Claire Emswiller

Claire Emswiller

Indianapolis, Indiana

Claire is a third generation attorney at the firm of Emswiller, Williams, Noland and Clarke, PC, 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 as well as knowledge surrounding the use of long term planning tools such as special needs trusts, family member adoption, and standby guardian appointments.

Areas of Practice

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

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

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. summa cum laude - 2005
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: History

Representative Clients

  • Preferred legal provider for the Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union (ELFCU)


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

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 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member, 2005 - Present
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Law Student Division , Chairman, 2006 - 2007
  • Indianapolis Bar Association , Law Student of the Year, 2007 - Present
  • Family Law Section , Member, 2010 - Present
  • Estate Planning Section , Member, 2008 - Present
  • Women in the Law Division , Member, 2013 - Present
  • Bar Leaders Series, Participant Class XI, 2013 - 2014
  • Bar Leaders Series Steering Committee , Member , 2014 - Present

Past Employment Positions

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

Pro Bono Activities

  • KIPP Middle School, STEM Speaker Series , 2013 - 2014
  • Girls Inc. Program Facilitator- Current
  • Hamilton County Humane Society Volunteer , 2012 - 2014