Lafayette Business Law Lawyer
Bob is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana (1975). He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, and the Tippecanoe County Bar Association. He is also a member, former board member, and past president of the Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association and has lectured at its annual meeting. Bob is also past City Attorney for the City of West Lafayette, Indiana and previously represented the Tippecanoe County Area Plan Commission. His practice includes work for numerous not for profit organizations.
Bob was born in Champaign, Illinois in 1950. He attended Purdue University and received his B.A. in 1972. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University in 1975. While in law school, Bob was an Associate Editor on the Indiana Law Review (1974-1975).
Bob enjoys various outdoor pursuits, including cycling, whitewater rafting and downhill skiing. He has participated in RAGBRAI (the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) several times on his recumbent bicycle. Bob is also an avid, published digital photographer.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
Want to check lawyer discipline?
It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.