James K. Wheeler




Phone 317-844-4693


James K. Wheeler’s practice involves litigating simple and complex disputes, including product litigation and trucking accidents. He has over 40 years of experience in representing Class 8 truck manufacturers in product liability and accident litigation including fuel system design and fuel fire litigation.  Jim also advises corporate and closely-held companies in all aspects of business and commercial disputes, and provides comprehensive legal services for transactions involving all aspects of buying, selling, and combining businesses and entities. He assists clients with various legal matters including formation, investment structures, succession planning, exit strategies, corporate governance, and contract issues.  His experience also includes real estate transactions and real estate development.

Areas of Emphasis

Construction Litigation

Corporate Law

Family Law


Personal Injury

Product Liability Litigation


Real Estate

Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Insurance Defense


Law School

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indianapolis, Indiana (J.D., 1971)



Purdue University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1967)

Bars & Admissions

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 Seventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals

Awards & Recognition
  • Indiana Super Lawyers® (2004-2005, 2007-2008, 2012-present)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Community Involvement
  • Carmel Chamber of Commerce - Member and Past President
  • Hamilton County United Way - Former Campaign Chair and Board of Directors