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J. Michael Katz

Attorney J. Michael Katz was born in Gary, Indiana, and has been a life-long resident of Lake County, Indiana. J. Michael was raised in Gary, Indiana, where his father, A. Martin Katz, proudly served as Judge in the Gary City Court and then as Mayor of the City of Gary from 1964-1968. J. Michael attended Horace Mann High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Bloomington in 1965 and a Juris Doctor degree in 1968. After law school, J. Michael joined the Army and served in the Judge Advocate General Corps, earning the rank of Captain before he was honorably discharged in 1970.

During the past forty-eight (48) years, J. Michael’s litigation experience has included the active representation of clients in civil law proceedings, military law proceedings, criminal law matters, administrative law matters and pre-trial, trial and appellate proceedings before federal, state and city courts, and various administrative agencies and boards. His criminal practice includes felony and misdemeanor matters in the state, federal and appellate courts. His civil practice includes family law matters such as dissolution of marriage, adoption, paternity and juvenile matters; personal injury; legal malpractice; medical malpractice; labor and employment law; administrative law; and oil and gas law.

After practicing in a firm with his father for many years, J. Michael has privately practiced law the last seventeen years out of his current office in Highland, Indiana. He is a most dedicated legal advocate and would be honored to use his vast experience to serve your important legal needs.
 
 
 

Richard W. Maroc

Attorney Richard W. Maroc was born in Hammond, Indiana, where he attended Hammond Public Schools. He has been a life-long resident of Lake County, Indiana. Richard served in the United States Army in 1964-1965 as a Combat Engineer. Thereafter, he attended and graduated from Indiana University School of Law in 1968.

Richard first practiced law as a private attorney in the Indiana Harbor area of East Chicago from 1968-1972. He then practiced law in Hammond from 1972-1978 before Governor Otis Bowen appointed Richard as Judge of the Lake Superior Court, Criminal Division on January 1, 1979. He served as presiding Judge in that Court until March 15, 2003, when he retired from the bench. In honor of his twenty-four years of service, Governor Frank O’Bannon presented him with the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash Award, Indiana’s highest personal honor.

Since his retirement from the bench, Richard has continued to practice law privately in Northwest Indiana. In addition to being a distinguished member of the Indiana Bar, Richard is also a noteworthy historian. He is a member of several historical groups, most prominently he has served the last fifteen years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Abraham Lincoln Association. Richard is a proud Hoosier Veteran and works closely with the Lake County Veterans Treatment Court where he serves as a Veteran mentor. He is a dedicated legal advocate and would be honored to serve your legal needs.
 
 
 

Aaron A. Koonce

Attorney Aaron A. Koonce was born in Hammond, Indiana and has been a life-long resident of Lake County, Indiana. Aaron grew up in unincorporated Crown Point, attended Lake Central High School and graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2003. After working a few short years in the Criminal Division of the Lake County Clerk’s Office, Aaron joined the Army and served as a paratrooper in the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne). While serving, Aaron earned a Master of Science in International Relations from Troy University. After separating from the Army, Aaron worked for the Jesse Brown and Hines VA hospitals. Aaron left the VA for The John Marshall Law School in 2011 where he earned his Juris Doctor degree and co-founded the Law School’s chapter of Student Veterans of America.

Aaron has served the last three years as a contract Felony Public Defender and private attorney focusing on state and federal criminal defense, traffic law, criminal record expungement, various areas of civil law and Veterans advocacy. Aaron also works closely with the Lake County Veterans Treatment Court where he serves as a Veteran Mentor. Aaron is a dedicated legal advocate and would be honored to serve your legal needs.