BJ Brinkerhoff

Biography

BJ offers clients a wealth of experience from a wide variety of litigation matters, representing individuals, small and family businesses, large corporations and Fortune 500 companies in multiple forums.

He focuses his practice on business disputes, such as employment matters, shareholder claims, director and officer liability and day-to-day business disputes.  BJ also has litigation experience handling products liability cases, restaurant and retail liability, civil rights matters, contract disputes, insurance matters, personal injury and appeals.   BJ has spent a substantial amount of time working with small business owners and entrepreneurs to guide them through their legal issues including: negotiation of real estate disputes; franchising and intellectual property matters; issues between partners and founders, and counseling business owners on how to avoid legal risks.  Indiana has a vibrant startup community and BJ has been at the forefront, working with entrepreneurs to address their unique concerns and challenges.

BJ also represents clients at all phases of litigation, such as initial post-loss investigation (including immediate response examinations and inspections), alternative dispute resolution, bench and jury trials and appeals. BJ brings a unique perspective to client’s disputes – he understands business, he understands litigation and most of all, he brings calm, thoughtful guidance to achieve outcomes that satisfy his clients’ goals.  Often times, the risks and costs of litigation can be intimidating, especially considering the uncertainty of how lawsuits will proceed. Applying the benefits of his litigation experience, BJ seeks to collaborate with clients and their in-house counsel, employees, insurers and others to minimize those risks and maximize his clients’ potential outcomes at each step along the way. Most importantly, BJ strives to work with those same clients to evaluate and develop methods to reduce the risk of future litigation.

BJ has represented clients in many jurisdictions, including the Northern and Southern Districts of IndianaEastern District of MichiganEastern District of TennesseeNorthern District of Illinois and the Southern District of New York, and throughout the State of Indiana. In addition to his litigation experience, BJ has also handled appeals of many various matters.

BJ graduated with a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, and remains a die-hard Commodores fan. He received his J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. While in law school, BJ was a finalist and later served as Chief Justice for the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition.

When he is not representing Katz & Korin’s clients, you will often find BJ playing golf, tennis, basketball, cooking, enjoying Indy’s growing restaurant scene or traveling to visit his family.

BJ may be reached via email at bbrinkerhoff@katzkorin.com.

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