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9191 Broadway
Merrillville, IN, 46410
United States


Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP your smart choice for lawyers 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.


Christian W. Bartholomew

Christian W. Bartholomew


t. 219.769.1313 x 123
f. 219.769.6806

Merrillville Office
9191 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410


Christian is a member of the firm’s Business and Personal Services Practice Group, providing representation in a wide variety of business, real estate, and probate-related matters. He comes to Burke Costanza & Carberry after more than seven years of experience as a general practice attorney at another Lake County, Indiana law firm. 

Christian is a native of Marion, Indiana and a 1999 graduate of Oak Hill High School in Converse, Indiana. After completing his undergraduate studies at Ball State University, he attended law school at Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana, where he was an active participant in the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition, finishing as a Quarterfinalist and serving on the moot court board. He also served as an Articles Editor for the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies.

Christian has long been a travel enthusiast, completing his first legal internship with a small law firm in Accra, Ghana. He was his law school’s first American participant in a semester exchange program with the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany and has also lived and studied in Regensburg and Dresden, Germany, Prague, and Senegal. Additionally, he maintains a significant interest in the arts and is an active member of the Southlake Artists Co-op.

He presently resides in downtown Crown Point, Indiana.


Real Estate - Business
Real Estate - Personal
Estate Planning
Probate Administration
Business Law
Business entity formation and planning


Indiana University - Maurer School of Law, 2008
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

Indiana University - School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), 2008
Master of Public Affairs

Ball State University, 2003
B.A., Summa Cum Laude, English, German, and Philosophy

Bar Admissions


Other Court Admissions

Northern District of Indiana
Southern District of Indiana

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Board of Directors, Mental Health America of Lake County
Board of Directors (former), Dunes Arts Foundation, Inc.