James A. Piatt

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Price Waicukauski & Riley, LLC
Hammond Block Building
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: (317) 633-8787
Toll Free: (800) 905-2856
Fax: (317) 633-8797

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Practice Areas:

Business Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Civil Litigation, Mass Tort


J.D. cum laude, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
B.A. cum laude, University of Notre Dame

Honors and Awards:    

Indiana Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars (2012-2014); Order of the Barristers, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; Note Development Editor, Indiana Law Review; Notre Dame Scholar academic scholarship recipient

Bar Admissions:

Indiana, 2009
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2010
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2010

Memberships & Associations

Indiana Bar Association
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Stewardship Commission Chair
International Society of Primerus Law Firms
Notre Dame Club of Indianapolis


James is an associate at the Indianapolis based plaintiffs’ litigation firm, Price Waicukauski & Riley, LLC.  His practice focuses on business litigation, class action litigation, and civil litigation. James was named an Indiana Super Lawyers’ Rising Star in the area of business litigation in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

James graduated cum laude from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2009. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. During law school, James was inducted into the Order of the Barristers and served as Note Development Editor for the Indiana Law Review. Prior to and during law school, James worked in professional sports.

In May and June of 2011, James examined and cross-examined the majority of witnesses during a 6-week jury trial which resulted in a $14.5 million verdict for the client. (State Farm Fire & Casualty Company v. Joseph Martin Radcliff and Coastal Property Management LLC, a/k/a CPM Construction of Indiana, Hamilton County Superior Court, No. 29D01-0810-CT-1281).

On May 4, 2012, James gave the closing argument in Daniel E. Sparks v. Vincennes University, Knox County Superior Court, No. 42D01-0705-PL-022 - the Knox County jury awarded former VU head basketball coach Dan Sparks $230,000 for his breach of contract claim against Vincennes University.