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About Me

Larry D. Stassin was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1965, and raised in Lake County, Indiana, until 12 years of age when his parents moved to the State of Illinois. After graduating from Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Larry attended Indiana University in Bloomington where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree 1987. Larry then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis where he graduated from in 1990 and was admitted to the bar that same year. Larry is currently licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Federal Court for the Northern District of Indiana, as well as all Indiana state and local Courts. Larry is a member of the State of Indiana Legal Ethics Committee, as well as the Committee On the Unauthorized Practice of Law. In addition to the above, Larry makes it a practice to donate as much time as he has available to the Legal Services of NW Indiana/pro bono commission to aid people in the community who need legal help but cannot afford it.

Larry's practice consists of a concentration in divorce and family law; personal injury and workmen's compensation; criminal defense; guardianship and estate work; bankruptcy; and real estate. Larry has represented several criminal defendants in high profile criminal cases in Lake County. In addition, Larry has secured large personal injury settlements for clients against defendants such as the Town of Griffith, Highland, EJ&E Railroad and Subway. Throughout his career, Larry has developed a reputation as an aggressive yet practical lawyer  getting the best results possible for his client without burying his client in mountains of legal debt.

Larry currently lives in the Town of Griffith with his wife and three boys. Much of Larry's free time is devoted to youth activities such as coaching and running the soccer program for the Griffith Soccer Club as it's current president, assisting with both middle school and high school wrestling teams, as well as helping run the youth wrestling club, giving lectures and presentations to local school science programs regarding the raising and breeding of reptiles. When Larry has free time, he spends that time playing golf with his sons and traveling with his wife.


Languages Spoken: Polish

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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    25 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    25 years
  3. Child Support: 20%
    25 years
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    25 years
  5. Juvenile: 15%
    25 years



Hourly ($225-275/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Karl Edward Hand

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Karl Hand Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael David Elkin

    Larry single handedly moved our case from a standstill to its conclusion. Our firm needed an out of state attorney and he was able to to move through the court system with tremendous speed and aptitude. I am honored to endorse Larry for his work ethic and control of cases he wishes to undertake.


    Michael Elkin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Layer Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock PC

1160 Joliet St Ste 201
Dyer, IN, 46311-3079

Layer, Tanzillo, Stassin & Babcock P.C.

1160 Joliet St.
Suite 201
Dyer, IN, 46311



INActive In Good Standing199008/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Cooperative Family Law CertificateLCBA2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner/PartnerLayer, Tanzillo, Stassin & Babcock P.C.2014 - Present
PartnerSachs & Hess, PC1990 - 2005
ClerkBrand and Allen1988 - 1990
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Indiana State Bar AssociationLegal Ethics Committee2004 - 2006
Indiana State Bar AssociationCommittee on Unauthorized Practice of Law2004 - 2006
Indiana State BarN/A1991 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationN/A1990 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Forbes v. Forbes, Merrill Lynch, 45-A05-0301-CV-36Affirmed
Thomas v. Orlando, 45A05-0503-JV-136affirmed on appeal
Pedraza v. City of East ChicagoSummary judgment affirmed
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, IndianapolisLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Indiana UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Illustrated Ethics:Case studies to avoid malpracticeLegal Malpractice2013
Talk with a Lawyer Day - MLK DayPro Bono Lawyer2010
Law DayLaw profession2004