William S. KaminskiPartner
School administrators are confronted today in so many ways – demands for new facilities and technology, changes in workplace laws, state testing mandates, and privacy matters – to mention only a few. That’s why we take a team approach to providing advice and protection to our school clients.”
Phone: (219)362-1577 ext. 360
Primary Practice: Criminal Defense, Family Law
Bill concentrates a significant part of his practice representing school systems, including the La Porte Community School Corporation, Michigan City Area Schools, New Prairie United School Corporation, Metropolitan School District of New Durham Township, South Central Schools, Hanover Community School Corporation, and Oregon-Davis Community School Corporation, among others.
He is a frequent presenter at the Indiana School Board Association’s School Law Seminar and Indiana School Board Association’s School Board Summer Academy.
Bill also concentrates on family law and criminal defense, and is a contributor to our Criminal Defense Blog. He serves as a Deputy Public Defender for La Porte County, having done so since 1994.
Admissions & Memberships
Bill is admitted in Indiana and the U.S. District Courts (Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, U.S. Court of Appeals, and Seventh Circuit). He is a member of the of La Porte City Bar Association, La Porte County Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Indiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Indiana Public Defender Council. In addition, he is a member of the National School Boards Association, the Council of School Attorneys, and the Indiana School Boards Association. He is a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation.
Leadership & Recognition
Bill is the past Chair of the La Porte Hospital foundation, Past Chair of the La Porte County United Way, Past Chair of the La Porte County Chapter of The American Cancer Society, and is Chair-Elect for the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the Diocese of Gary’s Education Commission.
Bill is a frequent participant in the Indiana School Board Association (“ISBA”) School Law Seminars, speaking on an array of topics:
- Figuring Out Who the Legal Parent Is in the Era of Divorced Parents, and What Rights, if Any, Does He/She Have to Direct the School Regarding the Education of the Child. (2015)
- How to Comply with Public Record Requests in the Age of Technology. (2013)
- Who’s Roberts and What are Roberts’ Rules of Order? (2011 ISBA Summer Board Member Academy)
- School Board Meeting Issues: Proper Notice, Minutes, Executive Session, Consent Agenda, Rules of Order, Public Input, handling Abstentions, and other Matter. (2008)
- Criminal History Checks: Legal and Practical Considerations.(2007)
Parliamentary Procedures for School Board Meetings: Can They Be Simple and Understandable? (2005)
Creighton University (B.S., J.D.)