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9191 Broadway
Merrillville, IN, 46410
United States

219-769-1313

Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP is the leading law firm in Northwest Indiana. Our full-service law firm has offices in Merrillville and Valparaiso Indiana as well as one in Chicago Illinois. At BCC, our lawyers pride themselves on being able to provide a wide range of legal services to our clients, who benefit from the depth and experience we provide from top to bottom.

The main practice groups at Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP are: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Services, Civil Litigation, and Business and Personal Services.

Our attorneys represent businesses and government entities in the following areas: Business Planning, Commercial Law, Construction, Labor & Employment, Governmental Entities, Healthcare, Labor, Pension Profit-sharing & Employee Benefits, Real Estate, Taxation, and Worker's Compensation.

Our lawyers also represent individuals in matters such as Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Immigration, Family Law, Probate Administration, Real Estate, and Taxation.

Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP is a well-rounded firm with strong roots in Northwest Indiana that is focused primarily on our lawyers providing clients with the highest quality legal service in a broad range of practice areas.

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Elizabeth M. Bezak

Elizabeth M. Bezak

Partner

Email

t. 219.769.1313 x 153
f. 219.769.6806

Merrillville Office
9191 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410
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Elizabeth M. Bezak was raised in Chicago, Illinois.  She attended and graduated from the University of Illinois. She received her juris doctor degree, cum laude, from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1992.  At Valparaiso, Ms. Bezak served on the Executive Board as Executive Editor of Student Writing for the Valparaiso University Law Review.   She authored and published “DNA Profiling Evidence: The Need For A Uniform and Workable Evidentiary Standard of Admissibility.” 26 Val.U.L.Rev. 595 (Spring 1992).

Ms. Bezak concentrates her practice in civil litigation, particularly in the worker’s compensation and insurance defense areas.  She has handled cases for individuals and businesses in several different counties in the State of Indiana.  Ms. Bezak has conducted both bench and jury trials and handles cases in both State and Federal Courts.  She has litigated cases at both the trial and appellate levels and has successfully argued before the Indiana Supreme Court.

Ms. Bezak periodically presents seminars to insurance companies and businesses which cover many different legal topics, including special investigations, claims management and worker’s compensation.

Ms. Bezak has served as an Associate Member, Barrister Member and Program Director for the Calumet American Inn of Court.  She also served on the Executive Board of Trustees for the Lake Area United Way for several years.  Additionally, Ms. Bezak is an Adjunct Professor at Valparaiso University School of Law where she has taught Pre-Trial Skills for approximately ten (10) years.

Ms. Bezak is admitted to practice in both the State and Federal Courts in Indiana and Illinois, and is a member of the Lake County, Indiana, Indiana State, Illinois State and American Bar Associations.

Practices

Civil Litigation

Worker’s Compensation
Insurance Defense

Education

Valparaiso University School of Law, 1992
Juris Doctor, cum laude

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989
Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admissions

Indiana, 1992
Illinois, 1992

Other Court Admissions

7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Northern District of Indiana

 

Southern District of Indiana

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