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James Emerson Zoccola

James Emerson Zoccola

Indianapolis, Indiana

Jim Zoccola has been a mainstay in the Indianapolis legal community since 1991 having litigated a wide variety of actions including multimillion dollar wrongful death claims, natural gas explosion claims, worker's compensation claims, international transport disputes and insurance coverage disputes. Jim has also counseled many Indiana, national and international companies and health care groups over the course of his career. Common issues among his business and health care clients have included entity formation, business succession, preparation and negotiation of employment agreements, termination agreements, business acquisitions, regulatory compliance, restrictive covenant and non-compete preparation and enforcement, executive buy-out negotiations, construction defect disputes and numerous commercial real estate transactions. Jim enjoys an "AV" attorney rating (highest rating) and is a certified civil mediator.

Jim's experience with wrongful death claims has been extensive. He has litigated complex claims including trucking accidents, drownings, gas explosions, motor vehicle accidents, scaffold accidents, industrial worksite accidents, boating accidents, and fire losses, among others.

Civil mediation is also an area where Jim has considerable experience. Jim has personally mediated over 500 cases during the course of his career involving comprehensive tort actions and high level business disputes.

Areas of Experience

Wrongful Death
Trucking Accidents
Gas Explosions
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Boating Accidents
Employment Agreements
Health Care
Termination Agreements
Construction Defect

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Health Care
  • Small business Representation and Entrepreneurial Services
  • Labor/Workers Compensation
  • Real Estate
  • Civil Mediation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1991


  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1991
  • Indiana University School of Business, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.S. - 1988
    • Major: Business

Representative Clients

  • Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center
  • Comcast Corporation
  • Republic Services
  • Allied Waste
  • Sager Corporation
  • The Austin Company
  • Hokanson Companies, Inc.
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Hoosier Gasket Corporation
  • Behavior Analysis Center for Autism
  • Unlocking The Spectrum

Honors and Awards

  • Hamilton County Leadership Academy, 1992 - Present
  • "AV" Attorney Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Member
  • Hamilton County Leadership Academy, Graduate, 1992

Past Employment Positions

  • Jennings Taylor Wheeler & Bouwkamp, P.C., Partner, 1994 - 2004
  • Coots Henke & Wheeler, P. C., Law Clerk, 1989 - 1991
  • Coots Henke & Wheeler, P.C., Associate, 1991 - 1994
  • International Veneer Company- Transtadio Veneer, Seregno, Italy, 1988 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Indiana Bulls Baseball, Inc., Director, 1998 - Present
  • Enis Furley Foundation, Inc., Director, 2001 - Present
  • Scott Rolen Charitable Foundation, 2001 - Present
  • Meridian Hills Country Club, General Counsel, 2002-2013
  • The Lawyers Club of Indianapolis, Member
  • Indiana Youth Links, Transportation Committee
  • Indiana Mustangs Coach, 2006-2010
  • Carmel Dads Club
  • Indiana Youth Hockey Association Coach


  • Sigma Chi
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Ubicaciones de las Oficinas

Oficina de Indianápolis
One American Square
AUL Building, Suite 2500
Indianápolis, IN 46282-0003
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Teléfono: 317-639-1210
Lánea gratuita: 866-668-0262
Fax: 317-639-4882
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