Claire Emswiller

Claire Emswiller


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Phone: 317-257-8787

Fax: 317-257-9042

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Areas Of Practice

Family Law (Divorce, Custody, Modification)
Step-Parent/ Family Member Adoption
Prenuptial Agreements/Domestic Partnerships
Estate Planning, Estate Administration/Litigation
Collaborative Law

Claire is a third-generation attorney at the firm of Emswiller, Williams, Noland and Clarke, LLC, following in the footsteps of both her grandfather, Byron Emswiller, and her father, Kent Emswiller. She practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, estate/trust litigation as well as family law. Her family law practice includes divorce, post-decree modification, paternity, child support/custody, premarital agreements and she is a trained Collaborative Law professional. She also is devoted to assisting families or individuals develop plans and solutions for the care of family members who are aging, have special needs, or who may not completely be able to manage their own day to day care due to mental illness or substance abuse. She has substantial experience with guardianship proceedings over minors and adults.  Claire is a lifelong resident of Indianapolis and is passionate about serving central Indiana both in a legal capacity and through community service and outreach.

Bar Admissions

Indiana, 2008
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2008
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2008
Supreme Court of Indiana, 2008


Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
J.D. – 2008
Baylor University, Waco, Texas
B.A. – 2005
Honors: summa cum laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Major: History

Representative Clients

Preferred legal provider for Elements Financial, f/k/a Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union (ELFCU)


Basic Estate Planning, Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union, 2010 to Present
Estate Planning After Divorce, Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union, 2010 to Present
Ask a Lawyer, Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union, 2014
The Evolution of the Legal Profession, ICLEF, 2014 and 2018

Honors and Awards

Indianapolis Bar Association Law Student of the Year 2007
Pi Beta Phi (Social)
Phi Beta Kappa (Honor)

Professional Associations and Memberships

Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals, Member, 2012 to Present
Indianapolis Bar Association, Member, 2005 to Present
Hamilton County Bar Association
IBA Law Student Division, Chairman, 2006 to 2007
IBA Family Law Section, Member, 2010 to Present
IBA Estate Planning Section, Member, 2008 to Present
IBA Bar Leaders Series, Participant Class XI, 2013 to 2014
IBA Bar Leaders Series Steering Committee, Member, 2014 to 2018
Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Directors 2018-2020
Vice-Chair of the IBA Solo/Small Firm Executive Committee 2021

Past Employment Positions

Mike Pence, United States House of Representatives, Intern, 2003 to 2003

Pro Bono Activities

KIPP Middle School, STEM Speaker Series, 2013 to 2014
Girls Inc. Program Facilitator
Leadership Committee Member Leukemia Lymphoma Society Man/Woman of the Year Campaign 2018
Indianapolis Zoo Council Member 2014-2020
President Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site Wicket World of Croquet Planning Committee