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 sits on the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission as Vice President and is the representitive for Porter County. She also sits on the Advisory Board for Thorgren Tool & Molding, Co. Inc. in Valparaiso.
Valparaiso University Law School, 2015
Valparaiso University, 2005
German, Secondary Education, Cum Laude
Purdue University, 2003
- Indiana Bar
- Northern District of Indiana
- Southern District of Indiana
Courtney C. Smith News & Articles
In a recent case in the Indiana Court of Appeals, Manis v. McNabb, 18A-GU-96, sent down on June 11, 2018, the Court of Appeals said that regardless of whether or not a statute specifically states that trial courts are allowed to issue orders on parenting time in a...read more
BCC Attorney Courtney Smith was elected Vice President of the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission (SEAC) at its January 17, 2018 meeting. Vice President Smith added, “It is a pleasure serving on the Commission and working on building an ethics culture for all of...read more
Quasi-Emancipation Overruled by Indiana Court of Appeals Summary It is common in family law for parents to see their child in his or her senior year of high school is as an adult. It is also common for these children to have very active lives in which it is...read more