Emily Kile-Maxwell litigates complex commercial, ERISA, and trade secrets disputes through all phases of litigation, including on appeal. In her ERISA litigation practice, Emily represents plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and third-party administrators in matters involving Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and employee pension and welfare plans. Emily also represents clients in mass and toxic tort litigation.
Before joining the firm, Emily served as a law clerk for the Honorable Kenneth F. Ripple of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

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


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Hon. Kenneth F. Ripple, 2017-2018


Indiana University Maurer School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Indiana Law Journal (senior managing editor) (2017)

Butler University
B.A. in English Literature, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (2014)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update
    Co-author with Brian Paul, Res Gestae, April 2020
  • Experiential Education and Access-to-Justice within U.S. Law Schools: Designing and Evaluating an Access-to-Justice Service Learning Program Within the First-Year Curriculum
    7 Ind. J.L. & Soc. Equality 88 (2019)
  • Executive Branch Fact Deference as a Separation of Powers Principle
    92 Ind. L.J. 1635 (2017)
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update
    Co-author with Jane Dall Wilson, Res Gestae, September 2016

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Young Professionals of Central Indiana

Civic Activities

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, Delta Chapter — Advisory Board
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, Mu Chapter — House Board


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018-19
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