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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.


Robert F. Parker

Robert F. Parker



t. 219.769.1313 x 119
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 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, where he is a member of the editorial board for their quarterly publication, The Bulletin, as well as the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, two of the most exclusive and prestigious “invitation only” organizations for trial attorneys. He also serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Valparaiso University School of Law, where he teaches a course for second year law students in “Pretrial Skills.”

Bob is resident in the firm’s Merrillville office, and his practice is concentrated in commercial, professional liability, and personal injury litigation. In his spare time, Bob officiates high school football, and is now looking forward to his 36th season on the gridiron.


Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury
Professional Liability
Medical Malpractice
Complex & Technical Litigation


Indiana University - Bloomington School of Law, 1977
Juris Doctor

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

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