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Jake R. Fulcher

Jake R. Fulcher

Jake exclusively represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law for a broad client base, including both private and public employers located in the US and abroad. Jake believes in a proactive approach to labor and employee relations. Accordingly, Jake devotes much of his practice to daily client counseling, developing best practices, and providing management and supervisor training on a variety of labor and employment-related issues. Jake also reviews and drafts employment contracts, consulting agreements, handbooks, non-compete/trade-secret agreements and severance packages.

Practice Areas


  • 1999: University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Ind., B.S.
  • 2001: California Western School of Law, San Diego, Calif., J.D.


  • Employee Disputes: Represents clients in employee discipline and contract interpretation arbitrations.
  • Employee Discharge Defense: Defends allegations of wrongful discharge, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, breach of contract, and a variety of other employment claims.
  • Administrative Proceedings: Represents clients at all levels of administrative proceedings, including matters before the EEOC, NLRB, and the DOL.
  • Labor Unions: Assists clients with their labor strategies, oversees labor negotiations and conducts union-free training and union-avoidance campaigns.
  • Non-compete and Employment Litigation: Guides employers through non-compete cases, wage/hour investigations, class or collective actions, and workforce reductions and/or reorganizations.


  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services

Publications and Presentations

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Labor and Employment Law Section, International Law Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association: Labor and Employment Section
  • Evansville Bar Association: Employment Law Section
  • Society for Human Resource in Management (SHRM)
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana: Employment Law Section, Former Member and Chair

Civic Affiliations

  • Evansville-Area Human Resources Association (EHRA): Director and Frequent Speaker
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley: Former Director


  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America©, Labor Law – Management
  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America©, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Rated, BV® Distinguished™, Martindale-Hubbell®
    • Selected, Indiana Super Lawyers® Magazine, Super Lawyer (2018), Rising Star (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit