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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

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.

Rifai & Estrada Volunteer at "Know Your Options Immigration Seminar"

Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP

Dana Rifai and Alfredo Estrada, attorneys from the BCC Immigration Practice Group, volunteered On February 18th, 2017 at the Chicagoland Immigrant Welcome Network's "Know Your Options Immigration Seminar" in East Chicago, Indiana. Both attorneys provided pro bono consultations to individuals in this day-long community outreach event. 

4 BCC Attorneys Listed in Super Lawyers 2017 Indiana Magazine!

Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP

Congratulations to Daniel A. GioiaPaul A Leonard, Jr., and Robert F. Parker for being listed in Super Lawyers 2017 Indiana Magazine! The issue can be found here.

Daniel A. Gioia was listed under the "Alternative Dispute Resolution" category. Paul A. Leonard, Jr.  was listed under the "Family Law" category. Robert F. Parker was listed under the "Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Defense" category.

Rifai & Estrada Speakers at 2016 Bench Bar Conference

Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP

Dana Rifai and Alfredo Estrada both spoke on the topic of Immigration Matters: Family, Employment, Removal and Humanitarian Visas at the Lake County Bar Association's 2016 Bench Bar Conference on October 28, 2016.

Dana Rifai presented an overview of the U.S. immigration process.  She discussed how BCC attorneys strategize through the non-immigrant and immigrant processes to attain the longest periods of stay with the shortest waiting times to enter the U.S. The various non-immigrant visas and methods of family and employment-sponsored immigrant visas were also discussed in depth.

Alfredo Estrada discussed numerous new issues in immigration law, including the I-601A waivers applicability to Legal Permanent Residents, the recently published USCIS Policy Manual update giving guidance on discretionary waivers of inadmissibility that require extreme hardship, and Jimenez Moreno et al v. Napolitano et al, 11-cv-05452 (N.D. Ill) where a federal court ruled against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for unlawfully detaining immigrants and U.S. citizens identified through local law enforcement agencies for violating the due process rights of immigrants subject to the local detainers.