Ball Eggleston is your experienced, trusted and dedicated law firm in Lafayette, Indiana.

Ball Eggleston offers top-rated attorneys in Lafayette, Indiana. Since 1950, Ball Eggleston has developed a reputation for providing sound legal advice, creative solutions to complex legal matters, and zealous advocacy for clients throughout Indiana.


Whether you are injured in an accident, need assistance with business law or estate planning, or need help with any other personal legal matters, you need an experienced lawyer you can trust to give you the representation and guidance you deserve. At Ball Eggleston in Lafayette, Indiana, you will find the right attorneys to get the best results in your case. We guide you through the process to secure the results you deserve.

Our practice areas

Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice

After a medical mistake has caused serious injury or loss, contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to ensure a more secure future.

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Personal Injury
Personal Injury

We can help you build a more secure future after a serious accident or medical mistake.

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Estate Planning & Admin
Estate Planning & Admin

Give your loved ones peace of mind.

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Business
Business

Gain a business partner you can trust.

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Family
Family

Grow, protect and preserve your family.

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Real Estate
Real Estate

Protect your real estate investment.

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Other
Other

Not seeing what you need, we offer legal experience in several other practice areas.

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Our experienced attorneys solve problems. They find solutions. They get results. They help you find the peace of mind you are searching for.


Jack L. Walkey
Brian A. Karle
John K. McBride
Of Counsel
John Paul "J.P." Schafer
Joseph T. Bumbleburg
Of Counsel
Brian W. Walker
Brenda M. Clapper
Chris Stevenson
Elizabeth B. Searle
Michael J. Stapleton
Senior Counsel
Abby E. Neely
Jackie L. Starbuck

How Ball Eggleston Is Different


We do not offer cookie-cutter solutions. We have worked with a variety of people and organizations and found that no two are alike. Some clients need representation for a court case, others need an ongoing partnership for their business, and some just need an answer to a question. But, no matter why people choose to work with us, they all experience a friendly and personally tailored approach to meeting their legal needs.

Choose a nationally recognized and awarded law firm.


We are proud of our attorneys for their dedication to our community. With decades of combined legal experience, we are a top-rated, Lafayette, Indiana law firm with a reputation throughout the state.

Attorney Awards


  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year — Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Super Lawyer — Indianapolis Monthly Magazine
  • Member and Past President — Tippecanoe County Bar Association
  • Master Fellow/​Member — Indiana Bar Association
  • Fellow — American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow — International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 2007 – 2008 Indiana State Chairman — American College of Trial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Rate — Martindale-Hubble

Firm Awards


  • United Way Award of Merit
  • Annually listed in Best Law Firms
  • 1st in Lafayette Metro Area in Estates & Trusts — Best Lawyers
  • 2013 – 2017 Journal & Courier Readers Choice Award for Best Law Firm

Latest Blog Posts


The criminal justice system can be complex and intimidating, especially if you’re facing charges for the first time. Here at Ball Eggleston, we understand the stress and uncertainty you’re likely feeling. If you’ve been arrested or charged with a crime in Indiana, a skilled criminal defense attorney can be your strongest advocate.
As we and those around us get older, we encounter unique obstacles and challenges that require specialized legal assistance. Addressing these issues early on through elder law is crucial to avoid difficulties that could negatively impact our well-being. 
If you have a loved one who is struggling to make financial decisions or care for themselves on a daily basis due to age or incapacity, you may be considering guardianship. There are two main types of guardianship in Indiana, and it’s important to understand the distinction: guardianship of the person and guardianship of the estate. Here at Ball…