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Michiana lawyers make Super Lawyers list

Several Michiana professionals were named to Super Lawyers’ annual list of the top lawyers in Indiana.

Super Lawyers was founded in 1991 and uses a patent-protected process to select the top lawyers in each state and Washington, D.C. The list was compiled through a research and review process.

Lawyers on the Super Lawyers’ annual list were finalized on Aug. 23. Only lawyers who verified their data were included in the list. Only 5% of attorneys are listed on Super Lawyers’ list each year.

Lawyers from Michiana on the list include:

Alternative dispute resolution:

  • Philip Kalamaros, Kalamaros, Mishawaka


  • William Jonas Jr., May Oberfell Lorber, Mishawaka

Business litigation:

  • Timothy Curran, SouthBank Legal, South Bend
  • Brent Inabnit, Sopko • Nussbaum • Inabnit • Kaczmarek, South Bend
  • Patrick Murphy, Murphy Rice, Mishawaka

Civil Litigation – defense:

  • Lyle Hardman, Hunt Suedhoff Kearney, South Bend
  • Georgianne Walker, May Oberfell Lorber, Mishawaka
  • SarahBrown, Barnes & Thornburg, South Bend

Creditor debtor rights:

  • David Jones, Law Office of David P. Jones, La Porte

Employee benefits:

  • Richard Urda Jr., May Oberfell Lorber, Mishawaka


  • Daniel Cory, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun, South Bend

Estate planning and probate:

  • Anthony Novak, Newby Lewis Kaminski & Jones, La Porte

Family law:

  • Thomas Stipp, Stipp Law, South Bend

Personal injury general – defense:

  • Jerry Huelat, Huelat & Mack, La Porte

Personal injury general – plaintiff:

  • Edward Chester, Chester Law Office, Elkhart
  • Andrew Jones, Jones Law Office, South Bend
  • Franklin Julian Jr., Sweeney Julian, South Bend
  • Richard Morgan, Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak, South Bend
  • Jeffrey Stesiak, Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak, South Bend
  • James Barth, Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak, South Bend

Personal injury general – medical malpractice:

  • David McTigue, Herendeen Kowals & McTigue, South Bend

Real estate

  • Mitchell Heppenheimer, Heppenheimer & Korpal, South Bend
  • Alex Bowman, Krieg DeVault, Mishawaka

State, local and municipal:

  • Shaw Friedman, Friedman & Associates, La Porte


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