Paul A. Leonard, Jr

Paul A. Leonard, Jr

Of Counsel   //   Merrillville Office

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About Paul A. Leonard, Jr

Paul A. Leonard, Jr., Of Counsel, Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP. AV rating, Martindale Hubbell. Born Dayton, Ohio, June 20, 1953; admitted to bar, 1982, Indiana; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; U.S. Tax Court.

Preparatory education, College of the Holy Cross (B.A., 1975); University of Dayton (M.A., 1978); legal education, Valparaiso University (J.D., 1982).

Formerly a Certified Family Law Specialist (2002 – 2022); Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation; listed from 2004 – 2023 in Indiana Super Lawyers; listed in Best Lawyers in America from 2007 – 2022; Past Chair, Indiana State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Section, 2001-2003; Past-President and former of the Board of Directors of Indiana Legal Services, Inc.; Past-President, Lake County Bar Association; Past-Co-Chair, Lake County Bar Association Family Law Section; Member, Indiana and American Bar Associations (Family Law Sections); Recipient, 2009 Gale M. Phelps Memorial Award, Indiana State Bar Association Section of Family and Juvenile Law. Mr. Leonard is a volunteer in the Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary and is currently a Captain, Transport Mission Pilot, and the Legal Officer for the Indiana Wing.

Education & Admissions

Valparaiso University School of Law, 1982
Juris Doctor

University of Dayton, 1978
M.A. in Philosophy

The College of the Holy Cross, 1975
B.A. in Philosophy


United States Supreme Court
United States Tax Court
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Southern District of Indiana
Northern District of Indiana
Indiana Bar
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