Martin W. Kus

Martin W. Kus Newby Lewis Kaminski Jones

Listening to a client and understanding the client’s goals at the beginning of any case is key to representing that client to a successful conclusion of the matter.

Phone: (219)362-1577 ext. 353


Primary Practice: Civil Litigation, Business Litigation, Criminal Defense, Insurance Defense

Other Practices: Municipal Defense, Employment Law and Civil Rights


Martin tries civil and criminal cases in both state and federal court as well as practices in areas of tort and contract claims, Employment Law and Civil Rights. He appears before the various administrative agencies on cases involving civil rights and job discrimination claims. He prepares briefs and argues appeals before the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Indiana Court of Appeals.

Admissions & Memberships

Martin is a member of the LaPorte County Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association (2005-2006 Litigation Section-Council Member District 3), Seventh Circuit Bar Association (Board of Governors, Indiana, 2013-2015), and the American Bar Association.  He is the Past President of the Board Directors of Northern District of Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc. and served as a member from 1998-2014.  He is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (2007) and served as a State Committee Member from 2007-2013 and is presently the State Chair.  He is a Fellow in the American Board of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation.

Leadership & Recognition

Mr. Kus was selected by his peers for inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America and was also named an Indiana Super Lawyer. He earned these distinctions every year, from 2005 to 2015. He earned the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating (AV) for legal ability and professional ethics.


Drake University (J.D.)
Indiana University (B.S.)