Bill is sensitive to the many and complex ways school administrators are challenged. He uses a team approach utilizing multiple NLKJ attorneys to provide sound advice and protection to his school clients. He represents thirteen (13) public school corporations as well as private schools. Because of his experience in school law, he has been a frequent speaker at the Indiana Board Association’s Law Seminar and the Indiana School Board Association’s School Board Summer Academy. Bill also represents clients charged with crimes and has served as a Deputy Public Defender for La Porte County since 1994.


Creighton University (B.S., J.D.)

Professional & Community Activity


  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts (Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana), the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member of the La Porte City, La Porte County, Indiana State, and American Bar Associations
  • Member of the Indiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Indiana Public Defender Council
  • Member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation

Community Activity

  • La Porte Hospital Foundation, past Chair
  • La Porte County United Way, past Chair
  • La Porte County Chapter of The American Cancer Society, past Chair
  • Michigan City Chamber of Commerce, past Chair
  • Served on the Diocese of Gary’s Education Commission