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Robert F. Parker

Robert F. Parker

Robert F. Parker

t. (219) 769-1313 x119
f. (219) 769-6806

Merrillville Office
9191 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410


Bob is a partner and the firm’s Litigation Services Practice Group Leader. He is a 1974 honors graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He received his law degree with honors from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1977.

Bob is admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the Northern District of Illinois, the District of Colorado, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. His memberships include the American Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, and the Indiana State Bar Association, where he has served three terms on the Board of Governors, and has previously served as Chairman of the Young Lawyers Section and Counsel to the President. In addition, Mr. Parker is a former President of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, having been honored as its Defense Lawyer of the Year in 1998. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute, receiving DRI’s “Exceptional Performance Award” in 2003. Bob is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers as well as the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, two of the most exclusive and prestigious “invitation only” organizations for trial attorneys. He has been named a Diplomat of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. He has previously served as an adjunct professor of law at the Valparaiso University School of Law, where he taught courses in Pretrial Skills and Trial Practice.

Bob is resident in the firm’s Merrillville office, and his practice is concentrated in commercial, professional liability, and personal injury litigation. After 40 seasons officiating college and high school football, Bob now spends his Friday nights during the Fall observing and evaluating officials for the Indiana High School Athletic Association.


Indiana University – Bloomington School of Law, 1977
Juris Doctor

University of Notre Dame, 1974
B.A. Government and International Relations


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

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6 BCC Attorneys Listed in 2019 Super Lawyers Magazine

Paul A. Leonard Jr., Robert F. Parker, and Daniel A. Gioia have been selected to the 2019 Indiana Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Chad W....

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3 BCC Lawyers Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3 Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP lawyers named to 2019 Best Lawyers® list August 15, 2018 -- Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP is pleased to announce that 3 lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since...

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Successful Defense of a Neurosurgeon

Bob Parker successfully defended a neurosurgeon in a medical malpractice case arising out of the death of a patient who suffered a fatal heart attack in the recovery room following spinal surgery. The claim was that the defendant failed to properly conduct a...

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Million Dollar Recovery

Burke Costanza & Carberry partner Robert F. Parker recently recovered a settlement of almost $1.1 million for a Crown Point man who was injured during gallbladder surgery. What was supposed to be a routine outpatient procedure to remove the patient’s gallbladder –...

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Another Jury Verdict Featured in DRI’s The Voice Newsletter

Robert F. Parker's recent jury verdict was featured in DRI's Newsletter, The Voice, under the "And The Defense Wins" section in their 25th issue of volume 13 released on June 25, 2014. Parker has been included in multiple issues of DRI's newsletter including issues in...

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Successful Defense Of An Ophthalmologist

Congratulations to BCC partner Bob Parker for his successful defense of an ophthalmologist in a medical malpractice case. The week long trial in Elkhart County, IN included testimony by experts from New Jersey, Illinois, Texas, Arizona, and California, and ended with...

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