Barbara Coyle Williams

Barbara Coyle Williams

Attorney
Location:
Evansville, Indiana
Phone:
812-213-2016
Fax:
812-434-0992
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982

Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • M.S.L. - 1974
    • Major: Library Science
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • B.A. - 1972
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Ethics in Fee Disputes, Evansville Bar Association, December, 1998
  • Hot Topics Seminar -Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Evansville Bar Association, October, 1998
  • Ethical Lawyering in the 21st Century, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, November, 1997
  • Ethical Guidelines for Pre-Trial Publicity, Evansville Bar Association, June, 1997
  • Preparing Women Attorneys for the 21st Century, and Leading Balanced Lives-Meeting Professional Obligations, October 15, 1998 - October 16, 1998, Indiana Lawyer
  • Developed and Presented, Testifying in Court-You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a Good First Impression, Evansville Police Department, Fall, 1997
  • Court Alcohol & Drug Programs, 14th Annual Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies, UE, Center for Continuing Education, May, 1997
  • Ethics in Paternity Issues and Reports of Abuse and Neglect, Evansville Bar Association, November, 1996
  • Women in the Courtroom, ANEW (A Network of Evansville Women), Evansville, Indiana, May 20, 1996
  • Legal Issues for Police Officers, 1993 - Present, Evansville Police Department Officer Training Academy

Classes/Seminars

  • Ethics in Fee Disputes, Evansville Bar Association, 1998
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Hot Topics Seminar, Evansville Bar Association, 1998
  • Ethical Lawyering in the 21st Century, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1997
  • Ethical Guidelines for Pre-Trial Publicity, Evansville Bar Association, 1997
  • Preparing Women Attorneys for the 21st Century, and Leading Balanced Lives-Meeting Professional Obligations, Indiana Lawyer, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1998
  • Developed and Presented, "Testifying in Court-You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a Good First Impression,", Evansville Police Department, Fall, 1997
  • Panel Member, Court Alcohol & Drug Programs, 14th Annual Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies, UE Center for Continuing Education, 1997
  • Ethics in Paternity Issues and Reports of Abuse and Neglect, Evansville Bar Association, 1996
  • Women in the Courtroom, ANEW (A Network of Evansville Women), Evansville, Indiana, 1996
  • Instructor, Legal Issues for Police Officers, Evansville Police Department Officer Training Academy, 1993 - 1997

Honors and Awards

  • Albion Fellows Bacon Award, 2013
  • Metropolitan Evansville Chamber of Commerce; Athena Honoree, 2001
  • Evansville Bar Association, James Bethel Gresham Award, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, Member, Chair, 1989 - 1999
  • Brooks Chapter of the American Inns of Court, 1993 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Evansville Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Indiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Evansville Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Vanderburgh County, Deputy Public Defender
  • Vanderburgh County Superior Court, Magistrate
  • Vanderburgh County, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Federal Public Defender
  • Vigo, Clay, Park, and Vermillion Counties, Public Defender

Pro Bono Activities

  • Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, Board of Trustees, 2013 - Present
  • Meals on Wheels Board of Directors, 2013 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America, Buffalo Trace Council, Youth Protection Officer, 2013 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America, Buffalo Trace Council, Troop 312, Merit Badge Instructor, 1997 - 2004
  • Boy Scouts of America, Buffalo Trace Council, Cub Pack 389, Blue & Gold Chairman, 1995 - 1999
  • Trinity United Methodist Church, Worship Committee, 2013 - Present
  • Trinity United Methodist Church, Board of Trustees, 1999 - 2005
  • Evansville Downtown Rotary, Board of Directors, 2000 - 2001
  • Evansville Downtown Rotary, Member, 1994 - Present
  • Leadership Evansville, President, 2000 - 2001
  • Metropolitan Evansville Chamber of Commerce
  • United Way of Southwestern Indiana, Board of Directors, 2004 - 2010
  • United Way of Southwestern Indiana, Secretary and Executive Committee, 2009 - 2010
  • Mayor’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, 1996 - 1997
  • Mayor’s Downtown Arena Committee, 2009 - 2011
  • Mayor’s Downtown Arena Committee, Hockey Team Subcommittee
  • Colloquium for Women of Indiana University
  • YWCA Battered Women’s Residence Committee, 1990 - 1997
  • Evansville Youth Hockey Association, President, 1996 - 1998
  • USA Hockey Women’s Section, Director, Mid-American District, 1997 - 2001
  • North High School PTSA, President, 2004 - 2006
  • Rivercity Coalition for Women in Sports, Charter Member
  • United Methodist Youth Home, Inc., President, 1998 - 1999
  • Altrusa Club of Evansville, 1984 - 1994
  • Vigo County School Corp., Community Instructional Advisory Committee, 1984 - Present
  • American Red Cross of Wabash Valley, Board of Directors, 1983 - 1984
  • Leadership Terre Haute, Class V, Board of Directors, 1983 - 1984
  • Catholic Charities of the Wabash Valley, Board of Directors, 1983 - Present
  • United Way of Wabash Valley, Volunteer, 1981 - 1984
  • Big Brother, Big Sisters of Wabash Valley, Board of Directors, 1983 - 1984