William A. Ramsey

Firm: Barrett McNagny LLP
Location: Fort Wayne - IN

  • 215 East Berry Street
    Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Tel : 260-423-8824
  • Fax : 260-423-8920

William Ramsey represents clients on appeals, defends medical malpractice and general liability claims, and litigates business and commercial matters, including disputes related to copyright and trademark rights. He also represents corporate and professional clients with licensing and compliance issues. He has jury trial experience and has appeared before the Indiana Court of Appeals, Indiana Tax Court, and the Indiana Supreme Court for oral arguments. William is a member of the Allen County Bar Association (ACBA), the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA), and the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana.

William is a past co-chair of the ISBA’s written publications committee, the current vice-chair of the ACBA’s appellate section, and a member of the ACBA Civil Litigation Section’s executive committee. He has published articles in a variety of legal publications and regularly contributes to the Appellate Section of the Barrett McNagny blog and is a frequent presenter on appellate law, litigation and other various legal issues.

He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® publication since 2018 and was recognized in the 2021 publication as “Lawyer of the Year”, Fort Wayne for medical malpractice law – defendants. He has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney based on peer review ratings. The Indiana Super Lawyers© publication has selected him for inclusion since 2017 in the area of litigation, and he was previously selected several times as a “Rising Star”.  He has been included as a “Top Lawyer” in the Fort Wayne Monthly publication and is a past recipient of both a first and second place Harrison Legal Writing Award from the Indiana State Bar Association. Will serves on the boards of directors for Science Central and PBS 39 (Public Broadcasting Station). He is also a member of the Purdue Fort Wayne English Department’s Advisory Board. In 2018, he was named by Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly a Forty Under 40 award recipient.

After receiving his B.A. in English from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, William earned his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2006 from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington. He is admitted to practice before the Indiana state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, Northern District of Ohio and the Eastern District of Michigan.

Barrett McNagny LLP

Litigation doesn’t always end when the jury comes back. Regardless of the outcome at trial, for many cases, the next step is the federal or state appellate court.

Appellate law is a unique practice that requires attorneys with the know-how to navigate the procedural hurdles involved in perfecting and pursuing an appeal. Barrett McNagny LLP brings a wealth of experience to all levels of appellate practice, both state and federal, and handles appeals that originate both in-house and from other attorneys and law firms.

With all appeals, time is of the essence. Most avenues for civil appeal close after thirty days, and for some appeals, the time to act can be even shorter. We understand this significant constraint and will work directly with the client and with trial counsel to discuss all appellate options, including the filing of necessary post-trial motions.

The Appellate Practice Group consists of Cathleen M. Shrader (chair), Michael H. Michmerhuizen,  and William A. Ramsey. Ms. Shrader is a past chair of the Appellate Section of the Indiana State Bar Association as well as a frequent speaker on appellate matters. All members of the appellate section have experience in appellate oral argument before federal and state appellate courts, including the Indiana Supreme Court.