Daniel A. Gioia

Daniel A. Gioia

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About Daniel A. Gioia

Daniel A. Gioia was born in Bellerose, New York. His parents were both born and raised in New York City. He practices Dispute Resolution as an experienced Family Law Mediator and Civil Case Mediator. Dan is a member of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

He has served previously at the request of the Indiana Supreme Court, on the Joint Task Force for Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules, and the Domestic Relations Focus Groups for Family Law Mediation, which were responsible for recommending revisions in the Rules and Procedures of the Indiana Supreme Court as well as the Indiana Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules.

Dan has also served as a Law Professor and an invited participant with the Indiana Bar Association Conclave’s for Legal Education in 1997, 2003, 2007 and 2011: an effort which convened the Deans and Faculty from all of Indiana’s law schools; and Judges from all levels of the Judiciary; and select influential Attorney Practitioners and Members of the Bar; to study and improve all aspects of legal education for all members of the legal profession.

He previously served as Adjunct Faculty of the Valparaiso University School of Law where he taught the course on Medical Malpractice Liability from 1999 to 2020 when the school closed. He also serves regularly as a presenter for C.L.E. in the areas of Medical Malpractice; Legal Malpractice; Law – Medicine & Medical Bio-Ethics; and he also moderated the Lake County Bar Association’s Medical Bio-Ethics Seminar in 2004.

Dan served as the President of the Lake County Bar Association in 1990; and he served as the President of the Calumet American Inns of Court in 2002 & 2003. Dan’s day-to-day practice includes serving quite often as the Chairman of Indiana’s Medical Review Panels for the Indiana Department of Insurance in Indianapolis. He served as a member of the Board of Managers of the Lake County Bar Association from 1986 to 1990; and again in 2009.

He is also a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, and was previously a member of the American Association for Justice. Dan is a past-president of the Indiana Supreme Court Commission for Continuing Legal Education; having completed two three-year terms with the C.L.E. Commission. In 1996, he served as Chair & Moderator of: “Teaching Techniques for the 21st Century”, a Seminar for all Indiana C.L.E. providers, sponsored by the Indiana Supreme Court and its Commission for Continuing Legal Education.

Dan has also been a member of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics since 2004. He participates annually, since 1985, as an invited Guest & Lecturer at the week-long Medical-Legal Course taught by M.B. Segal, M.D., J.D., a mandatory requirement for all graduating Resident Medical Students in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago.

He has been honored and selected as a Super Lawyer in the field of Dispute Resolution, each year since 2015; and he has been rated A-V Pre-eminent by Martindale Hubbell since the early 1980’s.

Education & Admissions

American University Law School – Washington College of Law, 1975
Juris Doctor

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1972
B.A. Government, Magna Cum Laude


Southern District of Indiana
Northern District of Indiana
Indiana Bar
Professional Associations & Memberships