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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.

What We're Doing

Alfredo Estrada Named a 20 Under 40 Award Winner by the Times Media Co.

Alfredo Estrada

Alfredo Estrada was chosen by the Times Media Company as a 20 Under 40 Award Winner in 2017 and recognized for assisting clients navigate current complex immigration laws and his immigrant rights advocacy.

Estrada states, "My theory is to outwork those who are opposite to what I believe in. I’m really looking just to get things done."

Estrada is an associate attorney at Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP, which has offices in Merrillville and Valparaiso. He's co-chair of the firm's immigration practice group and serves as a member of its litigation and business practice groups.

Rifai Honored to be Commencement Speaker at Valparaiso University

Dana Rifai

On Sunday, December 10, 2017, Dana Rifai will be delivering the commencement speech to the Valparaiso University graduates. Rifai, a partner at Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP, grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana and also received her law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law.

“I feel grateful to and honored by Valparaiso University, not only for the excellent education they provided for me, but also for allowing me to be a part of such a momentous occasion for these new graduates,” said Rifai.

See Dana Rifai’s Biography on Valparaiso University’s December Commencement Website

Estrada Receives Indiana State Bar Association Trailblazer/Abriendo Caminos Award

Alfredo Estrada

Alfredo Estrada’s dedication to helping pave the way for the advancement of other Latino attorneys was recognized at the Indiana State Bar Association’s annual awards luncheon in Indianapolis on August 30, 2017, where he received the Trailblazer/Abriendo Caminos Award. Click the button below for the entire Indiana State Bar Association’s press release.


Be sure to check out BCC's Immigration Website to see everything that's going on in our immigration practice!

Estrada Advocates for Immigrants Through Welcoming City Ordinance

Alfredo Estrada

On April 18, 2017 Attorney Alfredo Estrada proposed the adoption of a Welcoming City Ordinance to the City of Gary. Estrada has an unique insight into the needs of the undocumented community through his community ties and immigration practice.

The Welcoming City Ordinance, presented by Estrada, requires the adopting municipality to review all current municipal documents to determine whether immigrant status is required in regards to the municipal benefit, increases communication with immigrant residents, and appoints an official to review U Visa certification applications.

Alfredo Estrada is admitted in to the United States Immigration Court. He is a former steelworker, a life-long resident of Northwest Indiana and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law.  His practice focuses on immigration, municipal defense, civil litigation, and business law.

If you have any questions about immigration, please contact our office at (219) 769-1313 or email

Image By Marc Tarlock from San Francisco (Gary, Indiana (November 2012)) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Estrada on Panel Discusses Trump's Power In Shaping Immigration Policy

Alfredo Estrada

Alfredo Estrada participated in Purdue Northwest-NW Indiana's Lake Shore Public Radio forum. The topic of the forum discussion was “Executive Power & Legal Questions about Immigration.” The event garnered some press from the NWI Times: Panel tackles Trump's power in shaping immigration policy

The forum took place at 5 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 28 in Room with a View of the Hammond Campus’ Student Union & Library. You can watch Lakeshore Public Radio's Facebook Live Stream below.