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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.


Courtney C. Smith

Courtney C. Smith


t. 219.769.1313 x 148
f. 219.769.6806

Merrillville Office
9191 Broadway
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.


Family Law
Dissolution of Marriage
Child Custody & Support
Guardian Ad Litem



Valparaiso University Law School, 2015
Juris Doctor

Valparaiso University, 2005
German, Secondary Education, Cum Laude

Purdue University, 2003
Liberal Studies

Bar Admissions


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 [2016], Art. 9