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Michael D. Babcock was born in Valparaiso, Indiana in 1968. Michael attended and graduated from Portage High School in 1987, where he participated in athletics. After high school, Michael attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and graduated with a Bachelors of Science from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 1991. Michael attended and graduated from the School of Law of Valparaiso University in 1996 with a Degree of Juris Doctor, graduating with the honor of Cum Laude. Michael sat for and passed the Indiana and Illinois Bars in the summer of 1996.


Michael began his legal career as a Deputy Prosecutor with the Office of the Prosecutor of Lake County. The emphasis of Michael's practice has turned towards litigation. Currently, Michael handles mostly personal injury, medical malpractice, worker's compensation, and criminal defense cases.


Michael practices in Lake County, Indiana, and also handles cases throughout the State of Indiana and State of Illinois, practicing in both State and Federal Courts.


Michael currently resides in Chesterton, Indiana, with his wife and four children. When he is not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his family and has coached his children in football, baseball, basketball and soccer. Michael also enjoys running and has recently completed the Chicago Marathon

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    19 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    19 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 15%
    19 years
  4. Workers Compensation: 10%
    19 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jan Thomas Vetne

    Michael's word is his bond. He did a great job for his client. It was a pleasure working up a case with him.

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Contact info

1160 Joliet St., Suite 201
Dyer, IN, 46311-3079

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199611/12/2015
INActive In Good Standing199601/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Graduated Cum laudeValparaiso Universtiy1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLayer, Tanzillo, Stassin and Babcock pc2005 - Present
AttorneySachs & Hess, PC1997 - 2005
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyState Prosecutor's Office Of Lake County, Indiana1996 - 1997
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lake County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Indiana State BarN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Duneland YMCA Board MemberN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ST. MARGARET MERCY HEALTHCARE CENTERS, INC., Appellant, vs. BARBARA POLAND, AppelleeUpheld verdict
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Indiana University School of LawSchool of Public and Environmental AffairsBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Technology in LawTechnology in Law PracticeN/A
Hardball LitigatorsDisclosure of treating physiciansN/A