Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP
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.
Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP received a metropolitan Tier 1 ranking in the 2017 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.
Areas of Practice
On May 6, 2017, Kristina Jacobucci, an attorney and partner at Newby Lewis Kaminski & Jones, LLP became a Certified Family Law Specialist. There are currently only 71 attorneys in Indiana who are Certified Family Law specialists. She was certified by the Family Law Certification Board, an independent certifying organization recognized by the Indiana Supreme Court.
To become certified, Kristina had to pass a special written exam on the areas included in family law, as well as professional responsibility, ethics, and the differences between Indiana law and general law. Also, Kristina had to provide sufficient professional referrals, including attorneys who substantially practice in the area of family law and Indiana judges who are familiar with her skill in family law.
Finally, more than 50% of Kristina’s law practice for the past five (5) years had to be devoted to family law, and she had to have experience in at least ten (10) of the following areas during the last five (5) years:
- Restraining orders/protective orders;
- Dissolution of Marriage and Legal Separation;
- Custody of Children;
- Child Support;
- Spousal Maintenance;
- Modification of Support;
- Division of Property;
- Taxation Issues Incident to Dissolution of Marriage;
- Contempt and/or enforcement proceedings;
- Mediation and/or Negotiation of Family Law Disputes;
- Psychological and Counseling Aspects of Dissolution of Marriage;
- Children in Need of Services;
- Grandparents’ Rights;
- Ethics as it Relates to the Specialty
Call Kristina for an appointment if you need an attorney regarding family law, 219-362-1577.
Anthony Novak participates in the LCN Day of Giving helping to raise $5,000.00 for Stepping Stone Shelter for Women
NLKJ Attorney, Anthony Novak, participated in the Lakefront Career Network Day of Giving helping to raise $5,000.00 for the Stepping Stone Shelter for Women. The Lakefront Career Network (“LCN”) is the young professionals group of the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce. Anthony serves on the executive committee of LCN. You can read more about the Day of Giving here.
NLKJ Partner, Mark Lienhoop, obtained an appellate victory for Michael Gayer, the Sheriff of Pulaski County, Indiana. On May 31, 2017, the Indiana Court of Appeals found no error in the trial court’s judgment against Health Professionals, Ltd. The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s finding that Health Professionals, Ltd. failed to indemnify and defend Pulaski County against a lawsuit filed by a former inmate at the Pulaski County Jail. The Court of Appeals opinion can be read here.
Mark Lienhoop has participated in over 55 appellate decisions during his career. If you have an appellate question you can reach Mark by email at email@example.com or at 219-362-1577.