Courtney C. Smith
Courtney C. Smith
t. 219.769.1313 x 148
Merrillville, IN 46410
Courtney C. Smith is an associate attorney at Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP and a member of the firm’s Family Law group. Courtney’s practice involves working closely with the client to provide services for dissolutions of marriage, post-decree issues, or other family matters. Courtney advocates for families in need of guardianships over protected adults and minor children. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, the Lake County Bar Association, the Porter County Bar Association, and American Association for Justice.
Courtney was born and raised in Valparaiso, Indiana. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a liberal arts degree, and furthered her education at Valparaiso University with a degree in education, German, and a minor in English. Courtney taught high school German and English in Lake County, Indiana, for seven years before beginning her law school education at Valparaiso University Law School.
During her time at Valparaiso University Law School, Courtney had the privilege of clerking for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Rodovich in the Hammond division of the Northern Indiana Federal Court, and the Honorable Judge Alexa in the Porter County Superior Court. Courtney was an editor on the Law Review.
Courtney is admitted to practice law in Indiana, in the United States District Court for the Northern District and in the United States District Court for the Southern District.
Courtney was recently voted as Vice President of the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission and is the representitive for Porter County. She also sits on the Advisory Board for Thorgren Tool & Molding, Co. Inc. in Valparaiso.
Dissolution of Marriage
Child Custody & Support
Guardian Ad Litem
Valparaiso University Law School, 2015
Valparaiso University, 2005
German, Secondary Education, Cum Laude
Purdue University, 2003
Other Court Admissions
Northern District of Indiana
Southern District of Indiana
Remaining Silent while the Police get Frisky: After Salinas, can Silence During a Terry Stop be used as an Admission of Guilt? Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 3 , Art. 9