statewide and nationwide class action and mass tort litigations. From this, he has successfully protected class certification decisions in the Court of Appeals and the state Supreme Court. Joe can handle all aspects of class certification, which includes but not limited to briefing, arguing, and obtaining of class certification.
Joseph N. Williams attended Vanderbilt University Law School for his J.D. and was awarded the Tennessee Bar Association’s Access to Justice Law Student of the Year in 2004 for his focus on legal issues confronted by those in need. Joe has been honored with Indiana Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars in 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014, which recognized him as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Indiana. If you or a loved one is in need of an attorney to address a legal issue, please contact Joseph N. Williams for a free consultation 317-672-0948.