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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.


Paul A. Leonard Jr.

Paul A. Leonard, Jr.



t. 219.769.1313 x 106
f. 219.769.6806

Merrillville Office
9191 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410



Paul A. Leonard, Jr., Partner, 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).

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Certified Family Law Specialist, Family Law Certification Board; Director, Independent Certification Board for Indiana Family Law Specialists; Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation; listed since 2004 in Indiana Super Lawyers; Listed in Best Lawyers in America@ since 2007; Past Chair, Indiana State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Section, 2001-2003; Past-President and current member of the Board of Directors of Indiana Legal Services, Inc.; Current member of the Board of Directors of Northwest Indiana Volunteer Lawyers, 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); Faculty, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation, Family Law; Faculty, Law Education Institute, Family Law. Recipient, 2009 Gale M. Phelps Memorial Award, Indiana State Bar Association Section of Family and Juvenile Law. Assistant Legal Officer for the Indiana  Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. 


Family Law
Certified Specialist in Family Law
Family Law Board Certification
Dissolution of Marriage
Child Custody & Support
Guardian Ad Litem
Parenting Time Coordinator
Family Law Mediation & Arbitration


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

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Northern District of Indiana
Southern District of Indiana
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Tax Court
United States Supreme Court

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