Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones

Attorneys at Law Serving Northern Indiana Since 1907

916 Lincolnway LaPorte, IN 46350 • Phone: (219) 362-1577 • Fax: (219) 362-2106

LaPorte County’s Largest Law Firm

With over a century of service to Northern Indiana’s individuals, businesses, schools and governments, Newby Lewis Kaminski & Jones LLP embodies a rich, long-standing commitment to our community and Northern Indiana.

Our firm is the largest in LaPorte County and the majority of our attorneys and staff were raised here. So our familiarity with the local economy, the courts, and institutions enables us to provide our clients with experienced legal representation that is thoughtful, efficient, and cost-effective.

Best Law Firms LaPorte and Northwest Indiana

Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP received a metropolitan Tier 1 ranking in the 2014 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms” in the areas of commercial litigation, criminal defense, insurance law, litigation – labor and employment, medical malpractice law, and personal injury litigation.

Law firms cannot pay to receive this ranking. Instead, this Tier 1 ranking was determined through the firm’s overall evaluation, which was derived from a combination of its clients’ impressive feedback, the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the same practice areas have for the firm, and information provided by the firm in response to a law firm survey from Best Lawyers.

We are here, and will continue to be here, to assist you.

Consider the many areas in which our firm has experience: personal injury and wrongful death, medical malpractice, state and federal criminal defense, estate planning, wills and probate, labor and employment, real estate and zoning, business law, family law, general litigation, civil defense, appeals, bankruptcy, environmental law and school law.

Our attorneys remain updated on how best to serve their clients through continuing legal education.

More than anything, we understand the importance of being community leaders. We take active roles in community organizations, legal associations and serve the La Porte community as board members of non-profit agencies.

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The Latest News about NLKJ Partners

Edward Volk spoke in San Francisco at the Legal Netlink Alliance annual meeting

In October Newby Lewis Kaminski & Jones, LLP lawyer, Edward Volk, spoke in San Francisco at the annual meeting of the Legal Netlink Alliance.

Volk joined a panel of two other lawyers from Stamford, Connecticut, and Frankfort, Germany, discussing the subject of succession planning. The panel discussed how the three generations of workers currently found in the workplace (i.e. Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millenials) differ in values and expectations. An understanding of the subject is necessary for succession planning.

You can read more about Mr. Volk’s presentation here.

Newby Lewis Kaminski & Jones receives rankings in Best Law Firms

Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP has received a South Bend metropolitan area Tier 1 ranking in the 2016 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms” in the areas of commercial litigation, criminal defense-white collar and non-white collar, employment law-management, insurance law, litigation-labor and employment, medical malpractice law-defendants, and personal injury litigation-plaintiffs and defendants.

Law firms cannot pay to receive these rankings.  Instead, receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.


NLKJ Attorneys provide support for the Unity Foundation Park

NLKJ Attorney, Ed Volk, and retired NLKJ Attorney, Dan Lewis Jr., provided leadership and years of hard work to develop the Unity Foundation Park on Pine Lake in La Porte.  Their leadership was recognized recently at the ribbon cutting for the Unity Foundation Park.

Ed Volk serves at the co-chair of the Unity Foundation.  Since 2010, Ed Volk and the Unity Foundation worked on the purchase and development of the Park.  The Unity Foundation purchased the land to preserve open public space along Pine Lake.

The Unity Foundation will turn over the park to the City of La Porte Park Department.  The Unity Foundation raised funds to create an endowment to permanently fund the maintenance costs of the Park.

You can read more about the Park at La Porte County Life.

The NLKJ Blog

The Elkhart Four

On Friday, September 18, 2015, the Indiana Supreme Court issued a much awaited opinion in the case that became known as the Elkhart Four, Layman, et al. v. State of Indiana, 20S04-1509-CR-548.  You can read the opinion here.  The case received nationwide media... read more

Admissibility of Facebook Messages in Court

Over the last decade a hot legal topic has been the admissibility of Facebook, Twitter, and other online messages in court and trial proceedings.  The legal issue is whether the party attempting to admit the online statement can authenticate the statement.  How can... read more

Grandparent Visitation

L.A.D. (Mother) and R.W. (Father) were married and had a child, L-A.D.W. (L-A).  M.D. and W.D. (Grandparents) helped provide care for L-A from the time she was born and even lived in Mother and Father’s home after L-A was born in order to help Mother care for her. ... read more

USA vs. Tommy Webster

Tommy Lee Webster, Jr. was charged in the South Bend Division in the Northern District of Indiana in an indictment that alleged: possession with intent to distribute cocaine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug... read more

Remand Even With Below Guidelines Sentence

Carl Morris pled guilty to one count of distribution of crack cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1). Although the district court sentenced him below the guidelines range, it did so without addressing his principal arguments in mitigation. Because the court... read more