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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.


John P. Bushemi

John P. Bushemi

Of Counsel


t. 219.769.1313 x 105
f. 219.769.6806

Merrillville Office
9191 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410



John Bushemi was educated at Indiana University and attended Indiana University Mauer School of Law – Bloomington. Mr. Bushemi focuses his practice on representing municipal and local governmental entities, as well as individuals and businesses, in a wide range of matters before state and federal courts, including personal injury, business and corporations, real estate and zoning. Mr. Bushemi has served in numerous municipal attorney posts including East Chicago City Council Attorney, East Chicago Redevelopment Commission Attorney, Hobart City Attorney, Hobart Sanitary District Attorney, Hobart City Council Attorney, Merrillville Conservancy District Attorney, Merrillville Town Attorney, Merrillville Police Commission Attorney, Hammond Public Safety Attorney, Lake County Sheriff’s Attorney, Schererville BZA and Plan Commission Attorney, Schererville Police Commission Attorney and Lowell Town Attorney. In addition to his trial work, Mr. Bushemi has significant appellate court experience.

Mr. Bushemi served as an Indiana State Senator for fifteen (15) years (1976-1990). He was 28 years old when elected, the youngest member of the Indiana Senate at that time. During his years of public service, Mr. Bushemi developed a reputation as a hard working, respected and effective state lawmaker. He was a leading advocate for adoption of the Hoosier Lottery program. He championed numerous Northwest Indiana development projects. Mr. Bushemi served on a number of Indiana Senate committees, including the Finance, Judiciary, and Pensions and Labor Committee. He also served as a member of the Indiana Commission on Aging and the Aged, the Indiana Commission on Autism, the Indiana Judicial Study Commission, the Indiana Code Revision Commission, the National Commission on State Government Operations and the Indiana Casino Gaming Study Commission. Mr. Bushemi is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for his service in the Indiana State Senate.

Mr. Bushemi is a member of the Lake County Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association and American Bar Association. He currently serves as a member of the Andrean High School Foundation Board of Directors and the Indiana Society of Chicago Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. Bushemi also serves as an adjunct professor at Valparaiso University School of Law.


Governmental Entities
Personal Injury
Business & Commercial Law
Real Estate
Appellate Court Practice


Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 1973
Juris Doctor

Indiana University, 1970
B.A. Political Science

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